Arbitration News from Switzerland

Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirms that not the tribunal’s legal reasoning, but only the...

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In its decision published 6 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") dismissed a challenge because in its view, the arbitrator had not...

Revision of form requirements for an arbitration clause in Swiss international arbitration law

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Switzerland has revised its international arbitration law during summer 2020. The revised provisions of the 12th Chapter of the Private International Law Act ("PILA")...

Swiss Supreme Court upholds the request for revision of an arbitral award based on...

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In a recent decision published on 15 January 2021, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC")  upheld a request for revision of an arbitral award...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms principle of ‘kompetenz-kompetenz’ as a rule of chronological priority

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In its decision published 2 November 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") upheld an arbitral award referring to the widely recognized principle in...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2020-2021 – Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND Urs Zenhäusern and Joachim Frick A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1       Legislation On 19 June 2020, the Swiss Parliament enacted the revision of Switzerland's International Arbitration Law, i.e.,...

Swiss Supreme Court denies the extension of an arbitration clause to a third party...

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In a recent decision published 13 November 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") granted the appeal against the partial final award of an...

Swiss Supreme Court rejects request for revision of an arbitral award as the new...

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In its decision published 21 October 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") denied the revision of an arbitral award on the basis that...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms that arbitral tribunal’s findings as to the parties’ actual and...

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In a recent decision published on 18 May 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") upheld an arbitral award in which the arbitral tribunal...

Switzerland to introduce legal basis for arbitration clauses in articles of incorporation

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In recent years, corporate arbitration has played only a minor role in Switzerland. One of the main reasons for this is the legal uncertainty...

Reform of Swiss international arbitration law approved by the Parliament

In 2017, the Swiss Government released a draft bill aiming at a reform of the Swiss international arbitration legislation. On 9 June 2020, after several...

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 Edition  

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2018-2019 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Switzerland in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.