Arbitration News from Switzerland

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...

Reform of Swiss international arbitration law: Where do we stand?

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In 2017, the Swiss Government released a draft bill aiming at a reform of the Swiss international arbitration legislation. In March 2020, the reform has...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds broad interpretation of objective scope of arbitration agreement

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In its decision dated 6 January 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) decided that an arbitration clause included in an agreement specifically regulating...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms high barrier for extension of a State-owned entity’s arbitration clause...

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In its decision dated 24 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") held that a State is only bound by an arbitration clause signed...

Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Switzerland

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SWITZERLAND Luca Beffa, Joachim Frick, Gentiana Imeri, Gabrielle Tschopp, Urs Zenhäusern A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation A.1.1   Revision of the Swiss Arbitration Act Switzerland is currently revising its...

Switzerland: New landmark decision on the applicability of the CISG and its interaction with...

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In its decision dated 28 May 2019 (case No. 4A_543/2018 (in German), selected for publication in the official court reporter), the Swiss Federal Supreme...

Switzerland: Opting out from domestic arbitration into international arbitration – Federal Supreme Court defines...

In its decision dated 7 May 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) clarified the requirements of a parties' agreement to exclude the domestic...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds extension of arbitration agreement to non-signatories under the New...

In its decision dated 17 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) confirmed for the first time that an arbitration clause may validly...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court rules that arbitral awards against states can only be enforced...

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In a decision dated September 7, 2018 (case no. 5A_942/2017, selected for publication), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on the enforcement...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court Reaffirms CAS Panel is Independent From FIFA

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In its decision 4A_260/2017 rendered on 20 February 2018, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court declined to set aside an award rendered by the Court...

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.