Region: Switzerland

Five convicted over fake arbitration in Geneva

A prominent international sports official and his former lawyer have received jail sentences after being convicted of forgery in Geneva over their role in a fake arbitration.

10 September 2021

China to face the music over jazz festival

A Swiss investor has made good on his threat to file a treaty claim against China after his company was stripped of the rights to run an annual international jazz festival on the island of Hainan.

13 July 2021

ASA launches arbitration toolbox

The Swiss Arbitration Association, or ASA, has launched an “Arbitration Toolbox” providing practical advice on how to organise and conduct cases.

16 June 2021

An entire jurisdiction on one platform

The Swiss Arbitration Association has announced the launch of an online platform providing comprehensive access to information about arbitration in Switzerland and all that the jurisdiction has to offer.

01 June 2021

A Swiss transformation

In a major innovation that has already made the GAR Awards nominations list, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution is to be transformed into the Swiss Arbitration Centre, with ASA as majority shareholder and updated rules of arbitration.

20 May 2021

Swiss court upholds Syria award despite currency devaluation

A group of Turkish investors that won an ICC investment treaty claim against Syria over losses resulting from the country’s civil war have failed to overturn the arbitrators’ decision to award them compensation in Syrian pounds.

19 May 2021

Swiss boutique makes first promotion

Daniel Durante has become the first partner to be promoted at Patocchi & Marzolini, the Geneva disputes boutique set up seven years ago by former members of Lenz & Staehelin.

30 March 2021

Swiss court rejects Spain’s challenge to solar award

A Swiss court has upheld a €91 million Energy Charter Treaty award in favour of a group of solar power investors against Spain despite the tribunal’s refusal to reconsider its jurisdiction in light of Achmea.

23 March 2021

Swiss-Peruvian launches Geneva boutique

Franz Stirnimann Fuentes – a Swiss-Peruvian national who defended Ecuador in its environmental feud with Chevron – has left the partnership at Swiss firm Froriep to launch his own disputes boutique in Geneva.

18 February 2021

Swiss award against Glencore upheld at third attempt

A Swiss court has upheld an award that found commodities trader Glencore liable for abuse of rights in a dispute with a former partner in a Georgian mining project, having overturned two previous awards by the same tribunal.

17 February 2021

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