Region: Switzerland

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

New leaders for ASA following annual conference

The Swiss Arbitration Association has appointed new leaders and put a focus on arbitration and insolvency at its annual conference.

03 February 2021

Steinmetz found guilty of corruption in Geneva

A court in Geneva has found Israeli-French billionaire Beny Steinmetz guilty of paying bribes to secure mining rights in Guinea – allegations that have also been the subject of ICSID and LCIA arbitrations.

22 January 2021

Agent can’t revive ICC claim after “kickbacks”

A Swiss court has upheld an ICC award that blocked a Panamanian company from recovering agency commissions from a client after it emerged the agent’s founder had paid “kickbacks” to one of the client’s employees.

21 January 2021

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