Region: Switzerland

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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20 January 2021

Chinese swimmer wins challenge over arbitrator's tweets

A Swiss court has overturned a CAS award that handed a Chinese swimmer an eight-year doping ban – finding that the tribunal chair, former Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini, had shown bias in tweets criticising Chinese dog meat eating practices and referencing skin colour.

15 January 2021

Tercier joins Peter & Kim

Former president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Pierre Tercier has joined Peter & Kim – the firm’s second senior arrival this month following the hire of John Bang from Bae Kim & Lee.

12 January 2021

New Swiss law enters force

The new Swiss arbitration law has entered force, with an English translation now available.

11 January 2021

Alpiq pays to settle M&A dispute

Swiss energy company Alpiq has settled a €300 million dispute over the sale of its engineering services business that had been playing out in arbitration in Zurich.

07 January 2021

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