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Bär & Karrer’s former co-head of arbitration Pierre-Yves Gunter is leaving the firm to set up his own practice in Geneva, citing a wish to avoid conflicts of interest.
22 February 2023
Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation says it has defeated an ICC claim brought by Switzerland’s Novartis over royalties for a treatment for multiple sclerosis – a dispute understood to be worth around US$3 billion.
20 February 2023
Italian power utility Edison has paid nearly €92 million to Belgian chemicals group Solvay to satisfy an ICC award that held it liable for breaching environmental representations and warranties relating to a two-decade old M&A.
15 February 2023
Schellenberg Wittmer has promoted Benjamin Gottlieb, who specialises in international arbitration and sales and trade disputes, to the partnership in Zurich.
07 February 2023
The National Iranian Oil Company has failed to disqualify three arbitrators from a US$32 billion case over their refusal to reschedule a hearing despite the unavailability of the state entity’s senior lead counsel.
31 January 2023
The Swiss Arbitration Centre has appointed new members to its arbitration court, which now has gender parity, as “game-changing” new rules for corporate law disputes come into effect.
26 January 2023
Former partners at Geneva’s oldest private bank breached good faith obligations by failing to inform two descendants of its founder of their dynastic right to join the partnership, an arbitral tribunal chaired by Hamid Gharavi has ruled.
09 December 2022
Three partners at Ukrainian firm Eterna Law have been charged with fraud in Switzerland after a former arbitration client accused them of forging a legal services agreement.
02 December 2022
Slovenia has become the latest EU member state to announce it is withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty, as Switzerland confirms it will vote to adopt modernisations to the treaty.
10 November 2022
A joint conference of the Swiss and French Arbitration Associations looked at what makes these jurisdictions "arbitration friendly" and considered the future of Geneva and Paris as arbitration seats.
26 October 2022
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