Region: Switzerland

Slovenia joins European exodus from ECT

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

ASA-AFA event compares Geneva and Paris as international seats

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

Peter & Kim partner breaks away in Bern

Christoph Brunner is leaving the partnership at Peter & Kim to found his own boutique in the Swiss city of Bern.

19 October 2022

Croatia fails to reopen award after bribery verdict

A Swiss court has refused Croatia’s request for review of an UNCITRAL award in favour of Hungarian oil and gas group MOL in the wake of a corruption verdict against a former prime minister, ruling the arbitrators were not bound by the findings of the Croatian criminal courts.

13 October 2022

Peter removed from Venezuela panel

Venezuela has successfully challenged Wolfgang Peter as arbitrator in an investment treaty case after raising concerns he could be influenced by the views of his Peter & Kim colleague Pierre Tercier in a similar dispute.

12 October 2022

Sleepless nights over sanctions

A conference organised by the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) considered economic sanctions and the many ways they can affect international arbitration and cause “sleepless nights” for practitioners. Chloé Terrapon Chassot of Walder Wyss reports.

12 October 2022

Swiss court upholds multibillion-dollar Yukos award

UPDATED: The Swiss Supreme Court has upheld a multibillion-dollar award issued against Russia in one of the second wave of Energy Charter Treaty cases relating to the collapse of Yukos.

07 October 2022

Aston Martin faces claim over hypercar project

British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has been hit with an ICC claim reportedly worth £150 million over a terminated deal to underwrite its Valkyrie hypercar.

23 September 2022

New ASA board achieves gender parity

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) has elected a new board to take over next year, adding more foreign members and achieving gender parity for the first time.

23 September 2022

Sidley lawyer goes solo in Geneva

Dorothee Schramm has left the partnership at Sidley Austin to launch an independent arbitrator practice in Geneva and Zurich.

01 September 2022

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