Region: Switzerland

Switzerland

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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

ICC panel told to revisit Bangladeshi diesel plant award

The Swiss Supreme Court has ordered an ICC tribunal to reconsider its decision to uphold jurisdiction over claims against a South Korean subcontractor on a project to build a diesel power plant in Bangladesh.

14 December 2020

Pasta maker can’t reheat fraud claim

A German family-owned pasta business has failed to reopen a Stockholm Chamber of Commerce award in favour of a US distributor on the basis of new evidence that allegedly showed it rested on fraudulent contracts.

13 October 2020

Interim award upheld in mega-claim over Iranian gas

Iran’s national oil company has failed to overturn an interim award in favour of the UAE’s Crescent Petroleum in an US$18.6 billion dispute over a terminated gas supply deal.

22 September 2020

British lawyer convicted of defaming client

A British arbitration lawyer who accused a client of flouting sanctions against Iran and helping to finance terrorism has been convicted of defamation by a criminal court in Geneva – after being extradited from Germany.

01 April 2020

Jazz café dispute returns to Swiss Chambers

The company that oversees the brands associated with the Montreux Jazz Festival has filed a US$93 million claim in Geneva against its long-time partner, British travel retail group SSP – more than a year after prevailing in a prior arbitration.

25 February 2020

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