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Counterclaims filed before Arbitral Tribunals seated in Switzerland - When are they admissible?

Switzerland - July 5 2017 This article is partly based on a speech the author held on 31 May 2017 during the University of Zurich Europe Institute's third seminar on…

The modification of Switzerland's international arbitration law

Switzerland - July 27 2020 Switzerland is one of the leading countries when it comes to international arbitration and it is no secret that this is mainly due to its excellent…

Pierre Ducret, Laura Kanoff

Imposing virtual arbitration hearings in times of COVID-19: The Swiss perspective

Switzerland - January 18 2021 On 6 July 2020 the Swiss Federal Tribunal has issued a decision in which it has held that the COVID-19 pandemic does not serve as a sufficient…

Business Human Rights emerging as a new field of arbitration?

Global, Switzerland - September 30 2021 In 2011, the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly published the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights". The general purpose…

Objective scope of res judicata of arbitral awards - Is there room for discretion?

Switzerland - October 2 2017 In its landmark decision DFT 141 III 229 dated 29 May 2015 - also known as the "US law firm decision" -‚ the Swiss Federal Tribunal confirmed…