30 October 2018

Revision of the Swiss arbitration act

The Swiss government has published details of the project to revise the Swiss arbitration act as contained in the Chapter 12 of the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA).

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01 March 2018

One, two, three – inflation of experts in arbitration?

The Annual Conference of the Swiss Arbitration Association that took place in Zurich on 2 February 2018 (conference materials and some impressions from the conference) dealt with conflicting assumptions on expert evidence in arbitration and with the question of how to handle them in practice. During the lively debate, the "cultural clash" between the common law approach and the civil law position appeared more vigorous than I had anticipated.

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12 February 2018

Wrapping up

"US Spotlight" blog series: demystifying Swiss arbitration for the US litigator (Volume 10 of 10)

This blog series provides the US litigator with a practical understanding of Swiss arbitration. It compares a Swiss arbitral proceeding under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration ("Swiss Rules"), though other rules, e.g., the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC") Rules, are often used, with a dispute in US Federal District Court ("USDC").

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