14 December 2017

Basel Swiss Civil Procedure Code (CPC) Day: News in Civil Procedure and Enforcement Law

The Basel CPC-Day 2017 held on 3 November 2017 (see here for the program - in German only) dealt with current practical questions and news concerning the various kinds of civil procedures and enforcement. Particularly important for both creditors and debtors are that an element of risk is no longer required for an attachment based on a judgment and that there are new trends regarding interrupting the statute of limitations by debt enforcement.

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29 June 2017

Improved protection from unjustified debt enforcement

The Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Act (DEBA) regulates the procedure by which a person in Switzerland is able to recover money from his/her debtors by means of governmental enforcement. In Switzerland, it is relatively easy to initiate a debt enforcement procedure compared to other legal systems. When a debt enforcement procedure is initiated against a person, an automatic entry is made against him/her in the debt enforcement register, which is also visible to third persons for up to five years after completion of the procedure. This can have negative consequences for him/her. The planned amendments to the DEBA are intended to provide a remedy.

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