Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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April 8, 2009

The case involved a consulting agreement, which led to arbitration in Zurich. The sole arbitrator (Swiss lawyer Martin Bernet, a highly regarded arbitrator) assumed jurisdiction in 2005 and also held that the consulting agreement was valid in a subsequent award in 2007. New evidence was discovered and a request for revision was filed in 2008. The Federal Tribunal rejected the request for revision on March 14, 2008.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_69/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 124 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 205 (2009)
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Arbitrator (s): 
May 5, 2009

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Docket number: 
4G_1/2009
Original language: 
German
June 2, 2009

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Docket number: 
4A_127/2009
Original language: 
French
June 9, 2009

On November 6, 2001, INFRONT SPORT AND MEDIA AG (“INFRONT”), a Swiss company specializing in the marketing of advertising rights in the field of sports and the Belarus Football Federation (“BFF”) entered into a contract giving INFRONT certain broadcasting and advertising rights for the home plays of the national Belarus football team between 2002 and 2007.

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Docket number: 
4A_94/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 352 (2010)
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June 9, 2009

The case involved a 2005 contract between a Hungarian company (“OAM”) and a Swiss company (“FUCHS”), according to which OAM’s electric steel plant was to be modernized by FUCHS. Various provisions were adopted as to the payment of instalments and also with regard to the acceptance of the work.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_108/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 553 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 281 (2009)
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Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
June 18, 2009

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Docket number: 
4A_78/2009
Original language: 
German
June 23, 2009

The case will confirm that the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) is likely to remain a very significant source of Swiss jurisprudence on international arbitration for some time. The CAS is based in Lausanne, as you know, and the number of decisions it issues is important.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_62/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 562 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 351 (2009)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
June 26, 2009

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_316/2009
Original language: 
German
July 8, 2009

In 2007, a swimmer tested positive to an illegal substance during the World Military Swimming Championship in Hyderabad (India). Disciplinary proceedings followed and the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”), which ordered results made by the swimmer between October 2007 and August 2008 cancelled. He was also disqualified for two years from February 6, 2008.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_10/2009
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
3 SwissIntArbRep 305 (2009)
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Appellant: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
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Chairman: 
July 28, 2009

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Docket number: 
4A_218/2009
Original language: 
Italian
September 23, 2009

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Docket number: 
4A_304/2009
Original language: 
French
October 6, 2009

The decision is certainly a historic one. For the first time ever, the Swiss Supreme Court has decided to accept a petition for revision and order an international arbitral award annulled because the arbitrators were fraudulently misled.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_596/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 318 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 401 (2009)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
October 13, 2009

The case involved a Russian racing cyclist, Vladimir Gusev and a Belgian Company, Olympus SARL. Olympus hired Gusev for two years on November 15, 2007 and the contract was governed by Swiss law. On July 23rd, 2008, Olympus terminated the contract, alleging that a medical report seriously suggested that the cyclist had taken exogenous EPO.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_352/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 634 (2010), 639
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 441, 453 (2009)
Parties
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Respondent: 
Counsel
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October 21, 2009

Under Swiss law, a judgment of the Federal Tribunal - or of any other court - can be the object of a request that it should be clarified or rectified whenever its holding is unclear, incomplete or ambiguous.

Case information

Docket number: 
4G_2/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 668 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 483 (2009)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Arbitrator (s): 
November 6, 2009

The decision is an interesting one because the Federal Tribunal annulled the jurisdictional award issued by the CAS on June 23, 2009. Those of you who receive Hansjörg Stutzer’s excellent newsletter will have read his comments and the case is most likely to be discussed in further legal writing in the months ahead.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_358/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 166 (2011)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 495 (2009)
Parties
Appellant: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 

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