Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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Found 9 result(s)
March 1, 2011

Two brothers entrusted the British solicitor Anthony Julius (the opinion of the Federal Tribunal, somewhat unusually, mentions the Arbitrator’s name) with settling a dispute between them. For that purpose, they entered into an agreement in July 2004, providing for ad hoc arbitration in Geneva. They waived any appeal and any rights they may have had to challenge the Arbitrator on any ground.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_514/2010
Original language: 
French
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April 19, 2011

The case involved a complicated dispute between the partners of a private bank a plan to carry out a complex set of agreements. This triggered the first arbitration, held in Geneva on the basis of the applicable arbitration clause. In July 2009, a new arbitration was initiated.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_44/2011
Original language: 
French
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 659 (2012)
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May 13, 2013

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_649/2012
Original language: 
German
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May 3, 2016

The dispute concerned two contracts governed by Swiss law and containing the same arbitration clause, the purpose of which was for one party to invest in the shares of a certain fund through another party, who may or may not have represented that the fund’s custodial bank was guaranteeing the capital of the investment.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_42/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
34 ASA Bull 958 (2016)
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November 3, 2016

The case involved four contracts governed by Swiss law providing for the payment of consultancy fees for the assistance given in connection with the award of tenders concerning infrastructure projects.

 

The consultants were paid in part but the payments were stopped as a consequence of investigations in the USA by the Department of Justice and in the United Kingdom by the Serious Fraud Office showing a suspicion of corruption against the consultant.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_136/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 129 (2017)
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June 22, 2010

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_162/2010
Original language: 
German
February 23, 2011

The matter involves the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) and FIFA. In October 2006, FIFA suspended the KFF membership for a number of reasons, mainly interference of the Kenyan governmental authorities according to the subsequent arbitral award (which is published on the website of the Court of arbitration for sport: www.tas-cas.org).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_326/2010
Original language: 
German
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Counsel
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November 24, 2009

The case involved a well-known German jump rider whose horse tested positive for Capsaicin during the riding competitions of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Hong-Kong. Capsaicin is an irritant, which produces a burning sensation on any tissue and it is basically the active component of chilli peppers. The rider was suspended on August 22, 2008 and he explained that the horse had been suffering from chronical back pains for a while, thus justifying the use of an ointment containing Capsaicin.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_284/2009
Original language: 
German
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