Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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August 17, 2015

The case involved a Consultancy Services Agreement entered into in February 2011. The contract provided for ICC arbitration in Zürich and it was governed by Swiss law.

 

When a dispute arose as to the fees due under the CSA, the ICC appointed Pierre-Yves Gunter as sole arbitrator and an award was issued in December 2014, essentially upholding the claim.

 

An appeal was made to the Federal Tribunal and the following may be of some interest in the opinion:

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_54/2015
Original language: 
German
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October 26, 2015

The case involved an exclusive distribution agreement for jewelry and watches between an Austrian company and a distributor in Singapore. The contract was governed by Swiss law and provided for ICC arbitration in Geneva with proceedings in English.

 

When a dispute arose the contract was terminated without notice and a new distributor appointed.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_69/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 382 (2017)
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December 16, 2015

The case involved a dispute between a bank and the member of another banking group under a Share Purchase Agreement whereby the purchaser had to recapitalize the subsidiary that was sold according to a ratio which might have led to a subsequent adjustment.

 

The contract provided for ICC arbitration in Geneva and when a dispute arose, the three-member arbitral tribunal (Pierre Tercier chair, with arbitrators Alan Redfern and Ibrahim Fadlallah) upheld the claim in full.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_520/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 729 (2017)
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July 8, 2016

The case involved an arbitration in Lugano in which the arbitrators (chairman Francesco Trezzini with arbitrators Henry Peter and Gianluca Airaghi) appointed an expert whilst giving the parties the opportunity to submit their own expert reports.

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Docket number: 
4A_259/2015
Original language: 
Italian
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Respondent: 
Counsel
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May 28, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_35/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 144 (2015), 140 III 267
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June 19, 2014

The case involved a contract between a Hungarian company and its Austrian counterpart for the production of apple juice concentrate and aroma. The contract contained an arbitration clause providing for arbitration in Zürich.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_597/2013
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 799 (2014)
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Counsel
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October 8, 2014

Pursuant to a 2003 Distribution Agreement, two companies entered into a relationship governed by a law other than Swiss law concerning the distribution of pharmaceuticals. The contract contained an arbitration clause and a dispute arose as to whether or not certain additional services had been performed, which caused some new products to be accepted in the country considered.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_199/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 360 (2015)
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Counsel
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May 20, 2016

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Docket number: 
4A_206/2016
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 520 (2018)
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Respondent: 
Counsel
June 6, 2016

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Docket number: 
4A_82/216
Original language: 
German
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
June 6, 2016

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Docket number: 
4A_64/2016
Original language: 
German
Parties
Respondent: 
Counsel
January 24, 2017

The case involved a purchase agreement for a packing machine governed by Swiss law, containing a somewhat pathological arbitration clause providing for arbitration by “the International Chamber of Commerce of Geneva”,  yet under ICC Rules.

 
Arbitration was initiated by the Purchaser in 2014. The Respondent raised a jurisdictional defense in addition to its submissions on the merits.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_672/2016
Original language: 
German
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 145 (2018)
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Counsel
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November 24, 2017

Two telecommunications companies had a dispute over the termination of a VoIP agreement. Pursuant to a valid clause in their agreement, company B.________ initiated an arbitration under the ICC Rules with a sole arbitrator. After several objections by A.________, the ICC appointed the well known Swiss arbitrator Philippe Landolt as sole arbitrator.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_236/2017
Original language: 
German
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 434 (2018)
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February 21, 2008

This decision dated February 21, 2008 came on line in late March.  In view of its interest it has already been the object of a short comment (in French) by Laurent Hirsch in the discussion group  arbitrage-adr@yahoogroupes.fr. Laurent's comment was mailed on April 10.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_370/2007
Original language: 
French
Published: 
2 SwissIntArbRep 89 (2008)
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December 5, 2008

The opinion is quite interesting, as you will see. For one thing, the appeal was granted in part, which does not happen very often and caused it to be reported on the web site of the Global Arbitration Review on April 22nd (see enclosed article). The case involved whether or not a sole arbitrator sitting in Switzerland had jurisdiction on three parties not having formally signed the arbitration clause, in view of an other closely related contract signed the same day.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_376/2008
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 745 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 157 (2009)
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May 3, 2013

The case involved a contract between a Luxembourg and a Cyprus company for consulting work. An arbitration clause in the contract provided for arbitration in Lugano and a claim was made.

 

In an award of December 27, 2012, the ad hoc Arbitral Tribunal composed of Michele Patocchi P, Francesco Wicki and Pietro Moggi issued an award rejecting a jurisdictional defense and  ordering payment.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_41/2013
Original language: 
Italian
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