Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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August 5, 2013

For those of you who read French it has already been the object of a short commentary by Laurent Hirsch on October 1st 2013. Laurent’s comments were posted at arbitrage-adr@yahoogroupes.fr

The case involved the sale of Russian coal between two Swiss companies. There was an arbitration clause with Swiss law governing the contract and with venue in Zürich under the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) rules.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_214/2013
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 Asa Bull 118 (2014)
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
January 29, 2010

The case involved a dispute between a Swiss and a German company with regard to the delivery of a steel bloom. Arbitration was initiated in Geneva and Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer (University of Basel) was appointed as arbitrator. In an award of October 5, 2009, she upheld a claim for damages and the German company appealed to the Federal Tribunal.

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Case information

Docket number: 
4A_550/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 808 (2012)
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Arbitrator (s): 
May 27, 2014

The case involved the construction of a bridge across a European river. In 2004, a contract, governed by the law of the country in which the bridge was to be built, was entered into for a number of pillars and the relative superstructures. The contract contained an ICC arbitration clause. Unbeknownst to the contractor, another contract was also signed in 2004, awarding the works to a different company.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_508/2013
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 865 (2015), 140 III 278
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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