Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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October 29, 2008

The Federal Tribunal refers to two arbitrations. As it happens, I was one of the arbitrators in one of the two and it might not be fully appropriate for me to comment or criticize the decision.

Accordingly, I will simply point out the issues the Federal Tribunal dealt with:

(i) Section 3 of the opinion deals with jurisdiction. The interesting part is at 3.3.1.2 at pages 10 – 11.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_210/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
2009, ASA Bulletin 309
2 SwissIntArbRep 495 (2008)
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
January 17, 2013

The dispute involved a contract between a French and an Iraqi company appointing the latter as agent for the sale in Iraq and subsequently in Syria of diesel engines for electrical power plants. The contract was governed by Swiss law and contained an ICC arbitration clause with venue in Lausanne (Switzerland).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_538/2012
Original language: 
French
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
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)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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