Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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Found 8 result(s)
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)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Arbitrator (s): 
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.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_94/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 352 (2010)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
Arbitrator (s): 
August 6, 2012

The case involved an asset manager in Zurich and a German lady, who became his client. There was an arbitration clause and the contract between the parties contemplated that a foundation would be constituted in Panama. That foundation would in its turn entrust the portfolio manager with a mandate to manage the funds deposited with a Swiss bank. The parties to the contract were the portfolio manager, a Panamanian company, another person and the client.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_119/2012
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 864 (2012)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
April 30, 2013

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_43/2013
Original language: 
German
Parties
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Respondent: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
January 10, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_398/2013
Original language: 
German
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
February 27, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_511/2013
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 609 (2014)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
Respondent: 
November 17, 2008

The opinion is of limited scholarly interest but it provides a good illustration of the “collective mind” of our Supreme Court.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_438/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 379 (2011)
2 SwissIntArbRep 535 (2008)
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
Chairman: 
October 2, 2013

The case involved a 1999 Distribution Agreement between a German company (and presumably its subsidiary in Egypt) on the one hand and an Egyptian company on the other hand.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_305/2013
Original language: 
German
Parties
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: