Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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April 25, 2017

While the arbitration itself was born from a fascinating tripartite contract dispute with its roots inthe political upheaval following the so-called “Arab Spring,” the Federal Tribunal’s decision is of average interest only, as the Court was, once again, inclined to reiterate its narrow scope of review on the “right to be heard” (due process) in international arbitration.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_34/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
36 ASA Bull 996 (2018)
Parties
Counsel
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March 21, 2011

The dispute arose between a Tunisian citizen and a French company and the Shareholders’ Agreement they had entered into on September 4, 2010. The Agreement contained an arbitration clause providing for ICC arbitration in Geneva. A three-member panel of arbitrators was constituted with Tim Portwood as Chairman, and Paul Friedland and Francesco Marena as Arbitrators. The arbitral tribunal issued an award on March 1, 2010, which the French company sought to rectify.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_486/2010
Original language: 
French
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
January 4, 2012

This judgment, dated January 4, 2012 and the first decision issued in 2012, is quite interesting and deserves reading.

It involved a Tunisian businessman who entered into certain agreements with some foreign companies. The agreements contained an opting out of appeals worded as follows:

“The decision of the arbitration shall be final and binding and neither Party shall have any right to appeal such decision to any court of law”.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_238/2011
Original language: 
French
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Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
October 9, 2012

The case involved a Belgian professional mountain biker banned for two years and fined in November 2010 because clomiphene had been found in his urine.

 

The International Cycling Union (“ICU”) appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) and sought a higher fine. The athlete also appealed.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_110/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
31 ASA Bull 174 (2013)
Parties
Counsel
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Chairman: 
March 17, 2011

The case involved a dispute between several chess federations (the French, German, Swiss, Ukrainian and American Federations and a company named Karpov 2010 Inc.) in the framework of the election campaign for the new chairman of the Fédération Internationale des Echecs (“FIE”). Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s candidacy was opposed by Anatoly Karpov (the former was subsequently elected).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_600/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 119 (2012)
Parties
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
January 10, 2013

It is the first Swiss episode in the saga of the dispute between the Nationally Iranian Oil Company (“NIOC”) and the State of Israel.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_146/2012
Original language: 
French
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Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
January 18, 2017

The case involved a Share Purchase Agreement, between a company in Belize and another governed by Jordanian law, providing for LCIA arbitration in Zurich. The contract contained a clause waving any appeal against the arbitral award.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_500/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 959 (2017), ATF 143 III 55
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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Chairman: 
November 27, 2017

This was a Civil law appeal against an award rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on April 19, 2017, where the professional football club X (the Club) was ordered to pay to the player’s Intermediary A (the Intermediary) the outstanding amount of a commission of EUR 2'700'000, plus interest, according to the contract concluded on August 23, 2013.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_312/2017
Original language: 
French
Parties
Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
PDF version of the translation: 
December 13, 2016

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_116/2016
Original language: 
French
Published: 
35 ASA Bull 708 (2017)
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Appellant: 
Respondent: 
Counsel
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