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This Website is operated jointly by  Dr. Charles Poncet and Dr. Despina Mavromati. The site features 312 translations of the opinions of the Swiss Supreme Court (Federal Tribunal ) in international arbitration since 2008. The originals are in French, German or Italian. Readers may download and use the translations as they wish at no charge. They are made available as a service to the international arbitration community.

 

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January 6, 2021

In 2011, C.________ concluded three agency contracts with A.________, a company based in Panama. Initially intended to last just 12 months, the relationship persisted into 2015. Between 2010 and 2013, E.________, an employee of C._________, was, unbeknownst to its own employer, receiving kickbacks for the renewal of the contracts from A.________’s parent company. C.________ only learned of the kickbacks in 2017.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_346/2020
Original language: 
French
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  • Charles PONCET

    Dr Charles PONCET is a well-known practitioner of arbitration in which he has been active for more than 25 years. Dr PONCET provides the translations on this site. A former Member of the Swiss Parliament he retired from CMS von Erlach Poncet at the end of 2016 and practices arbitration in Geneva.

  • Despina MAVROMATI

    Dr Despina MAVROMATI is a sports arbitration practitioner with many years of experience in the field. A former Managing Counsel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS),  she is the founder of a Lausanne-based sports arbitration practice (SportLegis) and a Faculty member of the University of Lausanne. Dr MAVROMATI provides the translations of the Federal Tribunal decisions related to CAS.

  • Celian HIRSCH

    Célian Hirsch is an attorney-at-law and PhD Candidate. He currently works as a teaching and researching assistant at the Centre for Banking and Financial Law at the University of Geneva. He regularly publishes commentaries on recent case law on banking, contracts, procedure, data protection, and arbitration. Those comments are published on the Centre for Banking and Financial Law websiteLawInside, and swissprivacy. He’s currently in charge of the case list and the table of contents.

  • Justine ELAMATHA

    A graduate of the University of Cambridge presently teaching in Dubai, Justine Elamatha has a command of French and German that enables her to put together the texts of the translations on the basis of dictated files.

  • Luisa MOCKLER

    Luisa Mockler holds a BA and LLB from the University of Sydney and an LLM from the MIDS program devised and administered by the IHEID and the University of Geneva. Luisa edits and verifies the text of the translations.