Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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October 10, 2008

The decision is quite interesting as the case involved work on a plant in Turkey, for which, among other things a bank guarantee had been issued. The parties fell out, attempts were made at calling the guarantee and an ICC arbitration ensued. The Arbitral Tribunal (Dr. Daniel Busse, Dr. Gert Thoenen and Dr. Philipp Habegger as chairman) issued a partial award on April 9, 2008.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_224/2008
Original language: 
German
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 290 (2009)
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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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November 17, 2008

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

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Docket number: 
4A_438/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 379 (2011)
2 SwissIntArbRep 535 (2008)
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December 22, 2008

The case involved the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) trying to deal with an application to the UEFA by Gibraltar. After a first CAS decision of October 22, 2003 pursuant to which the UEFA was ordered to decide on Gibraltar’s application, membership was denied by the UEFA Executive Committee and a new appeal was made to the CAS. On July 6, 2006 the CAS ordered UEFA to admit Gibraltar provisionally and to put the matter on the agenda of its next Congress, which again denied membership.

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Docket number: 
4A_392/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 547 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 1 (2009)
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January 9, 2009

Dodô v. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), to which Hansjörg Stutzer referred in his criticism of the Busch decision, involved the Brazilian player Ricardo Dodô . He tested positive after a random doping check in June 2007 and was suspended for 120 days by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_460/2008
Original language: 
German
Published: 
27 ASA Bull 540 (2009)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 41 (2009)
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January 22, 2009

This decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal of January 22, 2009 involves sport arbitration and put an end to a dispute involving field hockey.

In April 2008 a qualifier competition for the Olympic Games was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Spanish and the Azerbaijan feminine teams played in the final and the Spanish team won. Anti-doping tests were conducted with two players of the Spanish team apparently showing positive results.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_424/2008
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 178 (2011)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 57 (2009)
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March 17, 2009

On March 17, 2009, the Swiss Federal Tribunal issued an opinion in the matter of the Azerbaijan Wrestling Federation (“AWF”) v. the World Anti-Doping Agency (“WADA”) and the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (“FILA”).

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Docket number: 
4A_416/2008
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 367 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 219 (2009)
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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.

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Docket number: 
4A_94/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 352 (2010)
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November 6, 2009

The decision is an interesting one because the Federal Tribunal annulled the jurisdictional award issued by the CAS on June 23, 2009. Those of you who receive Hansjörg Stutzer’s excellent newsletter will have read his comments and the case is most likely to be discussed in further legal writing in the months ahead.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_358/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 166 (2011)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 495 (2009)
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January 20, 2010

The opinion issued the Federal Tribunal issued on January 20, 2010 regards the jurisdictional issues in connection with the case of Essam El Hadary v. Al-Ahly Sporting Club and FC Sion.

The case involves a jurisdictional award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued on October 7, 2009. The CAS was composed of Ulrich Haas, Olivier Carrard (a partner at ZPG), and Massimo Coccia as Chairman.

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Docket number: 
4A_548/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 64 (2010)
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May 3, 2010

This opinion of the Swiss Federal Tribunal involves a long-distance runner that the International Association of Athletics Federations (“IAAF”) banned from late April 25, 2006 until early December 2008 for using 19-Norandrosterone. Prizes and medals related to the 2006 Seoul Marathon were revoked.

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Docket number: 
4A_456/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 786 (2010)
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November 9, 2010

The case involved a consortium agreement between an Austrian and a German company. The contract was governed by Swiss law and it contained an ICC arbitration clause with venue in Zurich.

A dispute arose and the German company was ordered to pay some amounts to the Austrian company. The German company appealed. While the opinion contains nothing fundamentally new, the following may be of interest to my Readers:

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_428/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 931 (2011)
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January 3, 2011

This decision of the Swiss Supreme Court of January 3, 2011 is the second in the case of the well-known Spanish cyclist Alejandro Valverde Belmonte.

 

As you may remember, the first decision of the Swiss Supreme Court, dated October 29, 2010 may be found here (4A_234/2010)

 

January 11, 2011

The case involved a company that had entered into two License Agreements with the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) for the production and distribution of DVDs in various territories. The contracts were governed by Swiss law and contained arbitration clauses providing for the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_579/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 716 (2011)
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February 7, 2011

The case arose from a somewhat complex web of contracts (described in section A of the opinion). The fact that the names are omitted does not facilitate an understanding of what the case was all about. The dispute was between France Telecom and Euskatel, and the arbitration proceedings were conducted in Geneva under ICC rules before an arbitral tribunal composed of Horacio Grigera-Naon as Chairman, with Yves Derains and José Perez-Lorca-Rodrigo as arbitrators.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_482/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 721 (2011)
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Counsel
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