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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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”).

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_416/2008
Original language: 
German
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 367 (2010)
also see 3 SwissIntArbRep 219 (2009)
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February 15, 2010

The case involved a 1998 contract between a French group and a Turkish company, subsequently substituted by an agency of the Turkish government, for the supply of a certain number of missiles and firing units. The contract provided for ICC arbitration in Zurich and also for an advanced payment of the purchase price by way of instalments amounting to 55 % of the total price, subject to an obligation to return such amounts in case of breach.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_464/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 282 (2010)
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March 5, 2010

The case involved a Sport Federation and a press conference. While the Federal Tribunal, in accordance with its practice, made it impossible to identify the parties from the opinion as published on its website, a little bit of sleuthing on Google quickly shows that the case involved the press conference held by Mr. Rudel Obreja, a Romanian technical delegate, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in connection with some alleged misdeeds within the International Boxing Association.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_524/2009
Original language: 
French
Published: 
28 ASA Bull 584 (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 7, 2011

This is  the second one issued by Arbitrator Pascal Hollander in a case that has previously produced an opinion of the Federal Tribunal, on April 13, 2010 (4A_582/2009).

 

Tthe first opinion involved some interesting developments as to the procedural nature of a “preliminary award” Mr. Hollander had issued, essentially ordering one of the parties to transfer the inventory to its licensor and ordering a provisional payment.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_440/2010
Original language: 
French
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 618 (2012)
137 ATF III 85 (2011)
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January 23, 2012

On January 23, 2012, the Federal Tribunal issued two opinions in two parallel cases (4A_526/2011 and 4A_528/2011). The opinions are of moderate interest and since they are almost identical and contain no material differences, It is suggested that whoever is interested in this case should read only the opinion in docket 4A_526/2011.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_526/2011
Original language: 
German
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Counsel
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January 23, 2012

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_528/2011
Original language: 
German
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May 2, 2012

The case, dated May 2nd 2012 and of limited interest, involved a contract between a Luxemburg company specializing in the trade of metals and minerals and a licensed trading house in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The contract they concluded in 2008 was governed by Swiss law and provided for ICC arbitration in Geneva.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_16/2012
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 645 (2014)
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May 23, 2012

This decision dated May 23, 2012 is of limited interest unless you are actively involved in sport arbitration.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_654/2011
Original language: 
German
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December 6, 2012

The case concerned another alleged breach of employment contract by a player who signed with another club before his employment contract expired.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_276/2012
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 Asa Bull 77 (2014)
Parties
Counsel
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December 10, 2012

The case concerns a dispute relating to the transfer of an Italian football player. The single judge of the FIFA Player’s Status Committee ordered the payment of € 1’700’000 and rejected a claim for damages based on the violation of a confidentiality clause.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_635/2012
Original language: 
Italian
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February 21, 2013

The case involved a dispute between a group of claimants and two companies pursuant to a share purchase agreement. The contract was governed by Italian law and contained an ICC arbitration clause with venue in Geneva.

 

Arbitration proceedings were initiated and the Claimants sought the joint condemnation of the two Defendants to pay certain amounts still due under the Share Purchase Agreement.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_552/2012
Original language: 
German
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Counsel
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September 30, 2013

The case involved a distribution agreement between an English company and a Greek company. The contract was governed by English law and provided for ICC arbitration in Geneva.

The English company subsequently advised its Greek counterpart that the goods would henceforth be sent and invoiced by an Italian company as a consequence of an administrative reorganization of the group.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_232/2013
Original language: 
French
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