Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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August 22, 2011

This case is mildly interesting and it involves revision of an international arbitral award.

 

Hearing a dispute between two football clubs with regard to training compensation for a player, the Dispute Resolution Chamber of FIFA(“DRC”) issued a decision in March 2009, pursuant to which one of the club was ordered to pay EUR 480,000 to the other club. An appeal was made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and a sole arbitrator was appointed.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_222/2011
Original language: 
French
Published: 
31 ASA Bull 83 (2013)
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August 23, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_426/2011
Original language: 
French
September 13, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_98/2011
Original language: 
French
September 20, 2011

The case issued on September 20, 2011 by the Swiss Supreme Court involved the International Boxing Association (“AIBA”), a non-profit association (association, Verein) organized under Swiss law and based in Lausanne. In 2005, the AIBA and a company manufacturing and supplying sport equipment entered into a license agreement (“the Licensing Agreement”) for one year renewable, pursuant to which the company could manufacture boxing equipment approved by the AIBA against payment of a royalty.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_103/2011
Original language: 
French
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October 3, 2011

Frankly this case, dated October 3, 2011, is of a very limited interest but it does contain some interesting points.

 

An athlete was banned for life by the Hearing Commission of her country for refusing to submit to an anti-doping test, failing to appear for such a test or attempting to counterfeit the results. As she had been previously sanctioned, the ban was for life.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_530/2011
Original language: 
French
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October 18, 2011

The case involves a 2006 contract between an English company and a Canadian resident, acting as trustee for a trust that owned the shares of a company, sold the shares to the buyer. Simultaneously, an employment contract was entered into between the company owned by the trust, which was based in the United Arab Emirates and an Italian resident with a view to his future employment as a managing director.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_214/2011
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 677 (2012)
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October 27, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_454/2011
Original language: 
French
November 2, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_424/2011
Original language: 
German
January 11, 2012

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Docket number: 
4A_560/2011
Original language: 
French
November 7, 2011

This case was already the subject of some commentaries, notably by Hans Jörg Stutzer and Michael Bösch in the latest issue of the Thouvenin newsletter (www.thouvenin.com).

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_246/2011
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 157 (2012)
138 BGE III 29 (2011)
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November 8, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_350/2009
Original language: 
German
November 8, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_228/2009
Original language: 
German
November 30, 2011

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Docket number: 
4A_520/2011
Original language: 
German
December 9, 2011

The case involved a family dispute in which a son entered into a preliminary agreement for a donation by his father to his adopted daughter’s husband. The contract contained an arbitration clause. When the donor died the daughter took the view that she was not bound and her husband relinquished the claim to have the money paid to a third party. That third party sued because there was an arbitration clause in favour of the JSM Permanent Court of Arbitration in Zilina in the Slovak Republic.

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Docket number: 
4A_631/2011
Original language: 
German
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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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