Swiss Arbitration Decisions

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October 25, 2010

Considering the quantity of excellent advanced programs in international arbitration, let alone the innumerable seminars and programs to which we are constantly invited, one would have thought that blatantly pathological arbitration clauses were a thing of the past.

 

This opinion shows that pathological clauses still exist and that they continue to occasionally cause havoc.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_279/2010
Original language: 
German
Published: 
29 ASA Bull 129 (2011)
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October 29, 2013

The case involved three license agreements for TV rights, entered into in 2009 and 2010. The licensors started arbitration proceedings in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and on December 20, 2012, the CAS Panel consisting of Hans Nater as sole arbitrator rejected the claim while partially upholding a counterclaim by the licensee.

 

The licensors appealed to the Federal Tribunal and the following points are of some interest in the opinion:

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_93/2013
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 351 (2014)
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September 24, 2019

A._______ was a joint venture formed under Turkish law by B.________ (holding a 67% interest) and C.________ (holding a 33% interest). D.________, was an independent entity organised under Libyan law and formed by an Act intended to further a large infrastructure project intended to bring fresh water from the south of the country to the more populous north.

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Docket number: 
4A_636/2018
Original language: 
German
Published: 
38 ASA Bull 726 (2020)
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January 29, 2010

The case involved a dispute between a Swiss and a German company with regard to the delivery of a steel bloom. Arbitration was initiated in Geneva and Prof. Ingeborg Schwenzer (University of Basel) was appointed as arbitrator. In an award of October 5, 2009, she upheld a claim for damages and the German company appealed to the Federal Tribunal.

The following items may be of interest in the opinion:

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_550/2009
Original language: 
German
Published: 
30 ASA Bull 808 (2012)
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January 30, 2013

The case involved a contract in which three parties agreed to make their respective contributions with a view to acquiring a large number of shares in a company. One of the parties failed to make its contribution and the contract contained an arbitration clause providing for arbitration in Lugano under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_335/2012
Original language: 
Italian
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 570 (2014)
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July 7, 2014

The case involved two contracts governed by Romanian law between a French company and a Romanian state company for the restoration work on a Romanian highway.

 

The contracts included the FIDIC General Conditions and when a dispute arose in 2011, the French company stated that it would seize the Dispute Adjudication Board (“DAB”) contemplated by the FIDIC General Conditions.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_124/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 826(2014)
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April 24, 2014

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Docket number: 
4A_43/2014
Original language: 
French
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April 28, 2014

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Docket number: 
4A_112/2014
Original language: 
French
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May 28, 2014

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_35/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 144 (2015), 140 III 267
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August 27, 2014

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Docket number: 
4A_441/2014
Original language: 
French
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June 19, 2014

The case involved a contract between a Hungarian company and its Austrian counterpart for the production of apple juice concentrate and aroma. The contract contained an arbitration clause providing for arbitration in Zürich.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_597/2013
Original language: 
German
Published: 
32 ASA Bull 799 (2014)
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August 28, 2014

The case involved a decision of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber (“DRC”) ordering a player and his club jointly to pay an amount of £400’000 to the Claimant because the player had been hired in breach of the relevant FIFA regulation on the transfer of players. Both joint Defendants appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) but the Player failed to pay the advance of costs and his appeal was deemed withdrawn and consequently struck out.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_6/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 85 (2015), ATF 140 III 520
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October 8, 2014

Pursuant to a 2003 Distribution Agreement, two companies entered into a relationship governed by a law other than Swiss law concerning the distribution of pharmaceuticals. The contract contained an arbitration clause and a dispute arose as to whether or not certain additional services had been performed, which caused some new products to be accepted in the country considered.

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_199/2014
Original language: 
French
Published: 
33 ASA Bull 360 (2015)
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October 6, 2015

Although the Federal Tribunal did its best to “anonymize” the judgment, it is immediately apparent that it involved the dispute between Eléctricité de France (EDF) International SA and the Republic of Hungary.

 

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Docket number: 
4A_34/2015
Original language: 
French
Published: 
ATF 141 III 495
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February 26, 2015

The case involved a dispute between a Mexican football club and some Argentine coaches. In 2009, they entered into an employment contract with the club and the contract had dispute resolution clause, yet confusingly providing for jurisdiction of a state court as well as jurisdiction of the Mexican Football Federation.

 

Case information

Docket number: 
4A_374/2014
Original language: 
French
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