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Bar & Karrer
Switzerland is a civil law jurisdiction. Accordingly, the primary sources of legal authority are written codes and statutes, whereas case law is of less importance than in common law jurisdictions.
Baker & McKenzie
As previously reported (link), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in a 2016 decision (1B_85/2016) took a rather narrow approach to the scope of legal privilege in connection ...
Bar & Karrer
Das Bundesgericht hatte im vorliegenden zur amtlichen Publikation vorgesehenen Urteil eine von der Klägerin und Beschwerdeführerin geltend gemachte Täuschung (E. 3.1– 3.4.3) sowie einen...
Prager Dreifuss
The judge in Swiss civil proceedings primarily has a case management role.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Expert evidence in international arbitration is a source of evidence widely used, both in terms of party-appointed experts and independent experts.
Prager Dreifuss
As a rule, attachment proceedings initiated by a creditor in Switzerland based on a court or arbitral decision are quite straightforward.
Bar & Karrer
La présente contribution s'inscrit dans le prolongement et constitue fondamentalement une mise à jour d'un précédent article
Rihm Attorneys
The Swiss Supreme Court dismissed on June 29, 2017, a complaint by Michel Platini against a decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.
Bar & Karrer
In a judgment delivered on 7 March 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court rejected an appeal brought by the Federal Tax Administration (FTA) against a ruling given by the lower instance court...
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision of March 7, 2017, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the conviction by the first instance Swiss Federal Criminal Court against two Iraqi men for being member of a criminal organization.
Rihm Attorneys
The Baselworld Panel is an arbitration board that deals with complaints about violations of intellectual property rights during the BASELWORLD taking place between March 23, 2017, and March 30, 2017.
Rihm Attorneys
For the first time, a court of first instance in Switzerland has ruled that a spa located in the Canton of Apenzell had discriminated against handicapped children by prohibiting them access to the spa.
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision rendered on March 2, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled that a sole arbitrator did not violate fundamental procedural principles and/or a party's right to be appropriately heard by . . .
Rihm Attorneys
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona ruled that an accused party may personally participate in cases where the Swiss Federal Attorneys Office takes evidence abroad via the means of international criminal assistance procedures.
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision of February 9, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled (amongst others) that parties in an international arbitration proceeding under Switzerland's International Private Law Act of 1987...
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision of January 24, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court rendered once more guidance on the interpretation of flawed arbitration clauses.
Rihm Attorneys
Global surveys on the international arbitration scene published in 2015 continue to name Switzerland as one of the leading places for international arbitration along with London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Rihm Attorneys
At the beginning of this year, the Swiss Federal Government presented a legislative bill to revise certain aspects of international arbitration legislation in Switzerland.
Bar & Karrer
Vorab sei bezüglich Sachverhalt, Prozessgeschichte und Erwägungen ergänzend auf den Beitrag von Roberto Fornito in dieser Angelegenheit hingewiesen.
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision rendered on November 16, 2016, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that Facebook Switzerland cannot be obliged by state prosecutors of the Canton of Vaud to transfer data...
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Baker & McKenzie
As previously reported (link), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in a 2016 decision (1B_85/2016) took a rather narrow approach to the scope of legal privilege in connection ...
Bar & Karrer
Das Bundesgericht hatte im vorliegenden zur amtlichen Publikation vorgesehenen Urteil eine von der Klägerin und Beschwerdeführerin geltend gemachte Täuschung (E. 3.1– 3.4.3) sowie einen...
Prager Dreifuss
The judge in Swiss civil proceedings primarily has a case management role.
Prager Dreifuss
In Switzerland, litigation is usually preceded by an attempt at conciliation before a conciliation authority.
Prager Dreifuss
As a rule, attachment proceedings initiated by a creditor in Switzerland based on a court or arbitral decision are quite straightforward.
Rihm Attorneys
At the beginning of this year, the Swiss Federal Government presented a legislative bill to revise certain aspects of international arbitration legislation in Switzerland.
Erdem & Erdem Law
Expert evidence in international arbitration is a source of evidence widely used, both in terms of party-appointed experts and independent experts.
Bar & Karrer
Over the last decades, confidentiality in international business dispute resolution has become a growing concern.
Prager Dreifuss
In Switzerland, civil litigation is usually preceded by a mandatory conciliation phase that generally takes place before the local conciliation authority of the commune in which the defendant resides.
Prager Dreifuss
Changing consumer trends have influenced some aspects of commercial disputes.
Rihm Attorneys
Global surveys on the international arbitration scene published in 2015 continue to name Switzerland as one of the leading places for international arbitration along with London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Rihm Attorneys
In a decision of February 9, 2017, the Swiss Supreme Court ruled (amongst others) that parties in an international arbitration proceeding under Switzerland's International Private Law Act of 1987...
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