Obtaining a final and binding judgment ordering the adversary party to pay a substantial sum to the claimant may raise the hope to have arrived at the end of a dispute. However, more often than not, the losing party fails to comply with the judgment, leading to necessary enforcement actions. After providing an overview of the basic mechanisms of recognition and enforcement under Swiss law, Christian Casanova and Andreas Schregenberger discuss practical issues arising in this context based on two recent decisions from the Swiss Federal Tribunal concerning the enforcement of a default judgement rendered from a court in the United Arab Emirates.
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