The Swiss Supreme Court has ruled that Swiss courts reviewing international arbitration agreements as part of their own assessment of jurisdiction are to proceed with deference to the arbitration agreement, and must in general assume the widest possible subject-matter scope under the arbitration agreement. For a commentary on this decision see here.
The question of when and how to challenge an arbitrator is one of almost unrivaled practical importance for parties and their counsel in international arbitration. This article, first published in the Bulletin of the Chinese Arbitration Association Taipei, provides a succinct analysis of the problem. Challenges article.
A new version of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration entered into force on 1 June 2012. This brief assessment seeks to familiarise arbitration users with the essential character of the Swiss Rules as incorporating best arbitration practice and uniquely facilitative of efficiency in arbitration procedures. Please see the assessment here.
EU and US Antitrust Arbitration is the first book that deals with how both of the world’s leading antitrust systems, US and EU law, are treated in international arbitration.
The Swiss Supreme Court has handed down a judgment for the first time annulling an international award for incompatibility with substantive public policy. Please see our commentary here.