Arbitration Law of Switzerland: Practice & Procedure

9781937518387: Arbitration Law of Switzerland: Practice & Procedure
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Arbitration Law of Switzerland is a comprehensive review of the arbitration law and practice in Switzerland.

Contents include:

A discussion of the history and current legislation on arbitration and arbitration infrastructure and practice.

Analysis of the current law and practice including an examination of the arbitration agreement, jurisdiction, arbitrability, the arbitral tribunal, conducting arbitration, the arbitral award and challenges and other actions against the award.

A useful chapter on the recognition and enforcement of awards rendered both in Switzerland and in foreign jurisdictions and a comprehensive chapter covering the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and the practices of the Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution.

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PHILIPPE BÄRTSCH is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's international arbitration group in Geneva. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional (ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR and Swiss Rules), involving a wide array of matters such as: share purchase and asset purchase transactions, joint ventures, sales and distribution contracts, license agreements, construction and infrastructure projects, and collateral management agreements. He has represented clients from around the world in a wide range of industries, including in the energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, construction, food, luxury goods, and commodity trading sectors. Philippe Bärtsch also advises clients on Swiss contract law issues and on arbitration-related matters, including drafting of arbitration agreements, challenges of arbitral awards before the Swiss Supreme Court, and enforcement of arbitral awards. He has also experience in international trade sanctions. Mr. Bärtsch holds a law degree from the University of Geneva Law School (2000) and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School (2004). He has been admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2002. He is a member of several professional associations, including the Geneva Bar Association, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration, the London Court of Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group, and the Harvard Club of Switzerland. He co-chairs the Marketing Committee of the Swiss Arbitration Association, as well as the Y.A.P. (Young Arbitration Practitioners).

DOROTHEE SCHRAMM is a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group of Sidley Austin LLP in Geneva. She has acted as counsel before international arbitral tribunals in all phases of complex commercial disputes relating to a broad range of industries and transactions, including, for example, disputes arising from large infrastructure and energy projects, international joint ventures, manufacturing and sales contracts, distribution agreements and contracts for services. In addition, Dr. Schramm advises and represents clients in connection with the setting aside or enforcement of arbitral awards, as well as on questions of private international law and Swiss and German contract law. In addition, Dr. Schramm has served as chairperson, sole arbitrator and party-appointed arbitrator. Dr. Schramm holds a law degree from the University of Göttingen (Germany, 2001) and a doctorate of laws from the University of Lucerne (Switzerland, 2004). She was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2007. Dr. Schramm has published mainly in the areas of international arbitration and private international law, including issues of jurisdiction in international matters and the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions. She is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss Arbitration Association and ASA below 40, the German Institution of Arbitration and DIS40, the Austrian Arbitration Association, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners, Young ICCA, ArbitralWomen, the International Bar Association, the Geneva Bar Association and the Zurich Bar Association. Dr. Schramm is currently serving as a member of the Global Advisory Board of ICDR Young & International.

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