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Reform of the Swiss international arbitration law: What changes as of January 2021

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15/01/2021
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Liedekerke often represents clients in international arbitration proceedings seated in Switzerland. In fact, for many reasons, many of our clients opt for Switzerland as a seat for their international arbitrations.

Important amendments in Swiss law have entered into force on 1 January 2021, and may weigh in the balance when choosing a seat, or to determine recourse against the award.

Here is a quick overview of some of the new features:

  • possibility to file for annulment of awards in English;
  • new recourse to obtain revision of arbitral awards, in limited circumstances, including when evidence could not be submitted during the arbitral proceedings;
  • recognition of the validity of arbitration clauses included in unilateral acts such as wills, trusts, or statutes and bylaws.


If you have any question regarding the Swiss arbitration law reform, our lawyers are here to help!

Do not hesitate to reach out to Bruno Hardy at b.hardy@liedekerke.com with any question.