We are happy to report that the latest issue of the ASA Bulletin is now available and includes the following articles and cases:

 

ARTICLES

Felix DASSER, ASA – Swiss Home of Arbitration

In his message as ASA President, Felix DASSER addresses the future of Swiss arbitration and the initiatives recently launched by ASA to reinforce the attractivity of the Swiss arbitration market.

 

Laurent LEVY – In Memoriam, Professor François Perret

In his In Memoriam for Professor François Perret, who sadly left us earlier this year, Laurent LEVY retraces the work and life of this eminent academic and arbitrator.

 

Philipp HABEGGER – Das Parlament verabschiedet die Revision von Kapitel 12 IPRG mit einem Feinschliff

In June 2020 the Swiss Parliament enacted the ‘light touch’ revision of chapter 12 of the Private International Act on international arbitration which will enter into force on 1 January 2021. Philipp HABEGGER presents the amendments introduced by this revision.

 

Niels SCHIERSING – Earn-Out Disputes – An Introduction

Niels SCHIERSING, the author of a recently published monograph, Earn-Out Disputes, that comprehensively deals with the substantive and procedural issues relating to earn-out disputes, provides an introduction to this topic to the readers of the ASA Bulletin.

 

Rajat SINHA, Vivek KRISHNANI – Exposing Asymmetry to New Challenges: Status of UDCs under Art. 18 of the Model Law

Rajat SINHA and Vivek KRISHNANI examine the validity of unilateral dispute resolution clauses under the principle of equal treatment of the parties in arbitration proceedings enshrined in Article 18 of the UNCITRAL Model Law and propose a three-step test to assist courts, arbitral tribunals and counsel address this issue in practice.

 

Marion PARIS, Anne Laure BANDLE – Arbitrage contemporain à Art Basel?

Internationally renowned art fair Art Basel adopted a few years ago a disciplinary procedure, the “Legal Compliance Process”, that applies to exhibitors suspected of illicit activities. Marion PARIS and Anne Laure BANDLE explore whether this disciplinary procedure could be supplemented or even replaced by arbitration.

 

Regis BONNAN – On the Nationality and Multi-Nationality of the Arbitrator: Old and New Issues of Formal Neutrality

Regis BONNAN provides a critical analysis of the national and institutional rules pertaining to the nationality and examines the policy considerations behind the importance attached to nationality in the selection of the arbitrators and their consequences on multi-nationality.

 

Maël DESCHAMPS – ICSID Award Annulled for Arbitrator’s Failure to Disclose Close Ties with Party Expert. Note on Eiser v. Kingdom of Spain

Maël DESCHAMPS reports on the recent decision of an ICSID ad hoc committee to annul the award rendered in the Eiser v. Kingdom of Spain arbitration on the ground that one of the arbitrators lacked independence and impartiality for having failed to disclose his ties with the expert appointed by the claimants in the arbitration.

 

Laurent HIRSCH – Odd Arbitration Clause, Reflecting Disagreement, Held to Be Inexistent. Note on the Judgment of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court of 18 May 2020

Laurent HIRSCH discusses a recent decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court rendered on 18 May 2020 (4A_418/2019) concerning the interpretation of an arbitration clause which was found to be invalid.

 

DECISIONS OF THE SWISS FEDERAL SUPREME COURT AND CANTONAL COURTS


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