Swiss Rules—key features
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Swiss Rules—key features

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with LALIVE provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Swiss Rules—key features
  • Prohibition of appointing members of the Arbitration Court as arbitrators in proceedings conducted under the rules
  • Withdrawal of an arbitrator following a challenge
  • Written warning from co-arbitrators prior to removal of an arbitrator
  • Truncated tribunals
  • Monitoring the proceedings
  • Deciding the seat
  • The arbitral tribunal’s power to administer costs
  • Expedited Procedure

Swiss Rules—key features

STOP PRESS: A revised edition of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration took effect on 1 June 2021 and apply to arbitrations commenced on or after that date, unless the parties have agreed otherwise. A suite of Practice Notes on arbitrating pursuant to the 2021 rules will be published in due course.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (the Swiss Rules), which entered into force on 1 June 2012, apply to all arbitrations commenced on or after 1 June 2012 on the basis of an arbitration agreement referring either to the Swiss Rules or to the former rules of the Swiss Chambers of Commerce.

This Practice Note considers some of the key features of the Swiss Rules.

Prohibition of appointing members of the Arbitration Court as arbitrators in proceedings conducted under the rules

Most institutional rules are silent on whether the institution can appoint a board or arbitration court member as arbitrator in an arbitration administered by the institution. By contrast, in an arbitration under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (Swiss Rules)

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