Neutral – Accessible – Predictable – Balanced

Switzerland is a Popular Choice Tested in Many International Contracts and Disputes

For more than a hundred years, Switzerland has been one of the preferred venues for hosting international arbitrations. Switzerland has invariably been ranked among the three top venues for ICC arbitration proceedings worldwide. Two out of three international commercial arbitrations are between non-Swiss parties.[FD1]

Switzerland is politically neutral and hosts [FD2] dozens of public international organizations, such as the United Nations, WTO and WIPO, as well as dozens of international sports federations, such as the International Olympic Committee and FIFA.

Switzerland is a country at the heart of Europe, but not part of the European Union and, thus, not subject to EU law. It is cosmopolitan by tradition, a crossroads of languages and cultures, with a world-class economy and an internationally trained legal community to equally serve the needs of global as well as domestic users.

Switzerland’s international arbitration law (Chapter 12 of the 1987 Federal Private International Law Act) is one of the forerunners of modern arbitration laws worldwide with its Switzerland’s international arbitration law (Chapter 12 of the 1987 Federal Private International Law Act) is one of the forerunners of modern arbitration laws worldwide with its unrivalled focus on party autonomy. Gently amended in 2020, it [FD3] highlights Switzerland’s long-standing strong support for international arbitration.

Swiss Arbitration Law

Switzerland is a center of excellence. It is the home of many international arbitration experts and a regular meeting point for the world’s leading arbitration practitioners.

Swiss arbitration is often coupled with Swiss substantive law, a liberal, neutral and predictable law that is easily accessible and intelligible for lawyers or non-lawyers alike.

Swiss Commercial Law

Top 10 Arguments in Favour of Swiss Arbitration

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Switzerland is arbitration-friendly

Facts and figures

Are you interested in statistics? This treasure trove of data testifies to the arbitration-friendliness of Swiss statutory and case law and also the popularity of Swiss substantive law among global users.

Challenges of Swiss Arbitral Awards Updated Statistical Data as of 2017 (0.45 MB)

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Top 10 Arguments in Favour of Swiss Arbitration

Do you wish to learn more about Switzerland as a venue? Check out the Top 10 Arguments in Favour of Swiss Arbitration

Switzerland is arbitration-friendly

Facts and figures

Are you interested in statistics? This treasure trove of data testifies to the arbitration-friendliness of Swiss statutory and case law and also the popularity of Swiss substantive law among global users.

Challenges of Swiss Arbitral Awards Updated Statistical Data as of 2017 (0.45 MB)

Easily organise your hearing in Switzerland

Thinking about organizing a hearing in Switzerland? The Swiss Arbitration Hub allows you to book your hearing rooms, accommodation, interpreters, court reporter and other services in a matter of clicks. Focus on your case and let SwissArbitrationHub worry about the logistics for you.

Discover SwissArbitrationHub