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Parties must pay close attention to specific requirements relating to 30-day deadline for challenging awards

26 February 2014

Authors:  Nathalie Voser, Benjamin Moss

The Swiss Supreme Court has refused to set aside an arbitral award on the ground that it had not been filed on time. Pursuant to Article 100(1) of the Federal Supreme Court Act 1985, requests to set aside arbitral awards, like appeals of state court decisions, must be submitted within 30 days of the award's notification to the applicant. This case confirms existing case law and serves as a reminder of the specific requirements relating to the 30-day deadline, particularly where the award is sent to a postal office. (Decision 4A_476/2013.)

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