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Swiss Supreme Court addresses legal aid in international arbitration and timing of tribunal's evidentiary rulings

29 July 2014

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Mirina Grosz

In decision 4A_178/2014, in consideration of an application to set aside an award issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the Swiss Supreme Court examined the grounds of appeal available against an international arbitration award, as set out in Article 190(2) of the Private International Law Act (PILA). The Supreme Court also touched upon the topic of legal aid in arbitration and clarified that the exclusion of legal aid in domestic arbitration also applies to international arbitration.

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