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Swiss Supreme Court holds that formal requirements under the New York Convention are not to be applied restrictively

01 December 2011

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Anya George

In a French-language decision dated 10 October 2011 and published on 20 October 2011, the Swiss Supreme Court upheld a decision granting recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award, despite the fact that the party seeking enforcement had failed to produce the original or a certified copy of the arbitration agreement, as required by Article IV(1)(b) of the New York Convention.

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