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Swiss Federal Tribunal rules on tribunal-ordered interim measures for the first time

02 June 2010

Authors: Nathalie Voser, Christopher Boog

In a recent French-language decision dated 13 April 2010 and published on its website on 12 May 2010, the Swiss Federal Tribunal ruled for the first time on an appeal against interim measures ordered by an arbitral tribunal seated in Switzerland. The Federal Tribunal held that a petition for setting aside an award was inadmissible where the "award" was a decision regarding interim relief. Moreover, the Swiss Federal Tribunal held that a number of principles regarding interim relief in civil procedure law were also applicable to international arbitration. As it is a leading case, this decision will be published in the official compilation of decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

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