Arbitration Case Digest

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court renders 40-50 decisions annually on petitions to set aside awards rendered by international arbitral tribunals seated in Switzerland. Members of our International Arbitration Practice Group prepare regular updates summarizing and analyzing these decisions.

The case updates are available on this web page. You can also sign up to our Arbitration Case Alert and receive monthly updates. For further case updates from other jurisdictions and other arbitration-related publications, see

No absolute right to public hearing in sports arbitration


Case Number: 4A_486/2019 (17 August 2020)

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Strict approach to substantiating grounds for set aside an award (Rügeprinzip) confirmed


Case Number: 4A_70/2020 (18 June 2020)

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ECT Photovoltaic Award against the Czech Republic upheld in Switzerland


Case Number: 4A_80/2018 (7 February 2020)

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Arbitral tribunal's findings as to parties' actual intent to arbitrate not subject to judicial review


Case Number: 4A_418/2018 (18 May 2020)

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Third party benefitting from a sport federation's decision must be a party to the appeal against such decision


Case Number: 4A_548/2019 (29 April 2020)

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Tribunal's jurisdiction to hear claims for damages over breach of licence agreement upheld


Case Number: 4A_12/2019 (17 April 2020)

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English-language application to set aside arbitral award declared inadmissible due to abuse of rights


Case Number: 4A_114/2020 (20 May 2020)

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Boilerplate clause in the award does not prevent a party from claiming a violation of the right to be heard


Case Number: 4A_536/2018 (16 March 2020)

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Revision application dismissed as new evidence arose after award was made


Case Number: 4A_597/2019 (17 March 2020)

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CAS decision on timely filing of submission not open to challenge


Case Number: 4A_287/2019 (6 January 2020)

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Arbitral Tribunal's broad interpretation of objective scope of arbitration agreement upheld


Case Number: 4A_342/2019 (6 January 2020)

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Two investment arbitration awards upheld: corruption and illegality allegations must be based on facts in award or on general knowledge


Case Number: 4A_244/2019 and 4A_246/2019 (12 December 2019)

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