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Arbitration Case Digest

Ex parte communications between party-appointed arbitrator and counsel not necessarily indicative of lack of impartiality and independence

16.01.2020

Case Number: 4A_292/2019 (16 October 2019)

Ex parte communications between party-appointed arbitrator and counsel not necessarily indicative of lack of impartiality and independence

In a recently published German-language decision, the Swiss Supreme Court dismissed an application to annul an award, finding that ex parte communications between counsel and a party-appointed arbitrator did not call into question the independence or impartiality of the party-appointed arbitrator concerned.

 

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