The 2020 Revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the arbitration community showed its ability to adapt quickly to a changing world. Several arbitration institutions amended their rules or started the process of doing so, motivated mainly by the need to provide expressly for the possibility of online hearings. With evidentiary hearings in the spotlight, the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence (IBA Rules) could not…

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Enforcement of English Judgments in Switzerland – UK’s Accession to the Lugano Convention Still Pending

The 2007 Lugano Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters governs the jurisdiction and reciprocal enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters between the member states of the European Union (EU) and three countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Iceland, Norway and Switzerland). The Lugano Convention is in essence the e…

International Arbitration: Switzerland’s Revised International Arbitration Law as of 1 January 2021


This article is also available in German. 

1. Background and Objectives of the Revision of the International Arbitration Law
Switzerland is one of the world’s most attractive jurisdictions for international arbitration. The reason for this is not only Switzerland’s neutrality and its stable political situation, but also its Private International Law Act (PILA), of which the 12th chapter regul…

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LexCast: Happy New Year From the Froriep Nexgen Incubator – Find Out What the Coming Year Has in Store for You!

As 2020 comes to an end FRORIEP looks forward to 2021 and wonders what it holds. Listen to our specialists from across our offices in London, Zurich, Madrid, Geneva and Zug talking about what they see on FRORIEP’s horizon, what they look forward to and what legal questions they hope will be clarified in the coming year.

They speak about new legal provisions in the fields of corporate law (Evel…


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