Subject: Dispute Resolution

Chambers Europe 2023 Switzerland – Statutory Arbitration Clauses Under the New Swiss Corporate Law

Urs Feller and Martin Heisch have published the Swiss chapter in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Europe practice area overview on litigation. The article focuses on the newly adopted article 697n of the revised Swiss Code of Obligations, which expressly allows Swiss corporations to include arbitration clauses in their articles of association. From a litigation perspective, this is a key element of the revised Swiss corporate law. Besides providing an overview of the main features of the new law, the authors also discuss the extent to which statutory arbitration clauses may contribute to a more efficient enforcement of corporate law matters.