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Arbitration

We believe that it is in the best interest of all parties to solve commercial disputes fast, efficiently, and appropriately. Thus, we put particular emphasis on arbitration, be it as representatives of one of the parties or as an arbitral court. By selecting arbitration, one may settle disputes without needing to go through the court system, which can be costly and time-consuming. At the same time, the settlement will be legally binding and related to practice. Arbitration is particularly suitable in combination with conciliatory proceedings and mediation to achieve amicable agreements. Arbitration seems particularly suitable when it comes to international matters, as international conventions facilitate a global implementation of arbitral awards. On the contrary, an implementation of national court rulings should prove to be much more difficult. Additionally, arbitration guarantees a maximum of confidentiality, whereas court rulings must strictly be certified. If required, we are prepared to move arbitral awards to the Swiss federal court as representatives.

Our law offices in Zurich, St. Gallen, and Frauenfeld have extensive expertise in the field of arbitration at their disposal. We provide premises in the best locations for your arbitration. Alternatively, we are able to organize and conduct arbitrations in other locations. We happily provide consulting services or arbitrations ad hoc or according to internationally established and globally renowned procedural rules. The safeguarding of our clients’ interests is our first priority at all times. Moreover, the attainment of a consensual solution is paramount in our law firm.

At this, we abide by the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which is the largest global company organization and represents over 45 million corporations in over 100 countries. The ICC promotes international trade and a responsible business conduct in terms of regulations. Two parties which decide to work out a contract, a treaty or a separate arbitration, can decide to use ICC procedural rules to prevent possible conflicts. The ICC is considered one of the leading international arbitration institutions.

Further, we make use of the Swiss Chamber’s Arbitration Institution’s regulations. This organization was founded by the boards of industry and trade of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Luzern, Neuenburg, and Zurich. They offer alternative dispute resolutions based on the International Swiss Rules of Arbitration and the Swiss Rule.

We counsel parties from EU-countries based on the rules of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI), which also offers arbitration and mediation. CEPANI was founded in 1969 and is centered in the heart of the EU in Brussels.

Furthermore, we are well acquainted with the rules of the Vienna Arbitral Centre (VIAC). VIAC internationally supports contractual partners in solving their issues. Especially arbitrations with one of the parties residing in our Austrian neighboring country can profit from our expertise on the arbitration and mediation rules of the VIAC.

Additionally, our expertise entails the arbitration rules of the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS), which promotes German and international arbitration. In this, the DIS-arbitration rulings are applied. Moreover, the DIS regularly hosts conferences and seminar for lawyers and interested persons.

Lastly, the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) should be mentioned within the scope of our expertise. UNCITRAL is concerned with international trade law and has been specialized on commercial law for over 50 years. They aim for a modernization and harmonization of international business regulations. Companies can particularly profit from our expertise in the field of commercial law, which is based partly on the regulations of UNCITRAL.

Moreover, we represent a broad spectrum of applicable national norms from Switzerland, the EU, specific EU-countries or Russia. Further, we are proficient in consistent international regulations such as the UN Sales Convention (ICSG) or the Principals for International Commercial Contracts (PICC). The utilization of Swiss law is advisable, as it is easily comprehensible, even for laypeople. In addition, its interpretation and execution are predictable, and it enables fair and convincing conflict resolutions.

Attorney at law Dr. Dr. Fabian Teichmann is a member at the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS), the London Court of International Arbitration Users’ Councils (LCIA) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Thus, our law firm is optimally prepared to enforce your interests (internationally). If required, we enforce your rights before the responsible courts; the experienced and reliable accompaniment of our clients is implicit in these cases.