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The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

Efficient, cost effective and confidential, arbitration is an effective means to resolve disputes between commercial partners. Unlike national court judgments, arbitral awards are enforceable in most countries. Geneva is a world center for arbitration thanks to the quality of its institutions and infrastructures. The efficiency of the Swiss arbitration law is also appreciated by numerous international corporations.

In order to offer quality services to Swiss and international corporations, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG) adopted its own arbitration rules in 1992. As of 2004, the CCIG replaced its own rules by the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (“Swiss Rules”) together with five other Swiss Chambers of commerce. The Swiss Rules in force today were revised in 2012.

Since 1 January 2018, the administration of the arbitration files has been directly transferred to the arbitration institution founded by the Swiss Chambers of commerce to this effect: the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI). The Swiss Chambers of commerce that are members of SCAI are the CCIG and the Chambers of commerce of Bern, Ticino, Neuchatel, Vaud, Basle, and Zurich.

For any information on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, the administration of files under the Swiss Rules, and arbitration in Switzerland, visit the SCAI website.