This article examines the case-law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in connection with international arbitration in the last 30 years.
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court takes a very restrictive view of the limited grounds for setting-aside and has a consistent arbitration-friendly approach. The result is that the annulment of an arbitral award is rare.
While critics exist, they relate mostly to side issues.
Combined with a pragmatic approach and a swift process, it can be confirmed that arbitration practitioners are quite satisfied with the work of the Swiss Federal Supreme Courtb-Arbitra | Belgian Review of Arbitration