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15 March 2021 I Briefing

Arbitration and COVID-related Challenges

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the justice system is still adapting to the challenges. In Switzerland, this applies not only to litigation proceedings, which often still take place on paper and in person rather than electronically and virtually, although revision efforts are underway, but also to arbitration proceedings, although these have historically profited from more flexibility. The new age of electronic notifications, virtual hearings and electronic signatures requires a modern arbitral tribunal that is skilled in the use of the necessary technical equipment.

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