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New Landscape of Civil Procedure in Switzerland as of 1 January 2011

November 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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On 1 January 2011, a legislative “big bang” will fundamentally change the landscape of civil procedure in Switzerland: The new Swiss Code of Civil Procedure will replace the current system of 26 different cantonal codes, and the revised Lugano Convention will align Switzerland with the EU system of jurisdiction and enforcement of judgements throughout Europe.


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