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Switzerland is a Contracting State to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 22 September 1967
  • Deposit of Ratification: 15 May 1968
  • Entry into Force: 14 June 1968
  • Pursuant to Article 54(2) of the ICSID Convention, Switzerland has designated “Argau (AG) Bezirksgerichtspräsident; Appenzell Ausserrhoden (AR) Einzelrichter des Obergerichtes; Appenzell Innerrhoden (AI) Bezirksgerichtspräsident; Basel-Landschaft (BL) Bezirksgerichtspräsident; Basel-Stadt (BS) Dreiergericht; Bern (BE) Gerichtspräsident; Fribourg (FR) Président du Tribunal de district; Genève (GE) Tribunal de première instance; Glarus (GL) Kantonsgerichtspräsidium; Graubünden (GR) Bezirksgerichtspräsident; Jura (JU) Cour civile du Tribunal cantonal; Luzern (LU) Amtsgerichtspräsident; Neuchâtel (NE) Président du Tribunal de district; Nidwalden (NW) Rechtsöffnungsrichter; Obwalden (OW) Kantonsgerichtspräsident; Schaffhausen (SH) Einzelrichter des Kantonsgerichts; Schwyz (SZ) Einzelrichter des Bezirksgerichts; Solothurn (SO) Amtsgerichtspräsident; St. Gallen (SG) Kreisgerichtspräsident; Thurgau (TG) Bezirksgerichtspräsident; Ticino (TI) Giudice di Pace e Pretore; Uri (UR) Landgerichtspräsident; Valais (VS) Juge Instructeur; Vaud (VD) Président du Tribunal d’arrondissement; Zug (ZG) Kantonsgerichtspräsident; Zurich (ZH) Einzelrichter des Bezirksgerichts” as competent for the recognition and enforcement of ICSID awards.
  • Pursuant to Article 69 of the ICSID Convention, Switzerland enacted the Arrêté fédéral approuvant la Convention pour le règlement des différends relatifs aux investissements entre Etats et ressortissants d’autres Etats (Recueil des lois féd., 32, August 9, 1968, p. 1021) to make the Convention effective in their jurisdiction.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention Switzerland has made the following panel designations effective until 12 February 2014:
    - Mr. Marino BALDI: Ambassador, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs; Chairman, OECD Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises
    - Dr. Jens DROLSHAMMER: Attorney
    - Mr. Matthias KUMMER: Secretary of the Vorort of the Swiss Federation of Commerce and Industry
    - Prof. Andreas ZIEGER: Professor of Law, University of Lausanne
    - Prof. Andreas BUCHER: Professor of Private International Law and Private Law, University of Geneva
    - Prof. Thomas COTTIER: Professor of Law, University of Bern
    - Prof. Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER: Professor of Private International Law, University of Geneva

Switzerland is a Contracting State to the New York Convention:

  • Signature: 29 December 1958
  • Date of Accession: 1 June 1965
  • Entry into Force: 30 August 1965

Switzerland is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 29 December 1900
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 11 July 1910

Switzerland is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 10 September 2002

Official State Name: Swiss Confederation - Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft - Confédération suisse -Confederazione Svizzera - Confederaziun svizra - Confoederatio Helvetica

Official Languages: German, French, Italian, Romansh 

Capital: Bern

Largest City: Zurich

Currency: Swiss franc (CHF)

Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

International Calling Code: +41

Internet TLD: .ch

Location of  Switzerland  (green)on the European continent  (dark grey)  —  [Legend]

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