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General Information

  • Official name: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ticino
  • Country: Switzerland
  • City: Lugano
  • Type of organization: non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Economic Disputes

Mediation at the Chamber of Commerce

The Chambers of Commerce of Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Neuchâtel and Zurich offer their services in Commercial Mediation based on the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation.

Mediation is an alternative means of dispute resolution. Two or more parties ask a third person, the mediator, to help them find a solution to settle a dispute or to avoid future conflict. The mediator is neutral and independent from the parties. During the mediation he facilitates the exchange of opinions and encourages the parties to look for mutually agreeable solutions.

Initiating Mediation

Any party wishing to initiate mediation shall submit a request for mediation at one of the Chambers of Commerce in Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Neuchâtel or Zurich.

Costs of Mediation

The costs of mediation consist of Registration fee and Mediator’s fee. The registration fee amounts to CHF 300 for each party. Where the request for mediation is submitted by one party only, it pays the fee for both parties (CHF 600).

The hourly rate of the mediator’ fee lies in principle between CHF 200 and CHF 500, daily fees are between CHF 1500 and 2500. The parties and the mediator may agree on other rates.

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International Arbitration at the Chamber of Commerce

The Chambers of Commerce of Basel, Berne, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano, Neuchâtel and Zurich offer their services in International Arbitration based on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

In order to promote institutional arbitration in Switzerland and to harmonise the existing rules of arbitration, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Ticino, Vaud and Zurich have adopted the present "Swiss Rules of International Arbitration", which replace the formerly different rules of international arbitration of these Chambers. The Rules can be downloaded as a PDF file in English, German, French, and Italian. Other languages will follow.

Comparison with UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules

The Swiss Rules of International Arbitration are based on the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, to which two main types of changes and additions have been made:

  • Changes and additions required to adapt the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules to institutional arbitration;
  • Changes and additions reflecting modern practice and comparative law in the field of international arbitration.

Swiss International Arbitration Law

The law of international arbitration in Switzerland is set out in Chapter 12 of the Private International Law Act 1987, which can be downloaded in its official version in German, French and Italian and in an unofficial English translation.

Contact

Corso Elvezia 16, P.O. Box 2378, CH-6901 Lugano – Switzerland

Tel: +41 91 911 51 11

Fax: +41 91 911 51 12

Email: cciati@cci.ch - severine.gutmann@cnci.ch

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