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Federal Council orders a nationwide stay of debt enforcement proceedings

Federal Council orders a nationwide stay of debt enforcement proceedings

The Federal Council has ordered a nationwide stay of proceedings. What does this mean for debtors and creditors?

Revision of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code

Revision of the Swiss Civil Procedure Code

The final draft on the revision of the ZPO has been published. We discuss the most important amendments.

Composition proceedings have been opened against my contractual partner – what now?

Composition proceedings have been opened against my contractual partner – what now?

Composition proceedings are a legally regulated settlement of debts procedure. They basically serve the financial rehabilitation of the debtor.

Piercing the corporate veil in debt enforcement

Piercing the corporate veil in debt enforcement

Piercing the corporate veil provides another avenue for debt enforcement by disregarding the principle of separation between the legal and controlling person.

Costs

Costs

Claimants must advance Court fees. Ultimately, the losing party bears the court fees as well as the prevailing party's legal fees according to a tariff. Contingency fees are only permissible in relatively narrow boundaries, and litigation funding is only in the developing phase.

Wrapping up

Wrapping up

US Spotlight: demystifying Swiss arbitration for the US litiga-tor (volume 10 of 10)

Enforcement

Enforcement

Swiss Civil Procedure Law is very enforcement-friendly. The enforcement of monetary judgments takes place via debt collection proceedings, with a non-compulsory freezing of assets as a starting point.

When does an application for legal protection in clear cases make sense?

When does an application for legal protection in clear cases make sense?

If the facts are liquid and the legal situation is clear, a judgment can be obtained quickly and at less expense by means of legal protection in clear cases.

Bankruptcy proceedings have been opened against my contractual partner -

Bankruptcy proceedings have been opened against my contractual partner -

If bankruptcy proceedings are opened against a natural or legal person, all the pledgeable assets form the bankruptcy estate, and the bankrupt loses the power of disposal.

The Hearing, part 3

The Hearing, part 3

US Spotlight: demystifying Swiss arbitration for the US litigator (volume 9 of 10)

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