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Freezing order: leading case Swiss Federal Court

In a leading case on 3 April 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that improper novas, i.e. facts that arose before the decision of the first instance, are admissible in attachment opposition proceedings before the second...

Success in OTC-derivatives dispute before the Federal Supreme Court

On 16 September 2016, the District Court of Zurich fully dismissed the objection by the two single largest third-party creditors against the schedule of claims of Lehman Brothers Finance AG in liquidation. The Supreme Court of the...

Appeal of creditors in OTC-derivatives dispute denied

On 16 September 2016, the district court of Zurich fully dismissed the objection by the two single largest third-party creditors against the schedule of claims of Lehman Brothers Finance AG in liquidation. The supreme court of the...

LBF successfully settles dispute

Lehman Brothers Finance AG in liquidation (LBF) successfully settled a long-lasting legal dispute with a major US American bank. The main issues were the question whether the derivatives transactions in dispute were in fact...

VISCHER successfully pursued a claim against an African State

Acting for a US based manufacturer, the VISCHER Arbitration Team successfully pursued a claim against an African State in ICC arbitral proceedings, having their seat in Geneva. The dispute concerned an agreement regarding the...

VISCHER wins significant third-party claim before Federal Tribunal

VISCHER, representing a major Swiss bank, has prevailed in significant third-party claim proceedings in connection with a freezing of assets in the amount of CHF 40m before the Swiss Federal Tribunal. Upholding the judgments by...

Another litigation success in the Lehman Brothers-mandate

In the Lehman Brothers-mandate, VISCHER has achieved another litigation success. The Zurich District Court has dismissed an action challenging the schedule of claims ("Kollokationsklage") of an important foreign investment bank in...

Claim for non-realisation of real estate project fended-off

For a Germany base client, VISCHER fended off claims of CHF 6.5 million brought by a Swiss real estate developer as a consequence of the non-realisation of a real estate Project. The proceedings included difficult legal issues on...

Dispute on Complex Contract for Work and Services Successfully Settled

An extremely complex dispute around a contract for work and services provided by a VISCHER client could be settled successfully. The widespread dispute encompassed numerous proceedings for injunctive relief, main proceedings in...

VISCHER Wins Litigation in Margin Call Dispute

VISCHER successfully represented a bank in a litigation against a client who had suffered losses in transactions and blamed the bank for the margin call it had made. The VISCHER team comprised partner Dr. Thomas Weibel and...

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