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Cheese, Chocolate and Arbitration: Does Swiss Arbitration Law Need Sweet Change?
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

Centre for Comparative and Public Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong


Cheese, Chocolate and Arbitration: Does Swiss Arbitration Need Sweet Change?

Leo Reber
LLM Student
Zurich University and Doshisha University

Monday 27 March 2017, 12:30-14:00
Room 825, 8/F
Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong

Switzerland is one of the most popular venues for arbitration. Its legal system is (amongst other matters) a reason for its success as an arbitration centre. To increase Switzerland's pre-eminence in arbitration, the Swiss Federal Council recently proposed amendments to Switzerland's arbitration law. These proposals are now subject to a consultation which will continue until 31 May 2017. The proposed revisions include the codification of the case law, the reinforcement of party autonomy, and clarification of the existing legal text.

This talk will assess whether the proposed changes are necessary and whether better proposals could have been made. It will also consider solutions that have been adopted by other successful arbitration centres when dealing with similar problems.

Leo Reber is currently studying for Master degrees in Law at Zurich and Doshisha Universities. He is also coach of the Doshisha Vis Moot Team.

About the Judicial Studies Programme (JSP): The JSP organises capacity-building workshops, seminars and other forums where judges can discuss problems facing Judiciaries today (especially in the Asia Pacific) and exchange views on how those problems might best be resolved in a cost-effective and timely manner and in the interests of justice. The JSP also organises public seminars (such as the Young Scholars Series) on topics of current interest relating to the work of judges, lawyers and others in the dispute resolution field.

The seminar is open to all without charge. Light refreshment will be served.

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For Inquiries, Please email Joyce Fung at


Date/Time27/03/2017 12:30-14:00
VenueRoom 825, 8/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, HKU

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 11/03/2017 17:00(HKT) to 24/03/2017 18:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 45. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Joyce Fung by email at or by phone at 3917 4238.