Dr Charles Poncet, M.C.L.

Charles Poncet practices law in Geneva and specializes in international arbitration, commercial and contractual litigation, white collar matters and media law.

Languages:French, English, Italian, German, Spanish (in progress)

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Dr. Poncet has created a web site containing English translations of all the decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal concerning international arbitration since 2008 is available on the red link below.

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Last article published


Fraud in International Arbitration, The Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2016/4 p. 789 Res judicata: a contribution to the Debate on Claim Preclusion in International Arbitration, Libermicorum en l’honneur de William Laurence CRAIG, LEXIS NEXIS (2016) 

The Arbitrator was Late by One Day and His Jurisdiction Expired 2014 European International Arbitration Review 3 : 1 p. 29 (2014) 

The Global Arbitration Report - Translation for case 4A_124/2014 (Violation of due process (right to be heard) Challenge of arbitrators Equal treatment of the parties Decisions on Lausanne Court of Arbitration for Sport). 

The Independence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, 2012 European International Arbitration Review (2012) 

When is a "Swiss" "Award" appealable, Paris Journal of International Arbitration, 2012/1, L.G.D.J. Lextenso éditions, p. 135 

Obtaining revision of "Swiss" international arbitral award : whence after Thalès ?, in Stockholm International Arbitration Review, 2009 : 2, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, p. 39-53 

Can a Party Benefiting from an Award Rendered Against a State Enforce the Award Against an Instrumentality of Such State? Introductory Remarks in IAI Series No 4 on State Entities in International Arbitration, E. Gaillard and J. Younan eds., Juris Publishing, 2008 

Challenges to the jurisdiction of international arbitrators, an important decision of the Swiss Supreme Court, 50 Arbitration p. 156 (1984) 

Excerpt on international arbitration from the Swiss draft statute on private international law, XXIII International Legal Materials p. 713 (1984). 

Swiss Supreme Court opinions in the first and second Santa Fe cases, XXII International Legal Materials p. 785 (1983) and XXIV International Legal Materials p. 745 (1985). 

Swiss Supreme Court opinion in the matter of EL NASR EXPORT IMPORT & CO. v. ANGLO FRENCH STEEL CORPORATION SA, XXIII International Legal Materials p. 1143 (1984), also X Yearbook Commercial Arbitration p. 123 (1985). 

Book review (Bank accounts: a world guide to confidentiality), 78 American Journal of International Law 1013 (1984). 

The new Swiss statute on international arbitration, XXVII International Legal Materials p. 37 (1988). 

Switzerland's new statute on international arbitration, 1 WAMR 15 (1990). 

Swiss Supreme Court clarifies scope of the new arbitration law, 1 WAMR 52 (1990). 
Swiss Supreme Court finds no immediate right to appeal Court's appointment of arbitrator, 1 WAMR 88 (1990). 

Swiss Supreme Court examines implications of stay based on set-off counterclaim, 2 WAMR 38 (1991). 

Swiss Supreme Court gives narrow construction to "public policy", 2 WAMR 97 

Lack of reasoned opinion will not form basis for appeal under Swiss law, 2 WAMR 241 (1991). 
Swiss Supreme Court reaffirms strict view of public policy, 2 WAMR 265 (1991). 

Swiss Supreme Court rules on severability, waiver of appeal, right to be heard, 2 WAMR 297 (1991). 

La perception Suisse de la Kompetenz-Kompetenz, Les Cahiers de l’Arbitrage 20131 p.27 (2014) 
Le Tribunal fédéral suisse annule (enfin?) une sentence arbitrale internationale pour contrariété à l'ordre public, Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage, 2011/4, L.G.D.J. Lextenso éditions, p. 1093 

Charles Poncet is also actively involved in debates in the Swiss press on political and social issues. His column in L’Hebdo, a Swiss weekly in French until 2016, was widely read and praised for the clarity and sometimes the audacity of its Contents. his own