Swiss Civil Procedure Code (CPC)
The Swiss Civil Procedure Code enters into force in January 2011. For the first time in Swiss legal history, the new Code brings about a unification of civil procedure throughout Switzerland by replacing the 26 different civil procedure laws of the Cantons. The new Code will henceforth apply to all civil proceedings for domestic and international disputes, as well as to domestic arbitration. This book - mainly intended for the use by foreign lawyers - includes an overview of the main features of the new law, allowing the reader to get conveniently acquainted with the Swiss civil procedure law in general. The book's main part consists of a word-by-word English translation of the official text of the Code, including a detailed Table of Contents for quick and easy reference to the Code's system and its 408 articles. The authors have prepared the translation on the basis of the official French and German versions of the Code, thereby staying as close as possible to the original texts. The English translation reflects the status of the law as it will enter into force in 2011 and the amendments resulting from the Federal Act on the Ratification and Implementation of the Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
Publication Date: 10/1/2010