Arbitration Clauses in Articles of Incorporation and Arbitrating Corporate Law Disputes
The Conference deals with practical aspects of enforcing corporate law claims in arbitration, also considering recent (and upcoming) changes in the law. Such aspects include, amongst others, the binding effect as well as the possible scope and reach of arbitration clauses in articles of incorporation; how they should be drafted; which corporate disputes are particularly suitable for arbitration (and which are rather not), also taking into account the corporate landscape and different company structures; the procedural minimal guarantees for shareholders and the binding effect of awards with an erga omnes effect on non-participating shareholders. The panels are composed of renowned corporate law specialists and arbitration practitioners from Switzerland and abroad.
Under the current Covid-19 regulations, we have been planning to hold the ASA Conference September 2021 with as few restrictions as possible, i.e. no obligation to wear a mask nor to respect the social distancing rules. As a prerequisite to achieving this goal, we have asked that all conference participants (including panelists) show a COVID certificate before entering the event (Vaccination Certificate, negative PCR test done within the last 24 hours).
Thanks to your cooperation, we are happy to announce that we have achieved this goal. Therefore, the main room for the ASA Conference and General Assembly September 2021 will be an area without any obligation to wear a mask and without any social distancing rules (this includes all breaks).
Please make sure to bring your COVID certificate and an official identification document with a photo. Below you will find the relevant information from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).
The COVID certificate in paper or PDF form
Besides the person's first and last names, date of birth and a certificate number, the COVID certificate contains details of their COVID-19 vaccination, recovery, or negative PCR or rapid antigen test. The heart of the certificate is the QR code. Thanks to the electronic signature of the Swiss Confederation, this makes the COVID certificate forgery-proof and guarantees that it is genuine.
Your personal details on the COVID certificate should correspond with those in your passport or on your ID card. This will ensure that you do not experience possible difficulties when your certificate is being checked against your identification document. On the side, you will see examples of the COVID certificate for people who are vaccinated, have recovered, or have tested negative.
The COVID certificate in the COVID Certificate app
You can also use your COVID certificate in electronic form. To do so, the COVID Certificate app is available to download free from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and the Huawei AppGallery. With the COVID Certificate app you can then scan the QR code on your COVID certificate with your camera and save it on your mobile device. Your data are not stored in a central system.
You can store multiple COVID certificates in the dedicated app, e.g. several negative test results or the certificates of family members. In the app you can also see how long the COVID certificate is valid in Switzerland.