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ICC has launched a COVID-19 web portal, providing trusted and up-to-date information for businesses, policymakers and chambers of commerce worldwide.

The new site has been developed in line with ICC commitments to the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate information flows by disseminating the latest and most reliable information on the COVID-19 outbreak to businesses.

A joint ICC/WHO statement issued last month announced plans to leverage ICC’s global network of over 45 million businesses to enable businesses worldwide to play a full and active role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.


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As a trusted private sector partner, ICC is working closely with business, government and other stakeholders to ensure that the latest, most reliable information and tailored guidance reaches the global business community to help protect lives and livelihoods.

The new knowledge-sharing website contains vetted advice for businesses, policymakers and chambers on how to overcome the unfolding global health and societal emergency presented by COVID-19. It serves as a one-stop-shop for users featuring practical policy recommendations, resources for businesses to understand, prepare for and respond to the unprecedented disruption, and actions undertaken by chambers of commerce in response to COVID-19.

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ICC Switzerland and its Commission on Arbitration and ADR are organizing a seminar on the "Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration of 1 January 2019" and on the new organization of the Swiss ICC Commission of Arbitration and ADR. This event will take place on 20th March 2019, 15:00 - 18:00 at Wenger & Vieli in Zurich.


We have the pleasure to invite you to a late afternoon information event providing you information on important aspects of the Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals, notably on disclosure requirements for arbitrators, new transparency provisions and data protection. You will also be informed on the new Note to ICC National Committees. These changes are relevant for arbitrators and counsel involved in ICC arbitrations.


In this Information Brochure you will find more detailed information on the programme as well as the Registration Form  which we kindly ask you to send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the latest by 13 March 2019.


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Nein zur kontraproduktiven Selbstbestimmungsinitiative

ICC Switzerland ist entschieden gegen die Selbstbestimmungsinitiative. Sie ist kontraproduktiv für alle Unternehmen, welche aus der Schweiz international aktiv sind und entscheidend zum Wohlstand unseres Landes beitragen. Es ist wichtig, dass am 25. November ein wuchtiges NEIN zur SBI in die Urnen gelegt wird.


Bekanntlich verdienen wir Schweizerinnen und Schweizer unseren Wohlstand auch im Ausland, und zwar nicht nur durch Exporte, sondern auch durch Investitionen. ICC Switzerland bildet als Schweizer Nationalkomitee der Internationalen Handelskammer (ICC) die Brücke für unsere Unternehmen zur globalen Wirtschaft. ICC ist in über 90 Ländern vertreten und tritt seit 100 Jahren für gute internationale Rahmenbedingungen zu Gunsten aller ein.


Gerade im Investitionsschutz sind Vertrauen, Verlässlichkeit und transparente, berechenbare Rahmenbedingungen von grosser Bedeutung. Der Investitionsschutz steht jedoch unter Druck. Die Selbstbestimmungsinitiative bringt zusätzlich Unsicherheit. Die Schweiz kann von Partnerländern nicht erwarten, dass sie einen Investitionsschutz nach internationalen Regeln akzeptieren, wenn sie gleichzeitig signalisiert, dass sie dem nationalen Recht stets den (fast) bedingungslosen Vorrang einräumt. Dieser negative Effekt tritt bereits weit vor einer allfälligen Kündigung eines Abkommens ein. Das Fundament für den Handel und den Schutz von Investitionen wird damit durch Treibsand ersetzt.

Zurich, 14 November 2018

US mid-term elections analyzed: confirmation of Donald Trump's course or turning point

ICC Switzerland regularly offers opportunities to discuss topics of current business interest. The last Chairman's Lunch took place at Restaurant "Belvoirpark", in Zurich, on 14 November 2018.

All participants could enjoy a clear and exhaustive analysis on the US mid-term elections with Robert J. Giuffra, Jr., Partner Sullivan & Cromwell, New York, and Chairman of the American Swiss Foundation.

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Treibsand für den Investitionsschutz

Die Initianten der Selbstbestimmungsinitiative behaupten, dass die Wirtschaft von der Vorlage nicht negativ betroffen sei. Dies kann nicht ohne Widerspruch bleiben. In meiner Tätigkeit für Swiss Re und die Internationale Handelskammer (ICC) erlebe ich tagtäglich, wie wichtig stabile und berechenbare Beziehungen für eine funktionierende internationale Wirtschaft sind.





According to Thomas Wellauer, Chairman of ICC Switzerland and Group COO of Swiss Re, the “Self-Determination Initiative” (SDI) weakens Swiss companies abroad. 

An acceptance would be fatal for the Swiss export industry.



Thomas Wellauer, according to SDI supporters, the survival of Swiss democracy is at stake on 25 November. Would you agree? 


No. Direct democracy is firmly anchored in Switzerland, nobody questions that. The Swiss people can already vote today on all important foreign policy decisions. The Swiss People’s Party (PP) is concealing what is really at stake in this radical proposal: The success of Switzerland as an export nation. As the Swiss National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, we want to ensure that our companies continue to enjoy good conditions for their activities abroad.

Zurich, 1st November 2018 13:30 - 17:00

Bär & Karrer, Brandschenkestrasse 90 in Zurich


ICC Switzerland has a co-organized a seminar on «Trust and Arbitration», on which occasion the new 2018 ICC Clause on Trust and Arbitration have been launched. The event took place on 1st November at Bär & Karrer in Zurich.


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