COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update – Litigation: Swiss Federal Council orders extension of procedural deadlines

March 2020

The Coronavirus-pandemic further affects the Swiss judicial system. Following the suspension of debt enforcement proceedings on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, (Update Newsflash 18/03/2020) on 20 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council ordered an extension of the ordinary annual Easter court recess ("Ostergerichtsferien"). As a result, procedural deadlines in many (but not all) Swiss civil and administrative proceedings are suspended as from 21 March 2020 up to and including 19 April 2020.

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