Victoria Brammer

Victoria Brammer is working as a trainee lawyer at Baker McKenzie's Zurich office. Her areas of interest are dispute resolution, mergers and acquisition as well as intellectual property. She obtained her law degree from the University of Zurich (UZH).

In a recent decision in case no. 4A_507/2021 (in Italian), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) set out the requirements for a valid conclusion of a choice of forum agreement in the context of General Terms and Conditions (GTCs). In the following, we will (1) briefly set out the general legal framework for GTCs in Switzerland, (2) present the recent decision of the SFSC, and (3) highlight the lessons from this decision. 1. General legal…