Ms Susanne Brütsch

Susanne Brütsch



Complying with professional conduct rules for lawyers – a balancing act
Switzerland | 08 June 2021

The Swiss Bar Association (SAV) Code of Professional Conduct contains provisions on how lawyers should interact with clients, the courts and professional colleagues. A recent Federal Supreme Court decision illustrates the forms which violations of the SAV Code of Professional Conduct can take. In this judgment, the highest Swiss court decided that such a violation can take the form of "active interference with the court's establishment of the truth".