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mbc8px 09.02.2015 22:11

Swiss Civil Code - Question about Foreign Companies
 
Dear All,

I would like to have a question that in Switzerland what is the base and the legal background for the interest on late payment between two companies?

A hungarian company and a company registerd in Iceland has concluded an agreemenet by and between, and the swiss law is binding for its agreement and service.

The hungarian company issued its invoice in EUR currency to the Iceland company.

The Iceland company has not paid the invoice in time, so the hungarian compay would like to claim its interest on late payment. The binding law is the Swiss.

Questions:

1) What is the interest rate I have to use?
2) What is legal background ?

Swiss Code Civil?
Part Five

http://www.admin.ch/ch/e/rs/2/220.en.pdf


Art. 73 1 Where an obligation involves the payment of interest but the rate is not set by contract, law or custom, interest is payable at the rate of 5% per annum.


Thank you for your answers!!

Medea Fleecestealer 10.02.2015 07:24

Re: Swiss Laws and Legislation - English Translations
 
Why would the Swiss civil code be applicable to a company registered in Hungary? :confused: The civil code of the country where registered is what's usually applied in these cases.

And no need to post the same question 3 times. :rolleyes:

Guest 10.02.2015 10:07

Re: Swiss Laws and Legislation - English Translations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Medea Fleecestealer (Post 2337879)
Why would the Swiss civil code be applicable to a company registered in Hungary? :confused: The civil code of the country where registered is what's usually applied in these cases.

And no need to post the same question 3 times. :rolleyes:

Because Swiss law is binding for it's agreement and services ......

Quite common in contracts to have a different place of jurisdiction and which law takes precedence in commercial contracts.

London/English law is favoured as it is precise but litigation is expensive

Paris/French law is also used it's not so precise but can be cheaper


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