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The Swiss Legal System A Guide for Foreign Researchers

  • Fridolin M.R. Walther


Switzerland is a federal state that lies in the heart of Europe and is bordered by Germany (to the north), Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein (to the east), Italy (to the south) and France (to the west).



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* Lecturer and Researcher, Institute for Swiss and International Civil Procedure and Private International Law, University of Bern. J.D., University of Bern, Switzerland, and member of the Bar. LL.M., Yale Law School. The author can be reached at .

This article was submitted for publication on September 30, 2000, and can also be found electronically at (


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