A dispute is considered commercial, if:
a. it concerns the commercial activity of at least one party;
b. the decision is subject to an objection in civil matters to the Federal Supreme
Court [i.e., in financial matters the value in dispute must exceed the threshold of CHF 30'000; see Article 74 (1) (b) Federal Supreme Court Act]; and
c. the parties are registered in the Swiss Commercial Registry or in an equivalent foreign registry (see Article 6 (2) Swiss Civil Procedure Code [CPC]).
In some cases, the plaintiff may choose between the Commercial Court and the ordinary court (Article 6 (3) CPC). The cantons may also assign other disputes to the Commercial Court (Article 6 (4) CPC).