The proceedings are characterized by particular brevity: statement of claim to be filed directly with the Commercial Court – appeal to Swiss Federal Supreme Court; both conciliation proceedings and cantonal appellate proceedings do not apply.
Typical proceedings before Commercial Court: statement of claim – advance on costs – statement of defense – court hearing (attempt at conciliation; no formal oral party submissions)– when no hearing has been conducted or no settlement has been reached: second exchange of written submissions – main hearing (taking of evidence) – rendition of final decision.