Litigants matter. Their social position speaks volumes about access to justice. This is as true now as it was in ancient Rome, except that the Romans are, put bluntly, long dead. But every now and then they can be brought back to life: meet Mrs. Moschis.
Traditionally, Switzerland protects itself against the effects of non-Swiss insolvency proceedings. In a recent case regarding Van der Moolen Effecten Specialist B.V, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority took a different view.