insurance undertakings active in the motor third party liability insurance
branch constitue and administrate together the Swiss National Bureau of
Insurance (NBI), which has its own legal personality (art. 74 par. 1 of the
Road Traffic Act SVG).
The NBI is established as an association
according to art. 60 ff
of the Swiss Civil Code (ZGB) (Art. 1 par. 1 of the Constitution of the NBI).
According to the law, the NBI may entrust the execution of its tasks to
its members or to third parties and appoint a managing insurer (Art. 76b par. 4 lit. a
SVG). The NBI took advantage of this option and appointed a managing insurer for
the execution of the technical part of its association tasks. Ever since the
formation of the NBI, this task has been executed by Zurich Insurance Company.
registered office of the NBI is situated at the registered office of the
managing insurer in Zurich. Furthermore, the NBI has two registered branch
offices, one in Lausanne, and the other in Lugano.