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ASA - Swiss Arbitration Association

ASA is a non-profit association with over 1200 members - of whom more than 450 from outside Switzerland, all practitioners and academics engaged and/or interested in domestic and international arbitration.

Membership is open to all nationalities, irrespective of the level of experience. Since its creation in 1974 it has become one of the leading arbitration associations, bringing together the world's most eminent arbitration practitioners: More

President's Message

Read the latest President's Message: "Another Day in the Life" More

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Elliott Geisinger, President
Alexander McLin, Executive Director 

ASA Bulletin: Matthias Scherer

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Arbitration in Switzerland

Learn about arbitration in Switzerland and the specific advantages of arbitration in a country with a long-standing history of neutrality and judicial stability. More

ASA Local Groups

The ASA Local Groups in Basel, Bern/Neuchatel (Mittelland), Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich meet informally two to five times a year. The debates are on various subjects of interest to those practicing arbitration. More

ASA Below 40

ASA’s young practitioners group aims at promoting the exchange of views and experiences among arbitration practitioners below the age of 40 in a friendly and informal way. The group meets one or twice a year. More

Major ASA Events

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ASA General Meeting & Conference 2017, Bern

15 September 2017 - Multi-tier Dispute Resolution: Practical Issues – Practical Solutions More

ASA Annual Conference 2018, Zurich

2 February 2018 - Expert Evidence: Conflicting Assumptions and How to Handle them in Arbitration More

ASA News

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ASA Comments on Revision of Swiss International Arbitration Law

12.05.2017 - ASA – the Swiss Arbitration Association – submits its comments in the official consultation on the proposed revision of Swiss international arbitration law (Chapter 12 of the Private International Law Act). more

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, ASA Honorary President, to Head ICCA in 2018

11.05.2017 - The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), has elected Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler to be its President as of 1 April 2018. more

New ASA Profiles Tool Reflects Arbitration Pledge Objectives

03.02.2017 - The new ASA Profiles tool allows anyone to search for an arbitrator, counsel or expert with the right combination of skills and experience according to a number of pre-defined criteria, including gender. more

ASA Working Group on Counsel Ethics Releases Latest Findings

03.10.2016 - A second meeting of the ASA working group on counsel ethics in arbitration took place earlier this year, assessing need for further action. more

ASA Elects New Board

16.09.2016 - Elections for the ASA Board were held today at the ASA General Meeting in Bern, for the term 2017-2019. more

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