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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: The Cup Of The Nineteen Jewels - The Journey Continues.

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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

ASA South-East Asia Chapter

 

The ASA South-East Asia Chapter is a regional ASA group based in Singapore. This regional ASA group was founded in 2016 to represent the interests of ASA members in South-East Asia. More

Major ASA Events

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ASA at the Casablanca Arbitration Days: The Swiss Arbitration Perspective 2017, Casablanca

3 November 2017 - An overview of Swiss arbitration solutions: framework, law and expertise 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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The ASA Reference Series is Now Available in Japanese

06.09.2017 - The ASA Reference Series are short factsheets about key aspects of arbitration in Switzerland that contribute to making it an ideal arbitration destination. The series is availabe in English, French, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese and now Japanese. more

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

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