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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 

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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 South-East Asia Chapter is Launching

05.06.2016 - The ASA Board has decided to create a South-East Asia Chapter, further to an opportunity to project its presence and activities in Singapore, a major dispute-resolution hub. more

ASA Advocacy Prize Awarded to Melissa Magliana

22.01.2016 - The 2016 ASA Prize for Advocacy in Commercial Arbitration was awarded today to Melissa Magliana. Melissa is Counsel at Homburger in Zurich. more

Statement on the Global Arbitration Ethics Council Discussions

27.11.2015 - As announced earlier this year, an informal working group chaired by the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) held yesterday a discussion at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on the concept of a Global Arbitration Ethics Council more

Arbitration in Switzerland on "Eco" 

25.03.2015 - ASA Board Member Nathalie Voser and ASA Member Thomas Legler recently provided insights into arbitration in Switzerland in a documentary on Swiss German television channel SRF. more

ASA Board issues regulation on role as appointing authority

16.02.2015 - Under its Articles of Association, ASA may act as appointing authority or may provide other support services in the context of arbitration proceedings more

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