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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 Proposes Global Arbitration Ethics Counsel to Apply and Enforce Ethical Principles

16.09.2014 - ASA President Elliott Geisinger recently articulated the thinking behind a transnational body focused on ensuring the respect of core principles in international arbitration more

ASA's leadership in Swiss Style magazine

06.06.2014 - ASA's President Elliott Geisinger and Vice-Presidents Bernhard Meyer and Bernhard Berger discuss Swiss arbitration's historical leadership in an era of increasing global competition, in a Swiss Style magazine interview. more

Results of Swiss teams at 2014 Vis Moot

12.05.2014 - Swiss teams, including participants from the universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, St. Gallen and Zurich earned notable results at this year's Willem C. Vis Moot. more

ASA Board Elects Executive Committee

07.05.2014 - The ASA Board has elected its Executive Committee, the last formal stage in the establishment of its new governance structure that went into effect on 1 January 2014. more

Challenges of Swiss arbitral awards – Selected statistical data as of 2013

27.04.2014 - Updated research undertaken by Prof. Felix Dasser and his team corroborates the arbitration-friendly stance and efficient decision-making by the Swiss Federal Tribunal. It also highlights repeated challenges to sports arbitration awards. more

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