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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: "Modern and Efficient Communication (or: "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em")" 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 Annual Conference 2017

3 February 2017 - Shaping Arbitral Proceedings to Best Examine Quantum, Geneva More

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar 2017 co-organized with the LCIA

9 June 2017 - 11 June 2017 - Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland More

ASA General Meeting & Conference 2017, Bern

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

ASA News

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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

ASA Conference - 10 Years of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

24.02.2014 - ASA dedicated its annual conference on 31 January 2014 to the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (the Swiss Rules) on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. more

Raëd Fathallah wins ASA Advocacy Prize

04.02.2014 - The Bredin Prat partner received the prize at ASA's Annual Conference in Basel on 31 January. The prize was presented by ASA President Elliott Geisinger, vice-presidents Bernhard Meyer and Bernhard Berger, and immediate past president Michael E. Schneider more

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