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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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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

Amendment to Articles of Association Approved

09.12.2013 - On 4 December 2013 the ASA General Meeting passed a motion by electronic vote to modify the Articles of Association's Article 13, which was necessary to implement the decision taken at the 2013 Ordinary General Meeting' to appoint Deloitte as auditors. more

Survey on Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

09.12.2013 - ASA's 2014 Annual Conference will analyse the first decade of the Swiss Rules in operation. So that we may provide you with the most representative analysis of experience, please take a moment to fill out a very brief survey. more

ASA Advocacy Prize

30.11.2013 - ASA is accepting nominations for the 2014 ASA Advocacy Prize. The prize seeks to recognise counsel who, through their exceptional talents in advocacy, significantly contribute to the promotion of effective resolution of international commercial disputes. more

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