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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 the International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

03.05.2013 - Access the results of this multi-industry, multi-national survey. more

New ASA Articles of Association adopted

08.04.2013 - ASA's new articles of association were adopted on 4 April 2013. The articles of association are the result of a year's work by the ASA Board and members. more

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar, Badenweiler 18-20 January 2013

28.02.2013 - This year’s seminar was led by Pr. George A. Bermann, Prof. Klaus-Peter Berger, Michael Black QC, Elliott Geisinger, Dr. Klaus-A. Gerstenmaier, Karyl Nairn, Constantine Partasides and Dr. Paolo Michele Patocchi. more

ASA Annual Conference, Zurich, 1 February 2013 – Inside the black box: how arbitral tribunals operate and reach their decisions

28.02.2013 - Conference organiser Dr Bernhard Berger was first to peer into the black box, focusing on the legal framework. A number of seasoned practitioners then examined multiple aspects of the decision-making process. more

ASA's McLin comments on truth and reconciliation process in cycling

29.01.2013 - The process under consideration by the sport's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency could be an exercise in restorative justice that bears some similarities to the arbitral process, but also some key differences. more

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