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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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Habegger to succeed Schlaepfer at helm of Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Court

28.01.2013 - Anne Véronique Schlaepfer is to step down as the chair of the arbitration court that administers proceedings governed by the Swiss Rules, as Philipp Habegger prepares to take her place. more

ASA President Co-Chairs GAR Live London

12.11.2012 - Michael Schneider chaired a panel discussion at GAR Live London on how to make international arbitration work better, in which he advocated for the active participation of arbitrators from the very start of a case. more

Interview with ASA Executive Director

18.10.2012 - Global Arbitration Review recently interviewed Alexander McLin as he assumed his new responsibilities. more

Revision of Chapter 12 of the Swiss Public International Law Act

02.10.2012 - The Swiss parliament mandates the government to "touch up" Swiss law of international arbitration. more

2012 Winner of the ASA Prize for Advocacy

25.01.2012 - The winner of the 2012 ASA Prize for Advocacy in International Commercial Arbitration is Philippe Pinsolle. more

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