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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: Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! (Of Soft Cushions and Comfy Chairs)

You can also read the President's Messages in the ASA Bulletin.

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Elliott Geisinger, President
Alexander McLin, Executive Director 

ASA Bulletin: Matthias Scherer, Editor in Chief

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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

ASA South-East Asia Chapter

 

The ASA South-East Asia Chapter is a regional ASA group based in Singapore. This regional ASA group was founded in 2016 to represent the interests of ASA members in South-East Asia. More

Major ASA Events

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ASA & NYIAC: Ask the Expert, Geneva

28 June 2018 - Comparing the arbitral seats and legal regimes of Geneva and New York More

ASA General Meeting & Conference 2018, Bern

14 September 2018 - Blockchain, Smart Contracts, and Arbitration More

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminars

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Currently no upcoming events.

ASA News

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The Increasing Use of Arbitration in Finance – Opportunities for Switzerland

05.08.2013 - Read a summary of the recent Europe Institute symposium at the University of Zurich. more

ASA Elections

07.06.2013 - Candidacies for positions on the ASA Board are due by 30 June 2013. Further information is now available. more

SwissArbitrationHub is online

21.05.2013 - The new online platform dedicated to the organisation of hearings in Switzerland is now available. more

Swiss Arbitration Academy launches Certificate of Advanced Study in Arbitration

03.05.2013 - The Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel as well as the SAA are jointly offering a post-graduate programme in arbitration. more

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

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