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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 General Meeting & Conference 2018, Bern

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

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminars

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2018 ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar

8 June 2018 - 10 June 2018 - Schlosshotel Kronberg, Frankfurt, Germany More

ASA News

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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

The ASA Reference Series is Launched

30.11.-0001 - The ASA Reference Series are short, one- or two-page factsheets about key aspects of arbitration in Switzerland that contribute to making it an ideal arbitration destination. Available to all free of charge. more

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