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
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 News and projects
Results of the International Survey on Dispute Resolution in Technology Transactions - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation CenterAccess the results of this multi-industry, multi-national survey.
Swiss Arbitration Academy launches Certificate of Advanced Study in ArbitrationThe Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel as well as the SAA are jointly offering a post-graduate programme in arbitration.
ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar, Badenweiler 18-20 January 2013This 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.
Major ASA Events
ASA Below 40 Spring Conference
31 May 2013 - The Empty Chair -- arbitrating against absent respondents, Geneva
ASA Conference & General Meeting
4 October 2013 - Confidentiality in arbitration, Bern
ASA Below 40 Conference
8 November 2013 - Dolder Grand Hotel, Zurich
ASA Annual Conference
31 January 2014 - 10 Years of Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, Basel
Read the latest President's Message on the role of experts in the adversarial process, and the arbitrator’s capacity to absorb specialised knowledge. More