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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: Let's Get Rid of Arbitration!

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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ASA Below 40 Appoints New Co-Chair

11.06.2018 - ASA thanks outgoing ASA Below 40 co-chair for his contributions to ASA and welcomes on board new co-chair. more

The ASA Community

06.04.2018 - “ASA’s vision is to continue to project Switzerland as a global centre of arbitration and to project arbitration across the globe.” Elliott Geisinger. more

Global Arbitration Review coverage of the 2018 ASA Annual Conference and ASA Advocacy Prize

04.04.2018 - "The 'activist' and 'remotist' approaches to expert evidence” and "A Swiss prize for an Egyptian practitioner” more

ASA Bulletin and President’s Message

29.03.2018 - The 1st 2018 edition of the ASA Bulletin which includes the 1st president’s message of the year has now been published. more

ASA Geneva Local Group Appoints New Co-Chairs

21.12.2017 - ASA thanks outgoing Geneva Local Group co-chairs for their contributions to ASA and welcomes on board new co-chairs. more

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