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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 Message of ASA Board: The Cost of Achmea

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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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

SCAI-ASA-RAA Conference, Moscow

25 October 2018 - What Makes Switzerland so Popular in Arbitration? Sharing Some Secrets of Helvetia With Russian Views More

ASA Arbitration Practice Seminars

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Currently no upcoming events.

ASA News

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Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, ASA Honorary President, to Head ICCA in 2018

11.05.2017 - The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), has elected Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler to be its President as of 1 April 2018. more

New ASA Profiles Tool Reflects Arbitration Pledge Objectives

03.02.2017 - The new ASA Profiles tool allows anyone to search for an arbitrator, counsel or expert with the right combination of skills and experience according to a number of pre-defined criteria, including gender. more

ASA Working Group on Counsel Ethics Releases Latest Findings

03.10.2016 - A second meeting of the ASA working group on counsel ethics in arbitration took place earlier this year, assessing need for further action. more

ASA Elects New Board

16.09.2016 - Elections for the ASA Board were held today at the ASA General Meeting in Bern, for the term 2017-2019. more

ASA South-East Asia Chapter is Launching

05.06.2016 - The ASA Board has decided to create a South-East Asia Chapter, further to an opportunity to project its presence and activities in Singapore, a major dispute-resolution hub. more

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