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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

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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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ASA News

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Statement on the Global Arbitration Ethics Council Discussions

27.11.2015 - As announced earlier this year, an informal working group chaired by the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) held yesterday a discussion at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on the concept of a Global Arbitration Ethics Council more

Arbitration in Switzerland on "Eco" 

25.03.2015 - ASA Board Member Nathalie Voser and ASA Member Thomas Legler recently provided insights into arbitration in Switzerland in a documentary on Swiss German television channel SRF. more

ASA Board issues regulation on role as appointing authority

16.02.2015 - Under its Articles of Association, ASA may act as appointing authority or may provide other support services in the context of arbitration proceedings more

ASA Proposes Global Arbitration Ethics Counsel to Apply and Enforce Ethical Principles

16.09.2014 - ASA President Elliott Geisinger recently articulated the thinking behind a transnational body focused on ensuring the respect of core principles in international arbitration more

ASA's leadership in Swiss Style magazine

06.06.2014 - ASA's President Elliott Geisinger and Vice-Presidents Bernhard Meyer and Bernhard Berger discuss Swiss arbitration's historical leadership in an era of increasing global competition, in a Swiss Style magazine interview. more

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