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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

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Read the latest Message of ASA Board: The Cost of Achmea

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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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ASA News

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Raëd Fathallah wins ASA Advocacy Prize

04.02.2014 - The Bredin Prat partner received the prize at ASA's Annual Conference in Basel on 31 January. The prize was presented by ASA President Elliott Geisinger, vice-presidents Bernhard Meyer and Bernhard Berger, and immediate past president Michael E. Schneider more

Amendment to Articles of Association Approved

09.12.2013 - On 4 December 2013 the ASA General Meeting passed a motion by electronic vote to modify the Articles of Association's Article 13, which was necessary to implement the decision taken at the 2013 Ordinary General Meeting' to appoint Deloitte as auditors. more

Survey on Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

09.12.2013 - ASA's 2014 Annual Conference will analyse the first decade of the Swiss Rules in operation. So that we may provide you with the most representative analysis of experience, please take a moment to fill out a very brief survey. more

ASA Advocacy Prize

30.11.2013 - ASA is accepting nominations for the 2014 ASA Advocacy Prize. The prize seeks to recognise counsel who, through their exceptional talents in advocacy, significantly contribute to the promotion of effective resolution of international commercial disputes. more

ASA Ankara Roadshow

08.10.2013 - ASA representatives will be in Ankara, Turkey on 22 October 2013 for a seminar introducing arbitration in Switzerland. more

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