The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lucerne (Central Switzerland), Lugano, Neuchâtel and Zurich established the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution as a not-for-profit organization which offers means of dispute resolution based on the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and the Swiss Rules of Commercial Mediation.
In order to administer arbitrations under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution established an Arbitration Court as an autonomous body. It carries out its functions in complete independence.
Ms. Gabrielle Nater-Bass, President*
Ms. Domitille Baizeau, Vice-President*
Mr. Cesare Jermini, Vice-President*
Members of the Arbitration Court
Dr. Homayoon Arfazadeh, Mr. Philippe Bärtsch, Dr. Bernhard Berger*, Dr. Sebastien Besson*, Prof. François Bohnet, Prof. Andrea Bonomi*, Dr. Christopher Boog, Prof. Jürgen Brönnimann, Dr. Christoph Brunner, Dr. Thomas Burckhardt, Dr. Martin Burkhardt*, Mr. Stefano Codoni, Dr. Dieter Gränicher*, Mr. Michael Kramer, Mr. Goran Mazzuchelli, Dr. Andrea Meier, Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller*, Dr. Christian Oetiker, Mr. David P. Roney, Mr. Fabio Soldati*, Mr. Frank Spoorenberg, Dr. Urs Weber-Stecher, Ms. Sandra de Vito Bieri, Mr. Boris Vittoz.
*Members of the Court Special Committee as per art. 4 of the Internal Rules of the Arbitration Court
Secretariat of the Arbitration Court
The Secretariat assists the Arbitration Court in administering arbitrations.
A notice of arbitration may be submitted to any of the offices of the Secretariat.
Members of the Secretariat
Basel: Andreas Meier, Rainer Füeg & Alison Bigland
Bern: Lars Guggisberg
Geneva: Beatriz Restrepo, Cindy Roy & Gabriela Salazar
Lausanne: Paul Van Den Bussche
Lucerne: Felix Howald
Lugano: Michele Rossi & Monica Foglia
Neuchâtel: Régine de Bosset
Zurich: Eliane Rossire & Vanessa Correia
The Internal Rules of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution define the organisation, the composition and the tasks of the Arbitration Court and the Secretariat.
Switzerland has a long and unique history of dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation, including the first formal third-party arbitration in the famous Alabama case. The Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution builds upon this rich history, which is reflected in the institution's vast experience and high-quality services.