About us

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 Mediation.

Arbitration Court

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*
Dr. Chris Boog, Vice-President*
Dr. Xavier Favre-Bulle, Vice-President*

Ms. Alexandra Johnson, Secretary to the President of the Court*

 

Members of the Arbitration Court

Dr. Diana Akikol, Dr. Homayoon Arfazadeh, Mr. Philippe Bärtsch, Ms. Sandra De Vito Bieri, Ms. Kirstin Dodge, Dr. Bernd EhleMr. Harold Frey, Mr. Matteo Galante, Ms. Ulrike GantenbergProf. Daniel Girsberger, Dr. Dieter Gränicher*, Mr. Cesare Jermini*, Ms. Alexandra Johnson, Ms. Melissa Magliana, Dr. Paolo MarzoliniDr. Andrea Meier*, Mr. David P. RoneyMr. Frank Spoorenberg*, Ms. Melanie Van LeeuwenMr. Boris Vittoz, Ms. Clarisse Von Wunschheim, Mr. Lukas Wyss, and Mr. Tobias Zuberbühler.  

*Members of the Court Special Committee as per art. 4 of the Internal Rules of the Arbitration Court 

 

Members of the Advisory Council for Mediation 

Birgit Sambeth Glasner, Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger, Sven Engel, Dr. Urs Weber-Stecher

 

Ombudspersons for Financial Services Mediations

(further persons tbd)
 
 
 

Secretariat 

The Secretariat assists the Arbitration Court, the Advisory Council for Mediation and the Ombudspersons in administering arbitrations and mediations.

A notice of arbitration or of mediation may be submitted to any of the offices of the Secretariat.

Members of the Secretariat

Basel: Andreas Meier & Alison Bigland
Bern: Lars Guggisberg
Geneva: Beatriz Restrepo, Shanaize Yahiaoui & Cindy Roy 
Lausanne: Diego Segantini
Lucerne: Adrian Derungs
Lugano: Michele Rossi & Monica Foglia
Neuchâtel: Régine de Bosset
Zurich: Hannes Latzel & Nitonde Nyandwi

 
 

Internal Rules

The Internal Rules of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution define the organisation, the composition and the tasks of the Arbitration Court and the Secretariat.

The Internal Rules of the Advisory Council for Mediation of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution define the organisation, the composition and the tasks of the Advisory Council for Mediation and the Secretariat.

 

Our History

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.

pdf_20x20 Switzerland: Neutrality, Arbitration and Mediation_A long and unique (Hi)story

 

 

Historical Rules - Prior Rules

Mailing address Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution

Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution
4, Boulevard du Théâtre
P.O. Box 5039
CH - 1211 Geneva 11
Switzerland

President: Regine Sauter

Executive Director: Caroline Ming
c.ming@swissarbitration.org

For general information, please contact:

or, by phone:

Geneva office: +41 22 819 91 57

Lugano office: +41 91 911 51 30

Zurich office: +41 44 217 40 50

 

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