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.
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*
Members of the Arbitration Court
Dr. Diana Akikol, Dr. Homayoon Arfazadeh, Mr. Philippe Bärtsch, Ms. Sandra De Vito Bieri, Ms. Kirstin Dodge, Dr. Bernd Ehle, Mr. Harold Frey, Mr. Matteo Galante, Ms. Ulrike Gantenberg, Prof. Daniel Girsberger, Dr. Dieter Gränicher*, Mr. Cesare Jermini*, Ms. Alexandra Johnson, Ms. Melissa Magliana, Dr. Paolo Marzolini, Dr. Andrea Meier*, Mr. David P. Roney, Mr. Frank Spoorenberg*, Ms. Melanie Van Leeuwen, Mr. 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
Ombudspersons for Financial Services Mediations
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
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.
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.