To find an arbitrator or counsel on your own, you may find it useful to consult the ASA database.
Should you need our assistance to appoint an arbitrator, we will gladly do so, either in accordance with the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration or as per the Rules of the Swiss Chambers‘ Arbitration Institution ("SCAI") as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other Ad Hoc Arbitration Proceedings.
For Disputes in Commodity Trading, Shipping, and/or Trade Finance
A list of arbitrators and mediators who are highly specialized in the commodity trading, shipping, and/or trade finance field, as well as in specific commodities (e.g. oil, steel, iron ore, grains), has been produced by the selecting committee of ACT (Alternative Dispute Resolution for Commodity Trading, Shipping and Finance).
The selecting committee is composed of leading members of the arbitration and trading community, members of the STSA (Swiss Trading and Shipping Association), of the CCIG (Geneva Chamber of Commerce) and of SCAI (Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution).
The list which continues to grow as new applications are received and approved, is available below.
Arbitrations and mediations will be conducted as usual under the appropriate Swiss Rules. In order to benefit from this service, we recommend all actors of the trading community to insert our model arbitration clause in all their contracts.
For more information on ACT, please visit STSA's website.
List of Arbitrators/Mediators Specialized in Dispute Resolution for Commodity Trading, Shipping and Finance
Arbitrators on the list can be recommended :
– Either as Sole Arbitrator, Chairman, or Co-Arbitrator (all recommended highly specialized arbitrators who completed a legal education) (LIST A), or
– As Co-Arbitrator or expert (highly specialized arbitrators who are not lawyers) (LIST B)
For Disputes in the Field of International Distribution
A list of arbitrators who are highly specialized in distribution contracts-related disputes has been compiled by the selecting committee of IDArb which is composed of leading members of the international arbitration community and international distribution sector.
The list of arbitrators, the use of which is not compulsory, was made available on the IDArb website in June 2017 and continues to grow as new applications are received and approved.
This list is accompanied by a specific model arbitration clause for distribution agreements and by Recommandations for the efficient conduct of the procedure, including in the case of expedited procedures. Arbitrations conducted as per this clause will be conducted as usual under the Swiss Rules.
In order to benefit fully from this service, we recommend that companies active in the field of international distribution become familiar with the IDArb Recommandations and insert the IDArb arbitration clause in their contracts.
For more information on IDArb, please visit the IDArb (IDI Arbitration Project) website.