Overview A leading arbitration think tank with local roots and global reach
Defining arbitration since 1974
The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA, Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage) is a non-profit association with over 1000 members in Switzerland and all over the world. ASA is Switzerland’s leading arbitration organisation and brings together the world’s most eminent arbitration practitioners from six continents and 50+ jurisdictions.
ASA’s activities are organized in Five Pillars: (i) thought leadership, (ii) training and talent, (iii) arbitration users, (iv) the Swiss Arbitration Centre, and (v) arbitration infrastructure (with the Swiss Arbitration Hub).
Founded in 1974
Become a Member of ASA
Membership is open to everyone with an interest in arbitration, irrespective of nationality or the level of experience. Discover the benefits of an ASA membership.
Join your local peers: the ASA Local Groups in Basel, Bern/Neuchâtel (Espace Mittelland), Geneva, Lausanne, Svizzera Italiana, and Zurich meet informally two to five times a year to network and exchange experiences and know-how.
The ASA Asia Chapter is a regional ASA group based in Singapore. It was founded in 2023 as successor to the ASA South-East Asia Chapter to serve the needs of users in Asia by organising events and providing information.
Established in 2001, ASA’s young practitioners group aims at connecting arbitration practitioners below the age of 40 and promoting the exchange of views and experiences amongst them in a friendly and informal environment. The group holds two mainseminars per year and regularly organises further events in collaboration with other organisations or institutions that support young arbitration practitioners.
Membership is free and not dependent upon membership of ASA.
Our popular ASA Profiles database of eminent arbitration specialists – counsel, arbitrators, experts – allows you to search for the person you need. You set the criteria, and we provide a list of responsive names and profiles.
The Swiss Arbitration Association provides benefits to members through conferences, practice seminars, exchange of know-how, and networking. It may be designated as appointing authority to support parties with the appointment of arbitrators in ad-hoc arbitrations.