The perfect training tool and a valuable resource for experienced arbitration practitioners all over the world
The ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar is a signature training event for advanced practitioners, arbitrators, and in-house counsel that has been successfully running since its inception in 1997. The ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar follows a unique interactive format and furthers the development of cross-cultural awareness through joint leadership of each session by common law and civil law practitioners. ASA usually organizes the seminars together with another arbitration institution, including every other year with the German Arbitration Institute (DIS).
“The ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar is excellent, well organised with a different and innovative practical approach and content. It was fascinating for me to listen to and interact with experienced arbitration practitioners from numerous geographies and understand their different mind-sets. I came away learning a lot and building new relationships – a must for all arbitration practitioners.”
“I found the programme enjoyable and stimulating and commend it to all practitioners in the field, whether based in Switzerland or elsewhere. The working sessions were presided over by leading experts from various jurisdictions, who took us through a wide range of topical issues, exploring both the black letter law and practical solutions. The materials included valuable precedents, often novel in character; and the approach was supranational and crossborder. And lots of breaks to enjoy the amazing location and facilities. It doesn’t get any better than this!”
“I have participated twice in the ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar, once in Annecy and recently in Villars-sur-Ollon – each of these small towns surrounded by beautiful landscapes in which the organisers take care to leave the participants some time to stroll. Each session (in Villars there were eight of them) is moderated by two reputed specialists, one from the civil law and one from the common law worlds. The discussions are informal and concentrate on some of the practical issues which appear in arbitral procedures and on which the national laws are silent. While avoiding long war stories, the participants describe and discuss the way they tackle difficult issues and confront their often opposite approaches. I have personally learnt a lot in these sessions. I recommend all arbitration practitioners, whether junior or senior, to attend the next meeting of this ASA Seminar.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed the inter-active sessions in particular because the level of the interventions were, due to the seniority of the participants, very high. Also, I thought that the discussion leaders tried to touch upon cutting edge issues within their particular subjects. In sum, although I think that given my experience I know how things should be done, I had a “take home” value which was higher than is usually the case at large conferences.”
“The ASA Arbitration Practice Seminar sessions are unusually interactive, engaging and informative – participants learn from each other, sharing experiences and knowledge in conversations that continue into, and well beyond, the cocktail and dinner hours. The distributed materials were particularly useful – a “Swiss army knife” of suggested procedural orders.”
“I attended as Discussion Leader the ASA LCIA 2017 Arbitration Practice Seminar. I really enjoyed the experience. The well-thought format allowed us to learn a lot from each other’s arbitration practice, not only from the other Discussion Leaders but also from the very experienced arbitration practitioners who attended the Practice Seminar”.
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Please note that the traineeship is of a 6-month duration and starts either in March or September of each year. The applications for the available position are reviewed 2 months prior to the start of the traineeship, and we only contact those candidates who will be shortlisted for an interview.
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