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 that since 1997 has been bringing together experienced arbitrators and practitioners to discuss key legal and practical issues relating to the practice of international arbitration. It follows a unique interactive format that furthers an open exchange of ideas and experiences moderated by leading individuals from common and civil law jurisdictions acting as discussion leaders. The event is generally organised together with an arbitral institution from a different jurisdiction, with recent partners including the German Arbitration Association (DIS), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).
“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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