Where to submit a notice of arbitration

The party initiating arbitration (the “Claimant(s)”) shall submit a Notice of Arbitration to the Secretariat of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Arbitration Centre at any of the addresses listed below. The Notice of Arbitration shall comply with the requirements of Article 3 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration (the “Swiss Rules”).

To ensure an expeditious handling of the file, Claimants are invited to pay without delay the non-refundable Registration Fee, as per Section 1.1 of Appendix B of the Swiss Rules.


Swiss Arbitration Centre
Boulevard du Théâtre 4
1204 Geneva
Tel.: +41 22 819 91 57
E-mail: centre@swissarbitration.org


Swiss Arbitration Centre
Corso Elvezia 16 – P.O. Box
6901 Lugano
Tel.: +41 91 911 51 11
E-mail: centre@swissarbitration.org


Swiss Arbitration Centre
Löwenstrasse 11 – P.O. Box
8021 Zurich
Tel.: +41 44 217 40 61
E-mail: centre@swissarbitration.org

Paying Registration Fees and Deposits

To pay the Swiss Arbitration Centre`s Registration Fee, provisional Deposits for expedited procedures and/or deposits as an advance for the costs of the emergency relief proceedings – until a dedicated bank account is opened for the case – parties are invited to use the following bank account details:

Bank UBS Switzerland AG
Beneficiary/Account Holder Swiss Arbitration Centre
IBAN CH280024024094403401V
Account number 944034.01V
Clearing number 0240
UBS postal account number 80-2-2

All payments must be made in Swiss Francs (CHF) and received net of any banking fees.

The bank advises as follows: When making payments within Europe, please always use the IBAN and BIC to avoid additional third-party charges and to ensure the amount is credited to the beneficiary more quickly and securely. We also recommend using IBAN for all Swiss payment transactions.

Arbitration Toolbox by ASA

The ASA-Toolbox [Link to ASA/Toolbox] provides practical knowledge and support in relations to initiating and conducting arbitral proceedings.

Hearing Organization

Please refer to Articles 24 and 25 of the Swiss Rules. Hearings may take place in any convenient city in Switzerland or any other country.

For hearing facilities, hotel rooms, interpreters, court reporters and other support services in Switzerland please refer to the Swiss Arbitration Hub