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Welcome to Swiss Arbitration – A unique global dispute resolution platform

Swiss Arbitration is the global platform for arbitration and mediation under the leadership of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). Building on a history that goes back over 100 years, and a network of over 2,000 legal practitioners from all over the world, Swiss Arbitration brings together many of the leading players in the alternative dispute resolution community through four organisations.

Recognised for its thought leadership and the reputation of its independent dispute resolution centre, Swiss Arbitration helps to advance the practice of international arbitration and mediation for all users, practitioners and academics, in Switzerland and abroad.

Our Story

Our globalised world does not lack conflict, and national judicial systems are not always equipped with the resources or tools to tackle disputes, especially international disputes. This has led to the rise of arbitration and mediation as key forms of alternative dispute resolution, offering a fast, private and trusted means for companies and individuals to settle their claims and go back to their business.

Due to the rise of alternative dispute resolution, users must navigate between numerous arbitration organisations – each with their own sets of rules and regulations. In a complex commercial and political environment, it is important for users to choose a platform that offers both credibility and reach, supported by a strong international network of practitioners.

Swiss Arbitration is a global and independent platform that represents the way forward for the alternative dispute resolution community. Swiss Arbitration brings together a wide range of experts and services, all dedicated to advancing the practice of arbitration and mediation. Thanks to its global network of legal practitioners, Swiss Arbitration is a thought leader in the industry, and supports multiple training programmes for young legal professionals. Its dispute resolution centre is widely recognised as a leader in global arbitration and mediation services, and can settle cases everywhere, under any applicable law.

Building on Switzerland’s foundation as a neutral power and hub for international conflict resolution, Swiss Arbitration has earned its credibility over more than a century. A true pioneer in the field of international arbitration, Swiss Arbitration has maintained its global outlook while keeping close ties to its Swiss roots, and today counts many Swiss and international members and users. In a world full of uncertainty and change, its commitment to stability, quality and independence makes it a reference in the field.

100+ years of history
and experience

2000+ practitioners
in 85 countries

4+ organisations

Swiss Rules 2021

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Swiss Rules 2021