Welcome to the Swiss Arbitration Academy SAA

The Swiss Arbitration Academy (SAA) in cooperation with the University of Lucerne and the University of Neuchâtel offers flexible programs tailored to the individual participant's needs. Participants can choose to complete internationally accredited comprehensive programs covering all aspects of an arbitration or choose to focus on individual aspects of an arbitration. All programs are a unique combination of an academic education and practical hands-on training with renowned international practitioners.

We are proud that the internationally accredited Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Arbitration program is endorsed by renowned arbitral institutions: the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), ICC Switzerland, the Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM), the Kigali International Arbitration Centre (KIAC), the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC).

For more information, or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone.

Best regards

Dr. Urs Weber-Stecher
Member of the Academic Council
Chairman of the Board of Directors


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Module 3 on the Taking of Evidence

From 25 October 2018 to 29 October 2018, the Swiss Arbitration Academy is organizing the third Module on the taking of evidence in Zurich. This highly interactive 5-day course is ideal for practitioners who would like to familiarize themselves with the differences between litigation and arbitration hearings. Through various in-class exercises, participants develop practical skills such as drafting discovery requests and conducting cross examinations.

The Module can be attended by (in-house) counsels, advanced legal students or other professionals with experience in the field of arbitration for a tuition fee of CHF 2'200.