SAA Practitioner’s Course
The SAA Practitioner's Course
Successful participants of the SAA Practitioner's Course receive the Arbitration Practitioner Diploma (ArbP) from the SAA.
The ArbP demands active participation during the course, which includes pleading training on the basis of mock cases, role plays of arbitration-related scenarios, drafting sessions to learn how to draft written submissions and interactive discussions on cutting-edge arbitration topics.
The modules are held together with the CAS in Arbitration class. ArbP candidates attend modules 2, 3 and 4. All three modules start on a Thursday morning and end on a Monday night, the course stretches from June to January of the following year. The next course will start in May 2019. All courses are taught in English. This course is designed to accommodate working professionals, balancing classroom instruction with scheduling flexibility. During each day of a module, participants will be given an opportunity to attend to their professional responsibilities.
The ArbP program is for qualified participants with some previous experience in arbitration.
ArbP participants are required to attend and actively participate in modules 2, 3 and 4.
Changing from the ArbP to the CAS in Arbitration Program
ArbP participants have the option of also completing the CAS in Arbitration. In addition to completing any outstanding ArbP modules participants must:
- Attend module 1 the next time it is offered
- Pass the CAS in Arbitration exam
- Submit the CAS in Arbitration research paper
- Pay the additional tuition fee
Please note that this only applies to participants who enrolled in the ArbP program after 2015. If you completed the ArbP prior to 2015 and are interested in also completing a CAS in Arbitration, please contact us for further information.
Coordinators : Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger and Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller
|1||Topic||Fundamentals of International Arbitration|
|Head Lecturers||Christoph Müller, Daniel Girsberger|
|Dates||Neuchâtel/Geneva, 2 - 6 May 2019|
|2||Topic||How to Commence Arbitration Proceedings|
|Head Lecturers||Xavier Favre-Bulle, Joachim Knoll|
|Dates||Geneva, 27 June – 1 July 2019|
|3||Topic||Taking of the Evidence: Hearings, Discovery and Interim Measures|
|Head Lecturers||Urs Weber-Stecher, Laurent Killias|
|Dates||Zurich, 24 - 28 October 2019|
|4||Topic||From the Hearing to the Challenge and Enforcement of the Award|
|Head Lecturers||Daniele Favalli, Philippe Bärtsch|
|Dates||Zurich, 23 - 27 January 2020|
The SAA is a fantastic opportunity to have a challenging, thought provoking, and intensely interactive course on international arbitration in a country that has a dominant position in the international arbitration scene. The enthusiasm of the faculty was infectious. The material and the case studies were outstanding. The chance to take time out to discuss common challenges with a truly diverse and multi-talented group of fellow professionals from around the world was really useful and the social events at Karaoke places were great fun. I recommend the program without hesitation.” Rachel Benevenuto, SR Technics Group, Zurich