The Swiss Arbitration Academy AG (SAA) is a cooperation subject to Swiss law. The SAA was founded in 2008 by, among others, a group of arbitration practitioners to provide continued professional training in the field of international arbitration. The SAA aims to provide tailored interactive courses in international arbitration for lawyers, in-house counsel and other professionals interested in dispute resolution.

The University of Lucerne was founded in 2000 and is the most recently founded university in Switzerland, although its academic roots relate to the 17th century. The University of Lucerne is organized in three faculties: law, humanities and social sciences as well as theology and is located in central German speaking Switzerland.

The University of Neuchâtel was founded in 1909 and is located in the French speaking part of Switzerland. The University of Neuchâtel is organized in four faculties: humanities, science, law and economics and business. It offers specialized training supported by unique research centers.

Stämpfli Publishing Ltd. is a founder and the main shareholder of the Swiss Arbitration Academy. Since 2008, Stämpfli has been a key partner of the SAA and considers it an important educational project. The Stämpfli Group includes three group companies and employs approximately 350 people at three locations: Berne, Zurich and Warsaw, Poland. The Stämpfli Group is headed by Dr. Rudolf Stämpfli and Peter Stämpfli, two brothers who represent the 6th generation of the founder family.