ASA – the Swiss Arbitration Association is a non-profit association with over 1200 members – of whom more than 450 are from outside Switzerland, all practitioners and academics engaged or interested in domestic and international arbitration. Membership is open to all nationalities, irrespective of the level of experience. Since its creation in 1974, it has become one of the leading arbitration associations, bringing together the world’s most eminent arbitration practitioners. ASA is however not an arbitral institution and does not administer arbitral proceedings. ASA may be designated as an appointing authority or requested to provide other services in support of arbitration or conciliation or mediation proceedings.