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Michael E. Schneider elected President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)

25 September 2009

On 25 September 2009, Michael E. Schneider was elected President of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA). With some 1,200 members from Switzerland and many other countries, ASA is one of the leading international arbitration associations. It actively promotes international arbitration in Switzerland and abroad as well as the interests of its members. ASA organises several conferences every year as well as training programmes; it also publishes the ASA Bulletin (which is one of the major international arbitration reviews) and other publications. As from 2010, ASA will award the ASA Prize for advocacy in international commercial arbitration. (For more information, see the ASA website.) Mr Schneider has been a member of the ASA Executive Board for many years and since 2005 one of its Vice-President. He also chaired the Geneva Group of the Association for several years and has been organising the ASA Practice Building Seminar for over ten years, jointly with other European arbitration associations at various locations. Mr Schneider will be assisted in his role as President of ASA by two new Vice-Presidents, Elliott Geisinger and Dr Daniel Wehrli.

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