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 June 2018. 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, 12-16 April 2018|
|2||Topic||How to Commence Arbitration Proceedings|
|Head Lecturers||Xavier Favre-Bulle, Joachim Knoll|
|Dates||Geneva, 14-18 June 2018|
|3||Topic||Taking of the Evidence: Hearings, Discovery and Interim Measures|
|Head Lecturers||Urs Weber-Stecher, Laurent Killias|
|Dates||Zurich, 25-29 October 2018|
|4||Topic||From the Hearing to the Challenge and Enforcement of the Award|
|Head Lecturers||Daniele Favalli, Philippe Bärtsch|
|Dates||Zurich, 24-28 January 2019|
The CAS in Arbitration offered by the Swiss Arbitration Academy is a great course taught by brilliant and highly motivated professionals. The participants have a unique opportunity to practice their pleading and cross-examination skills and to meet practitioners with different backgrounds. For me, it was a very valuable and fun experience.” Claudia Walz, VISCHER AG, Zurich