CAS in Arbitration

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The CAS in Arbitration is an intense four-week program on international arbitration offered over the course of nine months. It is the first program which combines an in-depth academic program with the practical insight provided by a large number of international practitioners who lecture during the program. This sophisticated program demands from the participant in-depth preparation for each session, and 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.

More specifically, this program is subdivided into four modules:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of International Arbitration

  • Module 2: How to Commence Arbitration Proceedings

  • Module 3: Taking of the Evidence, Hearings, Discovery, Interim Measures

  • Module 4: From the Hearing to the Challenge and Enforcement of the Award


  • Acquire practical knowledge of how arbitration is conducted by counsel and arbitrators
  • Gain an opportunity to have personal access to a number of arbitration practitioners

Target audience

  • Lawyers
  • In-house counsel
  • Other professionals interested in international dispute resolution

Admission conditions

University degree or equivalent.

Highly qualified persons who do not meet these requirements can in exceptional cases be admitted, upon providing proof of professional experience and additional qualifications in the field of arbitration.


Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Arbitration

Participants who do not want to submit a final research paper, may obtain the SAA diploma as Arbitration Practitioner (ArbP).


Module 1: Neuchâtel / 04 May 2017 - 08 May 2017

Module 2: Geneva / 22 June 2017 - 26 June 2017

Module 3: Zurich / 26 October 2017 - 30 October 2017

Module 4: Zurich / 25 January 2018 - 29 January 2018


The number of participants is limited. Place will be awarded upon receipt and approval by the Joint Admission Committee of a CV and a motivation letter. In the application process, additional material may be requested.

The candidate must send a request of registration to the following e-mail address: info@cas‑


CHF 9'900.-


University of Neuchâtel
CAS in Arbitration
c/o Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller
Avenue du 1er-Mars 26
CH-2000 Neuchâtel


Deadline for application

Throughout the year​
​See website

How to apply


Module 1
04 - 08 May 2017 - Neuchâtel  

Module 2
22 - 26 June 2017 - Geneva 

Module 3
26 - 30 October 2017 - Zurich 

Module 4
25 - 29 January 2018 - Zurich 


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The course is taught in Neuchâtel, Zurich and Geneva. Participants should make timely arrangements with a hotel.


Prof. Dr. Christoph Müller,
LL.M., attorney at law,
University of Neuchâtel,
Prof. Dr. Daniel Girsberger,
LL.M., attorney at law,
University of Lucerne,


Vivienne Clement
University of Lucerne
Faculty of Law
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
CH-6002 Lucerne