CAS in Arbitration


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 30 October to 03 November 2014

Module 2: Geneva 15 to 19 January 2015

Module 3: Zurich 23 to 27 April 2015

Module 4: Zurich 18 to 22 June 2015


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 13'900.-


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


Deadline for application



The four modules run from October to June of the following year, each starting on a Thursday morning and ending on a Monday night.



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,


Michael Burkart
University of Lucerne
Faculty of Law
Frohburgstrasse 3
P.O. Box 4466
CH-6002 Lucerne