Arbitration Lab is a Swiss-British initiative to advance innovative ideas and practical knowledge of international arbitration. It conducts and supports events, publications and learning of international arbitration from a comparative perspective.
The lab brings together top experts on private and public adjudication from a variety of arbitration branches to transfer knowledge, skills and facilitate networking between senior and junior arbitration professionals.
Launched in Basel, Switzerland by former classmates at Harvard Law School, who are now academics at leading Swiss and British academic institutions, Arbitration Lab plans to conduct trainings and conferences, research projects and work closely with dispute resolution institutions and legal practitioners. Its two flagship initiatives include a winter school in Basel and a summer school in London.
The United Kingdom and Switzerland remain among the world’s top destinations for international arbitration, hosting several key arbitration institutions. Moreover, arbitrators with Swiss and British nationality are among the top appointed in commercial, investor-state and other types of arbitration. Collaboration with experts and institutions from these jurisdictions will be at the core of the Arbitration Lab’s activities.