Pictures from the SCC Seminar in Kiev

Pictures from the SCC Seminar in Kiev

On 14 June 2018 and in connection to the Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum in Kiev, the SCC organised a seminar addressing key features of arbitration at the SCC. See the pictures and a short summary below.

The opening address was held by SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér. SCC Legal counsel Anja Håvedal Ipp then moderated the seminar with the speakers Stefan Bessman, Fredrik Ringquist, Olena Perepelynska and Eva Storskrubb. The topics discussed were:

 • Choice of Swedish law for SCC arbitrations

• SCC as a transparent forum for investment treaty disputes

• Confidentiality of SCC arbitrations and enforceability of SCC awards

• Increased efficiency and other innovations in the SCC Arbitration Rules 2017

See pictures from the event below.

The event was a part of the 7th Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Kyiv and was organized with support of Ukrainian Arbitration Association, Swedish Arbitration Association and Young Arbitrators Sweden. 

After the seminar, the film The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World, was screened.

The program from the seminar can be found here.

New on Swedish Arbitration Portal: Supreme Court refused recognition and enforcement of an award

New on Swedish Arbitration Portal: Supreme Court refused recognition and enforcement of an award

In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Supreme Court of Sweden refused recognition and enforcement of an award, finding that the party did not have the opportunity to present its case.

The party challenged enforcement of the award pursuant to item 2 of Section 54 of the Swedish Arbitration Act on the grounds that they had not been given an opportunity to present their case in the arbitration. The Supreme Court found there were grounds for not enforcing the award.  The Court found that in the circumstances of this case the arbitral tribunal had disregarded the basic principles of due process and not provided the Respondent with an opportunity to present its case. 

Read the decision here: Case No. Ö 3626-17

The Swedish Arbitration Portal is facilitated by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the SCC). The project’s mission is to increase transparency in arbitration by making Swedish case law more accessible to the international community.

Winners of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize to be announced soon

Winners of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize to be announced soon

One year ago, the registration opened to compete in the innovation competition, the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize. The prize will be awarded to the team that drafts the model treaty that is considered to have the largest potential to increase green investments. Two finalists have now been selected and the winner will be presented at the latest by mid-July.

What is really holding back green investors and how can this treaty play a role in unlocking that barrier? How does this treaty facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy? What needs to happen? These were some of the questions the Jury had to address when they met in Stockholm to review all submissions. The review process has been blind, meaning that all submissions have been anonymized before being sent to the Jury.

A total of 22 submissions were received, and the jury has selected two finalists to enter the second round. In this round, the finalists are invited to continue working on their drafts, with comments from the Jury. The Jury will meet again in June and the winner is set to be announced at the latest by mid-July.

"We are overwhelmed by the response and the willingness to address this challenge, but also of the quality and dedication that is reflected in the submissions. Stockholm Treaty Lab shows that policy crowdsourcing actually works”, says SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson.

Global exposure for both the winner and non-finalists
The winning team will be given the opportunity to present its model treaty in several global forums, for example in New York and in Davos in 2019. See more information about this here.

The aim of the Stockholm Treaty Lab is not limited to selecting the best complete model treaty— the aim is for as many ideas as possible to reach a wider audience, even where the model treaty that contained them did not make it to the final round of the innovation contest.

For the purpose of achieving the greatest possible exposure for the innovative ideas presented in the contest, the Stockholm Treaty Lab has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to compile special edition of the Journal of International ArbitrationAll teams will be invited to develop their contest submission into an article for potential publication. 

More information will follow after the winners have been selected.

To the Stockholm Treaty Lab website

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