SCC Practice: Emergency Arbitrator Decisions Rendered 2014
A recently published article on SCC Emergency Arbitrator proceedings outlines the main issues raised in the four emergency proceedings that were initiated in 2014 and includes concluding remarks based on all 13 cases filed with the SCC since 2010.
In 2014, the SCC saw its first domestic emergency dispute between two Swedish parties and two applications in treaty based investor-state disputes. Overall, the SCC has seen a total of 13 applications for an Emergency Arbitrator since the rules came into force in 2010.
The article, authored by former SCC Legal Counsel Lotta Knapp, includes summaries of the Emergency Arbitrator procedures, measures requested, subject matters of disputes and excerpts from the reasoning of the Emergency Arbitrators.
By applying for the appointment of an Emergency Arbitrator, a party who is in need of a prompt interim decision may receive a decision on interim measures within five days.
The Rules for Emergency Arbitrator are part of the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the SCC Rules) and can be found in Appendix II of the SCC Rules.