Information from the SCC relating to Covid-19

This page is dedicated to information relating to Covid-19 and its effects on arbitrating at the SCC, the SCC secretariats operations.

Register on Ad Hoc Platform free of charge 

Any ad hoc arbitration registered on the Ad Hoc Platform during the COVID-19 outbreak will be free of charge for the full duration of the arbitration. This means that any arbitration registered by April 30, 2021 will have all fees waived in relation to the use of the platform. The date may be prolonged depending on the development of the outbreak.

Last updated 2020-11-12

UPDATE - our activities during the pandemic

Six months have passed since the SCC reorganized operations, moved home and adapted to the new situation caused by the pandemic. Everything changed, yet it has been business as usual.

Last updated 2020-09-10


Values, sailing and the Covid-19 response

Secretary General Annette Magnusson in SCC Forecast #6/20: The Covid-19 journey is not over yet. Adopting a sailor’s mindset could add that extra layer of resilience we all need.

Last updated 2020-08-27.


Arbitration and operations at the SCC

Ad Hoc Platform – SCC Platform made available to ad hoc arbitrations globally

In a joint initiative to support the online administration of proceedings, the SCC and Thomson Reuters offer the SCC Platform to ad hoc arbitrations globally, starting in May. Use of the Ad Hoc Platform will be free of charge for arbitrations commenced during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Last updated 2020-04-23

Arbitration and COVID-19: Institutions speak with one voice

In a demonstration of unity, international arbitral institutions today issued a joint message in the wake of the corona outbreak.

Last updated: 2020-04-16

Video message from CAM, DIS, VIAC and SCC

Camera Arbitrale di Milano (CAM), German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC) and Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) in a joint video message related to COVID-19. 

Last updated 2020-05-04.

COVID-19: Information and guidance in SCC arbitrations

This page provides information and guidance relevant to SCC arbitrations due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 and is directed to all, existing and future, participants in SCC arbitration proceedings.  

Last updated: 2020-03-27

The SCC is fully operational but working remotely. This text summarizes the measures taken by the SCC Secretariat to adapt to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Last updated: 2020-03-18


Delos provides list of virtual hearing resources

Numerous resources for holding remote or virtual arbitration and mediation hearings have been provided in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Delos has published a useful list of resources, webinars and checklists, including an updated version of their own checklist published by Hafez Virjee of Delos Dispute Resolution and Maria Hauser-Morel of Hanefeld and links to, inter alia, the SCC panels on online hearings.

Last updated 2022-02-21

IBA Arb40

Technology Resources for Arbitration Practitioners chapter on Technology Tools to Support Virtual Arbitrations


Seoul Protocol

Seoul Protocol on Video Conferencing in International Arbitration drafted by Kevin Kim (Peter & Kim), Yu-Jin Tay (Mayer Brown), Ing Loong Yang (Latham & Watkins LLP), and Seung Min Lee (Shin & Kim). The protocol provides useful guidance on the technical and administrative steps involved in preparing an online hearing.


SCC events and seminars 

The SCC’s aim is to maintain dialogue with the business and legal communities around the globe. The SCC Online Seminars is an initiative introduced to maintain the dialogue with our users and other stakeholders in international arbitration, if for whatever reason, we cannot meet in person. The SCC will hold live seminars during Spring 2020 open for registration by anyone. The seminars will be recorded and the recordings made available in time.The seminars can also be arranged on demand for groups 

Last updated: 2020-04-16 

In line with many other organizations the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce follows the Public Health Agency of Sweden and their recommendations regarding the current Covid-19 outbreak in Sweden and globally. Currently, the SCC does not participate in any on site events. Planned events, such as the seminar on dispute resolution clause on March 31, have been moved online.  

Last updated: 2020-03-23

In times of closed high schools, the SCC aims to assist in the continued teaching through providing online seminars to all Swedish high schools. The seminar describes international arbitration and its role in international trade.  

Last updated: 2020-03-23