International interest for the Swedish Arbitration Portal
More than 8 300 international visitors consulted the Swedish Arbitration Portal last year. The Portal, first introduced in May 2012, provides free access to English translations of Swedish court decisions on arbitration issues.
The Swedish Arbitration Portal contains decisions from all instances of the Swedish courts on issues related to both international and domestic arbitrations.
The Portal is facilitated by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (the SCC). It is open and free of charge.
The idea behind the Portal is to make Swedish case law in matters of arbitration accessible to the international community. The unofficial English translations of court decisions published in the Portal are provided by the SCC, with the assistance of Swedish arbitration practitioners.
Content to the Portal is constantly growing. If you cannot find the court case you are looking for – send us an email email@example.com and we will have the decision translated and published.
Since its introduction, the use of the Portal has expanded and today it has a truly global outreach. Last year the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom were the top three origins for international visitors.
A leading Swedish business and investment magazine recently interviewed SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson in their weekly podcast.
In the podcast Annette outlines how Sweden and Stockholm have reach their unique position within international arbitration, and how a successful arbitral institution builds the trade mark both for the city as well as the country.
On the topic of future challenges for SCC and international arbitration, Annette Magnusson points out digitalization, the increased complexity and global connectivity of disputes, and the importance of diversity when appointing arbitrators.
The School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London has launched its ninth major survey, this year on efficiency in resolving international construction disputes.
The 2019 Survey will cover cross-border construction disputes in detail. Looking at the causes of disputes, how they may best be resolved pre-arbitration, and how construction disputes may be best arbitrated. The survey aims to obtain a good understanding of the views of the international construction community on arbitration and the effective resolution of international construction disputes. All stakeholders are invited to share their perspectives of international construction arbitration whether their experience is as private practitioner, in-house counsel, arbitrator, academic, expert in proceedings, or through work for an arbitral institution.