We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to everyone who in different capacities have contributed to the SCC mission during the past year.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World has now been shown in 24 cities and four continents.
During the autumn of 2018, Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) has celebrated its 15th anniversary, reflecting on the past and planning for the future.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal dismissed a party’s challenge to the arbitral award, finding that the challenging party did not have the right to commence arbitration as he was a citizen of the respondent state and did not fulfil the criteria of an investor pursuant to the ECT.
The commended teams of the Stockholm Treaty Lab were at COP 24 to present their ideas on how to boost green investments.
On 7 March 2019, the Swedish Women in Arbitration Network (SWAN) will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary in Stockholm. An afternoon event with panel debates and inspirational speakers will be followed by a dinner program.
The Global Orals of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot Competition 2018 (FDI Moot), organized by the Office of International Affairs and the Center for Legal Studies (CILS) with the help and sponsor support of several founding institutions and the ICAL Alumni Association, took place on 8-11 November 2018 in Stockholm.
SCC Legal Counsel Sukma Andrina will present the SCC project Stockholm Treaty Lab at an event at COP 24.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson´s speech from the 24th International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress held in Sydney, Australia from 15–18 April 2018 now available in video.
On 21 November 2018, the Swedish legislature passed a revised Arbitration Act, intended to make the arbitration process more efficient. The revision aims at making Swedish arbitration law more easily accessible, especially for non-Swedish parties, and to ensure that Stockholm continues to be an attractive venue for international dispute resolution. The changes will enter into effect on 1 March 2019.
Meet the commended teams of the Stockholm Treaty Lab in a video produced by Wolters Kluwer.
On November 11-13, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and SCC Legal Counsels Anja Havedal Ipp and Sukma Andrina presented the SCC project Stockholm Treaty Lab at the Paris Peace Forum. The Stockholm Treaty Lab is an innovation contest challenging teams to draft a model treaty that would increase green investments. It was one of 120 projects selected from among 850 applications to participate in the Paris Peace Forum.
SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp contributed an article to the fall 2018 issue of the New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer. Entitled “International Arbitration in Stockholm: Modern, Efficient ADR with Century-Old Roots”, the article discusses arbitral practice under the revised SCC Rules.
James Hope, a member of the SCC Board, has contributed one of the opening chapters to this publication. His chapter, which is entitled “Investor-State Arbitration Before The SCC Institute”, provides a general overview of SCC practice and procedure in investor-state cases.
How do you accommodate agreements by the parties which entail changes to institutional rules? Where do you draw the line? And how do you ensure that arbitrators really have the time needed to devote to a case? These were some of the questions addressed at the seminar Not in the Rules in Stockholm on 8 November 2018.
On 7 November 2018, more than 100 participants gathered on board the Theater Ship in Stockholm for an international arbitration conference titled “Navigating the Muddy Waters of International Arbitration”.
On 3 November 2018 a joint conference took place in Beijing celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention and the adoption of the Singapore Convention on Mediation.
SCC participated in four panels on 5 November 2018, on the first day of the 2018 edition of the Investment Arbitration Masterclass organized by the International Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson gives a summary of impressions from the competition and the engagement from teams.
All submissions to the global innovation competition Stockholm Treaty Lab are now made available on the Stockholm Treaty Lab website.
The SCC is pleased to announce that Jonas Bengtsson, Helena Dandenell and Johan Sidklev will join the SCC Board as new members as of 1 January 2019.
On November 18, a conference with the aim to provide key updates and discussion on recent developments in investment arbitration will take place on Amwaj Islands in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The day will conclude with a screening of The Quiet Triumph – presented by the SCC.
On September 28, the winners of the global innovation contest Stockholm Treaty Lab were celebrated at a conference held in conjunction with the UN General Assembly.
On 8 November, gain insight on how the institutions deal with day-to-day business situations not regulated by arbitration rules.
Meet SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and CAM Secretary General Stefano Azzali on 11 October in Rome, when they engage in a Fireside Chat about challenges and opportunities for arbitral institutions.
On September 28, the winners of the global innovation contest Stockholm Treaty Lab, which crowdsources law to encourage green investments, will be celebrated at a high-level event in New York.
On 20 September 2018, SCC Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson delivered the opening address at the Arbitration Event held by The European Circuit in Stockholm. The address depicted the role of the SCC in international arbitration, the challenges and opportunities currently facing the institution and how it can stay relevant in tomorrow’s marketplace.
On 25 September 2018, the world tour of the SCC Centennial film “The Quiet Triumph – How Arbitration Changed the World” continues when the Ambassador of Sweden, H.E. Helena Sångeland invites to a seminar and a screening of the movie.
On 23 Oct 2018 in Moscow, SCC is co-organising a conference that aims to build on and expand the ties between the Swedish and Russian legal community by creating a platform for an open exchange of ideas and experiences. SCC Chairperson and Professor Kaj Hobér will be one of the speakers.
The commended teams of the Stockholm Treaty Lab, the Creative Disrupters and Team Innovate, share their experience in participating in the crowdsourcing initiative.
On 7 November 2018 in Stockholm, the ICAL Alumni Association invites to a conference that will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the ICAL Program at the Stockholm University. The event will also serve as a kick-off for the Global Oral Rounds of the FDI Moot Court Competition. Registration is now open.
On 5 September, the SCC board members met in Stockholm for the Annual Board meeting. Together with the secretariat, the Board discussed current policy issues linked to the work of the SCC, but also to international arbitration in general.
The world tour of the SCC Centennial film “The Quiet Triumph – How Arbitration Changed the World” continues. On 24 September, the film will play in Milan in an event hosted by the Legance Milan, ICC Italia, and CAM. A few days later, on 27 September, the documentary will also have its Spanish premiere when it’s screened at a special event in cooperation with Club Espagnol de Arbitraje (CEA).
At the annual meeting held 14 June 2018, Lotta Knapp Lönroth (Vinge) and Erika Finn (Norburg & Scherp) were elected as new board members in Swedish Women in Arbitration network (SWAN).
On 21 September, the European Circuit of the Bar Annual Conference will be held in Stockholm. On the day before, the same organisation invites to an Arbitration Event where SCC Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson, SCC Vice Chairperson Patricia Shaughnessy and SCC Board member James Hope will be among the speakers.
VQ Forum 2018 will take place on 17 October in Stockholm. SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson, SCC Head of Business Development Lise Alm and SCC Vice Chairperson Patricia Shaughnessy will participate.
On 26 September, SCC Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson and SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér will travel to Tehran to participate in two events, organized by Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) and Modern International Studies (MIS), respectively. There will also be a screening of the film The Quiet Triumph at the Swedish Embassy in Teheran.
The SCC Arbitration Rules are available in Swedish, English, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish and Arabic. The SCC is proud to announce that an Italian translation of the rules has just been published.
On 11 September leading arbitration practitioners, legal experts, academics and arbitral institutions will gather to examine key issues in international arbitration through the lens of energy-sector dispute settlement. Topics will be:
On 6 – 7 September the SCC will participate in two-day conference in London on environmental dispute resolution and small states.
The first edition of the global innovation contest Stockholm Treaty Lab, which crowdsources law to encourage green investments, has been concluded. Two standout contestants will present their ideas to policymakers in New York and Davos.
Through the collaboration between Stockholm Treaty Lab and the Journal of International Arbitration, all contestants at the Stockholm Treaty Lab will get the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas on a global level.
On 6–7 September 2018 the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) will host its biennial international conference Swedish Arbitration Days. The event attracts leading international and Swedish experts, representatives and arbitrators to discuss different areas of arbitration. This year's topic is Advocacy in International Arbitration.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal partially annulled an award. The claims for annulment were based on three grounds. The Court found for the challenging party on two of those grounds, and dismissed the challenge on the third ground.
SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp was one of the speakers in the Midsummer International Dispute Resolution Conference on Quality Assurance and Ethics in Dispute Resolution in Dublin on 29 June. The event was organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ireland Branch.
In conjunction with the FDI Moot Competition that will be held in Stockholm 8-11 November 2018, the ICAL Alumni Association is holding a 15th Anniversary Conference to celebrate 15 years of the highly successful International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) Masters of Laws program at Stockholm University.
On 18 June 2018, arbitration experts from China, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland gathered at the SCC as part of the Nordic Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, organized by the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center.
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.
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.
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.
Last week, the 3rd Annual Gar Live was held at the SCC premises in Stockholm. As previous years, the event was well-attended and offered interesting discussions with leading practitioners about for example due process paranoia, writings of arbitral awards, and legal experts vs. submissions.
What obstacles typically get in the way of direct negotiations between the parties to a dispute? How does this dynamic change during mediation? These are some of the questions that were addressed in Stockholm 28 May.
Join us when arbitration experts from China and the Nordic countries gather in Stockholm 18 June to discuss various aspects related to commercial arbitration in China.
The SCC has uploaded new materials to the web-section for parties from Russia and CIS. The materials reveal that awards of the SCC continue to be successfully enforced in Russia.
On 14 June 2018 the SCC will organise a seminar in Kyiv addressing key features of arbitration at the SCC. The seminar will discuss the characteristics of Swedish substantive and procedural law and the features of arbitrating commercial and investment disputes at the SCC.
SCC vice Chairperson, Prof. Patricia Shaughnessy is the supervisor and founder of the successful ICAL-programme at the Stockholm University. Last Friday she was awarded the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce “Boosting the capital” prize. Read the interview with Patrica here.
On 24 May, Global Arbitration Review’s 3rd Annual GAR Live Stockholm Conference will take place at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Leading international arbitration experts and practitioners like Philippe Pinsolle, Bart Legum, Jennifer Kirby, and Philipp Habegger will be among the speakers.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal dismissed a party’s challenge to the arbitral award, finding that the tribunal had not exceeded its mandate and did not breach the principle of equal treatment of the parties.
Evolution and adaptation in international arbitration was the overall theme of the just finished ICCA Congress 2018 in Sydney. On the final morning of the congress, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson took part in the plenary session: New frontiers: Potential of Arbitration Involving New Types of Claims.
SCC Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell Wilson spoke at a conference in Shanghai on 5 May. The event focused on how international arbitration affects arbitration in China.
Lise Alm joins SCC as the new head of business development. Previously, Lise has had heavy roles on, among others, Volumental and Spotify.
On 17 May 2018, the Secretary Generals from four arbitral institutions – CAM, DIS, VIAC, and the SCC – hosted a seminar in Milan on the theme “Not in the Rules”. The representatives shared and discussed practical experience with specific situations from the case administration.
The film “The Quiet Triumph – How Arbitration changed the world” continues its world tour. On 19 April it was screened in Dubai.
In an article recently published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, SCC's legal counsel Anja Havedal Ipp reviews the first year with the new rules for expedited arbitration, which entered into force in January 2017.
On 10 and 12 April the SCC will participate in two conferences in China on the topic Administration of Investment Claims in Sweden and China. SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér and SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik will participate. Topics will include:
The SCC registered 200 new cases in 2017, marking the third-highest caseload since the SCC was founded in 1917. International disputes accounted for 96 of the new cases—approximately half the caseload—with parties from 40 countries represented. Of the newly registered cases, 108 were filed under the SCC Arbitration Rules, and 72 under the SCC Rules for Expedited Arbitrations.
The 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules are now available in Arabic.
For the 2018 issue the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is seeking submissions specifically focusing on recent awards and on-going disputes, including submissions focusing on the Opinions and Judgments of the CJEU The 2018 Review i also focusing on current negotiations of the EU with third states.
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot 2018 (FIAM) was preceded by a conference co-organized and sponsored by the SCC, law firm McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP (MWE) and Goethe University. The conference took place on 12 March 2018 and was dedicated to salient issues regarding costs in investment arbitration.
The world tour of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World continues in 2018. Screenings have been organized in over fifteen cities of the world and the tour continues in Asia. On 13 April the film will be screened in Singapore.
In a decision recently published on the Arbitration Portal the Svea Court of Appeal dismissed a party’s challenge to the arbitral award, finding that the tribunal had not exceeded its mandate by basing its decision on circumstances not referenced by the parties.
On 16 March 2018 the SCC will host an international seminar in connection with the 2018 Stockholm Pre-Moot. Topics include:
The deadline for submissions to the Stockholm Treaty Lab innovation contest passed on 28 February 2018. A total of 22 teams from around the world submitted entries, including their proposed texts for a model treaty seeking to generate and protect green investments.
On 3 March 2018 the SCC will participate in the 5th annual Cambridge Arbitration Day. The conference will gather scholars, practitioners and students to discuss recent developments in the field of international arbitration. Topics include:
On March 15, the SCC and K&L Gates will host a one-day conference in Warsaw to discuss investment treaty arbitration under the 2017 SCC Rules.
The second season of the Arbitration Station podcast recently commenced, with a season premiere featuring, among others, Professor Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary University.
Investment Arbitration and apportioning of costs and the effect of Third Party Funders on Costs are two of the topics addressed at an upcoming event in Frankfurt, co-organized by McDermott Will & Emery, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the SCC.
On February 6, SCC legal counsel Anja Havedal Ipp spoke about diversity in arbitration at an event in Oslo. Organized by Norwegian law firm Haavind, the forum gathered more than 150 of Norway’s foremost lawyers, arbitrators and judges, and was intended as a venue for dispute resolution lawyers to meet and discuss trends and common challenges.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World had its Italian premiere in Rome on 9 February 2018.
On February 5, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp spoke at the third annual conference of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), which gathered more than 100 lawyers and academics at the Senate House of the University of London.
ICCA Congress this year will be held in Sydney. SCC Secretary Annette Magnusson will participate in a panel that will discuss new types of claims in arbitration, inckuding those related to climate change.
SCC Honorary Chairman Ulf Franke was appointed to the board of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will be screened in San José, Costa Rica on 13 March.
The book, International Arbitration in the Energy Sector, has just been published by Oxford University Press. It puts international energy disputes into a global context, providing broad coverage of different forms of dispute resolution across both renewable and non-renewable sectors.
The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration is holding its third annual conference in London on 5 February 2018.
The world tour of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World continues in 2018. The first screening this year will be in Rome on 9 February 2018.
Investment arbitration involves various issues when it comes to costs. SCC is organizing a seminar in Frankfurt on this issue on 12 March, in connection with the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot.
European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is inviting submissions for the 2018 issue. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.
The winning team of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will get to present its model treaty at events within prominent global forums: United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum.