The SCC Platform was launched in September 2019. Since then, 76 cases and roughly 400 users have been registered on the platform.
On December 17, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Ipp were among the speakers at the 39th annual conference of the ICC Institute of World Business Law, which gathered more than a hundred international business practitioners, legal experts and academics in Paris to deliberate on the topic of Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration.
A regional update from Africa, emergency arbitration, and transparency in international arbitration were some of the topics on the agenda for the inaugural GAR Live Women in Arbitration in London, co-chaired by SCC’s Annette Magnusson and Sylvia Noury of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Svea Court of Appeal rejects the challenge claim regarding the separate award in an arbitration between a Russian company an a Ukrainian company. Final hearings in the two other cases (T 2826-18 and T 3250-18) between the parties are planned to take place during 2020.
The 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules included a number of noteworthy revisions and innovations as part of the continuous efforts of the SCC to provide innovative, cost and time efficient arbitration. This newly published article by article guide is the first commentary of its kind to the SCC Rules.
The SCC is now hiring a Communications Manager to the Secretariat in Stockholm.
The School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London is launching a new survey in partnership with the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group (CCIAG).
On 20 January 2020, the SCC, the Embassy of Sweden in Kazakhstan and Mannheimer Swartling law firm will jointly organize a conference in Almaty devoted to recent trends in international arbitration and the current state of Kazakh arbitration law and practice.
Each year IBA gathers roughly 200 European lawyers to address this question. SCC’s head of business development, Lise Alm, co-chairs this conference and moderates the traditional final session on the client’s perspective. Read her take on the conference and how the learnings applies to arbitration.
Stockholm International Hearing Centre (SIHC) expands and moves into Centralposthuset, only a few steps from Stockholm Central Station, in December 2019.
Interesting discussions on women in leadership when a delegation from REDMAD, a non-profit cooperation of women business executives in Chile, recently visited the SCC to compare notes on the challenges and opportunities facing women in business in Sweden and in Chile.
This was one of the key questions addressed at a seminar hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Singapore and the SCC recently. Swedish experts Björn Johansson Heigis and Emilia Lundberg discussed opportunities and risks in a digital world, including how the SCC Platform fits into the picture.
In a fireside chat Mannheimer Swartling partner Åsa Waller spoke with SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson about the latest trends in international arbitration, from developing the next generation of arbitrators and counsel to how technology is shaping the arbitral process.
The 2019 Beijing Arbitration Summit gathered experts from four continents for an in-depth discussion on a wide range of topics, with SCC Secretary General addressing the large audience on the topic ISDS Reform and Climate Change – Ideas from the Stockholm Treaty Lab.
In early November, Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson participated in New York State Bar Association’s Global Conference in Tokyo.
Join SCC’s Natalia Petrik in January 2020, when leading arbitrators, litigators and investigators recognised across the globe as “the go-to” lawyers for CIS-related disputes, gather at C5’s 9th annual conference in London.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Supreme Court affirmed a decision of the Svea Court of Appeal, partially setting aside an arbitral award and finding that the tribunal’s deviation from a position stated in a procedural order constituted a procedural error.
On 5 December 2019 in Moscow, the SAA and the SCC are co-organising the event, 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.
The guide includes an updated overview of SCC practice and procedure in investor-state cases, contributed by James Hope, a former member of the SCC Board. The chapter is entitled “Investor-State Arbitration Before the SCC”.
On October 23, SCC legal counsel Anja Ipp spoke at a seminar on third party financing of disputes organized by the Swedish Arbitration Association and the Swedish Women in Arbitration Network.
The intensive five-day program “Arbitration Rules in Practice”, on international commercial arbitration from an institutional perspective, will take place during 18–22 February 2020 in Vienna, Austria. Application deadline is 30 November 2019.
The first annual edition of the Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook, a new publication by Wolters Kluwer, is now available. Abstracts for the 2020 edition are due 8 December 2019.
On 3 October 2019, SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik spoke in session “Dispute Boards in the Energy Sectors: The Nordics and Beyond” at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation conference and workshop event in Stockholm.
Sukma Andrina, a lawyer and researcher, takes a closer look on how legal infrastructure can support and protect green technology and investments. Specifically, how arbitration can play a role.
On 6 November, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will address “Digitalization in Arbitration – opportunities and efficiency”, and ”ISDS Reform and Climate Change” at events during the China Arbitration Week. SCC will also contribute at the Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions’ Roundtable forum on 7 November.
The newest edition of the SCC Arbitrator’s Guidelines includes information on the SCC Platform and a new section with recommendations on the content and structure of awards.
A collection of essays titled Forward! was presented to Kaj Hobér earlier this month at Uppsala University.
More green technology companies are resorting to arbitration at the SCC to resolve their disputes, as shown by a recently published study.
A policy encouraging parties in SCC arbitrations to disclose the identity of any third parties with an interest in the outcome of the dispute has been adopted by the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
In the most recent issue of The Journal of World Investment & Trade the 2018 publication “The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences” by Taylor St John is reviewed by SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson.
The SCC Board convenes once per year in Stockholm to address issues of policy. This week in Stockholm the SCC Board discussed Third Party Funding, the SCC Platform and future SCC project.
On 9 October 2019, the SCC and the Consulate General of Sweden in St. Petersburg will host a seminar dedicated to innovative features of Swedish arbitration and recent trends in cyber security and digitalization within arbitration.
The SCC Platform is now available, providing access to simple and secure communication from request to award.
On September 26, Prof. Patricia Shaughnessy will speak on behalf of the SCC about "Tribunal Secretaries in SCC Rules and Practice.
The SCC is now hiring a Legal Counsel to assume responsibility over one of three case management divisions at the SCC Secretariat in Stockholm.
On October 2, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and ICC Special Counsel and co-founder of ArbitralWomen Mirèze Philippe will speak at this kick-off event for the conference in Stockholm.
SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik, will speak in session “Dispute Boards in the Energy Sectors: The Nordics and Beyond” at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation event on October 2–4.
SCC Chair Kaj Hobér will speak at the 4th Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum on September 20 in the session “The quest for efficiency: do tribunal and parties play the same game?”
A recently published SCC Practice Note summarizes decisions on challenges to arbitrators made by the SCC Board during 2016-2018.
On September 13, SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik will moderate Session 2: “Mediation in International Disputes” at the Ukrainian Bar Association’s (UBA) international conference.
SCC legal counsel Alison Tibell has contributed a chapter to the new annual publication, while SCC legal Anja Ipp is a member of the Editorial Committee.
The SCC has had rules for Expedited Arbitration in place since 1995 and will share its experience as UNCITRAL’s Working Group II prepares to address expedited arbitration in September.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and legal counsel Natalia Petrik contributed an article entitled ”East Meets West in Stockholm” to the Liber Amicorum in honour of Prof. A.S. Komarov.
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.
A leading Swedish business and investment magazine recently interviewed SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson in their weekly podcast.
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.
Sweden’s revised Arbitration Act entered into force on 1 March 2019. The SCC now provides a Ukrainian translation of the Act.
The court’s starting point when reviewing the arbitral tribunal’s decision on jurisdiction is that the tribunal’s interpretation and evaluation of evidence is correct which limit the review to whether the challenging party has established that the tribunal has made an incorrect assessment of the scope of the arbitration agreement.
During June 10-14, Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson took part in multiple seminars in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and Wuhan, Hubei province. All seminars were co-organized with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Center (CIETAC) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and supported by local organizations and law firms.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson participated in a panel titled “National and international Arbitration Institutions. Trends. It’s time to appoint an Arbitration Court.”
Today, June 13, Stockholm International Hearing Center (SIHC) received the Boosting the Capital-prize from the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The prize highlights enthusiasts who make the capital region more fun, innovative, inclusive, and outgoing.
On 20 May 2019, SCC and the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) organised a half-day conference and a gala dinner in Stockholm, in recognition of the revised Swedish Arbitration Act, which entered into force on March 1.
Anja Ipp (SCC Legal Counsel), participated in the second edition of the Jeantet “Arbitrating in CEE and CIS” roundtable that was held during the Paris Arbitration Week on Thursday 4 April. The topic was “Transparency, Accountability and Choice of Arbitrators”.
SCC Chairperson Prof. Kaj Hobér was in Prague on May 27th to take part in the 70th anniversary celebration of the Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and the Agrarian Chamber of the Czech Republic.
On May 21, the 4th Annual GAR Live was held at the SCC premises in Stockholm.
The Swedish Climate Ambassador, the winners of Stockholm Treaty Lab, and representatives of the sustainable business gathered at the SCC to explore the question: how can we innovate international law to the benefits of climate?
At the recently concluded Forum, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson discussed the future of international arbitration in a panel titled “The Current State and Future of Arbitral Institutions: from Competition to Cooperation?”.
A second edition of Mannheimer Swartling’s Concise Guide to Arbitration in Sweden were published on 20 May 2019.
Starting September 2019, all SCC arbitrations will have access to a case platform where the SCC, the parties and the tribunal can share case-related documents, such as communication with the SCC, procedural orders, submissions and exhibits.
On 3 June 2019, IBA Arb40 Sub-committee will organise, in cooperation with the SCC, the IBA Arb40 Toolkit for Award Writing Training Programme in Stockholm, Sweden.
On 12 May 2019, Jakob Ragnwaldh, the SCC Vice Chairperson and partner with Mannheimer Swartling, Hong Kong, spoke at the conference “China International Arbitration Summit”, held in Shanghai, China.
On May 8, YAAP hosted a Round table with case managers, from the four arbitral institutions, that gave practical insights into daily case management issues.
In a lunch discussion, Joel Dahlquist Cullborg and prof. Eric de Brabandere discussed the practice of domestic courts in reviewing arbitral awards based on investment treaties.
2018 was another strong year for the SCC. An unprecedented increase in the average dispute value, entailed that the total value in dispute for all cases commenced in 2018 amounted to 13,3 billion EUR, despite a certain decline in the number of cases filed.
Welcome to an afternoon seminar that will explore how international law can be used to promote investments for a better climate. The seminar program is now published.
It is with great sadness that we have been reached by the news that Nina Lagergren has passed away at the age of 98 years.
On 21 May 2019, the SCC and Global Arbitration Review is delighted to once again welcome you to this full-day event in Stockholm, where we will explore the leading issues in international arbitration.
On 6 May 2019, in a lunch discussion Joel Dahlquist Cullborg and Professor Eric De Brabandere will talk about cases, in which parties have asked the Court to set aside treaty-based arbitral awards
On 23 May, the Embassy of Sweden in Kiev, the Ukrainian Arbitration Association and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) will jointly organize an international seminar in Kiev about the revised Swedish Arbitration Act.
On 8 May 2019, Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) invites to a special Round Table in cooperation with CAM, VIAC and SCC.
On 20 May 2019 the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA) will be celebrating the new revisions to the Swedish Arbitration Act with a half day conference and gala dinner in Stockholm.
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 arbitral awards were not invalid; the dispute was arbitrable and neither the arbitral award nor the manner in which they arose was incompatible with Swedish ordre public. However, a minor part of the final award was set aside as the arbitral tribunal had exceeded its mandate.
The Journal of International Arbitration has published a special issue which contains articles drafted by the innovators at Stockholm Treaty Lab. In these articles, they explained their ideas on how to increase green investments using an instrument of international law.
On 16 May 2019, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Haga Initiative invite to a seminar that will explore how international law can contribute to creating a low carbon society.
The Rome Court of Appeal recently granted enforcement of an SCC award, declaring the award enforceable in Italy.
Sweden’s revised Arbitration Act entered into force on 1 March 2019. The SCC now provides English and Russian translations of the Act.
The Essay Competition is open to all students, junior scholars and junior practitioners from around the world. The winning submission and the runner-up submission will be published in the Review.
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 there were not justifiable doubts as to the arbitrator’s impartiality and independence and the tribunal had not exceeded its mandate.
Sweden’s revised Arbitration Act enters into force on 1 March 2019, following a nearly five-year long legislative process to update the Arbitration Act of 1999.
SCC legal counsel Natalia Petrik recently participated as a panelist at two annual events in London dedicated to disputes involving Russian and CIS parties.
On 13 February in a snow clad Moscow, the SCC and the Embassy of Sweden co-organized a seminar on the amendments to the Swedish Arbitration Act which will apply to arbitrations initiated in Sweden on 1 March 2019 onwards.
The SCC and Stockholm receive top marks in GAR’s 2019 Guide to Regional Arbitration. One of GAR’s reasons to whitelist the SCC is because “It’s (…) so experienced that the staff ‘just know what they are doing’”. While GAR’s Hearing Centres Survey Results praises the Stockholm hearing facilities, stating that “[this] illuminate[s] just how far one city [Stockholm] in particular has come in a short space of time”.
On 25 January 2019, in Nassau, cutting edge local, regional and international speakers gathered to talk about Maritime Arbitration, Arbitration Centers, Construction Adjudication and Dispute Resolutions among other things.
Current issues in investment arbitration was the topic for a joint conference recently organized by the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
On 19 February 2019, SCC and DIS welcome you to a conference about the making of and key features of the new DIS Rules and organisational changes.
On 18 January, 227 young arbitration practitioners from around the Nordics and beyond met up in Stockholm for the first inaugural Nordic Arbitration Day.
What can arbitrators, institutions and users do to increase the efficiency of arbitral proceedings? How tough can arbitrators be in rejecting extensions or denying applications for further submissions for the sake of efficiency? How fast can it get, and is there a “too fast” – a point at which efficiency comes at the cost of the parties’ due process rights?
The revised SCC-ISDA model clause, facilitating the use of arbitration as a recommendable dispute resolution alternative by banks and financial institutions, is included in the updated 2018 ISDA Arbitration Guide. This guide supersedes the earlier (2013) version.
On 13 February 2019, the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow and the SCC welcomes to a seminar about arbitration in Stockholm.
For the 2019 issue the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is seeking submissions on recent developments in international investment law, with a focus on the theme ‘The EU as a policy driver of international investment law’.