Swedish Arbitration and the new Act seminar in Moscow
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.
Deputy Secretary General, Kristin Campbell-Wilson, was joined by several experienced members of the Swedish arbitration community, Ms Emilia Lundberg, independent arbitrator and former district court judge, Mr Rikard Wikström-Hermansen, partner at Roschier law firm in Stockholm, Fredrik Ringquist, partner at Mannheimer Swartling law firm’s Moscow office, and Mr Per Runeland, independent arbitrator. The discussion, moderated by Roman Zykov, focused on the key elements of Swedish arbitration and the changes to the Swedish Arbitration Act aimed at maintaining Stockholm as a modern and relevant arbitration venue for international disputes. The topic attracted approximately 100 private practitioners and in-house counsel. The participants actively engaged in the discussion touching upon inter alia judicial assistance by the Swedish courts, arbitrators and applicable law, termination of the proceedings and setting aside of awards. In addition, the panelists gave their views on best practices and differences between various legal seats.
The seminar was followed by a cocktail reception at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador, H.E. Mr Peter Ericson, a 1960’s building designed by the Swedish architect Anders Tengbom.