The future of disputes in the Nordics

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 conversation between Åsa Waller and Annette Magnusson touched upon issues such as what are the most important developments in international arbitration over the past ten years, and what international dispute resolution might look like in 10,15 or 20 years from now.

– An interconnected and complex world raises the bar for international arbitration to deliver efficient dispute resolution, Annette Magnusson commented. Rules need to be constantly revisited to meet changing demands, she continued, and institutions need to be prepared to handle complex and unforeseen situations on a regular basis, plus of course be properly staffed to manage this new and more demanding reality.

About the future, Annette Magnusson said

– At the SCC we are constantly engaging in visioneering; to be at the forefront of developing the best possible dispute resolution. Our mission has always been to support economic growth and international development through efficient mechanisms for dispute resolution. For us, this means re-visiting the core elements of what we do and constantly asking ourselves – is this the best we can offer to reach this goal? And if isn’t, what is?


The fireside chat was part of Nordic Disputes Summit, a Legal 500-event gathering in-house counsel from the Nordic, dealing with key elements of disputes from a general counsel perspective. 


Additional reading: SCC Forecast


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