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UPDATE - our activities during the pandemic

Six months have passed since the SCC reorganized operations, moved home and adapted to the new situation caused by the pandemic. Everything changed, yet it has been business as usual.

Isolated but closer. Stressful and relaxed. Business as usual but nothing is the same. These were some of the societal contradictions observed by SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson as the pandemic unfolded,. As we move into a new phase of the pandemic, they still hold true.

The spread of Covid-19 has currently – at the time of this writing - slowed down in Sweden, but the global crisis due to the pandemic is by no means over. Swedish authorities maintain the recommendation to, when possible, work from home and avoid public transport. At the SCC we therefore continue to work remotely to the largest extent possible. Two staff members at a time will be in the office in person according to a schedule put in place for the rest of the year.

With digitized systems already in place, the SCC has maintained its usual routines a normal work pace. The case management is operating as usual. The requests for arbitration have continued to come in steady numbers, and now there are signs of an increase.

Our guiding principles in these unusual times are the same as before. 

We seek to safeguard the health of our employees and partners. We secure all SCC operations. And we focus on our societal responsibility to contribute to the greatest extent possible to reducing the spread of the virus. 

Ad Hoc Platform – free of charge

In a joint initiative to support online administration of all proceedings in these challenging times, the SCC and Thomson Reuters offer a special version of the SCC Platform to ad hoc arbitrations. Use of the Ad Hoc Platform ( is still free of charge from start to finish for any ad hoc arbitration commenced during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We hope to see you on SCC Online Seminars

As the SCC’s aim is to maintain an active and value-creating dialogue with our stakeholders in the business world and the legal communities around the globe we continuously will offer a series of online seminars. A schedule for a new set of SCC Online Seminars will soon be posted in our digital channels.

Simplifying secure communication from request to award

Learn more about how the digital administration at the SCC Platform works.

Request for arbitration are filed using: arbitration@chamber.se
Application for the appointment of an emergency arbitrator is made using: emergencyarbitration@chamber.se

 

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