The launch of the SCC Express, a new Secretary General and the expansion of the Secretariat. 2021 has set new milestones on SCC´s journey despite the hardships related to the pandemic. With confidence, we look forward to 2022!
A recording of our event at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm – Trendspotting in commercial dispute resolution from the business perspective – is now available online.
The number of third party funded dispute resolution cases at SCC and other arbitration institutes around the world increases every year. In the aftermath of the pandemic, this way of financing arbitration might become more common. Still quite an unregulated area, it raises several interesting legal issues, says Legal counsel Natalia Petrik.
Robin Oldenstam has been appointed as new Chairperson of the SCC Board as of January 2022. He is an experienced specialist in international arbitration and head of Mannheimer Swartling’s international arbitration practice based in Sweden.
He was a giant in international arbitration. As a legacy from Gunnar Lagergren, students and researchers at the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University now have access to books and documents from his archive.
The SCC is expanding with a recently established fourth division for case administration up and running. Ulrika Svarts, Case Administrator at the SCC Secretariat, tells us about high standards, a commitment to service and quality assurance.
Each year the editorial committee of the Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook invites arbitration practitioners and scholars to contribute to the yearbook. Do you have something interesting to share with the arbitration community? Start writing and submit a short abstract by 17 December!
It is an unusual thing, to decide to develop a completely new dispute resolution tool. But we thought it necessary and appointed a task force to help us work out the idea behind the SCC Express Dispute Assessment service. This video gives you the story of how it played out.
Ten new SCC awards rendered in 2019-2020 have been added to the Kluwer Arbitration database, including awards relating to third party funding, gross negligence and termination of a license agreement.
“Global disputes are often overlooked as core balance sheet risks with major financial impacts”, says Matthew McGrath. In a recent article in Westlaw Today he states that the economic aftermath of Covid-19 is a reason to start thinking differently. Can the SCC Express dispute resolution tool catch the eye of shareholders and management teams?
In mid-2020, a law was passed in Russia giving Russian commercial courts exclusive jurisdiction over disputes where a Russian party is subject to sanctions. Some observers feared that the law would enable parties to evade arbitration agreements, or that sanctioned parties would lose access to justice outside their home jurisdiction.
What happens behind that locked door in the SCC office, and what is most important to us in our mission to promote trade and business? We start this week with an invitation to visit us!
The third annual edition of the Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook offers interesting reading on current arbitration law, procedure and practice, as well as commentary on Swedish arbitration-related court decisions.
The doors are open to SCC Digital Week at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm. This extraordinary virtual experience and event platform remains open for visits during a total of seven days – until 21 October. You have plenty of time to explore a wide range of content: watch our trendspotting event focusing on the business community´s different approaches to commercial dispute resolution and learn more about the new dispute resolution tool, the SCC Express. Read more about upcoming live webinars here.
For the eighth time the Swedish Arbitration Association is arranging an Arbitration Training Program in association with the SCC. Twenty-three young arbitrators had their first seminar and a start-up dinner at the SCC.
Oscar Hållén, General Counsel at the Swedish payment unicorn Klarna shares his experiences from building an in-house legal department in an international fast-growing company at the upcoming SCC event on 15 October: SCC Digital Week, Trendspotting in commercial dispute resolution from the business perspective.
As the world is not quite ready for large live events, we hereby invite you and your colleagues to the SCC Digital Week on 15 – 21 October.
A boom on the Baltic mergers and acquisitions market, the arbitration reforms in Latvia and more was discussed at the second East-West Forum with focus on the Baltics and Poland.
“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to dispute resolution, so we endeavor to offer the business community a broad menu of services”, says recently appointed Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson in an interview about expectations, goals and challenges ahead.
Imagine the following scenario: Two companies are involved in a commercial dispute, and they are preparing for arbitration. Then, one of the companies moves to sell the unique products at the center of the dispute to a competitor. This is an example of a situation that may call for emergency arbitration. SCC Legal Counsel Evelina Wahlström answers three questions about what tends to be an action-filled process.
On August 18, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Kristin Campbell-Wilson as new Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
We are happy to announce the 2nd SCC East-West Forum event with focus on arbitration in Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia taking place on 10 September. The growing regional integration of these states reflects in a dynamic arbitration environment where local challenges intertwine with global trends. In this forum we explore the arbitration environment in the region and provide a meeting space and professional development for arbitral specialists.
In a newly published edition of the BCDR International Arbitration Review, Annette Magnusson and Christoffer Coello Hedberg write about SCC practice regarding challenges to arbitrators.
Disputes comes in all shapes and forms. In this overview of the SCC services, you can get guidance in choosing the right dispute resolution tool for your dispute.
– The users of arbitral services work in industries where climate change actions are taken and often required. We need to adapt as well, says legal counsel Christoffer Coello Hedberg who represents the SCC in a European subcommittee on the campaign for Greener Arbitrations. He also gives the SCC view on arbitration and climate change in the first episode of the upcoming new podcast series Arbitration Insider.
SCC Express is a new dispute resolution tool designed to help business partners resolve disagreements on issues that need to be dealt with quickly, or where there is a wish to avoid a full-length arbitration or court proceeding. SCC Express is a quick and efficient way to get a neutral legal assessment of the matter in dispute – enabling the parties to move on faster.
Highlights of SCC’s statistics for 2020 include a strong increase in the total share of women arbitrators appointed, a shortened average time from the point of referral to the final award compared to previous years, and the second-highest caseload in SCC history.
The European Commission is proposing the first ever legal framework on the use of artificial intelligence, aimed at promoting the development of AI and addressing the potential high risks it poses to safety and fundamental rights. “A highly relevant approach by the EU. Now, it´s important that the arbitration industry does not fall behind when it comes to leveraging the power of AI”, says SCC Head of Business Development, Lise Alm.
We had a great response to our invitation to the very first SCC East-West Forum with focus on Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Caucasus. Over 220 arbitration experts registered for the event, and a total of nine eminent speakers and panelists shared interesting facts, news and reflections about arbitration in the region. For those of you who missed out, a recording of the event is now available.
Today Kristin Campbell-Wilson assumes her role as Acting Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
As one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, Skanska currently runs building projects across the Nordic region, Europe and the United States. The company has many longstanding contractual relationships with its subcontractors. We asked Jenny Bergendorff, General Counsel at Skanska Sweden, three questions about contract writing and the importance of the dispute resolution clause in implementing a project and closing a deal.
Let us introduce a new meeting space for arbitral specialists who are interested in East-West related dispute resolution. The 2021 Inaugural SCC East-West Forum will be held online and focus on Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Caucasus.
The Investor State Dispute settlement (ISDS) system has been in much debate for several years. Brooke Guven, Kinda Mohamadieh and Victoria Sahani share their views on how to develop the ISDS resolution system for the future in a newly published book – and in a recent SCC Online Seminar.
After eleven eventful and successful years as the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Annette Magnusson is setting up a new practice addressing climate change. Kristin Campbell-Wilson, who has held the position as Deputy Secretary General for eight years, will assume the position as acting Secretary General.
Jurisdictional challenges, SCC rules and procedures, multiparty arbitrations and investor-state arbitration in Sweden. These are some of the elements of practice addressed in the newly released book International Arbitration in Sweden – A Practitioners guide, where sixteen experienced practitioners provide a guide to international arbitration in Sweden.
An afterwork with former SCC interns, 12 April at 15.00 CET.
A new SCC survey on diversity in arbitrator appointments, reviewing 1251 appointments in 690 disputes, shows a positive trend and momentum. But is also shows us that we have long way to go before we reach equality in arbitrator appointments. Sharing these facts, we hope to inspire further discussions – and convey a call to joint action.
Nordic companies have to deal with more international disputes, and arbitration remains the preferred method of dispute resolution, Roschier states in a new report. Aside from the non-public nature of arbitration, the efficiency and flexibility of arbitration are valued highly by Nordic users.
Build your expertise in one specific field of law and then seek opportunities to demonstrate this expertise. This is one advice Annette Magnusson gives to candidates who are looking for their first arbitral appointment.
New year, new cases and challenges await at the SCC. We are very pleased to welcome three new members to our board, who will provide invaluable experience to the SCC mission.
Kluwer and ICCA have launched a new concept on Kluwer Arbitration – ICCA Focus countries. First country to be highlighted in this initiative is Sweden. In Focus Sweden, SCC, ICCA and Kluwer have gathered a selection of relevant Swedish arbitration cases and court decisions relating to arbitration.
Dialogue, action and change. The SCC is proud to announce our engagement as a non-financial supporting organization to a new arbitral body, Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL), that looks to create a safe space in our global practice to discuss diversity and equality generally and race in particular.
Trailblazing as a female arbitrator - lessons and experiences, what to expect as you develop in your career and much more is on the agenda at this year's GAR Women in Arbitration event.