We would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to everyone who in different capacities have contributed to the SCC mission during the past year.
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 tribunal had not exceeded its mandate.
In a recently-published practice note, SCC legal intern Samuel Carey analysed mediation proceedings at the SCC between 2003 – 2017.
International arbitration experts will gather in Nassau, the Bahamas for the 6th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit of the Caribbean, Latin America and Emerging Market.
SCC Vice Chairperson Patricia Shaughnessy was in Bishkek last week to take part in the 15th anniversary celebration of the International Court of Arbitration in affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic (ICA CCI).
How to increase gender balance at international adjudication institutions? SCC will join the discussions at a conference on the theme “Gender on the International Bench” in the Hague in January 2018.
UNCITRAL turns fifty years old. The SCC will be in Cairo this weekend to take part of a conference celebrating this anniversary, with the theme of “Global inclusion and dispute resolution: Harmonizing trends in international arbitration".
On 24 November 2017, The Quiet Triumph was screened in a movie theatre in San Salvador. Promoting the culture of peace was the focus of the event.
The Swedish Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) and the SCC invite to a seminar on how to adapt arbitration and mediation for business and human rights disputes. Among the speakers are Professor Ove Bring and Professor Catherine Kessedjian.
The registration to compete at the Stockholm Treaty Lab was closed by the end of October. Now the teams are working with their submissions. See the story of one of them here.
In January, SCC will take part in a conference in London with the theme of international disputes and asset recovery involving Russian and CIS parties.
At a panel discussion co-hosted by the SCC and partners last week at COP 23, experts gathered to discuss dispute resolution options that can be used to enable implementation of the UNFCCC and Paris Agreement.
Three scholarships for Chinese law students to pursue the ICAL master’s program at Stockholm University are now available. The application period runs from 16 October 2017 to 15 January 2018.
SCC will be in Paris to take part in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) winter conference. The conference will take place on 7 – 8 December 2017.
The SCC has just published its Policy on Appointment of Arbitrators, which lists the factors taken into consideration when the SCC Board appoints arbitrators in SCC arbitrations. Although the policy is now published for the first time, it has been followed by the Board since 2006.
SCC is happy to announce that SCC Arbitration Rules are now available in German.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will be screened for the first time in Latin America. The screening will be in San Salvador on 24 November 2017.
Registration to compete for the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize closed on 31 October 2017. What happens next?
On 1 January 2018, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) will begin providing reasons for its decisions on challenges to arbitrators. This new institutional policy was adopted by the SCC Board in September.
The SCC Arbitration Rules are available in Swedish, English, Chinese and Russian. The SCC is happy to announce that the Spanish translation of the rules has just been published.
SCC, together with partners, is organizing a panel discussion as an official side event at COP 23. The panel aims to discuss how international dispute resolutions can support climate agreements.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson gave a lecture at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment in New York in which she proposed a strong enforcement tool to achieve sustainable development goals.
More than two hundred innovators have signed up at Stockholm Treaty Lab from nearly all continents and more than twenty countries, making it a truly global competition.
The winning team of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize gets to present its model treaty at a United Nations General Assembly side event.
As of today, more than thirty teams have registered to compete at Stockholm Treaty Lab. This is a story about one of them.
The SCC is pleased to announce that five new members will join the SCC Board as of 1 January 2018.
SCC will participate in II Oxford Symposium on Comparative International Commercial Arbitration on 20 November 2017 in Oxford.
SCC will take part in the IV Pan-American Arbitration Congress on 23 – 24 October in Sao Paolo.
SCC is giving a one-day training at the 11th Executive Energy Training Programme for Young Professionals: Investment Arbitration Masterclass, organized by the International Energy Charter Secretariat on 8 November.
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 party was precluded from challenging award on several ground, and had failed to establish that the tribunal had been partial.
SCC will take part in the 6th Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society this month.
The SCC made it number two in Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017, an annual award given by the Financial Times, for its initiative the Stockholm Treaty Lab.
Stockholm International Hearing Centre (SIHC) offers three expanding venues in Stockholm for arbitration hearings.
The first screening in South East Asia of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World was organized in Kuala Lumpur.
On 13 September 2017, around 130 guests attended an international seminar on doing business in Iran. The SCC hosted the event together with Tehran Regional Arbitration Center (TRAC), Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and International Chamber of Commerce Sweden.
The SCC took part in Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum in Minsk last week. Around 200 participants were present at the event.
On September 14-15, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp participated in the Kazan Legal Forum 2017.
Robert Coulson, former head of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), died on 9 September 2017, at the age of 93. He was among the longest-serving AAA presidents, and played an important role in expanding the use of alternative dispute resolution in the United States and internationally.
The Quiet Triumph will be screened for the second time in the United States. This time, Dechert LLP is hosting a screening in their offices in Washington D.C.
Subtitles of The Quiet Triumph have been made available in several languages namely English, Chinese and Russian. The Spanish subtitle is now also available.
A review of the book Arbitrating for Peace is published in the latest edition of New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer. The review highlights that the book brings history of international arbitration to life.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World has obtained significant attention in Russian-speaking countries. Russian subtitle of the movie is now available.
The SCC will be in Hangzhou on 13 October 2017 for a seminar on arbitrating Chinese disputes in Stockholm. The seminar will be followed by a lecture at Zhejiang University at the same day.
A new podcast about international arbitration, The Arbitration Station, was just launched. It covers both commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.
The SCC is holding two lectures for the Russian students of Executive Master of Business Administration program at Stockholm School of Economics in September.
International experts propose the use of international arbitration to resolve disputes arising from human rights abuse involving business. A newly-published paper explains the proposal further.
Digitalization and use of artificial intelligence (AI) across the legal world is spreading at a fast pace. Scandinavia’s leading legal innovation event, VQ Forum, brings together experts to discuss this trend in Stockholm on 19 October 2017.
As of today, seventeen teams have registered to compete at the Stockholm Treaty Lab. In series of news stories on this website, SCC will write about the contestants and their inspirations.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World has been shown in six cities around the world. From September onwards, screenings will be held in at least eight cities, see where they are.
The SCC will be in Berlin on 19 -20 September 2017 to participate at the DIS autumn conference and a seminar with three other arbitral institutions.
A book on a well-discussed but inadequately studied subject - an arbitrator's powers and duties has recently been published in honor of Dr. Pierre A. Karrer. The book shows how well an arbitration process can be in the hands of a master.
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Journal on law and arbitration recently published an article that compares 2017 SCC Rules and 2015 CIETAC Rules.
A comprehensive publication on choice of law in arbitration is now available. The book provides more than one hundred previously unpublished decisions on this issue under SCC Rules.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will be screened for the second time in Russia on 12 September 2017. This time, it is in St Petersburg.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize opened for registration almost two months ago. In a post on Kluwer Arbitration Blog, SCC’s Anja Havedal Ipp explains the progress since then.
In a post on Kluwer Arbitration Blog, SCC’s Anja Havedal Ipp summarizes the emergency arbitrator proceeding at the SCC.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal upheld the principle of jura novit curia, rejecting claims that the arbitrator may not apply legal principles not referenced by the parties.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is organised together with HeroX, a crowdsourcing platform where thousands of innovators compete to solve different challenges. Registration and submissions are to be made through this platform. Here’s how to compete in this competition.
The SCC, together with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) and International Chamber of Commerce Sweden (ICC Sweden) invites you to an international seminar about doing business in Iran. The seminar will take place on 13 September 2017 at the SCC premises in Stockholm.
The competition is moving forward with seven teams registered within two weeks after the registration was open. Who will be judging the submissions?
The SCC in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Minsk and the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum is organizing an international seminar in Minsk on 21 September 2017. On the agenda is the innovations in the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules.
Practitioners in international arbitration and mediation are welcomed to to take part in a survey under the auspices of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The survey concerns use of Arb/Med/Arb in international commercial arbitration where the same person serves in all three stages of the Arb/Med/Arb process.
In a newly-published article in China Business Law Journal, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Håvedal-Ipp highlights the new provisions in the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules.
Next week, starting in the evening of 15 June 2017 and ending on Saturday 17 June 2017, the International Association of Young Lawyers, AIJA, is holding its annual conference at the splendid Stockholm Waterfront Building. The conference offers in depth discussion on what happens after a final award and an exciting social program in the beautiful Swedish capital.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will be shown in at least seven different cities as it continues its world tour in the next few months. See where the next screenings will be.
In a recently-published practice note, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Håvedal-Ipp analyzed emergency arbitrator proceedings at the SCC in 2015 – 2016.
Mr Sidklev is currently Head of Dispute Resolution practice at Roschier in Stockholm and will serve as the President of SAA for a two-year term.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is now open for registration. Enter the competition through the HeroX website.
Kirsten Teo-Delalay from Singapore was awarded Global Swede by the Government Offices of Sweden. She is a master student of International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) at Stockholm University, and an intern at the SCC during the spring of 2017.
The world tour of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World continues. Next stops are Beijing and Hong Kong.
On 12 May 2017, energy policy experts and state representatives gathered at the Brussels International Energy Charter Forum. On the agenda was how to unlock sustainable energy investments to fulfill the promises in the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.
On 16 May 2017, around 70 guests attended the official launch of Gunnar Lagergren’s biography, Skiljedomens ädla konst – internationell domare för handel, fred och mänskliga rättigheter. SCC hosted the event and among the guests were Sweden-based legal experts, members of the Lagergren family as well as Jan Eliasson, the former Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.
A page about The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World is now available on IMDb. Viewers can rate and review the movie.
Arbitrating competition law is a unique and challenging task. Investment treaty arbitration with competition law aspect often becomes procedurally complicated. These were among the key takeaways from the EU Competition Law and Arbitration Law Conference, organised by the SCC together with Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA).
One year ago today, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér signed the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge. A lot has happened since.
How to make the most in an opening statement? Should there be more rules in arbitration, or should it remain flexible? Will summary procedure result in more efficiency, or will it create more problems? These were some of the questions discussed at the 2nd Annual GAR Live Stockholm on 27 April 2017.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is now included as one of the challenges on HeroX. The competition will be run through this crowdsourcing platform.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World has received remarkable attention in China, with showings under way in Beijing and Hong Kong. Chinese subtitles of the movie is now available.
The book, Skiljedomens ädla konst – internationell domare för handel, fred och mänskliga rättigheter is written by Anders Johnson and published by Ekerlids Förlag in cooperation with the SCC. SCC hosts the book launch at its premises on 16 May 2017.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson and SCC Chairman Kaj Hobér will be at Columbia Law School in New York to show The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World.
On Friday, 31 March 2017, around 80 students from ten different universities across the globe gathered at SCC’s premises in Stockholm to participate in a seminar as part of the Stockholm Pre-Moot.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal upheld an arbitration award, rejecting allegations that it was clearly incompatible with Swedish ordre public.
In addition to subscribing to SCC newsletter, now it is also possible to subscribe to get notifications about events that the SCC is arranging or a part of. Keep updated about SCC’s work and initiatives as well as recent development in international arbitration.
At the end of April, the SCC will host GAR Live Stockholm and a conference on EU competition law at its premises. It represents a great opportunity to participate in debates on a variety of topics, network and have a great weekend in Stockholm.
The global energy architecture needs to build on stable and transparent frameworks to mobilise huge investment to enable the low-carbon energy transition. A whole-day seminar, hosted by the Energy Charter Treaty Secretariat, will debate this timely policy question.
At a seminar in Stockholm, Maastrict University professor Jans Eijsbouts, former associate general counsel of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency Robert Thomson and former Baker McKenzie partner Claes Cronstedt presented a paper that proposed new arbitration rules for business-related human rights disputes.
At the SWAN meeting on 8 March 2017, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Håvedal-Ipp was elected as the new board member, replacing the former SCC Legal Counsel Celeste Salinas Quero.
Last week, the official website of the Stockholm Treaty Lab was pre-launched. Registration will be open soon.
On March 8, more than 80 participants attended a morning seminar in Helsinki, jointly organized by the SCC and the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI).
The SCC is currently hiring a legal counsel and a case administrator to join the Secretariat in Stockholm.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is an innovation contest and a part of the SCC’s work which aims to align international arbitration to a sustainable future. The Lab now collaborates with HeroX in running the competition in 2017.
2016 has proven to be another strong year for the SCC. In this year, the SCC administered 199 cases, which is the third highest caseload since the SCC was founded in 1917.
Recent trends show that the interplay between EU law and international arbitration has gained more importance. The SCC, together with the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), invites to a seminar in Stockholm to address these topics.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World was officially launched on 24 February in Stockholm. At the same time, the movie is now available for free streaming.
The International Bar Associations (IBA) undertakes a survey aiming to investigate why there are significantly fewer women in senior positions within the legal professions.
Every year the SCC, Stockholm University and Mannheimer Swartling jointly organize the Stockholm Pre-Moot, a collegial competition in which teams from various universities participate in preparation for the 24th Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna.
On 9 March the SCC will hold a seminar in Shanghai on making arbitration more user-friendly, together with China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Mannheimer Swartling.
On February 16, the SCC together with the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow held a seminar on the new features of the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules which were launched in January 2017. The event took place at the Swedish Embassy in Moscow.
The new report prepared by legal counsel Celeste E. Salinas Quero describes, among others, the economic sectors involved, the states’ measures most frequently challenged by investors, the outcomes and costs of investment disputes under the SCC Rules.
In a just published blogpost at the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Håvedal-Ipp introduces the Stockholm Treaty Lab – how international law can promote green investment.
On 6 March, McDermott Will & Emery, the SCC and Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invite to an international conference in connection to the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court (FIAM). The conference will focus on issues like strategic choices and practical steps when filing an investment claim.
One month ago, on 1 January 2017, the new SCC Rules entered in to force. The SCC will during 2017 arrange and participate in a number of events and seminars all over the world for presenting the new rules. The first seminar will be held in Malmö.
SCC legal counsel Natalia Petrik has recently participated as a panelist at two annual events in London dedicated to Russia/CIS disputes.
New SCC Rules and the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize. Two examples of what lies ahead as SCC moves forward into its second century.
In connection with the SCC’s Centennial celebrations, ArbitralWomen, SWAN and Roschier jointly organized a panel discussion on the topic unconscious bias.
The book on how arbitration made a difference was officially released during the centennial symposium. "Arbitration for peace" places arbitration in a wider historical context, thereby making the subject accessible beyond the narrow circle of specialists without losing its legal relevance. The idea and concept of the book was initiated by the SCC, and it is published by Wolters Kluwer.
On the second day of the SCC Centennial celebration, a symposium and book launch was held on the topic “Arbitrating for Peace”. A distinguished panel of experts addressed the role of international arbitration in the peaceful resolution of international disputes.
The SCC has published a report from the conference “Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap: The Role of International Law and Arbitration”, organized jointly by the SCC, the International Bar Association, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The Swedish Minister of Justice Mr. Morgan Johansson and the Mayor of Stockholm, Ms. Karin Wanngård spoke at the gala dinner following the film premiere on the first day of the SCC Centennial on Thursday 19 January. See the photos from the evening below.
The documentary film ”The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World” premiered last week, during the celebration of the SCC Centennial. Nearly 700 guests from around the world gathered at Stockholm’s Rigoletto theatre for the event.
A recently published SCC Practice Note reviews decisions on challenges to arbitrators made by the SCC Board during 2013-2015.
This is the SCC’s 100th year of dispute resolution. The celebration kicks of the 19 January with a film premiere and a grand gala dinner. The 20 January, a half-day symposium will highlight the close relationship between arbitration and peace.
Kareem Sallam and Gina Shuanghui Wu are two of the students admitted to this year’s Master Programme in Investment Treaty Arbitration in Uppsala, Sweden. Here they talk about how it is to study the programme and about their interest in arbitration.
New SCC Arbitration Rules and new SCC Rules for Expedited Arbitrations enters into force 1 January 2017. The new sets of rules include a number of noteworthy revisions and innovations.