SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp was one of the speakers in the Midsummer International Dispute Resolution Conference on Quality Assurance and Ethics in Dispute Resolution in Dublin on 29 June. The event was organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Ireland Branch.
In conjunction with the FDI Moot Competition that will be held in Stockholm 8-11 November 2018, the ICAL Alumni Association is holding a 15th Anniversary Conference to celebrate 15 years of the highly successful International Commercial Arbitration Law (ICAL) Masters of Laws program at Stockholm University.
On 18 June 2018, arbitration experts from China, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland gathered at the SCC as part of the Nordic Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China, organized by the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center.
On 14 June 2018 and in connection to the Sweden-Ukraine Business Forum in Kiev, the SCC organised a seminar addressing key features of arbitration at the SCC. See the pictures and a short summary below.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Supreme Court of Sweden refused recognition and enforcement of an award, finding that the party did not have the opportunity to present its case.
One year ago, the registration opened to compete in the innovation competition, the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize. The prize will be awarded to the team that drafts the model treaty that is considered to have the largest potential to increase green investments. Two finalists have now been selected and the winner will be presented at the latest by mid-July.
Last week, the 3rd Annual Gar Live was held at the SCC premises in Stockholm. As previous years, the event was well-attended and offered interesting discussions with leading practitioners about for example due process paranoia, writings of arbitral awards, and legal experts vs. submissions.
What obstacles typically get in the way of direct negotiations between the parties to a dispute? How does this dynamic change during mediation? These are some of the questions that were addressed in Stockholm 28 May.
Join us when arbitration experts from China and the Nordic countries gather in Stockholm 18 June to discuss various aspects related to commercial arbitration in China.
The SCC has uploaded new materials to the web-section for parties from Russia and CIS. The materials reveal that awards of the SCC continue to be successfully enforced in Russia.
On 14 June 2018 the SCC will organise a seminar in Kyiv addressing key features of arbitration at the SCC. The seminar will discuss the characteristics of Swedish substantive and procedural law and the features of arbitrating commercial and investment disputes at the SCC.
SCC vice Chairperson, Prof. Patricia Shaughnessy is the supervisor and founder of the successful ICAL-programme at the Stockholm University. Last Friday she was awarded the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce “Boosting the capital” prize. Read the interview with Patrica here.
On 24 May, Global Arbitration Review’s 3rd Annual GAR Live Stockholm Conference will take place at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Leading international arbitration experts and practitioners like Philippe Pinsolle, Bart Legum, Jennifer Kirby, and Philipp Habegger will be among the speakers.
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 and did not breach the principle of equal treatment of the parties.
Evolution and adaptation in international arbitration was the overall theme of the just finished ICCA Congress 2018 in Sydney. On the final morning of the congress, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson took part in the plenary session: New frontiers: Potential of Arbitration Involving New Types of Claims.
SCC Deputy Secretary General Kristin Campbell Wilson spoke at a conference in Shanghai on 5 May. The event focused on how international arbitration affects arbitration in China.
Lise Alm joins SCC as the new head of business development. Previously, Lise has had heavy roles on, among others, Volumental and Spotify.
On 17 May 2018, the Secretary Generals from four arbitral institutions – CAM, DIS, VIAC, and the SCC – hosted a seminar in Milan on the theme “Not in the Rules”. The representatives shared and discussed practical experience with specific situations from the case administration.
The film “The Quiet Triumph – How Arbitration changed the world” continues its world tour. On 19 April it was screened in Dubai.
In an article recently published on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, SCC's legal counsel Anja Havedal Ipp reviews the first year with the new rules for expedited arbitration, which entered into force in January 2017.
On 10 and 12 April the SCC will participate in two conferences in China on the topic Administration of Investment Claims in Sweden and China. SCC Chairperson Kaj Hobér and SCC Legal Counsel Natalia Petrik will participate. Topics will include:
The SCC registered 200 new cases in 2017, marking the third-highest caseload since the SCC was founded in 1917. International disputes accounted for 96 of the new cases—approximately half the caseload—with parties from 40 countries represented. Of the newly registered cases, 108 were filed under the SCC Arbitration Rules, and 72 under the SCC Rules for Expedited Arbitrations.
The 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules are now available in Arabic.
For the 2018 issue the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is seeking submissions specifically focusing on recent awards and on-going disputes, including submissions focusing on the Opinions and Judgments of the CJEU The 2018 Review i also focusing on current negotiations of the EU with third states.
The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot 2018 (FIAM) was preceded by a conference co-organized and sponsored by the SCC, law firm McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP (MWE) and Goethe University. The conference took place on 12 March 2018 and was dedicated to salient issues regarding costs in investment arbitration.
The world tour of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World continues in 2018. Screenings have been organized in over fifteen cities of the world and the tour continues in Asia. On 13 April the film will be screened in Singapore.
In a decision recently published on the 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 by basing its decision on circumstances not referenced by the parties.
On 16 March 2018 the SCC will host an international seminar in connection with the 2018 Stockholm Pre-Moot. Topics include:
The deadline for submissions to the Stockholm Treaty Lab innovation contest passed on 28 February 2018. A total of 22 teams from around the world submitted entries, including their proposed texts for a model treaty seeking to generate and protect green investments.
On 3 March 2018 the SCC will participate in the 5th annual Cambridge Arbitration Day. The conference will gather scholars, practitioners and students to discuss recent developments in the field of international arbitration. Topics include:
On March 15, the SCC and K&L Gates will host a one-day conference in Warsaw to discuss investment treaty arbitration under the 2017 SCC Rules.
The second season of the Arbitration Station podcast recently commenced, with a season premiere featuring, among others, Professor Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary University.
Investment Arbitration and apportioning of costs and the effect of Third Party Funders on Costs are two of the topics addressed at an upcoming event in Frankfurt, co-organized by McDermott Will & Emery, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the SCC.
On February 6, SCC legal counsel Anja Havedal Ipp spoke about diversity in arbitration at an event in Oslo. Organized by Norwegian law firm Haavind, the forum gathered more than 150 of Norway’s foremost lawyers, arbitrators and judges, and was intended as a venue for dispute resolution lawyers to meet and discuss trends and common challenges.
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World had its Italian premiere in Rome on 9 February 2018.
On February 5, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp spoke at the third annual conference of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), which gathered more than 100 lawyers and academics at the Senate House of the University of London.
ICCA Congress this year will be held in Sydney. SCC Secretary Annette Magnusson will participate in a panel that will discuss new types of claims in arbitration, inckuding those related to climate change.
SCC Honorary Chairman Ulf Franke was appointed to the board of the Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA).
The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will be screened in San José, Costa Rica on 13 March.
The book, International Arbitration in the Energy Sector, has just been published by Oxford University Press. It puts international energy disputes into a global context, providing broad coverage of different forms of dispute resolution across both renewable and non-renewable sectors.
The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration is holding its third annual conference in London on 5 February 2018.
The world tour of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World continues in 2018. The first screening this year will be in Rome on 9 February 2018.
Investment arbitration involves various issues when it comes to costs. SCC is organizing a seminar in Frankfurt on this issue on 12 March, in connection with the 2018 Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot.
European Investment Law and Arbitration Review is inviting submissions for the 2018 issue. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2018.
The winning team of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will get to present its model treaty at events within prominent global forums: United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum.
In a decision recently published on the Swedish Arbitration Portal, the Svea Court of Appeal partially annulled an award. The claims for annulment were based on three grounds. The Court found for the challenging party on two of those grounds, and dismissed the challenge on the third ground.