The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
The SCC is part of, but independent from, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
and was established in 1917. The SCC has a Board
and a Secretariat
. The SCC provides efficient dispute resolution services.
The SCC was recognized in the 1970's by the United States and the Soviet Union as a neutral centre for the resolution of East West trade disputes, and the SCC has since expanded its services in international commercial arbitration. In recent years the number of cases filed with the SCC has increased considerably and the SCC has emerged as one of the most important and frequently used arbitration institutions worldwide.
Today the SCC caseload includes both domestic and international arbitration cases. About 50 per cent of the cases are international in the sense that they involve at least one non-Swedish party.
The SCC Secretariat
handles the daily case management, organization of events, producing publications etc.
A Secretary General heads the SCC Secretariat, which has a multilingual staff of eight people. The cases are administered in English, Swedish, Russian, French or German at three divisions, each consisting of one lawyer and one assistant. Any other agreed language may of course be used in the arbitral proceedings before the tribunal, once it has been constituted.
The Secretariat’s office is located in Stockholm city on Brunnsgatan 2.
The SCC Board
is composed of one chairperson, two or three vice chairpersons and a maximum of 12 additional members. The Board includes both Swedish and non-Swedish nationals, all of whom are distinguished and highly qualified experts in international commercial dispute resolution. The members are appointed for a period of three years.
The function of the SCC Board is to take decisions as required under the SCC Rules. This includes decisions regarding prima facie jurisdiction, appointment of arbitrators, challenge to arbitrators and the arbitration costs.
Leaflet with basic information on the SCC arbitral procedure
Find more information on the SCC’s organization in App. I in the SCC Rules