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A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation The Swedish Arbitration Act (SAA) continues to be the primary source of arbitration law in Sweden which governs both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The SAA does not differentiate between domestic and foreign proceedings with the exception of the enforcement and recognition of foreign awards and proceedings. There have been no legislative amendments in 2022. A.2 Institutions, rules and infrastructure SCC is the central arbitration institute in Sweden that…

SWEDEN Magnus Stålmarker A.              LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1          Legislation The latest update to the Swedish Arbitration Act (SAA) came into force on 1 March 2019. The updates intend to ensure that the arbitration process is more efficient and more easily accessible. For instance, the new SAA gives arbitrators the power to determine the applicable substantive law in the absence of party agreement. The grounds for challenging an arbitral award have also been revised. Moreover, the…

SWEDEN Magnus Stålmarker A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1 Legislation Sweden has a long tradition of arbitration and as a preferred venue for international arbitration. Arbitrations in Sweden are governed by the Swedish Arbitration Act of 1999 (Sw: Lag (1999:116) om skiljeförfarande) which applies to both domestic and international arbitrations in Sweden. On 1 March 2019, the revised Swedish Arbitration Act (SAA) entered into force. The legislative revisions to the SAA introduced a number of changes…

On 8 November, the SCC announced on its website (click here to view the announcement) that as of 1 January 2018, the SCC Board will provide reasoned decisions on arbitrator challenges unless the parties agree otherwise. While in the past the SCC Board rarely gave reasoned decisions, since 2005 it regularly published reports on arbitrator challenges aiming to make their decisions more predictable. The last report was published in January 2016, summarizing the Board’s decisions…