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SCC Practice Note: Security for Costs 2017–2022

In 2017, the SCC added user-friendly provisions to the SCC Rules, including on security for costs. The Practice Note reviews the decisions on security for costs in closed proceedings from 2017 to 2022.

By Jake Lowther, Gaurav Majumdar, 2024

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SCC Practice Note: Mediation proceedings 2017–2022

Mediation is one of the types of dispute resolution services offered at the SCC. The practice note discusses developments in this area from 2017 to 2022, and analyses the revisions made to the SCC Mediation Rules which entered into force on 1 January 2023.

By Yi Ting Sam, 2024

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Industry Insights: 2023 Energy Arbitration Report

In the global shift to green energy, rising disputes in the energy field are expected. In this Jus Mundi Energy Arbitration Report, our famous role in energy dispute resolution is discussed and current statistics on energy related disputes at the SCC is given.

By Caroline Falconer, Gaurav Majumdar, 2023

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SCC Practice Note: Summary Procedure Decisions 2017–2022

Summary procedure enables all parties to an SCC arbitration to seek a decision on discrete issues of fact or law at a preliminary stage of the proceedings, without necessarily taking all the procedural steps that would usually apply in the arbitration.This report reviews and analyses the decisions of arbitral tribunals upon requests from the parties for summary procedure from 2017 to 2022.

By Jake Lowther, Yi Ting Sam, 2024

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Insights from the first SCC Express Dispute Assesment

A short intorduction to the SCC Express Rules and the first SCC Express case. With SCC Express, disputes are resolved in 3 weeks and for a fixed fee. Perfect when the parties want to focus on the continued business relationship.

By Jan K. Schaefer et al, 2023

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SCC Practice Note: Emergency Arbitrator Decisions 2019–2022

In a world where disputes can arise unexpectedly, having the right tools to swiftly resolve them is invaluable. In a new Practice Note, Evelina Wahlström, SCC Legal Counsel, has summarized Emergency Arbitrator Decisions from 2019 to 2022.

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Ad hoc vs. Institutional Arbitration in Construction Disputes

It is more expensive and time-consuming to resolve construction disputes in ad hoc arbitration than at the SCC Arbitration Institute. The report compares 35 ad hoc arbitrations with 25 arbitrations under the SCC Rules.

By Natalia Petrik and Adam Runestam, 2023

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SCC Practice Note: Prima Facie Jurisdiction 2013-2023

The practice note focuses on the decisions on prima facie jurisdiction issued by the SCC between 2013 and 2023. In the practice note, the SCC’s stance in relation to its prima facie jurisdiction is discussed, and the cases where the SCC found it manifestly lacked jurisdiction are presented.

By Adam Runestam, 2023

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Green technology disputes at the SCC Arbitration Institute

In connection with SCC Digital Week 2022, the SCC published a new report concerning green technology disputes registered with the SCC between 1 January 2019 and 1 October 2022. The report is written by SCC Legal Counsel Christoffer Coello Hedberg.

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ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, Swedish chapter

A short introduction to arbitration in Sweden, SCC Arbitration Institute and the Swedish Arbitration Act. 

By Kristin Campbell Wilson, 2020

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SCC Practice Note: Emergency arbitrators in investment treaty disputes at the SCC 2014-2019

The SCC Rules provide the opportunity to seek interim relief in investment treaty disputes. In 2014-2019 emergency decisions were made in ten disputes arising out of alleged violations of BITs or ECT. In six disputes emergency relief was granted.

By Alexey Pirozhkin, 2020

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The SCC Platform

Article in, a journal by the Russian Arbitration Association, on the launch of the SCC Platform.

By Lise Alm, 2019

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Investor-State Arbitration before the SCC

A short introduction to investor-state arbitration at the SCC Arbitration Institute.

The chapter is part of International Comparative Legal Guides, Investor-State Arbitration 2020.

This chapter has been reproduced with permission from ICLG.

By James Hope, 2020

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The Emergence of an International Arbitral Institution for the 21st century

The importance of international arbitral institutions through the lens of developments in Sweden.

Essay in Liber Amicorum in honour of SCC Chairman Prof. Dr. Kaj Hobér.

By Ulf Franke and Annette Magnusson, 2019

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Green technology disputes in Stockholm 2014-2018

More green technology companies are resorting to arbitration at the SCC. In line with the transformation to a low-carbon economy, green technology will continue to expand. As a result, disputes involving green business could also be expected to increase.

By Sukma Dwi Andrina, August, 2019

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Review of Taylor St John’s The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Part of The Journal of World Investment & Trade, volume 20, Issue 4

By Annette Magnusson, 2019

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SCC Practice Note: SCC Board Decisions on Challenges to Arbitrators 2016–2018

By Anja Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel och SCC Interns Rodrigo Carè och Valeryia Dubeshka. SCC challenges to Arbitrators 2016–2018: August 2019

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Liber Amicorum in honour of Prof. A.S. Komarov

Including the article: East Meets West in Stockholm. Av Annette Magnusson, SCC Secretary General och Natalia Petrik, SCC Legal Counsel

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February 2019 | No 6 (6–8). Including the “Interview with Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, SCC”.

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Investor-State Arbitration 2019

Including the chapter: Investor-State Arbitration Before The SCC Institute. By James Hope, a member of the SCC Board. This chapter has been reproduced with permission from ICLG.

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Diversity in Arbitrator Appointments

This report reviews diveristy in arbitrator appointments in SCC cases from 2015 to 2019.

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New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer

Fall 2018 | VOL. 11 | NO. 2. By Anja Havedal Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel.

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Expedited Arbitration at the SCC: One Year with the 2017 Rules

Article on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog | April 2, 2017. By Anja Havedal Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel.

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Rapport: Tvister säljer Sverige

Rapporten förklarar Sveriges position som forum för internationella tvister, dess betydelse för svensk ekonomi och hur vi kan stärka Sveriges konkurrenskraft.

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SCC Practice Note: Mediation Proceedings 2003-2017

By Samuel Carey, SCC mediation 1999-2017: December 2017.

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Bridging the Climate Change Policy Gap: The Role of International Law and Arbitration

Conference report climate change.

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Skiljedom upphävd på grund av jävig skiljedomare

I målet har Högsta domstolen inhämtat ett yttrande från Skiljedomsinstitutet. Advokat Martin Wallin, Linklaters, har kommenterat domen.

Skiljedomsinstitutets yttrande (only in Swedish)Kommentar från Martin Wallins (only in Swedish)

Sverige och svensk rätt i internationella skiljeförfaranden/YAS initiativ 2012

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China Business Law Journal

Maj 2017, Volume 8 | Issue 5. Including the article: Highlights of the revised Stockholm arbitration rules. By Anja Havedal Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel.

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EA Practice Note - Emergency Arbitrator Decisions Rendered 2015-2016

By Anja Havedal Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel. Emergency Arbitrator decesions at the SCC: June 2017

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Investor-state disputes at the SCC

By Celeste E. Salinas Quero, SCC Legal Counsel. Investor-state disputes at the SCC: February 2017

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SCC Decisions on Challenges to Arbitrators 2013-2015

By Anja Havedal Ipp, SCC Legal Counsel. Challenges to arbitrators: January 2017.

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2017 SCC Rules – Key changes

By Celeste E. Salinas Quero, SCC Legal Counsel, December 2016.

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Costs of arbitration and apportionment of costs under the SCC Rules

By Celeste Salinas Quero, SCC Legal Counsel. February 2016.

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DG Trade Concept Paper Investment in TTIP and Beyond – The Path for Reform

Observations by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

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SCC Practice: Emergency Arbitrator Decisions Rendered 2014

By Lotta Knapp. Since the introduction of the emergency procedure, the SCC has seen a total of 13 applications for the appointment of an emergency arbitrator. This article will outline the main issues raised in the four emergency proceedings that were initiated at the SCC during 2014, followed by concluding remarks based on all 13 cases.

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SCC Practice: Arbitration Costs in Settled Cases

By Sukma Dwi Andrina. This article reviews arbitration costs when the parties decide to settle their case, after the case has been referred to the tribunal.

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SCC Praxis: Emergency Arbitrator Decisions

By Johan Lundstedt. This report reviews the SCC experience on Emergency Arbitration proceedings from 2010-2013.

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Towards consolidation of a ‘Pro Arbitration’ Approach

The Practice Note summarizes prima facie jurisdictional issues decided between 2010 and 2012. Compiled by former SCC intern Felipe Mutis Tellez, the report includes over 45 decisions.

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Mål om klander av skiljedom i hovrätterna

Undersökningen, som genomförts av f.d. justitierådet Johan Munck och rådmannen Helga Hullmann, omfattar alla klandermål som har anhängiggjorts under perioden 1 januari, 2004 - 31 maj, 2014 i samtliga hovrätter.

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Mauritius Convention and UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency in SCC cases

This brief note describes the application of the Mauritius Convention and the UNCITRAL Rules onTransparency in cases governed by the Arbitration Rules of the SCC Arbitration Institute (SCC Rules).

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Arbitrability: Problematic Issues of the Legal Term

This Thesis is devoted to terminological analysis of the term “arbitrability” which constitutes an important part of specialized legal discourse focusing on arbitration law.

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Appointment of arbitrators under the SCC Rules

By Celeste E. Salinas Quero. How are appointments made in practice? What are the criteria considered by the SCC Board when making appointments? Learn about the appointment procedure under the SCC Rules.

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Oral presentation of evidence and the application of the parol evidence rule in international arbitration

By Erik Mårild.

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The SCC Experience of Insurance Disputes

By Erik Mårild. This SCC Practice Note reviews insurance disputes registered at the SCC between 2002 and April 2013.

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Institutional Arbitration - SCC Rules (Chapter XII)

By Marie Öhrström. “Institutional Arbitration” (Schütze (ed.)) includes an article-by-article commentary of rules of arbitration of 14 arbitration institutions, including the SCC.

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A review of SCC Board decisions on challenges to arbitrators (2010-2012)

By Felipe Mutis Tellez. The report follows the format of previous reports on SCC practice, and includes decisions taken by the SCC Board in the past two years.

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Overview of the SCC Investment Caseload

By Natalia Petrik, SCC Legal Counsel.

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The SCC Experience of Gas Disputes: Perspectives from a Leading Arbitration Centre

By Annette Magnusson, SCC Secretary General Presented at the Second Annual Forum on Commercial & Legal Strategies for Successfully Negotiating Long Term Gas Supply Contracts on 13 June 2012.

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Waiving the Right to Arbitrate

By Bengt Åke Johnsson, Ola Nilsso. The article examines the approach of Swedish, English, French, German and Swiss law in determining when a party waives its right to arbitration by initiating court proceedings and offers a comparative analysis of the scope that waiver.

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Innovation in Arbitration - The Report

The Report visits each one of the three sessions of the Conference: ”Technology in Arbitration”, ”Innovation: Clients and Counsel” and ”A Client’s wishlist” (2012).

Innovation in arbitration 2012Speech by Minister of Trade

Separate Awards for Advance on Costs, 1 January 2007-31 December 2011

Common trends in the application of Article 45(4) of the SCC Rules in SCC arbitrations have developed during the five years in which it has been possible to seek a separate award for reimbursement for Advance on Costs, concludes Gretta Walters in a article.

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A Selection of Decisions of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce concerning the Prima Facie Existence of an Arbitration Agreement

David Ramsjö and Siri Strömberg analyse the 131 prima facie jurisdictional challenges raised by respondents from January 2005 to December 2009.

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International Dispute Resolution - a Modern Success Story of Legal Integration

By Annette Magnusson, SCC Secretary General. Presented at the Second Annual Forum on Commercial & Legal Strategies for Successfully Negotiating Long Term Gas Supply Contracts on 13 June 2012

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The Next 10 Year ECT Investment Arbitration: A Vision for the Future - from a European Law Perspective

By Jan Kleinheisterkamp.

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The standard of Independence and Impartiality for arbitrators in International Arbitration

By Helena Jung (Master’s thesis Faculty of Law, Uppsala University, Sweden with internship at the SCC spring 2008).

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Arbitrators’ excess of mandate and procedural irregularities – A study based on challenged awards between 1999 and 2009

A examination of ten years of Swedish court practice shows that 10% of the challenge procedures resulted in the award being wholly or partially set aside.

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Rise of arbitration in the financial sector: breaking with tradition (2015)

By Legal Counselor at Swedbank Silvia Devulder. Article on arbitration in the financial sector.

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Choice of Arbitration Venue in Light of Sanctions against Russia

By Irina Moutaye och Elena Billebro. Article aims to examine some questions on the choice of traditional European arbitration venues (London, Paris, Stockholm, and Geneva) in light of the sanctions.

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El Arbitraje en Suecia y el Nombramiento de árbitros bajo el Reglamento del Instituto de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Estocolmo

Basic features, such as courts’ declarative judgements on jurisdiction, the Swedish approach on the seat of farbitration, set-aside proceedings, and a description of the appointment of arbitrators under the SCC Rules.

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SCC Practice: Challenges to Arbitrators SCC Board decisions 2005-2007

By Helena Jung.

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Challenges to Arbitrators - Decisions by the SCC Board during 2008-2010

By Niklas Lindström. This article reviews SCC Board decisions regarding challenges to arbitrators during 2008-2010.

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Arbitrators’ independence and impartiality: a review of SCC Board decisions on challenges to arbitrators (2010-2012)

By Felipe Mutis Tellez. The report includes decisions made by the SCC board between 2010-2012.

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