Annual general meeting and seminar: Best Practice in International Arbitration

Time11 May 2016 5 p.m.

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Domestic arbitration will often mimic the practices at the local courts of the seat. International arbitration is different. Over time it has become increasingly delocalised, with seasoned international practitioners expecting to apply certain procedures more or less regardless of where an arbitration takes place.

With a particular emphasis on commercial arbitrations seated in Sweden, the seminar will address issues such as:

  • Is it important to make a distinction between domestic and international arbitration?
  • What are the sources of  international best practice?
  • What are some of the main features of international best practice when it comes to
    - commencing arbitration,
    - the written and oral submissions, and
    - the taking, presentation and production of evidence, including the hearing of witnesses?
  • What may we expect in terms of development of best practices going forward?

The seminar will be led by Robin Oldenstam and Kristoffer Löf, Mannheimer Swartling, based on their recent article Best Practice in International Arbitration, published in Avtalt prosess – Voldgift i praksis (Universitetforlaget, Oslo 2015).