Revision of the Swedish Arbitration Act

Revision of the Swedish Arbitration Act

Time18 November 2014, 17.00 - 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm

On 18 November, the Swedish Arbitration Association will organize a seminar in Stockholm with the participation of the former chief justice of the Swedish Supreme Court Johan Munck whom the Swedish government has tasked with proposing amendments to the 1999 Swedish Arbitration Act. At the seminar Justice Munck will outline the committee ́s current thinking on what amendments to propose. Among the topics addressed will be (i) whether to introduce into the act provisions how to establish the substantive law of the dispute, (ii) whether to amend the grounds for challenging awards, (iii) if the time frame within which challenge procedures must be brought shall be shortened, and (iv) whether to change the rules governing the challenge procedure, including if and to what extent the English language may be used in such proceedings.


In addition to the topics he has been specifically instructed to address, Justice Munck has an open mandate to propose amendments also in other respects. Participants can expect him to share the committee ́s current thinking also in these regards.


Claes Lundblad, who is one of the experts advising Justice Munck, will participate as speaker alongside him.


In addition, in order to add an international perspective, Austrian lawyer Franz Schwarz of WilmerHale will contribute with experiences from the major revisions of the Austrian Arbitration Act that was made in 2006 and, with regard to the challenge procedure, in 2014.


Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session moderated by Anders Reldén of White & Case. During the Q&A session participants will be given the opportunity to raise proposed amendments and receive an immediate feedback from the panel.


The seminar will take place at Vasagatan 7, Stockholm, and will start at 5 pm. After the seminar drinks and snacks will be served.If you wish to attend please register by e-mail to no later than 11 November 2014. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.