Coming events

Do Swedish Arbitral Awards Meet International Standard?

The SAA hereby invites its members to an evening seminar on 22 March 2018 to address the question “Do Swedish Arbitral Awards Meet International Standards?”
In recent times, certain criticism has been voiced against the “Swedish style” of drafting arbitral awards. It has been suggested that, in general, the reasons for awards rendered by Swedish arbitrators are too brief, making it difficult for the parties to understand the outcome. It has been suggested that this may pose challenges to the ICC’s scrutiny process, even to the point that it could affect the number of Swedish arbitrators being appointed.
At the next SAA seminar to be held on 22 March 2018, a panel composed of leading Swedish arbitration professionals will explore whether a Swedish style of drafting arbitral awards really exists and, if so, whether it meets international standards. Are we too concise? Do we dare engage with the facts and evidence of the case and make in-depth assessments of each relevant issue so that the parties can understand the reasoning of the tribunal? And what expectations do counsel have of the tribunal in respect of arbitral awards?
These and other issues will be addressed at the seminar by:
- Ms. Anja Håvedal Ipp, Legal Counsel, SCC;
- Mr. Claes Lundblad, Partner, Lundblad & Zettermarck
- Ms. Cecilia Möller Norsted, Partner, Vinge; and
- Mr. Eric M. Runesson, Managing Partner, Sandart & Partners, Adjunct Professor, Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law
The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Rikard Wikström-Hermansen (Partner, Roschier). Note that the seminar will be held in Swedish.
The seminar will take place at Strandvägen 7A, Stockholm, and start at 6pm. After the seminar, a light meal and drinks will be served.
Participation is free of charge for SAA members.
We look forward to seeing you!

TimeThursday 22 March 2018, 18:00-21:00 CET

PlaceStrandvägen 7A, Stockholm

Save the date: Swedish Arbitration Days 2018

On 6–7 September 2018 the Swedish Arbitration Association will host its biennial international conference Swedish Arbitration Days.
The event will take place at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm.
The topic of the Swedish Arbitration Days 2018 will be Advocacy in International Arbitration.
The conference will bring together some of the most renowned and prominent arbitration practitioners from around the world to address the fine art of advocacy at the various phases of an arbitration. Join us at the conference to hear from practitioners acting as counsel sharing their experiences on best practices and tools available to counsel as well as leading arbitrators shedding light on what methods appeal to tribunals the most – and what do not.
Further information as well as instructions for registrations will follow in due course.
If you have any questions regarding the Swedish Arbitration Days or the Swedish Arbitration Association, please do not hesitate to contact us at
The Swedish Arbitration Association
Box 698, SE-114 11 Stockholm, Sweden


Time6–7 September 2018

PlaceGrand Hôtel, Stockholm