Arbitration—Norway—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Norway—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
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Arbitration—Norway—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Norway published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: December 2020).

Authors: Arntzen de Besche Advokatfirma AS—Erlend Haaskjold

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

Norway is a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The Convention was ratified on 14 March 1961 and has been in force since 11 June 1961. Norway will apply the Convention only to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of one of the contracting states, and the Convention will not be applied to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in Norway, or a right in or to such property.

Norway signed the ICSID Convention in 1966, the Energy Charter Treaty in 1995 and the International Energy Charter in 2015. So far, there has been no decision in an investment arbitration case against Norway. However, a request for arbitration under

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