SCC Rules (2010)—arbitration procedure [Archived]
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  • SCC Rules (2010)—arbitration procedure [Archived]
  • SCC arbitrations—the usual seat
  • Hearings in international cases
  • The relevance of the Swedish Arbitration Act
  • Typical procedure in an SCC arbitration
  • Step 1—filing of the request for arbitration and the answer
  • Step 2—consideration of the case by the SCC
  • Step 3—the arbitral tribunal is appointed
  • Step 4—the SCC ensures that the advance on costs is paid
  • Step 5—referral of the case to the arbitral tribunal
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SCC Rules (2010)—arbitration procedure [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note concerns arbitration procedure under the 2010 Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) (the 2010 SCC Rules). The 2010 SCC Rules apply to SCC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2010, unless the parties agree otherwise.

For guidance on the 2017 SCC Rules, which apply to SCC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 January 2017 (unless the parties agree otherwise), see: SCC arbitration—overview.

SCC arbitrations—the usual seat

SCC arbitrations are most often seated in Sweden. The parties are free to agree upon the legal seat of arbitration and the seat of arbitration can in theory be placed anywhere in the world (although it is unwise to choose a seat of arbitration in a country that is not a signatory to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958—see Practice Note: The New York Convention—the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards—an introduction).

In practice, however, parties most often choose Sweden as the seat of arbitration for SCC arbitrations.

Absent party agreement, the SCC Board also most often designates Sweden as the seat of arbitration, unless there are compelling reasons to choose a different seat. This is because it is generally thought that parties who have agreed to SCC arbitration will

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