SCC Rules (2010)—starting an arbitration and the Request for Arbitration [Archived]
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  • SCC Rules (2010)—starting an arbitration and the Request for Arbitration [Archived]
  • Points to consider before filing a request for arbitration
  • Pre-arbitration considerations
  • Multi-tier clauses
  • Emergency relief?
  • Drafting the Request for Arbitration
  • Required contents
  • Practical considerations
  • Choosing an arbitrator
  • Submitting the request for arbitration to the SCC
  • More...

SCC Rules (2010)—starting an arbitration and the Request for Arbitration [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note introduces the structure of 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.

Points to consider before filing a request for arbitration

Pre-arbitration considerations

The decision to start arbitration proceedings is not to be taken lightly. An arbitration constitutes a considerable investment in both money and time and prospective claimants are therefore advised to consider the issues carefully before they start.

Relevant issues include the following:

  1. has the claimant exhausted relevant pre-arbitration settlement opportunities?

  2. does the claimant have good prospects of success? This often includes an analysis of both legal and factual issues. Do the relevant contractual and legal provisions support the claimant’s case? Does the documentary and witness evidence support the claimant’s case?

  3. how much is the arbitration likely to cost? This is often an almost impossible question for counsel to answer at the start of a case but it is sensible to obtain estimates and to

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