SCC Rules (2010)—the tribunal [Archived]
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  • SCC Rules (2010)—the tribunal [Archived]
  • The number of arbitrators
  • Appointment of a sole arbitrator
  • Appointment of a three-person tribunal (where there are two parties)
  • Appointment of a three-person tribunal (where there are multiple parties)
  • The appointment process where appointment is made by the SCC
  • Who can serve as an arbitrator?
  • Impartiality and independence
  • An arbitrator must have sufficient time to handle the proceedings
  • Nationality of the arbitrators
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SCC Rules (2010)—the tribunal [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note concerns appointing the tribunal 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.

Under the 2010 SCC Rules, the parties are free to agree upon the procedure for appointing the arbitrators will govern the appointment process if the parties have not agreed upon any other procedure (SCC, art 12–SCC, art 13).

The number of arbitrators

The parties are free to agree upon the number of arbitrators.

In the absence of agreement between the parties, the default rule under the SCC Rules is that the Arbitral Tribunal shall consist of three arbitrators, 'unless the Board, taking into account the complexity of the case, the amount in dispute or other circumstances, decides that the dispute is to be decided by a sole arbitrator' (SCC, art 12).

Note: under the Expedited Rules, there is only one arbitrator (see Practice Note: SCC Rules (2010)—expedited procedure [Archived]) .

Appointment of a sole arbitrator

Where there is to be a sole arbitrator, the

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