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International Arbitration Guide
Sweden

Describe the international arbitration governing bodies/structure in your jurisdiction.

The Swedish Arbitration Act entered into force on 1 April 1999. Although Sweden did not formally adopt the UNCITRAL Model Law , the Arbitration Act contains largely identical or similar provisions to the Model Law , and was modernised in 2019, with the stated purpose of making Swedish arbitration more accessible to foreign users and to attract international arbitration to Sweden. The most famous Swedish arbitration institute is the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (“SCC”).

Describe any unique circumstances in your country that affect international arbitration (i.e., change in government, etc.).

According to the Swedish Arbitration Act, an arbitration may be initiated in Sweden against a party who is domiciled here or could otherwise be sought in the dispute in Swedish courts, unless the arbitration agreement means that the procedure shall have its venue abroad. The New York Convention was signed by Sweden on December 23, 1958 and entered into force on April 27, 1972. Sweden’s neutrality has also resulted in that many companies of different nationalities choose, e.g. the SCC process.

Please provide a brief overview of your firms international arbitration capabilities (team members, experience as litigators in arbitration as well as experience as arbitrators).

Our expertise in dispute and dispute resolution extends across many industries. We assist clients in, e.g. disputes regarding contracts, real estate and rent, construction, public procurement and ownership and investor disputes. We also provide mediation in Swedish and international commercial disputes and can undertake arbitration assignments in Swedish and international disputes regarding construction, infrastructure, energy, manufactur manufacturing, M&A, Life Science and MedTech industry.

In which areas does your firm handle arbitration? (i.e., international investment, infrastructure, public works, energy, construction, etc.)

Swedish and international disputes regarding construction, infrastructure, energy, manufacturing, M&A, Life Science and MedTech industry. We also provide mediation in Swedishand international commercial disputes and can arbitration assignments in Swedish and international disputes regarding the above mentioned areas or as adjudicator in other types of alternative dispute resolution methods, e.g. as a member of “Dispute Resolution Boards”.

Which industries does your firm serve in this area (i.e., energy, insurance, public concessions, etc.)?

Family companies, foundations, trusts, associations, public procurement and listed companies, Energy, infrastructure, construction, investment, transportation, banking, IP, public concessions, manufacturing, M&A, Life Science and MedTech industry, among other.

Does your firm provide lawyer representation or certified arbitrator resources, or both? Please describe.

Lindmark Welinder provide: Mikael Linton-Wahlgren who is a certified arbitrator by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Swedish Arbitration Association after attending their one-year joint training of Arbitrators. Maria Stakovska and Mikael Linton-Wahlgren are both accredited CEDR mediators.

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SE-223 50 Lund, Sweden
Tel: +46 46 151000