Sweden’s newly revised Arbitration Act, passed on November 21, 2018, went into effect on March 1, 2019. An English translation can be found here. The revisions aim to modernize Sweden’s arbitral systems to maintain and support the country’s bustling international and domestic arbitration industry. The changes are meant to enhance efficiency and transparency in Swedish arbitrations. Although the revisions will probably not dramatically change arbitrations in the country, the following descriptions highlight key amendments to the previous 1999 Arbitration Act.
Jurisdictional Objections: The 1999 Act allowed parties to object to jurisdiction by bringing a declaratory action to the District Court either before or […]