Contributed By Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå
International and domestic arbitration in Sweden is governed by the Arbitration Act 1999 (Swedish: lag [1999:116] om skiljeförfarande), which contains a few mandatory rules to protect the principles of equal treatment and due process. The general aim of the Arbitration Act is to facilitate and adapt the procedure to the needs of the parties.
The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (the Model Law) does not form the direct basis of the Arbitration Act. However, the Model Law was taken into account when the Arbitration Act was formulated, and in substance the Arbitration Act is very similar to the Model Law.