The Revised Swedish Arbitration Act: Noteworthy Developments in the Lex Arbitri of a Leading Jurisdiction for International Arbitration

March 12, 2019

Nearly 20 years after the enactment of the Swedish Arbitration Act of 1999, a revised version of the Swedish Arbitration Act entered into force on March 1, 2019.

While the recently-adopted amendments do not effectuate a large-scale reform of Sweden’s curial law, certain revisions will make an important contribution to the attractiveness of Sweden as a seat for international arbitrations. This alert memorandum highlights noteworthy features of the reformed Act.