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Arbitration & ADR

08 April 2021
Olof Olsson Do parties have an absolute right to dispute in person in Sweden?

Sweden - Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, virtual hearings have become a common alternative to in-person hearings globally. To conduct a hearing online is not a problem under Swedish arbitration law, as long as both parties consent to it. On the other hand, it has been debated whether an arbitral tribunal can mandate that a hearing should be virtual instead of in person if one of the parties objects. The matter is currently being reviewed in a case in the Svea Court of Appeal.

Authors: Olof Olsson, Jesper Tiberg
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