THE ARBITRATION INSTITUTE OF THE STOCKHOLM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC Institute) was established already in 1917 and has since then been active in both domestic and international arbitration. While at the outset the SCC Institute mainly administered domestic arbitrations, the international activities have increased significantly over the past twenty-five years. Out of the about 160 cases in 2004, roughly half the number is international. Although the international cases involve parties from virtually all parts of the world, east-west arbitration plays a predominant role. On the eastern side there are parties from the Russian Federation and other republics of the former Soviet Union, as well as from China, and on the western side US and western European corporations. The SCC Institute is an entity within the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. It is, however, functionally independent and decisions of the Board of the Institute are final and not subject to review by the Chamber. The present Chairman of the Board is Dr. Leif Thorsson, Justice of the Supreme Court. The day-to-day activities of SCC are handled by its secretariat headed by a secretary general. The present secretary general is Mr Ulf Franke who has held this position since 1980. Apart from the secretary general there is an assistant secretary general and three other lawyers, as well as four assistants. The lawyers and assistants are organised in three divisions, each handling one third of the cases.
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