Roundtable Discussion: The proceedings - Chapter 17 - The Swedish Arbitration Act of 1999, Five Years On: A Critical Review of Strengths and Weaknesses
SIGVARD JARVIN: I am Mr. Bühler temporarily because my colleague was not granted an extension to submit a brief in one of his cases by the Arbitral Tribunal, so he could not come today.
Before we enter into session IV, The Proceedings, I would like to say a few words of general interest. One is with respect to the stenographer services you have seen in action here. It is performed by a company called WordWave, which is an English-based company which has now opened an office on the Continent, in Paris. They perform all sorts of services in arbitrations, court hearings, before other tribunals and conferences. As you have seen, real-time court reporting is one of their specialities. I am sure if you have an arbitration and you ask them to come and make a stenographic record and deliver transcripts overnight, they are quite willing to do so. Maybe you will put your address on the screen, visible for everybody!
I would also like to mention that, as you have noticed, we are assisted by six Master of Law students from Stockholm University, who are helping you to get into the sessions on time, and handing the microphones to you. They are Yuliya Chernykh, from the Ukraine; Iness Hadji, from Algeria; Lasha Mgeladze, from Georgia; Lars Nümann, from Germany; Yun Peng, from China; and Yingying Yan, from China.
Thank you very much for your help.
The Proceedings is the name of this session, and it will deal with many different topics. In the programme we have listed: amendment of claims; rules of evidence; legal privilege under Swedish arbitration law; interim measures of protection; court assistance in aid of arbitration; security for costs; respondent’s right to an award when the claimant withdraws its case; lis pendens and res judicata; and expedited proceedings.