Recourse against a party which has not complied with a request for advance payment of the arbitration tribunal’s costs.
A party to an ongoing arbitration proceeding that has provided the entire advance payment of the tribunal’s cost does not have a right to recourse against the other party for such payment, unless an obligation for the parties to pay an advance on costs has been specifically included in the arbitration agreement.
3S Swedish Special Supplier AB (“3S”) (Sweden)
Sky Park AB (“Sky Park“) (Sweden)
Place of arbitration: Sweden
Place of court procedures: Sweden
Applicable law: The Swedish Arbitration Act of 1929
Excerpts below follow an unofficial translation of the proceedings in the Stockholm District Court, The Svea Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Sweden.
The case was reported in Nytt Juridiskt Arkiv (NJA) 2000, p. 773.
The parties had entered into a Retail Distribution Contract which included an arbitration clause when a dispute relating to the contract arose, and 3S initiated arbitration against Sky Park.