Robin Oldenstam appointed as Chair of the SCC Board 2022

Robin Oldenstam has been appointed as new Chairperson of the SCC Board as of January 2022. He is an experienced specialist in international arbitration and head of Mannheimer Swartling’s international arbitration practice based in Sweden.

– I very much look forward to contribute to the work of the SCC, in maintaining the high quality of its case administration and in promoting the further development of the SCC as Chairperson. SCC is an interesting and experienced institute that stands out internationally for its highly efficient administration and innovative approach. SCC operates according to modern work processes and drives development forward by digitalising case management and by developing new dispute resolution services such as the SCC Express. I also look forward to working with other members of the Board, Secretary General Kristin Campbell-Wilson and not least the staff at the Secretariat, says Robin Oldenstam.

Among previous positions of responsibility, Robin Oldenstam was appointed the Swedish representative to the ICC International Court of Arbitration and chairperson of the Swedish Arbitration Association, the leading association in arbitration in Sweden. Robin has acted as leading counsel in many arbitrations under, e.g., SCC, ICC, UNCITRAL and other arbitration rules both in Sweden and abroad. In addition, he has significant experience as arbitrator.

– The SCC offers efficient dispute resolution, through which it promotes a well-functioning business community, free trade, peace and sustainable development. We are very pleased that Robin Oldenstam who is an experienced international arbitrator is taking on the role as Chairperson of the SCC Board. The Chairperson plays an important role together with the other members of the Board, the Secretary General and the entire organisation in the development and growth of our institute and in our mission to continuously better our services in dispute resolution, says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

The Board of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has also appointed Henriette Gernaa, head of the dispute resolution and insurance groups at law firm Gorrissen Federspiel in Copenhagen, as vice chairperson of the SCC Board. Henriette Gernaa is an expert in arbitration and has vast experience both as counsel and arbitrator in a variety of international disputes.

The Arbitration Institute administrates hundreds of disputes between parties from more than 40 countries annually. In 2020, the Institute settled disputes worth EUR 2 billion. 

– The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is a leading global forum for Swedish and international disputes. With more than 100 years of experience, we have earnt our place as one of the world's most respected arbitration institutes – while also being recognised for being the world's most modern. We aim to continue the success of the institute in the years to come and develop our services and the industry at large to ensure that international businesses receive world-class dispute resolution services, says Kristin Campbell-Wilson, Secretary General of the SCC.

Robin Oldenstam will take on the role of Chair of the SCC Board on 1 January 2022. He succeeds Charlotta Falkman, who steps down after six years, of which the last two was as Chairperson.

– Charlotta Falkman has been a committed and knowledgeable SCC chair who has helped secure the Institute's leading position in dispute resolution. The SCC is very grateful for Charlotta Falkman's efforts over the years, says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou, CEO of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

The Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has also appointed arbitration practitioner Eva Kalnina, (Arbitration Chambers), as new member of the SCC Board, and re-elected members Jonas Bengtsson (Polarium), Crina Baltag (Stockholm University), William McKechnie (Alecta) and Johan Sidklev (Roschier) for the 2022–2024 term of office.

The SCC Board also includes Dimitri Evseev (vice Chairperson) (Arnold & Porter), Andrea Carlevaris (BonelliErede), Veijo Heiskanen (Lalive), Bart Legum (Dentons), Sylvia Noury (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), Mattias Rosengren (Vinge), Ginta Ahrel (Westerberg).

The SCC was founded in 1917 and is an independent entity within the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The SCC consists of a Board appointed by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and a secretariat headed by the Secretary General.



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