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1 Introduction

From: International Commercial Arbitration in Sweden (2nd Edition)

Kaj Hobér

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2021

1.01 On 1 April 1999 the new Swedish Arbitration Act (SAA) entered into force. It replaced the 1929 Arbitration Act and the 1929 Act on Foreign Arbitration Agreements and Arbitral Awards. A modestly revised version of the 1999 Act entered into force on 1 April 2019. 1.02 Arbitration is an ancient phenomenon. It has existed as long as mankind. References to arbitration can be found in Roman law and in ancient Greek law— and even before. In Roman law, for example, where agreement to submit a dispute to arbitration was called a compromissum, provisions on arbitration...
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