Preview Page SAR 1999- 2
Subject matter: Assignment of an arbitration agreement.
Finding: In case of assignment of rights under a contract containing an arbitration clause, the assignee is bound to arbitrate.
Parties: Claimant: MS Emja Braack Schiffahrts KG (Germany)
Respondent: Wärtsilä Diesel AB (Sweden)
The Emja case was reported and commented in Swedish and International Arbitration 1997 – Yearbook of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, p. 65.
The case has been commented as follows:
Hansson-Lecoanet, Anne-Cècile and Jarvin, Sigvard: Note in Revue de l'- Arbitrage, 1998, No. 2, p. 431;
Jarvin, Sigvard and Günther, Klaus: Zur Abtretung von Rechten aus einen Vertrag mit Schiedsklausel, 54 Betriebsberater 12 et seq.(Supplement 9, 1999);
Weinacht, Felix: Party Succession in Agreements to Arbitrate; Sweden backs down over Practical Considerations, Mealey Publications, Vol. 14, September 1999, p. 55.
The following is a non official translation of the Supreme Court's decision as published in Nytt Juridiskt Arkiv (NJA), 1997, p. 866.