Arbitration has long played a role in settling disputes in Scotland, and on 7 June 2010 all provisions of the new Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force. The new Act brings Scotland to the forefront of modern arbitral law and practice.
With close similarities to the Arbitration Act 1996 applicable in England and Wales, but with a number of innovations (such as statute based confidentiality), the Scottish Act will feel instantly familiar to international arbitration practitioners.
The Getting the Deal Through Arbitration Guide for Scotland by our Chairman, Brandon Malone is available here:
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Arbitration 2015, (published in January 2015; contributing editors: Gerhard Wegen and Stephan Wilske, Gleiss Lutz). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.
The International Bar Association has published a “Country Guide” for arbitration in Scotland available by clicking here