The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Norway

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: Norwegian Arbitration Act of 2004, in force since 1 January 2005. A translation of the Norwegian Arbitration Act can be found on the website of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 March 1961); reservations: reciprocity, immovable property.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 16 August 1967); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No (signed on 16 June 1995, however not yet ratified. Part VII is provisionally applicable)

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016