The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: Act No. 553 of 24 June 2005 on Arbitration (Arbitration Act- Voldgiftsloven). 

Arbitral Institutions

  • The Danish Institute of Arbitration 

  • The Building and Construction Arbitration Board


Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 22 December 1972); reservations: In accordance with the terms of article I, paragraph 3, [the Convention] shall have effect only as regards the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards made by another Contracting State and [it] shall be valid only with respect to commercial relationships.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 22 December 1972).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 24 April 1968).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 22 August 1997).


Last updated February 2019