The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: Norwegian Arbitration Act of 2004, in force from 1 January 2005.

Arbitral Institutions

  • The Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 14 March 1961); reservations:

1. [The Government of Norway] will apply the Convention only to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of one of the Contracting States.
2. [The Government of Norway] will not apply the Convention to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in Norway, or a right in or to such property.

  • European Convention: No.

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 16 August 1967).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: No (signed on 16 June 1995, but not ratified. Part VII is provisionally applicable).


Last updated February 2019