Default Judgment of the Svea Court of Appeal, 26 November 2014, Case No. T 6877-13
Summary: the claimant requested the annulment of the award alleging that procedural errors occurred that likely affected the outcome of the case, as the arbitrator failed toconsider relevant circumstances and documentary evidence; also the arbitrator lackedindependence and impartiality and exceeded its mandate. In the annulment proceedings,the Court ordered the respondent to submit a written statement of defense, by sanction of default judgment. The respondent submitted a statement signed by L.A. but failed to attach any power of attorney authorizing L.A. to represent the respondent. The Court ordered the respondent to submit such power of attorney, yet the respondent failed to comply with such order. The claimant requested the Court to grant its motions by way of default judgment. The Court explained that since the respondent, despite having been ordered, failed to submit a power of attorney authorizing L.A. to represent the respondent in the proceedings, the submission signed by L.A. could not be the basis for continued dealings in the case. In light thereof and since claimant’s motions were not obviously unfounded, the Court granted the motions by way of default judgment and annulled the award.