Judgment of the Svea Court of Appeal, 12 September 2005, Case No T 4390-04
Summary: The appellant moved the court to declare a correction to an arbitral invalid because it had not been signed by all members of the arbitral tribunal, and because the correction went beyond the scope of Section 32 of the Swedish Arbitration Act. The appellee argued that it is sufficient under the Act that the chairman of the tribunal signs a correction, and that Section 32 allowed the correction of “similar oversights”. The court held the correction to be invalid because it had not been signed by all three members of the arbitral tribunal as required by the Act. The preparatory works for the Arbitration Act provide that the requirements as to form stipulated by Section 31, including the signature requirement, apply also to corrections. Upon this outcome the court had no reason to review whether the arbitrators had exceeded their mandate to correct the arbitration award under Section 32.