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International Arbitration
5.
The parties
5.1
Are there any restrictions on who can be a party to an arbitration agreement?
 
Greece
The validity and scope of an arbitration agreement, as well as the authority of the parties to enter into it, are determined according to the substantive law selected by the parties to govern their legal relationship. Under Greek law, the parties that enter into an arbitration agreement must be capable of concluding it (subjective arbitrability).

For more information about this answer please contact: Manolis Perakis from Dracopoulos & Vassalakis LP
5.2
Are the parties under any duties in relation to the arbitration?
 
Greece
In all arbitrations, including international commercial arbitrations, public order rules have mandatory application. These mainly concern the fundamental principles of fair trial and therefore guarantee equal treatment of the parties, adversarial procedure and due process. These public policy provisions cannot be excluded by virtue of an arbitration agreement.

More specifically, both the Greek Code of Civil Procedure and Law 2735/1999 provide mandatory judicial prerequisites - namely:

  • equal treatment of the parties;
  • the opportunity for each party to fully present its case;
  • the rights of defence; and
  • due process.
For more information about this answer please contact: Manolis Perakis from Dracopoulos & Vassalakis LP
5.3
Are there any provisions of law which deal with multi-party disputes?
 
Greece
No express provision allows or prohibits multi-party disputes. They are accepted and recognised by the Greek courts.

For more information about this answer please contact: Manolis Perakis from Dracopoulos & Vassalakis LP