Answer ... 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).
Answer ... 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.
Answer ... No express provision allows or prohibits multi-party disputes. They are accepted and recognised by the Greek courts.