6th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days

The FAI is a Media Partner in the 6th DIS Baltic Arbitration Days. Please find more information below and the programme here. To register for the conference please fill out the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/IdoHRdzqQALGtTWm1

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Report from the Morning Seminar on Arbitration Jointly Organised by the FAI and the SCC

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) organised a joint Morning Seminar on Arbitration in Helsinki on 8 March 2017. The seminar addressed some topical issues at the both arbitration institutes. As to the SCC, the focus was in the SCC Rules Revision. As for the FAI, the seminar provided some insight into the FAI’s recent practice relating, inter alia, to consolidation of proceedings, confirmation of arbitrators, and determination of the costs of the arbitration. Also, the revision of local arbitration laws in Finland and Sweden was briefly touched upon during the seminar. (more…)

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Young Arbitration Club Finland – 5 years old as a development milestone

From the early days of Young Arbitration Club Finland (“YACF”) the following description has been stated at YACF’s webpage:

Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF) is an association for young lawyers and other professionals interested in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Founded in 2012, YACF seeks to promote arbitration in Finland and to increase awareness of Finnish arbitration abroad by providing lawyers aged 40 and below an easy-going forum for exchanging views and networking.” (more…)

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A Review of The FAI’s Year 2016

2016 was yet another interesting year at the FAI in terms of arbitration cases, events and activities. This is evidenced already by the 2016 FAI case statistics that have been published at http://arbitration.fi/the-arbitration-institute/statistics/.

The following is a summary of some statistical information of interest to FAI users as well as a brief review of the FAI’s latest events and activities. At the end of the article, we will elaborate on what we have planned for the year 2017 and why it is a big year in Finland. (more…)

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Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2017, 18 May 2017: Free Places for Students

The FAI wishes to provide students interested in arbitration with the opportunity to participate in Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2017 (HIAD 2017) free of charge. If you are interested in participating in the conference, kindly send an email application with your CV to Karoliina Koistila (karoliina.koistila@arbitration.fi) at the latest on 20 March 2017.

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Principles Governing the Determination of the Administrative Fee and the Arbitrators’ Fees in Cases of Early Termination of Arbitration Proceedings

One of the main objectives of the 2013 FAI Rules revision was to make arbitration more cost-efficient. For that purpose, the provisions of the Rules governing the determination of the arbitration costs were completely revised. One of the key changes was to confer upon the FAI Board the sole power to determine the costs of the arbitration, including the fees payable to each of the arbitrators.

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FAI Newsletter – December 2016

A new FAI Newsletter has been published! You may find it here.

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YACF Blog: Lively Co-Operation Across the Borders

Throughout YACF’s soon to be five year history, the club has been active internationally providing its members with opportunities to meet with and share their experiences with young practitioners from other jurisdictions. Besides Finnish lawyers, the club’s membership also includes a number of practitioners particularly from the Baltics. The three seminars organized by YACF in the respective Baltic countries have further enabled YACF members to interact with young practitioners in the Baltic countries where no organized clubs yet exist.

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“Efficiency in International Arbitration: Whose Duty Is It?” by Jennifer Kirby

Published in the Journal of International Arbitration ((2015) 32 J. Int. Arb. 6, pp. 689–695), this article tracks a speech delivered by Ms Jennifer Kirby at Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2015 on the issue of efficiency in international arbitration.

Read Ms Kirby’s article here.

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Photos, Videos and Reports of Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2016

Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2016 (HIAD 2016) on the topic ‘Time to Change Our Mindsets and to Think Outside the (Tool) Box?’ was held on 26 May 2016. The event was a great success as it gathered leading practitioners in the fields of arbitration and mediation and an audience of more than 260 delegates from 19 different countries. The conference was followed by a dinner with speech by the US Ambassador to Finland.

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