Tanja Volanen has started as a Case Manager at the FAI. Ms Volanen is the first case manager to join the FAI Specialisation Programme for Arbitration Lawyers, a two-year programme completed whilst working as a Case Manager at the Institute.
In addition to case management work, as part of the FAI Specialisation Programme for Arbitration Lawyers Ms Volanen will participate in the Finnish Arbitration Academy which will be organised starting in October 2020, as well as in other national and international FAI events. In the FAI Specialisation Programme, Ms Volanen will be supported in developing her expertise in arbitration, creating her network in the arbitration community and also publishing in arbitration.
Prior to joining the FAI, Tanja Volanen has been working at law firms Castrén & Snellman (Senior Trainee), Fondia (Senior Legal Trainee) and Roschier (Research Trainee). Ms Volanen will graduate with Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki in May 2020. She wrote her Master’s thesis on law of evidence on the topic ”Preclusion of Themes of Evidence in Cases Capable of Settlement Out-of-Courts” (“Temapreklusionens roll i dispositiva tvistemål”). Ms Volanen speaks native Swedish and Finnish, professional English and basic level German and French.
”In the past years, dispute resolution as a field of law and as a practice has become the focus of my professional interests. Working at the FAI allows me to deepen my knowledge in arbitration and get an excellent view on the Finnish as well as the international dispute resolution market. In 2019, I volunteered in helping to organise the HIAD, Helsinki International Arbitration Day, and from that on I knew that I wanted to work in the atmosphere of the international arbitration community and the Finland Arbitration Institute”, Volanen says.
The FAI Secretary General, Santtu Turunen, welcomes Tanja Volanen to the Institute:
”I’m delighted to welcome Tanja to the FAI team. The idea of the FAI Specialisation Programme for Arbitration Lawyers is not only to find talented, creative, energetic and positive people to manage the FAI cases but also to help them develop their expertise and network in arbitration and finally be headhunted for new challenges in the business. We received many excellent applications, but I feel that we could not have chosen better to reach the goals of the programme and show how it works.”