FAI Interview with Petra Kiurunen, Chair of the FAI Board

Professional life in a nutshell

  •  Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1996
  • Customs Secretary, National Board of Customs, 1996
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2000
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2004
  • Partner, Head of International Arbitration, Hannes Snellman, 2008
  • Partner, Lindfors & Co, 2010 –

 

  • Finnish Arbitration Association, member of the board 2012 –
  • Member of the FAI Board 2013 –
  • Chair of the FAI Board 4/2018 –

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Shaping the Future of International Arbitration: A Report from Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018

Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD) is an arbitration conference organised by the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI). Since its inception in 2012, HIAD is held every year in the city of Helsinki bringing together legal practitioners from Finland and abroad to hear from top experts about the latest developments in international arbitration and mediation. Already in its seventh edition, this year’s event, held on 24 May 2018, was attended by some 200 delegates from 16 countries.

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YACF Blog: YACF’s new board wishes you all happy summer vacations!

Time is flying by and three months have already passed since YACF held its annual meeting, where a new board was elected. I am happy and honored to now get to chair the board of such a wonderful organization together with all our amazing co-chairs. The board now constitutes of the following members:

Ms. Helen Lehto of Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd (chair)

Mr. Alexander Gurkov of the University of Helsinki

Mr. Jerker Pitkänen of Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd

Mr. Jussi Hakanen of Fondia Ltd

Ms. Leena Kujansuu of Lexia Attorneys Ltd

Ms. Mari Vanhanen of Roschier, Attorneys Ltd

Mr. Valle-Veikko Eronen of Krogerus Attorneys Ltd

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Photos, Videos and Conference Materials of Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018

Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD 2018) was held on 24 May 2018, in the Finnish capital on the topic ‘Shaping the Future of International Arbitration’. The seminar, now in its seventh edition, gathered leading international arbitration experts from Finland and around the world to discuss about the future of international arbitration and how dispute resolution can be tailored to continue to meet the users’ expectations of speed, efficiency and use of technology.

We invite you to access:
* the HIAD conference materials here
* the photos here
* the videos here

Report of the HIAD 2018 available here. Published first in Kluwer Arbitration.

Save the Date: HIAD and the FAI welcome the 15th IFCAI (International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions) Biennial Conference to take place on 23 May 2019 in Helsinki.

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International Arbitration Conference HIAD 2018: Shaping the Future of International Arbitration

Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD 2018) was held today, 24 May 2018, in the Finnish capital on the topic ‘Shaping the Future of International Arbitration’. The seminar, now in its seventh edition, gathered leading international arbitration experts from Finland and around the world to discuss about the future of international arbitration and how dispute resolution can be tailored to continue to meet the users’ expectations of speed, efficiency and use of technology.

 

Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD 2018) was held today, 24 May 2018, in the Finnish capital on the topic ‘Shaping the Future of International Arbitration’. Photo: Shutterstock

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FAI Newsletter – March 2018

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

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Report from the Seminar and Discussion on the “Need for Revisions of the Finnish Arbitration Act”

On 25 January 2018, the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) held a morning seminar and discussion on the “Need for Revisions of the Finnish Arbitration Act”. The event, held at Helsinki’s Savoy restaurant, focused on key problems arising from the 1992 Finnish Arbitration Act and the need to revise the Act in its entirety. See the invitation for more information here.

Key speakers of the event included Mika Savola, Chair of the FAI Board; Christopher R. Seppälä, Partner Of Counsel at White & Case’s Paris Office and former FAI Board Member; Klaus Peter Berger, Professor at the University of Cologne, and Board Member and Past President of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); Sigvard Jarvin, Avocat and arbitrator (formerly General Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration); Corinne Montineri, UNCITRAL Legal Officer; and Tuula Linna, Professor at the University of Helsinki.

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Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018, 24 May 2018: Free Places for Students

The FAI wishes to provide students interested in arbitration with the opportunity to participate in Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018 (HIAD 2018) free of charge. If you are interested in participating in the conference, kindly send an email application with your CV to Salla Sointu (salla.sointu@arbitration.fi) at the latest on 19 March 2018. (more…)

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Petra Kiurunen has been appointed as Chair of the FAI Board starting from 1 April 2018

The Finland Chamber of Commerce has decided to appoint Petra Kiurunen (Partner, Lindfors & Co Attorneys, Helsinki) (CV) as the Chair of the FAI Board starting from 1 April 2018. Kiurunen is currently the Vice Chair of the FAI Board. (more…)

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FAI Interview with Mika Savola, Chair of the FAI Board

Mika Savola in a nutshell

  • Master of Laws (1996) and Political Sciences (1993), University of Helsinki
  • Trainee and associate lawyer at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd 1995-2002, partner 2002-2018 (until 31 March), Head of Dispute Resolution 2006-2016
  • Secretary of the Finnish Arbitration Association 1998-2010, Board member 2004-2017
  • Chair of the FAI Rules Revision Task Force 2012-2013
  • Chair of the Redemption Board of the Finland Chamber of Commerce 2013-2015
  • Chair of the FAI Board 2013-2018 (until 31 March)
  • Independent Arbitrator as of April 2018

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