Major “IFCAI Biennial Conference” International Arbitration Event in Finland

The “IFCAI Biennial Conference” international arbitration event will assemble leading institutions and prominent figures from the field of international arbitration on Thursday, 23 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The topic of the day Roles and Responsibilities of Key Stakeholders in Conflict Resolution – Finding the Right Balance to Maximise Strategic and Effective Conflict Resolution” will focus on strategic and effective conflict management from the perspective of different stakeholders. The event is hosted by the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI).

 

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FAI Newsletter – April 2019

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

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Santtu Turunen appointed as the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce

The Finland Chamber of Commerce has appointed Master of Laws (LL.M.) Santtu Turunen as the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (the “FAI”) as of 1 June 2019.

Turunen will join the FAI from the University of Helsinki. He has published several arbitration related books and articles. In addition to other teaching, he has acted as coach of the Vis Moot team of the University of Helsinki. Further, he has served as an arbitrator in domestic and international cases. At the FAI, Turunen will be responsible for developing and coordinating the FAI’s activities both in Finland and internationally. (more…)

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Russian translation of the FAI Mediation Rules now available

The 2016 FAI Mediation Rules are now available in Russian language.

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A Review of the FAI’s Year 2018

 

The year 2018 was full of interesting projects and developments at the FAI. Despite a slow start, the FAI caseload reached a good level—62 new case filings—by the end of the year.

Below you will find a summary of the FAI Statistics for 2018 and a brief account of other activities that you may find interesting.

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FAI Interview with Marko Hentunen, Vice-Chair of the FAI Board

 

Professional life in a nutshell

  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1987
  • Union Bank of Finland (currently Nordea Bank) 1987-1989
  • Court training 1989
  • Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd 1989-, Partner 1999-, Co-Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice
  • Board Member of the Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Member of the FAI Rules Revision Task Force 2012-2013
  • Vice-Chair of the FAI Board
  • Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Chair of the Finnish National Committee
  • Member of the IBA Arbitration Committee and Litigation Committee, Officer of the Litigation Committee

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15th IFCAI Biennial Conference in Helsinki on 23 May 2019: Free Places for Students

 

The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) has the honour of hosting the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference in Helsinki on 23 May 2019. (more…)

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Business-driven reform of the Finnish Arbitration Act to go ahead

 

Finnish Minister of Justice, Antti Häkkänen, announced on Friday that the revision process of the Finnish Arbitration Act will be launched during this government term. The reform will have a significant positive impact for Finland. As a result of the reform, Finland will have an Arbitration Act that meets international standards, and Finnish dispute settlement will be able to better serve the dispute resolution needs of international business and attract international users and disputes to Finland and Finnish arbitration. The economic effects of arbitration spread widely across society.

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German translation of the FAI Arbitration Rules and FAI Expedited Rules now available

The 2013 FAI Arbitration Rules and FAI Expedited Rules are now available in German language. (more…)

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YACF Blog: The top 3 things one should know about the Nordic Arbitration Day

 

The first ever Nordic Arbitration Day (NAD), co-organised by the Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF) in 2019, was a two-day event held on 17-18 January 2019 in Stockholm and hosted by the Young Arbitrators Sweden. The conference with panel discussions was preceded by an evening reception at the SCC the day before.

The conference attracted over 200 participants. More than 20 professionals came from Finland. It was impressive to see how active the Nordic arbitration community is. The event gained attention beyond the Nordic region, with attendees coming from Belgium, France, Switzerland, UK, and USA, to name a few. Despite the age restriction of 45 or under, NAD united professionals from all stages and directions of a legal career – from those fresh out of law schools and making their first steps into the world of arbitration, to those already taking leadership roles in the sphere.

 

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