FAI Award Checklist and FAI Tax Guidelines published in English

 

The FAI has published the FAI Award Checklist and the FAI Tax Guidelines in the English language.

The FAI Award Checklist aims to support the arbitral tribunal in the drafting of arbitral awards under the Arbitration Rules and the Rules for Expedited Arbitration of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The checklist is not exhaustive nor binding on the arbitral tribunal but intended to give general recommendations for a high-quality and enforceable award.

The purpose of the FAI Tax Guidelines is to draw the arbitrators’ attention to tax issues related to the arbitrator’s fee and expenses. The guidelines, however, do not exempt the arbitrator from verifying the tax treatment of his/her fee and expenses.

Both publications are also available in Finnish on our website.

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The FAI partnered with the IPR University Center for two panels on IP arbitration at the Helsinki IP Summit – 23-24 October 2019

 

The FAI partnered with the IPR University Center for two panels on IP arbitration at the Helsinki IP Summit held on 23 and 24 October.

The first panel discussed “Why and how to agree on arbitration in IPR Contracts/Disputes?”. Moderated by Santtu Turunen (FAI Secretary General), the speakers of the panel were Niklas Östman (Partner, Roschier Attorneys), Antti Järvinen (Partner, Frontia/Member of the FAI Board), Bernt Juthström (Partner, Waselius & Wist), Sakari Salonen (Partner, Castrén & Snellman) and Marco Torsello (Partner, Arblit/Professor, University of Verona and NYU School of Law).

 

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FAI Partners with IPR University Center for Two Panels on IP Arbitration at the Helsinki IP Summit – 23-24 October 2019

 

The FAI partners with the IPR University Center for two panels on IP arbitration at the Helsinki IP Summit on 23-24 October.

Helsinki IP Summit is the biggest IP event in Scandinavia. It will connect people from all the areas of intellectual property. The Summit is targeted to IP practitioners, business leaders, start-ups, law and business students and academics in the IP field. The event is organised by the IPR University Center, a joint institute of six Finnish universities whose function is to coordinate and promote education and research connected to intellectual property rights.

The Summit features two panels on arbitration.

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YACF Blog: Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF) and Capítulo Nórdico-Báltico del Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) joint conference on the eve of the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference in Helsinki

 

Sunny late spring weather welcomed the participants in Helsinki as more than 200 legal professionals assembled to the city to attend the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference, organised in the Finnish capital on 23 May 2019. The topic of the IFCAI conference, which this year substituted the traditional Helsinki International Arbitration Day, headlined ‘Roles and Responsibilities of Key Stakeholders in Conflict Resolution – Finding the Right Balance to Maximise Strategic and Effective Conflict Resolution’. Since arbitration lawyers are generally known for their enthusiasm for seminars, the IFCAI conference also inspired an energetic flow of side events, including the Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF) and Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) Capítulo Nórdico-Báltico joint conference on the topic of ‘Arbitration hearings – More than arguments and facts. What else is in the room?’ This blog post will provide a short round-up of the YACF-CEA seminar’s discussion.

 

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The FAI is Seeking a Trainee

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FAI case manager has authored an article on the importance of the model arbitration clause

FAI case manager Adriana Aravena-Jokelainen has written an article in Spanish on the importance of the institutional model clause. The article titled “Arbitraje Institucional: La Importancia de la Cláusula Modelo” explores the importance of the model arbitration clause in international commercial arbitration, its content and effects, and recommendations on how to use it to draft an effective arbitration clause.

The article is part of the book “El Convenio Arbitral” — volume 62 of the Arbitration Library of the Peruvian law firm Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre — including studies on the arbitration agreement by Spanish-speaking authors.

More information about the book here.

Read article here.

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Finding the Right Balance to Maximise Strategic and Effective Conflict Resolution: A Report from the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference

On 23 May 2019, the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) hosted the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference in Helsinki. The International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI) organises the “IFCAI Biennial Conference” every two years in cooperation with an IFCAI member arbitration institution. This year it was hosted by the FAI in lieu of the traditional Helsinki International Arbitration Day (HIAD). A record number of more than 250 participants from 26 countries and 17 international arbitral institutions attended the event. (more…)

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Photos, Video and Conference Materials of the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference

15th IFCAI Biennial Conference was held on 23 May 2019, in the Finnish capital on the topic Roles and Responsibilities of Key Stakeholders in Conflict Resolution 
– Finding the Right Balance to Maximise Strategic and Effective Conflict Resolution
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We invite you to access:

  • the photos here
  • the video here
  • the 15th IFCAI Biennial Conference materials here

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The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) will start using encrypted email as of 3rd June 2019

The FAI will adopt a centralized system for the encryption of confidential messages.

The confidential messages sent by the FAI can be opened and replied to through the link provided in the email. The connection will be protected by TLS encryption. For security reasons, the messages received will be available for reading for a maximum of 30 days. In order to save the emails for a longer period of time, please save and/or print the contents of the message.

We welcome your feedback on how the FAI encrypted email works and if there is anything you would like us to improve. Contact us by email (info@arbitration.fi).

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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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