Finnish Arbitration Academy – September – October 2022

 

 

The FAI will organise the 2022 edition of Finnish Arbitration Academy (Välimieskoulu) starting in September this year. The Academy will take place during five days, consisting of three full training days (Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Tuesday 20th September 2022) and two afternoon trainings (Thursday 6th and Thursday 13th October 2022).

Applications to participate in the Academy are open. The FAI welcomes applications by Sunday 5th June 2022 via THIS LINK. The participation fee for the Academy is EUR 2 400 + VAT. The FAI will confirm the participants separately after the closing of the application period.

For information on the Academy, please contact Kirsi Johanna Loikas, kirsi.loikas@chamber.fi, tel. +358 40 545 7451.

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Matias Temonen joins the FAI team as Legal Trainee

 

Matias Temonen joins the FAI team as Legal Trainee as of 19 April 2022. Matias assists the FAI team with various internal development projects and day-to-day operations of the Institute.

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Spring 2022 – New collagues in the FAI Team

 

Matias Temonen joins the FAI team as Legal Trainee

Matias Temonen joins the FAI team as Legal Trainee as of 19 April 2022. Matias assists the FAI team with various internal development projects and day-to-day operations of the Institute.

 

 

Susanna Derefalk appointed as Case Manager

Susanna Derefalk has joined the FAI team as a Case Manager in the FAI Specialisation Programme for Arbitration Lawyers as of 1 February 2022.

 

 

As part of the FAI Specialisation Programme, Susanna will, in addition to case management work, further develop her expertise in arbitration with the institutional experience. She will participate in the Finnish Arbitration Academy, which will be organised starting in September 2022, as well as other national and international FAI events.

Prior to joining the FAI, Susanna has been working as an Associate Lawyer at the dispute resolution team of Krogerus Attorneys Ltd. Susanna has worked with both domestic and international arbitration throughout her professional career. In law school, she focused on arbitration during the latter part of her university studies. Susanna speaks Swedish, Finnish and English.

“I am excited to join the FAI as a Case Manager as it enables me to gain further understanding of and seeing arbitral proceedings from a different perspective. I have used the FAI services both as counsel and tribunal secretary, and now I have the valuable opportunity to experience the proceedings from the FAI’s perspective”, Susanna says.

The FAI Secretary General, Sanna Kaistinen, welcomes Susanna to the team:

”We are very happy to welcome Susanna to the FAI. Susanna’s prior experience in dispute resolution and arbitration provides an excellent background for case management work and for contributing to the development projects at the FAI Secretariat. We are delighted to have her as our new colleague.”

 

Elina Ylinen joined the FAI team as Assistant

Elina Ylinen has joined the FAI team as assistant as of 25 October 2021. Elina supports the FAI team in the day-to-day operations of the Institute.

 

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Susanna Derefalk appointed as Case Manager

 

Susanna Derefalk has joined the FAI team as a Case Manager in the FAI Specialisation Programme for Arbitration Lawyers as of 1 February 2022.

 

 

As part of the FAI Specialisation Programme, Susanna will, in addition to case management work, further develop her expertise in arbitration with the institutional experience. She will participate in the Finnish Arbitration Academy, which will be organised starting in September 2022, as well as other national and international FAI events.

Prior to joining the FAI, Susanna has been working as an Associate Lawyer at the dispute resolution team of Krogerus Attorneys Ltd. Susanna has worked with both domestic and international arbitration throughout her professional career. In law school, she focused on arbitration during the latter part of her university studies. Susanna speaks Swedish, Finnish and English.

“I am excited to join the FAI as a Case Manager as it enables me to gain further understanding of and seeing arbitral proceedings from a different perspective. I have used the FAI services both as counsel and tribunal secretary, and now I have the valuable opportunity to experience the proceedings from the FAI’s perspective”, Susanna says.

The FAI Secretary General, Sanna Kaistinen, welcomes Susanna to the team:

”We are very happy to welcome Susanna to the FAI. Susanna’s prior experience in dispute resolution and arbitration provides an excellent background for case management work and for contributing to the development projects at the FAI Secretariat. We are delighted to have her as our new colleague.”

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The Finland Chamber of Commerce appoints new Chairmanship Heidi Merikalla-Teir, Gisela Knuts and Anders Forss together with two new International Members to the Board of The Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI) as of 1 January 2022 – current Chairmanship awarded with medals of extraordinary achievement

Heidi Merikalla-Teir, Gisela Knuts and Anders Forss appointed as the new Chairmanship of the FAI

 

Attorney at law, Managing Partner Heidi Merikalla-Teir (Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Finland) has been appointed Chair of the FAI Board as of 1 January 2022. Merikalla-Teir has previously held the position of Secretary General of the FAI and has been part of the task forces renewing and drafting the Arbitration and Mediation Rules of the Institute. Attorney at law, Partner Gisela Knuts (Roschier, Attorneys Ltd, Finland) and Attorney at law, Partner Anders Forss (Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland) have been appointed as Vice-Chairs.

 

 

Partner Anina Liebkind (Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå AB, Sweden) and Counsel Andrey Panov (Allen & Overy LLP, Russia) have been appointed as new International Members of the FAI Board.

The term of the current FAI Chairmanship ends on 31 December 2021. The Finland Chamber of Commerce has awarded Attorney at law, Partner, FAI Board Chair Petra Kiurunen (Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law Ltd, Finland) and Head of Legal Affairs, FAI Board Vice-Chair Mikko Kemppainen (Orion Corporation, Finland) its Medals for Extraordinary Achievement for their significant contribution to the development of commercial dispute resolution services and meritorious work in the Chairmanship of the FAI Board. Attorney at law, Partner, FAI Board Vice-Chair Marko Hentunen (Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland) has been awarded The Finland Chamber of Commerce Cross for Extraordinary Achievement as recognition of his meritorious work to promote the economic freedom and the operational prerequisites of the Finland business community. Hentunen held a key role in the taskforce renewing the FAI Arbitration Rules as of 1 June 2013. The recognitions were awarded in connection with Helsinki International Arbitration Day on 3 December 2021 and the FAI Board’s final meeting of the year on 17 December 2021.

 

As of 1 January 2022, the composition of the FAI Board is the following:

 

Chair:

Heidi Merikalla-Teir, Managing Partner, Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Finland

 

Vice-Chairs:

Gisela Knuts, Partner, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd, Finland

Anders Forss, Partner, Castrén & Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland

 

Finnish Members:

Tero Artimo, Attorney at law, Asianajotoimisto Artimo & Co, Finland

Tarja Honkanen, District Judge, District Court of Helsinki, Finland

Antti Järvinen, Partner, Frontia Attorneys Ltd, Finland

Ville Pönkä, LL.D., Professor of Private Law, University of Helsinki, Finland

Tuuli Timonen, Senior Licensing Manager, Nokia Technologies Ltd, Finland

 

International Members:

Daniel Hochstrasser, Partner, Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland

Jennifer Kirby, Arbitrator, KIRBY, France

Stefan Kröll, Arbitrator, Professor for International Dispute Resolution, Bucerius Law School, Germany

Anina Liebkind, Partner, Norburg & Scherp Advokatbyrå AB, Sweden

Robin Oldenstam, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Sweden

Andrey Panov, Counsel, Allen & Overy LLP, Russia

Galina Zukova, Partner, ZUKOVA Legal, France

 

The FAI wishes to extend its gratitude and warmest thanks to the current Chairmanship as well as the Finnish and International Members stepping down from the Board as their terms come to an end on 31 December 2021:

 

Chair Petra Kiurunen

Vice-Chair Marko Hentunen

Vice-Chair Mikko Kemppainen

Finnish Member Olli Sailas

International Member Niuscha Bassiri

International Member Toomas Vaher

 

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Elina Ylinen joined the FAI team as Assistant

 

Elina Ylinen has joined the FAI team as assistant as of 25 October 2021. Elina supports the FAI team in the day-to-day operations of the Institute.

 

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Save the Date for 2nd Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle on 27th May 2016 in Helsinki

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Prima facie jurisdictional decision by the FAI Board allowing a single arbitration initiated against two separate parties on the basis of three different arbitration agreements to proceed

Article 14 is one of the key provisions of the FAI Rules. It sets out the prima facie jurisdictional test that needs to be fulfilled in order for the FAI Board to assume jurisdiction and to administer a case under the Rules. The provision is divided into two main subsections.

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Heidi Merikalla-Teir appointed Secretary General of The Arbitration Institute

Finland Chamber of Commerce has appointed Ms Heidi Merikalla-Teir, MBA, LL.M., as new Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI). Ms Merikalla-Teir joins the Arbitration Institute on February 2, 2015 and will be responsible for developing and coordinating the activities of FAI.

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Ms Merikalla-Teir has previously worked as a Specialist Partner at Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd, specializing in commercial arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. “Ms Merikalla-Teir has also considerable experience in acting as arbitrator, also under the FAI Rules. This gives her an excellent background to develop and promote the Institute”, says director Anne Horttanainen.

The new FAI Rules entered into force on 1 June 2013. “Arbitration is becoming increasingly important and popular method of resolving commercial disputes.  The new arbitration rules correspond with the best international practices and work very well in the resolution of both domestic and international business disputes. The new arbitration rules combined with effective case administration and appointment of proficient arbitrators lay an excellent foundation for promoting the Institute and arbitration in Finland”, says Merikalla-Teir.

 

Arbitration is an alternative dispute resolution method to litigation in state courts. It is generally considered as the most effective means of resolving both domestic and international commercial disputes.

FAI administers the settlement of disputes in domestic and international arbitrations governed by its Rules. In addition, FAI may be designated as appointing authority without subjecting the arbitration to the provisions of the Rules. Since 1919 FAI has operated in connection with the Finland Chamber of Commerce. However, being an autonomous and impartial arbitration body, it carries out its functions independently of the Finland Chamber of Commerce.

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FAI Model Arbitration Clauses – Going Hand in Hand with Your Contracts

Companies are making deals on a daily basis. The final terms of the deal are put into a contract reflecting the business project that you and your business partner wish to turn into reality.

When drafting your contract, keep in mind that sometimes business projects turn out different as predicted. In any event, you must be prepared for any possible dispute that might arise out of or relating to your contract. A good way of doing this is with a well-crafted dispute resolution clause. In international and domestic business, this usually means to insert an arbitration clause at the end of the contract.

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