Solja Seppänen started as a part-time trainee at the FAI. Seppänen is a sixth-year law student from the University of Turku currently participating in the masters thesis project titled “Theory and Practice of Law of Obligations” lead by Professor Mika Viljanen.
At the FAI, Seppänen will assist in case management, communications and organisation of events. Further, Seppänen will participate in various research tasks and general office work.
“A traineeship at the FAI gives me a unique insight into the dispute resolution market. It gives me an opportunity to learn about theory and practice of arbitration, not just through one or two cases but from the perspective of a number of cases pending at the Institute. Further, I have already met many of the biggest stars of the arbitration scene in Finland and started to develop my arbitration network at conferences”, Seppänen says.
The FAI Secretary General, Santtu Turunen, welcomes Solja Seppänen to the Institute and underlines the many functions of a trainee programme for the FAI.
”We are happy to have Solja join the FAI team. I am sure that Solja will benefit a lot from the case management team’s expertise on what arbitration is about. For the FAI, the trainee programme is not primarily about having more hands in the office but more about a way to give back to the community and introduce new talented and enthusiastic people to arbitration. The FAI will continue to develop ways to create stepping stones to the arbitration industry”, Turunen says.