YACF Events

Upcoming events

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Past events

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YACF seminar, dinner, and party, Helsinki, 20 October 2017

Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF) was founded in 2012. To celebrate its 5-year milestone this fall, YACF will organize a seminar titled “Arbitration 2.0. Perspectives on the Future of Arbitration” and a celebration dinner and party where all current or former YACF members, friends of YACF, and others are warmly welcome. In the seminar, the audience will have an opportunity to consider the future of arbitration from different angles. After the seminar, we can continue the discussions and celebrate 5 years of YACF (and many more to come) at the dinner and party. The seminar starts at 12:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm. Please register at registrations@yacf.fi by 10 October 2017. For further information on the event, please see the attached flyer.

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YACF Summer Drinks, Helsinki, 31 August 2017

Join us for the traditional YACF summer drinks on Thursday 31 August 2017. Wonderful company, tasty snacks and refreshing drinks will be available. In addition, we have a few additional treats reserved. Please register by e-mail to registrations@yacf.fi stating your name and organization on 24 August 2017 at the latest. For more information on the event, please see the attached flyer.

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Knowledge Import-Export. Value of Finnish Education in the International Arbitration Market, Helsinki,
18 May 2017

YACF arranges a breakfast event on 18 May 2017 between 9–11 am. In this event, YACF members will have an opportunity to meet and discuss with arbitration practitioners and scholars working in the field of international arbitration, obtain insight into their work and the international arbitration scene in general. One of the main discussion points will be the value of Finnish education in the international arbitration market. All YACF members are warmly welcome to the event. Please register at registrations@yacf.fi by 11 May 2017. For further information on the event, please see the attached flyer.

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YACF Helsinki PreMoot Seminar, 16 March 2017

The annual Helsinki PreMoot will take place in March 2017 and in this connection, YACF will host a panel discussion on “Who Needs Protection in Arbitration? How to Balance between Fighting Misuse of Justice and Providing Access to Justice?” on 16 March 2017. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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PRE-CHRISTMAS PARTY, 16 November 2016

YACF’s annual pre-Christmas celebration will take place on November 16, in the premises of Waselius & Wist, at Eteläesplanadi 24 A, 00130 Helsinki, from 6 p.m. on. More information can be found here.

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Mediating Commercial Disputes Now and in the Future, Helsinki, 1 November 2016

YACF arranges a seminar on mediation on 1 November 2016. The topic of the event covers theory and practice of mediating commercial disputes from mediator’s, counsels’ and parties’ perspectives. All YACF members are warmly welcome to the event. More information can be found here.

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2nd Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ circle 27-28 May 2016

Please save the date for the 2nd Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ circle 27-28 May 2016. More information can be found here.

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3rd Baltic Seminar – Vilnius, 22 April 2016

YACF organizes its third Baltic event on April 22 in Vilnius focusing on the question of “Enforcement of Arbitral Awards”. During the seminar two panels will address the topic from different angles and provide their experience on the question presented.

More information can be found here. Places are limited, so reserve your spot now.

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Annual meeting 15 March 2016

YACF’s annual meeting will take place at Attorneys-at-law Borenius’ offices (Eteläesplanadi 2) on 15 March 2016 from 5 pm onwards. Invitation attached.

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Helsinki Pre-Moot Seminar 11 February 2016

Welcome to Helsinki Pre-Moot Seminar organized by YACF. More information can be found here.

Please register at registrations(a)yacf.fi – the number of places is limited.

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Pre-Christmas party

The YACF pre-christmas party will be held on 19 November 2015 in the premises of Dittmar Indrenius, in Helsinki. The format of this event will be “Bring your Own Questions”: the participants are invited to send topics for debate or questions before the event, which topics and questions will then be discussed among all the participants at the event. Please register and send your questions to elisa.kaakinen@roschier.com by 11 November 2015.

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2nd Baltic Seminar – Riga, 15 October 2015

YACF organizes its second Baltic event on October 15 in Riga, focusing on the question of “Trust in arbitration as a dispute resolution method”. During the seminar, two panels will address the topic from different angles and provide their experience on the question presented.

More information can be found here. Places are limited, so reserve your spot now.

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Invitation to summer drinks

YACF Summer drinks will be held at Krogerus on 24 June. Please register by 17 June. Attached you may find the invitation.

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Joint Nordic Event by YACF, YAC and YAS, 27 May 2015

Three young arbitration organizations from the Nordics (Young Arbitration Club Finland, Young Arbitrators Copenhagen and Young Arbitrators Sweden) have joined their forces to organize an event in Helsinki on May 27 – on the eve of Helsinki International Arbitration Day. The event will take place at Roschier (Keskuskatu 7 A, Helsinki).

The topic of the event is “Times of Reform – what can we learn from each other?”  A panel of four speakers, one from each Nordic country, will discuss the theme form both an institutional and legislative perspective.  A cocktail reception will follow the discussion.

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YACF organizes its first Baltic event on April 23 in Tallinn. The topic of this free of charge event is “Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators in Small Countries”. Two panels composed of speakers from several jurisdictions will discuss the topic from different angles, after which the participants are invited to a cocktail reception.

Registrations are open until April 15, 2015 (elisa.kaakinen@roschier.com) and the places are limited.

More information about the event can be found in the attached invitation.

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SAVE-THE-DATE: Non-Signatories in Arbitration – Taking Consent Seriously, 26 February 2015

Young Arbitration Club Finland is organizing an evening seminar on non-signatories at the University of Helsinki on Thursday, 26 February 2015 in connection with the Helsinki Pre-Moot. This English-language seminar, followed by cocktails at Roschier, is organized in cooperation with law firms Castrén & Snellman, Hannes Snellman and Roschier. More information will follow soon.

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Young Arbitration Club Finland Annual Meeting, 11 February 2015

Young Arbitration Club Finland’s Annual Meeting will be held at Castrén & Snellman (Eteläesplanadi 14, Helsinki) on 11 February 2015 from 5 pm.

The annual meeting will be immediately followed by a coffeehouse debate on the appropriate use and role of tribunal secretaries. This event will mainly be held in the Finnish language, but everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion using their language of choice.

The event is open to members only. Members will receive additional information regarding the event by e-mail.

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Young Arbitration Club Finland Autumn Meeting, 20 November 2014

Young Arbitration Club Finland’s Autumn Meeting will be held at the head office of KONE Corporation (Keilasatama 3, 02150 Espoo) on 20 November 2014 from 6 pm. In line with tradition, the evening will begin with a discussion session on arbitration-related topics introduced by the audience. As before, this event will be held in the Finnish language, but everyone is more than welcome to participate in the discussion using their language of choice. For further information, please consult the invitation (in Finnish).

Further information will follow. You can register and submit topics for discussion by sending an e-mail to Ms. Elisa Kaakinen (elisa.kaakinen@roschier.com).

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SAVE-THE-DATE: Co-Chairs’ Circle First Global Conference, Berlin, 19-20 September 2014

The Co-Chairs’ Circle (CCC) is an informal platform for the exchange between young arbitration practitioner groups. Currently, 24 young arbitration practitioner groups participate in the Co-Chairs’ Circle initiative. These groups, YACF included, have now teamed up to create a joint global conference, to be held in Berlin on 19-20 September 2014. Please consult the save-the-date flyer here.

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SAVE-THE-DATE: YACF Summer Drinks, 25 June 2014

YACF’s summer drinks, a social event with no fixed program, will be organized at Juridia Bützow’s terrace (Fabianinkatu 29 B) on Wednesday, 25 June 2013. More information to follow.

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Young ICCA Workshop in Helsinki, 4-5 June 2014

Young Arbitration Club Finland has the pleasure of inviting its members to a Young ICCA workshop in Helsinki on 4-5 June 2014. The workshop itself will be held on the morning of Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2014. For further information, kindly see the Young ICCA website here.

YACF members can register for the workshop even if they are not members of Young ICCA. YACF members can apply by sending an e-mail to Leena Kujansuu at leena.kujansuu@lindforsco.com by 22 May 2014. Places are limited.

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YACF Annual Meeting, 2 April 2014

YACF’s Annual Meeting will be held at the offices of Hannes Snellman (Eteläesplanadi 20) on 2 April 2014. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 pm. The meeting will be followed by a panel discussion on perspectives to amending the Finnish Arbitration Act. The language of the event is Finnish.

The event is open to members only. Members will receive additional information regarding the event by e-mail.

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Helsinki Pre-Moot Seminar and Cocktails, 6 March 2014

In celebration of the 10th annual Helsinki Pre-Moot in preparation of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Young Arbitration Club Finland is organizing an evening seminar on international arbitration in cooperation with law firms Castrén & Snellman, Hannes Snellman and Roschier on Thursday, 6 March 2014. For more information, please consult the invitation.

To register, please send an e-mail to Ms. Elisa Kaakinen at elisa.kaakinen@roschier.com. The due date for registrations is Friday, 28 February 2014.

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YACF Autumn Meeting, 20 November 2013

Young Arbitration Club Finland’s Autumn Meeting will be held at the offices of Dittmar & Indrenius (Pohjoisesplanadi 25A, Helsinki) on 20 November 2013 from 5 pm. The evening will begin with a discussion session on arbitration-related topics introduced by the audience. This will mainly be a Finnish-language event, but everyone is more than welcome to participate in the discussion using their language of choice.

For further information, please consult the invitation (in Finnish) or send an e-mail to teemu.taxell@lindforsco.com.

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ICC YAF Event in Helsinki, 12 September 2013

Young Arbitration Club Finland is teaming up with the Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF) to organize an afternoon event in Helsinki, Finland on 12 September 2013.

This no-cost event focusing on “Confidentiality and Drafting Arbitration Clauses” will be held at Kellohalli (Työpajankatu 2, Building 1e, see http://www.kellohalli.fi/en/kellohalli.html). The event will be followed by a dinner at subsidized cost.

For further information, please consult the programme and registration form.

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YACF Summer Drinks 5 June 2013

YACF’s summer drinks, a social event with no fixed program, will be organized at Castren & Snellman’s terrace (Eteläesplanadi 14) on 5 June 2013 from 5 pm onwards. Please register for the event by sending an e-mail to Ms. Maritta Kaipainen (maritta.kaipainen@castren.fi).

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International Advocacy Training 21-22 May 2013

YACF has the pleasure of providing six of its members the opportunity to participate in a test run of a new international advocacy training course to be held in Helsinki from 21 to 22 May 2013 to fit in with the Helsinki International Arbitration Day and AIJA conference during the same week. YACF offers this test course by teaming up with International Advocacy Academy, a not-for-profit institute set up recently by London-based barristers specializing in international arbitration and advocacy training. The training will be held at the offices of Roschier (Keskuskatu 7 A). For further information regarding the event, please contact Mr. Aapo Saarikivi (aapo.saarikivi@roschier.com).

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 YACF’s Annual Meeting and Discussion Forum on 28 February 2013

YACF’s Annual Meeting will be held on 28 February 2013 at the offices of UPM-Kymmene Corporation (Eteläesplanadi 2). The meeting is scheduled to begin at 5 pm.

The meeting will be followed by a Discussion Forum on the new draft Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The discussion will be led by Attorney Mika Savola, who chairs the Board of the FCC Arbitration Institute as well as the taskforce in charge of drafting the new rules. Mika will give an introduction to the main features of the proposed new rules and open them up for discussion.

The event is open to members only. Members will receive additional information regarding the event by e-mail.

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YACF’s Autumn Meeting on 14 November 2012
 
YACF’s Autumn Meeting will be held on 14 November 2012 at the offices of Hannes Snellman (Eteläranta 8). The evening will begin with a discussion session on arbitration related topics suggested by the audience and will be followed by the association’s first Xmas party. Details concerning the program will follow.
You can sign up to the event by sending an email to Anna-Maria Tamminen (anna-maria.tamminen@hannessnellman.com). Both members and non-members are welcome, however, members will be given priority in case participation has to be limited.

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YACF’s Opening Seminar on 6 June 2012
YACF’s opening seminar, focusing on the future of arbitration in Finland, took place in Helsinki on 6 June 2012. Read the invitation here (in Finnish).
In the future, YACF aims to organize two to four events per year in either Finnish or English. Information on upcoming events will be posted shortly.