Last year has seen RAA40’s new trend of taking arbitration-related events outside Moscow. This year we followed the trend and took a seminar to a neighboring country, namely – Finland, on the eve of Helsinki Arbitration Day.
On 23 May 2018 Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF), Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS) and the Russian Arbitration Association 40 (RAA40) organized a joint seminar gathering young practitioners to discuss the issue of “What to expect when arbitrating in Finland, Russia and/or Sweden?”. The speakers included Andreas Johard (MAQS, Sweden), Teemu Taxell (Merilampi, Finland) and Denis Almakaev (Hogan Lovells, attending on behalf of RAA40).
The panel discussion focused on legal and cultural differences of arbitrating in these three countries and was moderated by Hanna Roos (Latham & Watkins LLP). Each of the speakers was asked to describe a distinctive feature of the arbitration in their home jurisdiction, give a few do’s and don’t’s and finally share a comical/amusing/memorable feature of arbitration in each of the three countries.
The seminar was followed by drinks on the terrace of the host, Hannes Snellman Attorneys.