- Helsinki International Arbitration Day 3 December 2021
Chair of the FAI Board; Partner, Lindfors & Co
Petra Kiurunen is specialized in domestic and international commercial arbitration and litigation. Petra has nearly two decades of experience in advising clients in business disputes relating to e.g. construction and engineering, distributorship and service contracts, investment disputes, telecommunications, and IPR rights. She regularly represents Finnish and foreign companies in international arbitrations conducted under the Finnish Arbitration Act and the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, as well as under the rules of major international arbitration institutes such as the ICC, the SCC and ICSID. Petra is also the Chair of the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and member of the board of the Finnish Arbitration Association.
Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Jörg Risse, a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office, is ranked by Chambers Global 2021 as one of the top two arbitration counsels in Germany and one of the most-in-demand arbitrators. Who’s Who Legal – Mediation 2020 considers him ”among the sharpest minds in the German legal market”. Jörg Risse teaches disputes resolution and oral advocacy/rhetoric at the University of Mannheim and at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is editor-in-chief of SchiedsVZ – German Arbitration Journal.
General Counsel, Wolt
Member of the FAI Board; Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
Robin Oldenstam is the head of Mannheimer Swartling’s International Arbitration Practice. He is also the current Swedish member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a board member of the Finnish Arbitration Institute (FAI). Between 2010-2014 he was chairing the Swedish Arbitration Association (the SAA), which is Sweden’s leading association for arbitration practitioners.
Robin Oldenstam is primarily active in the field of international arbitration and has acted as counsel in numerous arbitrations under the ICC, the SCC, UNCITRAL and other rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings. His experience encompasses disputes in a wide range of areas and industries.
Robin Oldenstam also has considerable experience as an arbitrator including a large number of appointments as a sole arbitrator and as chairman. He is a fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Robin Oldenstam is responsible for the Swedish Bar Association’s mandatory course in trial advocacy and regularly lectures on arbitration and litigation at conferences, university courses and training programs for professionals. He has also authored several articles on arbitration and is a member of the editorial board for Global Arbitration Review (GAR).
Robin Oldenstam is consistently ranked among the leading individuals in dispute resolution in Sweden by Chambers (band 1), Legal 500, Who’s Who and others.
Timo Lappi is a growth entrepreneur and entrepreneur-minded lawyer with who gets his kicks from building new business models and great places to work powered by fresh thinking and modern technologies. Timo is a Co-Founder in Fondia and Heltti.
Timo currently works as the CEO at Heltti, a company employing 120 healthcare professionals redefining occupational health care, therapy and wellbeing services.
Timo also serves as a Board Member or Chairman in a handful of other prominent growth companies, including Fondia, the first publicly listed legal services company in the Nordics.
In addition to his law degree, Timo has a degree in economics.
Partner, Butterfly Ventures
Hands-on technology, transaction and investment specialist with 20 years of experience in the areas of venture capital financing, M&A, and technology management in Europe and USA.
Earlier, attorney with Roschier and NYC based law firm Sullivan & Worcester, manager and partner with Fondia and corporate governance and technology transactions in the Finnish listed companies. Most recently, partner of the early-stage investment company Butterfly Ventures. Master of Laws (L.LM), Master of Science in Economics and additional studies in fund management, entrepreneurship (MIT) and technology foresight.
Prof. Dr., BAUMANN Resolving Disputes
Antje is one of Germany´s leading arbitration practitioner. Who’s Who Legal recently recognized her as “Global Leader” and “one of the go-to arbitrators”. Being dual qualified as a lawyer in Germany and in the United States (New York), she has handled more than 120 arbitrations as counsel, president or party-appointed arbitrator under the rules of all major institutions.
Antje is the founding partner of BAUMANN Resolving Disputes, a boutique law firm based in Hamburg, Germany. Her particular areas of expertise are corporate disputes (Joint-venture, shareholder and Post M&A disputes) as well as energy and IP arbitrations. She is Honorary Professor at the University of Osnabrueck where she teaches International Arbitration and Negotiation Techniques.
Founder and Principal, AKG Advisory
Anne-Karin Grill specializes in international dispute prevention and resolution. She has a proven track-record as counsel in both commercial and ISDS arbitration settings. She also disposes of first-hand experience in hybrid ADR process design. As IMI certified mediation advocate, Anne-Karin accompanies clients in negotiation and solution-generating processes, managing party dynamics and assisting in the formulation of legally sustainable solutions. As CEDR accredited mediator, she acts as neutral in multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and is also active in investor-state mediation. Her arbitrator work focuses on multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes.
Anne-Karin serves on the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). She is also member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In Austria, she is part of the Mediation Advisory Board of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and the Board of the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut).
Founder and Chairman, F-Secure Corporation
Risto Siilasmaa is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of F-Secure Corporation, a cybersecurity company, having served as President and CEO of the company in 1988-2006. He is also a prominent venture capital investor with several unicorns and over 30 active investments via First Fellow Partners, a fund management company he co-founded and where he is the only limited partner.
Previously he was the Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation 2012-2020 and Elisa Corporation in 2008-2012. He is a Board member of Futurice Corp. and a member of Komatsu International Advisory Board, a member of the International Advisory Board at IESE Business School, and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Yonsei University School of Business. Mr Siilasmaa is the Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board appointed by the Finnish Government in 2020. He is a member of the Global Tech Panel, an initiative of the EU High Representative and was a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT) from 2012–2020.
Partner, Dottir Attorneys
Jaakko Lindgren assists clients in technology law acting for both technology users and suppliers in the private and public sector. He regularly advises domestic and international companies on a broad range of technology law matters.
Mr. Lindgren has had a leading advisory role in multiple technology-driven venture capital investments in technology companies. He has also been acting as a member of the board of several growth companies.
Member of the FAI Board, Professor for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School – Director of Center for
International Dispute Resolution, Director of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
Managing Partner (Germany), Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes, DWF
Oliver is a renowned dispute resolution specialist and highly experienced arbitrator / mediator and is the Managing Partner for Germany. He advises clients from all over the world on contract disputes and is frequently chosen to assist in complex negotiations and global dispute strategies (conflict management).
In addition Oliver serves as the Global Head of International Arbitration & Deputy Global Head of Dispute Resolution at DWF, is educated in several jurisdictions (civil and common law) and has a background in psychology.
Oliver is frequently nominated as arbitrator for various international organisations and is a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb) as well as with the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR). He also works in the field of business mediation and serves as legal counsel to the Deutsche Stiftung Mediation (German foundation for Mediation) an organisation he co-founded in 2011.
Founder and CEO of Arbitrator Intelligence, Professor of Ethics, Regulation and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary University of London, Professor of Law at Università Bocconi
Director Solution Consulting Group LPE, Thomson Reuters Jean-Remi de Maistre, CEO, Jus Mundi
Sebastiaan Bos, Director Solution Consulting Group, responsible for the Client success and Solution teams in Legal professionals Europe at Thomson Reuters, Sebastiaan works with Law firms, Corporates, Public institutes and Arbitration institutes to help them digitalise their legal work-flow processes, Sebastiaan has worked in the legal technology industry for more than 15 years and has a deep understanding of legal processes and how to digitalise them. Sebastiaan supports and advices different legal tech start-ups in mainland Europe and was part of 3 different start-ups which went through the start-up and acquisition cycle (Morningstar, HighQ, RAVN).
Jean-Remi de Maistre
CEO, Jus Mundi
Jean-Rémi de Maistre is an international lawyer, CEO, and co-founder of Jus Mundi – Paris-based international legal tech. Before Jus Mundi, Jean-Rémi advised and represented States before international courts and tribunals.
Jus Mundi interconnects legal worlds to power global justice. Jus Mundi facilitates access to all international legal resources, such as investment arbitration, commercial arbitration, international trade law, public international law, and law of the sea. Thanks to the multilingual search engine that combines international legal expertise with artificial intelligence, Jus Mundi improves access to these resources.
The world’s leading law firms, corporates & governments use Jus Mundi’s AI-powered technology to efficiently deliver thorough legal research and due diligence with complete confidence.
FAI Secretary General
Sanna Kaistinen is the Secretary General of the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI). Since September 2021, she is responsible for developing and coordinating the activities of the FAI.
Previously, Sanna worked as an Attorney-at-Law (Member of the Finnish Bar) in Helsinki, focusing her practice on commercial and corporate arbitration and litigation. Sanna has notable experience in representing parties in domestic and international commercial arbitrations under institutional arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings. She has advised clients in a variety of business disputes relating to, inter alia, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements, and different contractual arrangements.
Eicca Toppinen is a worldwide known cellist, composer and music producer. He studied music at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. In 1993 he created his own musical style “cello-metal” with his band Apocalyptica, which has sold over 6 million albums selling gold and platinum and hitting the tops of international charts. Apocalyptica has played thousands of concerts in over 50 countries and is still fully active recording and touring around the world. He has also composed music for theatre, games, movies and even an opera. He has also won several awards for his compositions.