Trade Disputes in Finland

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Arbitration proceedings are used especially in the business community. The procedure can be applied only to disputes which can be settled between the parties. More information can be found on the Finnish Arbitration Institute website.
Arbitration Law
Finnish arbitration laws are in substance identical to those of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
Conformity to International Commercial Arbitration Rules
Party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Party to the Geneva Protocol on Arbitration Clauses.
Party to the Geneva Convention of the Execution of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Appointment of Arbitrators
Free determination of the number (minimum three) and the method of appointment by the parties.
Arbitration Procedure
After hearing the parties, the arbitrator makes an award which is enforced by the regional court. No appeal is allowed against an award except if it has been made on false evidence. In this case, it can be annulled by the law.
Permanent Arbitration Bodies
The Arbitration Institute of the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland (Sectors Covered: Domestic and international arbitration proceedings)
Court of Arbitration for Sport (Sectors Covered: Sports, especially doping disputes)

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