Sorainen Arbitration Series is a series of interviews to be released until the end of 2020 with Arbitration Institutions, which are of particular interest to users from Baltics and Belarus.

  • About the project
  • Episode 1, interview with the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Episode 2, interview with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • Episode 3, interview with the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Episode 4, interview with the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI)

About the project

Alexey Anischenko, Sorainen partner in Belarus and head of international arbitration, explains how did the idea of the project come out:

«Clients keep asking which arbitration institution to opt for in their contracts in times of crisis, so we thought it would be helpful and mutually beneficial to bring institutions closer to their clients. Naturally we decided to start with the institutions that are the top choice in our home jurisdictions – the Baltics and Belarus – according to our own experience. But we will be closely looking for feedback from the audience and will be happy to invite more institutions for similar interviews.»

Carri Ginter, head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution & Risk Management practice, reflects on the focus audience and potential benefits of this project:

«It will be useful not only for in-house counsel, but for all arbitration practitioners and students interested in arbitration to build on the insights kindly provided by leading arbitration institutions. One important aspect is to show the human faces behind the rules and statistics, which is particularly important nowadays, when social contacts are limited.»

Episode 1

We are delighted to introduce to you our first guest – Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Secretary General of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).

Enjoy watching!

Episode 2

This time our guest is Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Natalia shares insights on hot topics of 2020 and lets our colleagues Valeria Dubeshka from Belarus office and Ieva Rimavičienė from Lithuania into the workings of SCC’s procedures.

Episode 3

Meet our next guest – Alexander Fessas, Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). During the interview by our colleagues Maria Pihlak and Kirill Laptev you will learn insights into the ICC’s internal processes, current trends and Alexander’s opinion on the advantages of choosing institutional arbitration and ICC in particular for disputes from Baltics and Belarus.

Episode 4

A new episode of the Sorainen Arbitration Series is already on Youtube channel! We are excited to present our fourth ‒ and final in this outgoing year ‒ episode of the Sorainen Arbitration Series. This time in the spotlight is Santtu Turunen, the Secretary General of the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI). Our colleagues Maria Rodich and Elvis Grinbergs learn interesting insights about the oldest arbitration institute in the world.

Check it out!