Alternative dispute resolution methods
In many civil cases, it is not in our client’s interest that we take the case to be decided by a district court. The matters can be often resolved as early as after the first exchange of letters, and an amicable settlement can therefore be achieved in a dispute.
However, if a settlement cannot be reached within a reasonable period of time, the matter can be taken to court mediation, where the parties seek to find a mutually satisfactory solution, assisted by a court-appointed judge and a potential expert. An agreement achieved as a result of mediation can be confirmed by a court decision.
Our firm also provides a mediation service in accordance with the mediation procedure applied by the Finnish Bar Association (in Finnish: http://www.asianajajaliitto.fi/asianajopalvelut/tarvitsetko_asianajajan/riitojen_sovittelu) In our firm, Attorney at Law Mika Liukkonen is a mediator who has had the mediator training of the Finnish Bar Association.
Arbitration is a dispute resolution method carried out away from the public eye, and the decisions are also left to the parties’ knowledge only, but the decision itself is enforceable like any other final judgment. A decision by a court of arbitration is actually easier to enforce also abroad than a normal judgement of a district court or court of appeal.
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