Anna-Maria Tamminen

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Stockholm
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4484
Mobile: 
+358 40 550 0687
Language: 
English
Finnish
French
German
Swedish
Assistant: 
Kati McCarthy

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4483

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Anna-Maria specialises in commercial arbitration and litigation, with a special focus on complex international disputes. She currently represents parties in national and international arbitrations as well as private enforcement cases.

Anna-Maria is trained in both common and civil law legal systems and is admitted to practice as an attorney both in Finland and the State of New York. Due to her training and work experience in Finland, Austria, United Kingdom, United States and Sweden, Anna-Maria has an in-depth understanding of both common and civil law legal systems.

Anna-Maria has experience in mediating and arbitrating high-stakes commercial disputes often consisting of multijurisdictional, parallel proceedings in the fields of general commercial law, international sales, post M&A, competition law, international investment, energy and telecoms under the FAI Rules, SCC Rules, ICC Rules, Vienna Rules, LCIA Rules, DIA Rules, UNCITRAL and PCA Rules. Anna-Maria has additionally advised clients with regard to potential commercial and investment disputes and on the recognition, enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards in a variety of jurisdictions.

Anna-Maria also acts as arbitrator in both international and domestic disputes. She regularly publishes articles, presents at conferences and lectures on dispute resolution topics.

RANKINGS

  • "Sources highlight her strong international capabilities, adding that they 'sing her praises highly' and that she is 'seriously impressive.'" Dispute Resolution, Chambers Global 2019
  • Ranked as one of the Thought Leaders in the Who's Who Legal – Arbitration (Finland) 2019 edition
  • “Excellent knowledge and experience on the EU law field as well as investment arbitration.” Benchmark Litigation 2018
  • ’Anna-Maria Tamminen stands out for being “very well versed in international disputes and arbitration.” Clients also appreciate her “quick response times” and ability to “listen to the client.” ', Dispute Resolution, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked as one of the World’s leading Arbitration lawyers (Finland), Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2018
  • Ranked as a notable practitioner (Dispute Resolution), Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked as "a Rising Star" in Commercial Arbitration, Expert Guides, Legal Media Group 2018
  • One of the most highly ranked individuals in the non-partner category of Who’s Who Legal 2017: Future Leaders – Arbitration and described as “persistent and experienced for her age, dedicated and bright”
  • Ranked as “a rising star” in the 2015 edition (Dispute Resolution) of Chambers Europe 2015, described as “really capable and good in international cases” in the 2016 edition (Dispute Resolution) of Chambers Europe 2016, recognised as an “associate to watch” in the 2017 edition (Dispute Resolution) of Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions (Helsinki: Arbitration and Mediation, Litigation) of Best Lawyers®

RELEVANT REFERENCES

  • Represents a European State in the setting aside proceedings of an investment treaty award before the Svea Court of Appeal, Stockholm
  • Represented UPM-Kymmene Oyj in the largest ever Finnish follow-on damages litigation in which Metsähallitus originally claimed a capital amount of nearly 282 million euros in damages jointly and severally from Finnish forestry companies Stora Enso, UPM and Metsäliitto
  • Represented an international manufacturer against a Nordic company in a multibillion SEK dispute arbitrated in Stockholm under the SCC Rules and Swedish applicable law
  • Represented a Central European company against a Russian corporation in a multimillion dollar dispute arbitrated in Stockholm under the SCC Rules and Russian and Swedish applicable law
  • Represented a Finnish listed company against a Danish corporation in a high-value engineering dispute mediated and arbitrated in Copenhagen under the DIA Rules and Danish applicable law
  • Represented a Finnish company against a Russian company in relation to a multimillion euro joint venture shareholders’ dispute arbitrated in Finland under the FAI Rules and Finnish applicable law
  • Represented a major Finnish company in an ad hoc arbitration where Claimant sought the adjustment of allegedly unreasonable contractual provisions under Section 36 of the Contracts Act in connection with the termination of a long-term energy co-operation agreement
  • Represented a European telecommunications company in a long-running ICC arbitration with a French corporation arising out of a joint venture located in Eastern Europe, with several billion euros in dispute
  • Represented a European telecommunications company in long-running, parallel VIAC arbitrations relating to a shareholder agreement
  • Represented the SPLM/A (South Sudan) in its boundary dispute with the Government of Sudan in the so-called Abyei arbitration under the auspices of the PCA
  • Continuously advises Finnish and foreign parties in the drafting of contracts, especially with regard to dispute resolution provisions, as well as in the preparation of claims and settlement of disputes
  • Sole arbitrator in an FAI arbitration between two Finnish parties governed by Finnish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between a German and a Swedish party governed by Swedish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an FAI arbitration between a Russian and a Singaporean party governed by Finnish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between an Austrian and a Polish party governed by English and Swedish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between a Swedish and a Cypriot party governed by Cyprus and Swedish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between a Swedish and an Estonian party governed by Swedish law
  • Sole arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between a Swiss and a Swedish party governed by Swedish law
  • Co-arbitrator in an SCC arbitration between a Danish and an Estonian party governed by Danish and Swedish law

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Skiljemannautbildningen (SAA and SCC training for arbitrators), 2016-2017

  • FAI Arbitration Academy, 2014

     

  • LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration, New York University School of Law, USA 2011 (Fulbright Scholar)
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, Finland 2006
  • Erasmus exchange year, University of Vienna, Austria 2004-2005

     

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki and Stockholm 2018-
  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki 2016-2017
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki, 2011-2015
  • Foreign Associate, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London, 2006-2010
  • Internships at law firms and ministries in the United Kingdom, Finland and Austria

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Finnish Bar Association, member
  • Attorney-at-law and Counsellor in the State of New York, USA
     
  • ICC Court of Arbitration, alternate member representing Finland, 2018-
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Commission on Arbitration and ADR, member representing Finland (2014-), Task Force “Maximising the Probative Value of Witness Evidence” member (2016-)
  • ASA below 40, international co-Chair (2017-)
  • London Court of International Arbitration, Young International Arbitration Group, Co-Chair (2013-2017)
  • Young Arbitration Club Finland, past Chair (2012-2014) and Founding Member
  • Member of the Finnish Arbitration Association, European Users’ Council of London  Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA), Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP), Young Arbitrators Sweden (YAS)
     
  • Journal of International Arbitration, member of the Editorial Board (2015-)
  • ITA Board of Reporters, country reporter for Finland (2015-)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration Finland Chapter together with Järvinen, Lehto and Tyynysniemi (2019)
  • Hannes Snellman Blog | Brexit and Its Implications on Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Enforcement, 2019
  • Hannes Snellman Blog | Suomi tarvitsee UNCITRALin mallilain, 2018
  • Hannes Snellman Blog | Two Current Trends in Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • Chambers eDiscovery & Disclosure Guide Finland Chapter together with Bygglin, Heikkinen K. and Heikkinen T. (2019)

  • Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration Finland Chapter together with Järvinen, Bygglin and Heikkinen (2018)

  • Chambers eDiscovery & Disclosure Guide Finland Chapter together with Järvinen, Bygglin and Heikkinen (2018)

  • Arbitration Agreement in Ehrström, Timonen, Turunen (Ed.) Arbitration in Finland, YACF publication (2017)

  • Issue Conflicts as Basis for Challenge of an Arbitrator – A new First in Nordic Arbitration Practice? Scandinavian Series of Law vol. 63 (2017), p. 331-354

  • Case comment “Finland: A Party Can Recover Costs of Court Proceedings for Interim Measures in a Subsequent Arbitration” in ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin 2017 Issue 2

  • Kluwerarbitration blog “Arbitrator-ordered Costs of Injunctive Relief Proceedings in National Court: When Should a Party Be Able to Recover its Costs?” 6 April 2017

  • Several case comments for ITA Board of Reporters (together with Mika Savola), Kluwer Arbitration (2015-2016)

  • “The Obligation to Pay the Advance on Costs under the Vienna Rules and Austrian Law”, Austrian Arbitration Yearbook 2009, Manz (2009) 

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • December 2018, CEA Mediation Commission event, Madrid, speaker
  • November 2018, ASA below 40, Fall Seminar, Zurich Switzerland, Co-chair
  • October 2018, Swedish Law Day, Moscow, speaker
  • October 2018, GAR Live Vienna, Vienna Austria, Panellist
  • September 2018, Swedish Arbitration Days, Stockholm Sweden, Panellist
  • May 2018, LCIA European Users’ Council Symposium, Tylney Hall, co-chair
  • April 2018, Summit on Global Dispute Resolution, New York, panellist
  • April 2018, DIS40 Spring Seminar, Zurich, panellist
  • April 2018, ICAL Programme University of Stockholm, Stockholm, lecturer
  • March 2018, SCC Seminar on Investment Arbitration, Warsaw, panellist
  • March 2018, Cross-border transactions course, University of Helsinki, lecturer
  • November 2017, ASA below 40 Fall Seminar, Zurich, co-chair
  • June 2017, DRI Seminar on Corporate Shareholder Disputes, Dublin
  • May 2017, YIAG Young Practitioners’ Symposium, Tylney Hall, co-Chair
  • April 2017, GAR Live Stockholm, speaker