Commercial litigation requires skills in providing effective and practical advice, both in order to avoid disputes and to resolve disputes that have already arisen. The role of the litigator is to prevent disputes by working with the client to identify and defuse potential problems and to deal with complex disputes efficiently and intelligently.
Waselius & Wist conducts all forms of commercial disputes, covering areas such as administrative law, arbitration, banking, contract law, financial services, securities law, labour law, environmental law, intellectual property, information technology, transaction, post-closing and tax litigation. We have extensive experience in litigation and arbitration and the firm has represented its clients before all instances of Finnish civil and administrative courts, as well as special courts such as the Market Court of Finland.
The firm's arbitration work is an integral part of its commercial litigation practice. Although arbitration is only one means of resolving disputes, it has its own particular procedures and approaches, and offers opportunities to find creative solutions to disputes. We have extensive experience of arbitration proceedings under the auspices of major institutions world-wide, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Our partners are also frequently engaged as arbitrators in major proceedings.
A new and upcoming area within dispute resolution is mediation and the firm offers the services of trained mediators to deal with disputes out of courts and with the aim of achieving a settlement agreement acceptable for both parties rather than a decision on the dispute.
"Team head Jan Waselius is known as 'one of the best arbitrators in Finland,' and 'a brilliant lawyer who knows how to present his arguments to the court impeccably.'", Chambers Global, 2012
"Jan Waselius is widely-respected by clients and peers alike for his litigation and arbitration skills", Legal500, 2011
"Peers praise Waselius and Jussila: 'They are well respected and make a good pair, Waselius is extremely experienced'", Chambers Europe, 2011
"The ream may be small, but the quality and results are excellent", Chambers Europe, 2010
"stands out of the crowd by the excellent talent of Jan Waselius, who is perhaps the best and most experienced litigator in the country", Legal500, 2009
"Jan Waselius is highly recognised for his efforts in international arbitration, and is described by competitors as “an extremely skilled and experienced lawyer.”", Chambers Global, 2009
"Waselius & Wist handles a number of high-profile cases defying the size of the firm", Legal500, 2008
"The multi-talented Jan Waselius acts as chairman and arbitrator in both national and international arbitration tribunals", Legal500, 2008