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The largest dispute Pirita has mediated in the Nordic countries had a monetary interest of 21 MEUR. Concerning the number of parties, the largest dispute Pirita has mediated in the Nordic countries had 4 parties (17 persons present).

Pirita ended both disputes in one day and short preparation.

The largest dispute Pirita has mediated internationally had a monetary interst of 3 billion euros. This dispute was ended in one day and mediated together with the leading mediator in the U.S., Judge Daniel Weinstein.

Tuukka Hämäläinen

General Counsel, Jatke

 

I haven’t ever met a better mediator than Pirita or a better way for resolving disputes than the U.S. type of mediation.

 

Over the past 10 years, I have been resolving disputes. First at a law firm and then, in different construction companies. During this time, I have seen different ways of resolving disputes, of which the U.S. type of mediation offered by Pirita is clearly the best and most cost-effective.

 

Usually, I want to negotiate first on my own, but if negotiations do not result in a rational outcome, the U.S. type of mediation service offered by Pirita is the primary method I want to use to resolve a dispute.

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I emphasize, that in addition to the mediation service offered by Pirita, I have also experience from other private mediation services in Finland and also from court-annexed mediation. The mediation service offered by Pirita differs significantly from other mediation services in Finland...

 

Joachim Lindholm

Head of Legal, Caverion

"Mediation with Pirita was a really good experience and changed my view on dispute resolution. I was very positively surprised, when we were able to resolve, e.g., a dispute that had been stuck over a year in negotiations in a mediation with Pirita, which mediation lasted for one day and a short preparation period. I have heard similar experiences from colleagues from other companies.

In addition to the U.S. type of mediation Pirita applies, Caverion has also experience from other types of mediation applied in Finland. These other types of mediation are very different from the method Pirita applies. Although they have also their sides, the method Pirita applies is more suitable for resolving business disputes between companies...

Kare Hyvärinen

Legal Manager Finland, Eltel Networks

 

"Eltel mediated an international dispute with Pirita and is very pleased with the mediation experience.

The disagreement between the parties had escalated and the biggest challenge was to get our counterparty to join the mediation procedure. Pirita had developed a way to involve foreign counterparties to join the mediation procedure, and thus, we handled mediation from the proposal stage onwards in cooperation with Pirita. [--]

In the future, I will use mediation early and try to avoid long negotiations. [--]

I also emphasize, that mediation Pirita applies differs from mediation known in Finland and in Europe...

Outi Säntti

Head of Unit, City of Helsinki

 

"I participated in Pirita’s mediation. The case involved 4 parties and there were 17 persons present in the mediation day. Nevertheless, Pirita mediated the case in one day and a short preparation.

From the management perspective, it is important that resources are used efficiently and this is emphasized in small organizations. Disputes take time from productive doing. I therefore think, that resources used for long negotiation processes and high legal costs can be largely avoided by using mediation.

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If your organization has a disagreement, even if it would be at an early stage, I recommend contacting Pirita early. This way you’ll avoid long and expensive negotiation processes, and you’ll use your organization’s resources for a productive purpose."

 

Miikka Keränen

Senior Legal Counsel, YIT

"Pirita successfully mediated a construction dispute for YIT. Because of Pirita’s mediation, YIT avoided cumbersome juridical proceedings.

When parties could no longer find ways to resolve a dispute, a mediation led by Pirita offered us a business-oriented, cost-efficient and quick process through which we were able to resolve the dispute before it would have ended up to a court.

My mediation experience with Pirita was very positive and also educational. A particular strength of the U.S. type of mediation process offered by Pirita is a short and comprehensive preparation period. [--]

 

I warmly recommend a mediation led by Pirita as a means of resolving business-disputes."

 

Maria Parker

General Counsel, Taitokaari

"[--] Pirita’s process is quick, efficient and smart. Although getting a deal seems to be far away at first, Pirita guides parties to the right track and a solution is ready in a day.

 

Because parties need to prepare their own risk analysis before the mediation day and evaluate the success of their case taking into account evidence and other factors, this reduces the playing field of the actually disputed matters and a solution is quicker to negotiate. This is a win-win situation for all."