Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Boutique firm Properta Attorneys Ltd specialises in a diverse range of matters spanning litigation, arbitration proceedings, and administrative appeals, particularly in the real estate and intellectual property spaces. Martina Kronström is head of the team.

Dispute resolution in Finland


Specialising in corporate crime cases and investigations, Borenius' dispute resolution practice is also highly competent in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. Leading the ‘high-class team of professionals’ is Markus Kokko, who has experience in a variety of business sectors, including the chemicals, financial markets, trade, retail and mining industries. Kristiina Liljedahl has experience in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration, frequently across the real estate, energy and the chemical industries. Tero Kovanen specialises in commercial dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration and cross-border mandates with a strong track record in the energy sector. Emma Niemistö arrived from Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in April 2023 and has a focus on disputes involving the construction industry.

Practice head(s):

Markus Kokko

Other key lawyers:

Tero Kovanen; Kristiina Liljedahl; Vilma Haavisto; Emma Niemistö


‘Tero Kovanen is very pragmatic and able to focus on the main issue. He can quickly understand the aspect of the case and also the main points from the industry’s special legislation.’

‘Kristiina Liljedahl and her team have provided first-class service, both from strategic and legal standpoint. Could not be more pleased with the team. Vilma Haavisto is one of the key associates in the team has equally provided excellent input.’

‘Logistical and holistic approach to problem solving, ease of access and work ethics as well as innovative ways to mitigate the impact of unnecessary legal disputes to core business.’

‘Tero Kovanen is easy to be in contact with, diligent and with a great legal mind, coming up with innovative ways to ensure that the impact of any disputes/legal discussions on the commercial side/core business is minimised.’

‘They are easily approachable and very professional in their work. For example, Markus Kokko has a clear and pragmatic approach to the case at hand and also has excellent analytical, organisational and problem-solving skills.’

‘Highly qualified attorneys who work efficiently. Especially Marko Kokko.’

Key clients

Stockmann Plc

Agnico Eagle Mines

Tamro Plc


Citycon Plc

Taaleri Plc

Outokumpu Plc

Alva-yhtiöt Oy

Jyväskylän Voima Oy

Work highlights

  • Represented Jyväskylän Voima Oy in a FAI arbitration before a three-member panel over a shareholder loan agreement against a former shareholder.
  • Represented Stockmann in a high-stakes arbitration against LähiTapiola Keskustakiinteistöt Ky, the landlord of the AINOA shopping centre in Espoo, regarding a claim of over €40m based on a premature termination of the agreement.
  • Representing Stockmann in a series of court disputes, where the interest at stake totals €46.5m, against Keskinäinen vakuutusyhtiö Fennia, Nordika II SHQ Oy and Tampereen Seudun Osuupankki over premature termination of agreements under the Restructuring of Enterprises Act.

Castrén & Snellman

With a focus on international arbitration, Castrén & Snellman handles a range of dispute resolution mandates, including litigation and mediation proceedings. At the head of the team, Anders Forss focuses on arbitrations and trade secret cases across the reinsurance, energy, technology and media sectors; Marko Hentunen‘s practice is focused on the energy and technology sectors; and Ilona Karppinen is involved in post-M&A disputes, particularly in the energy sector. Tuomas Lehtinen is frequently appointed as lead counsel in international arbitrations and commercial litigation with a strong focus on the construction and energy sectors. In February 2024, Jerker Pitkänen was promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Anders Forss; Marko Hentunen; Ilona Karppinen

Other key lawyers:

Tuomas Lehtinen; Uwe Uusitalo; Jerker Pitkänen


‘Tuomas Lehtinen is great with his work when it comes to large cases in international arbitration.’

‘Ilona Karppinen and Anders Forss are both excellent lawyers and very pleasant to work with. They have a good business understanding and provide business-oriented solutions. All in all highly experienced, can simplify complex issues and can find solutions in difficult cases and in tight timelines. The quality of their work is very high.’

‘Uwe Uusitalo is a thought leader and experienced in working with multicultural teams effectively. Jerker Pitkänen is diligent, thorough and always one or two steps ahead in thinking of the possible solutions and outcomes.’

‘I find this to be the best disputes team in Finland. Very knowledgeable in procedure, including international arbitration, and with a distinct focus on quality in every aspect. Detailed and strategic at the same time, structured and pragmatic. A pleasure to work with.’

‘Anders Forss is a senior figure in Finnish dispute resolution without being very senior age-wise. He thinks things through, sees the broader picture and steers the advice to the point.’

‘Ilona Karppinen is sharp, focused, very result driven and provides quality advice both on substance and points of strategy.’

‘The team brings a wealth of experience to the table.’

‘Anders Forss is an innovative lawyer with the ability really break down the issues into pieces and bringing the other side on the defensive.’

Key clients


Finnair Plc

Gasum Ltd

Google Inc

Lujatalo Oy

Metsä Group

Nordea Bank Finland Plc

Stora Enso Plc

Valio Ltd

Valmet Corporation

The Finnish Composer’s Copyright Society Teosto

The Republic of Finland

Work highlights

  • Represented Gasum Ltd in an arbitration against Gazprom Export.
  • Represented Lujatalo Oy in a dispute concerning the construction of a new hospital in Espoo, Finland.
  • Representing the Republic of Finland as a respondent in investor-state arbitration proceedings.

Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law

Praised by clients for its ‘very capable, skilled and effective dispute resolution practice’, Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law offers the full range of dispute resolution, conflict management and conflict avoidance services to corporate clients. The team consists of the highly experienced Patrik Lindfors, who works as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and commercial litigation; Petra Kansanaho, who has experience in representing clients in disputes relating to construction and infrastructure; and Jasse Ritakallio, who has experience in reinsurance, patent and M&A-related claims. The team was further strengthened by the addition of skilled arbitrator and litigator Teemu Taxell who joined from Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in March 2023.

Other key lawyers:

Patrik Lindfors; Petra Kansanaho; Teemu Taxell; Tapio Rantala; Jasse Ritakallio; Antti Summa


‘Experienced team which focuses to the customer’s problems.’

‘Petra Kansanaho has lead our difficult dispute case well and collaborated well with another legal team.’

‘Teemu Taxell, especially well prepared for cross-examination and finding relevant facts.’


Demonstrating ‘a great level of expertise’, Roschier‘s full-service dispute resolution practice has experience in major commercial disputes and international arbitrations, where it often works in collaboration with its Swedish partners, particularly in claims relating to the Russian energy sector. Aapo Saarikivi leads the team and provides clients with the full range of advice of commercial dispute resolution and arbitration, with special focus on the projects, energy and telecoms sectors. Laila Sivonen, who joined the partnership in January 2023, covers a broad range of matters, including arbitration, litigation and compliance issues with a focus on IT and energy disputes. Counsel Paula Airas' practice includes civil and criminal litigation and various forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Aapo Saarikivi

Other key lawyers:

Laila Sivonen; Paula Airas


‘While being a big and highly regarded law firm, Roschier at the same time has personal and individual attitude towards the client and dedication and very hands-on approach also on partner level. Seamless cooperation between offices in Finland and Sweden, it really feels like one team.

‘Laila Sivonen (Finland) is very hands-on and attentive to every detail, deeply committed and proactive. Her recommendations are always well thought-through, clear and concise. She is very responsive and always ready to walk the extra mile for the client.’

‘Great knowledge of their home market and very capable handing international disputes even governed by different legal rules/systems.’

‘Incredibly hard working – always available and thinking critically about the problem.’

‘Aapo Saarikivi is composed, makes thoughtful contributions; good sense of strategy.’

‘They assemble a team with diverse expertise/practice areas and with very good coordination among them behind the scenes.’

‘Fast and high quality responses. Practical answers that can be immediately applied to the business situation.’

Key clients



Stora Enso

Ahlstrom Holding 3 Oy





Work highlights

  • Representing Finnish nuclear project company Fennovoima in multiple ICC arbitrations against Rosatom group companies arising in relation to a terminated turnkey NPP delivery.
  • Representing Nordic energy company Fortum in an ICC arbitration against its Danish wind turbine supplier Vestas A/S.
  • Representing Bain Capital led investor consortium Ahlstrom Holding 3 in disputes relating to a large squeeze-out.

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Praised for its ‘highly dedicated team’, Avance Attorneys Ltd‘s dispute resolution practice provides the full range of conflict management services, handling litigation, arbitration, compliance work and investigations, as well as insolvency and restructuring mandates. Leading the team is the trio of Ulla Vuokila, who has notable experience in compliance matters and internal investigations relating to securities markets, business secrets and anti-corruption related issues; Salla Suominen, who advises on insolvency-related cases and restructuring proceedings; and Minna Katajoki, who focuses on commercial dispute resolution, compliance work and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ulla Vuokila; Salla Suominen; Minna Katajoki


‘Knowledgeable and professional.’

‘Salla Suominen is experienced and provides good advice with a commercial mindset.’

‘Avance has established a highly dedicated team. In the court preparations and proceedings, they have full overview of all details in a complicated fact-heavy matter.’

‘We have been represented by a highly skilled and motivated team of all female lawyers. We appreciate their pro-activeness and ability to see and understand details.’

‘Newly elected dispute resolution partner Minna Katajoki has been an outstanding counsel in an international finance and technology arbitration.’

‘The team is very active taking the role in case(s). They bring value by showing different angles to case(s) as well as their experience on similar cases.’

‘Active in communication and taking the lead when necessary, building up the case, knowledgeable, experienced, idea-rich individuals.’

Work highlights

  • Represented a global technology company in a €30m post-M&A arbitration.
  • Represented a Finnish media company in a Market Court process over a public tender dispute with the full value of the tender process approximately €95m.
  • Represented a large Finnish insurance company in a series of proceedings in a complex €12m dispute over termination of rental agreement during corporate restructuring.

Bird & Bird

With a strong focus on trade secret litigation and white-collar crime cases, Bird & Bird‘s dispute resolution practice handles disputes relating to competing activities and corporate malpractice, and acts in court litigation and arbitration proceedings across the construction real estate related and transport sectors. Team co-head  Tom Vapaavuori is also head of the international trade secret group and covers a broad range of commercial litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime matters, specialising in trade secret claims, while fellow co-head Mikko Rajala focuses on commercial dispute resolution, as well as real estate-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Tom Vapaavuori; Mikko Rajala

Other key lawyers:

Jarno Sulasalmi


‘Tom Vapaavuori genuinely wants the client to achieve the best possible result in a cost-effective way in the event of a dispute. He presents reasoned opinions and recommendations and does not sugar-coat matters. This, combined with his extensive experience and professionalism, means that the client can have real confidence in him.’

‘Jarno Sulasalmi is very easy and pleasant to work with. He is a highly professional, talented and trustworthy attorney. He does not recommend unnecessary litigation and gives a realistic view of the risks.’

‘Good commercial understanding and proactive approach.’

Key clients

Metsä Group


Konecranes Plc

Danske Finance (part of Danske Bank)

Abloy Oy

Elisa Plc

Capgemini Group

Lehto Group

Work highlights

  • Acted for Konecranes Plc in disputes against 13 former managers, who started competing activities during their employment and then resigned from the company.

Hannes Snellman (Finland)

Hannes Snellman (Finland)‘s expertise includes handling post-M&A disputes, compliance issues, white-collar crime and sanctions-related cases, construction and energy litigation, and competition disputes; it has also recently been active in international arbitration proceedings. The ‘excellent team of experienced dispute resolution practitioners’ is led by Anders Bygglin, who has key expertise in M&A and company law disputes, financial litigation and employment disputes, as well as compliance-related issues. Other key members of the team are Markus Manninen, who has experience in all forms of litigation, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations, including injunctions; and Anna-Maria Tamminen, who has notable experience in international arbitration and civil and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anders Bygglin

Other key lawyers:

Markus Manninen; Anna-Maria Tamminen


‘Reliable and versatile, full-service law firm. Very professional and dedicated team members.’

‘Anna-Maria Tamminen has very broad experience of international arbitration and is extremely hardworking. She has good understanding of our business and our needs. Markus Manninen is one of those very trusted advisers, with exceptional analytical skills, providing advice that is well thought through from every angle.’

‘They are well-resourced and have vast and versatile experience of various types of disputes, including disputes in administrative courts which often involve a significant financial interest.’

‘They are prepared to dig into and enhance their knowledge about such types of complex legal issues and disputes of which they do not have previous experience. Anna-Maria Tamminen stands out from the others.’

‘Proactive and committed as well as service mindset.’

‘Anna-Maria Tamminen has unique knowledge of international arbitration practices and procedures. Markus Manninen is very hands-on and always available to support on short notice even in quasi-legal topics.’

‘Excellent team of experienced dispute resolution practitioners.’

‘Markus Manninen is a great dispute resolution lawyer.’

Key clients

Fortum Oyj

Ahlstrom Holding 3 Oy

NYAB Finland Oy/NYAB Oyj

Helen Oy

Work highlights

  • Advising Fortum Oyj on its multibillion investment treaty claim against the Russian Federation.
  • Counsel to a major Finnish listed corporation in an international multi-party ICC arbitration involving damages claims and counterclaims amounting to billions of euros.
  • Counsel to Ahlstrom Holding 3 Oy in appeal proceedings concerning the redemption of minority shares in Ahlstrom Oyj with a disputed interest of €75m.


The dispute resolution practice at Krogerus assists clients in banking and finance disputes, M&A litigation, and construction-related disputes; the unit is additionally well regarded for its knowledge of energy sector disputes. Practice head and ‘expert of dispute resolution’ Kirsi Kannaste specialises in commercial dispute resolution with focus on international arbitration, M&A disputes, competition litigation and private enforcement work. Mikko Elonheimo is well versed in private enforcement, construction and intellectual property disputes; he acts as an arbitrator and is an accredited mediator. Thomas Kolster frequently assists in disputes relating to the financial sector, international trade and transport issues.

Practice head(s):

Kirsi Kannaste

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Kolster; Mikko Elonheimo; Teppo Vuorela; Julius Jauhiainen


‘Kirsi Kannaste is an excellent arbitrator with extensive experience of international arbitration, in particular M&A-related disputes.’

Both Kirsi Kannaste and Thomas Kolster, stand out as knowledgeable in international arbitration law and the Nordic legal systems.’

‘Among other things, Krogerus’ lawyers are good at presenting the details of cases clearly and giving a realistic assessment of the success of the case. Co-operation with the Krogerius lawyers is always easy and you can trust that they will handle the case perfectly on time without any reminders from customer side. They always think what is best for the customer.’

‘Kirsi Kannaste, Teppo Vuorela (Counsel) and Julius Jauhiainen (Associate) make a good team, which makes the impossible possible. They all are able to work well on tight schedules without it affecting the quality of work.’

Kirsi Kannaste is an expert of dispute resolution and she always finds the best way of processing the case. Teppo Vuorela has lengthy experience in construction matters and has practical advice on all questions. Julius Jauhiainen is a young lawyer, whose workmanship is at an excellent level despite his young age.

‘Thomas Kolster is really nice to work with and he stands out with his knowledge of court proceedings and eye for relevant details without losing the big picture. Thomas also understands the business of his clients really well.’

‘The Krogerus team availability and flexibility to help customers even with extremely tight schedules has been an important key factor for us.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Kiinteistö Oy Espoon sairaala


Work highlights

  • Represented Danske Bank as respondent in sanctions related claims from an OFAC SDN-listed Russian oligarch, who sought to allow access to the EU banking system.
  • Acted as counsel to Kiinteistö Oy Espoon sairaala in one of the city’s largest construction projects, where the contract value was approximately €125m, and the value of the disputes related to the project was over €45m.
  • Advising Nuorisosäätiö on approximately 40 claims arising out of the foundation’s insolvency restructuring proceedings.

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius focuses on international commercial arbitration proceedings, commercial litigation, mediation and dispute management work, and has recently been involved in privacy and data protection-related disputes. The group is engaged by a broad range of clients from various industries including the healthcare, education, telecoms and transport sectors. ‘Excellent’ practice head Jussi Lehtinen is especially experienced in international arbitration proceeding, while. Helen Lehto is focused on disputes concerning international trade, share purchase agreements, supply agreements and product liability issues.

Practice head(s):

Jussi Lehtinen

Other key lawyers:

Helen Lehto


‘Dedicated, focused and excellent team work!’

‘Jussi Lehtinen is an excellent arbitration counsel, familiar with the legal framework and the best practice in international arbitration. He is always friendly and professional, submits his arguments on the point and stays calm even in difficult situations.’

‘I appreciate the ability to understand the special features of the customer’s industry and give practical advice and alternative solutions. They are excellent at planning strategic tactics with the customer in disputes and potential disputes. It is easy and uncomplicated to do business with them.’

‘I have worked with Helen Lehto in several cases. She is extremely hard working and talented individual. She is also very nice to work with.’

‘Dittmar & Indrenius’ dispute team stands for quality and can be relied on from start to finish.’

‘Helen Lehto is a superstar – extremely skilled, smart.’

‘The team is structured well, combining more experienced lawyers with associates etc. The structure enabled the best possible help, use of correct resources to every task, very easy and agile to contact.

‘The cooperation between the individuals involved worked very smoothly without any hierarchical challenges. Team-player mindset in combination with strong subject knowledge makes the individuals different compared to many others. I would like to mention Helen Lehto for her tremendous attitude, knowledge and cooperation skills.’

Key clients

Nobina Oy


City of Espoo


Work highlights

  • Representing Nobina AB and its Finnish subsidiary Nobina Oy in the Court of Justice of the European Union in ongoing proceedings.
  • Representing the City of Espoo in a data protection-related dispute, where the Office of the Finnish Data Protection Ombudsman, Finland’s privacy regulator, in December 2021 reprimanded the City of Espoo, for deficient practices in relation to processing personal data in Espoo’s schools.
  • Represented DNA Oyj against Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom in a matter where Traficom had ordered telecoms operators to make available certain information concerning the phone contract, particularly the length of a fixed contract, to the users of the phones by text message to make it easier for customers to switch to a new operator after the fixed contract expires.

DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd

Praised by clients for its ‘outstanding knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution’, DLA Piper Finland Attorneys Ltd‘s dispute resolution practice handles a range of commercial disputes as well as international arbitration proceedings. The team has key expertise in insurance and damages claims, white-collar crime matters, especially bribery and business secrets cases, banking and finance litigation, project claims and supply agreement disputes, as well as litigation funding work. Department head Pia Bräysy has vast experience in litigation, criminal proceedings and regulatory law; while John-Henrik Spåre represents clients in the financial sector in damages claims.

Practice head(s):

Pia Bräysy

Other key lawyers:

Jussi Savonen; John-Henrik Spåre; Pia Bräysy


‘Outstanding knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution.’

‘Effective and great communication skills.’

‘The overall level of service is exceptional. The firm’s approach in truly business minded.’

‘John-Henrik Spåre has a rational and pragmatic approach to cases, and wants to find good solutions for the client. He represents clients holistically. I trust his approach and views on the case and process. He is very thorough and has the ability to find every relevant detail for the case. He is able to represent clients in complex dispute resolution and litigation proceedings. You can trust his approach and views on the process.’

‘Jussi Savonen is a person to trust and he gives cases to his colleagues when needed.’

Key clients

Helsinki City Transport Authority and Länsimetro Oy

Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch

Solteq Plc

National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA)

SEB Life International Assurance Company DAC

Fennia Mutual Insurance Company

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

Dentsu Aegis Network


Nurminen Logistics Plc

Asset Management Company Arsenal Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented Helsinki City Transport Authority (HKL) and Länsimetro Oy in a large dispute regarding the termination of supply agreements for the Helsinki area metro automation.
  • Represented the National Emergency Supply Agency (NESA) in various high-profile litigation and criminal proceedings against two suppliers of facemasks during Covid-19.
  • Assisting the European Chemicals Agency with the coordination of multi-jurisdictional claims in Europe for collecting administrative charges levied for chemical registrations under EU Regulations.

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) handles a broad range of disputes for domestic and global clients with particular expertise in claims relating to competition law, especially relating to cartels, business secrets and follow-on damages litigation. Co-head Niina Rosenlund is frequently appointed as commercial arbitrator and has vast experience in commercial litigation, while co-head Tapio Väätäinen is experienced in civil litigation, corporate crime proceedings and disputes relating to insolvencies and financings.

Practice head(s):

Niina Rosenlund; Tapio Väätäinen


‘Broad and specialised knowledge in different legal sectors which provides good coverage on the customer’s legal issues.’

‘Easy to communicate with and the legal advisers are able to explain the legal aspects in an easy-to-understand way to the customer and not using only legal terms.’

‘They are very pragmatic, experienced and excellent experts. They have an excellent way of handling cases.’

‘Niina Rosenlund is a very distinguished and experienced lawyer who has supported us well over the years. She has an excellent knowledge and gives you the comfort that you are excellently taken care of.’

Key clients

Dual Corporate Risks Ltd

Youth Foundation/Nuorisosäätiö

Quorum Rakennuttajarahasto II Ky

Pipelife Finland Oy

Elisa Plc

Koiviston Auto Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Pipelife Finland Oy in the Market Court process against the Finnish Consumer and Competition Authority.
  • Represented Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy in state aid proceedings in the European Court of Justice regarding a €54.2m of incompatible state aid.
  • Representing Dual Corporate Risks Ltd insurance company, the injured party, in criminal proceedings against eight defendants accused of aggravated fraud and bribery offences.

Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd

Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd‘s dispute resolution practice assists clients with all forms of dispute resolution, including cross-border and domestic litigation and arbitration, regulatory proceedings and mediation. Head of the team Antti Järvinen focuses on disputes concerning construction and industrial projects as well as M&A, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Kimmo Heikkinen is experienced in handling various types of disputes relating to construction projects, company law, and national and international trade.

Practice head(s):

Antti Järvinen

Other key lawyers:

Kimmo Heikkinen


‘Very hands-on and practical approach, thinking also of other angles than those specifically requested by the client. Versatile, skilled, agile, business-minded thinking. No fuss, no administrative hurdles, very on the point in every way.’

‘Nice and easy to work with, always available, a can-do attitude, ensuring in every aspect that the client’s interest is taken into account.’

‘Very strong expertise in dispute resolution and straight forward communication with the client.’

HPP Attorneys

With ‘outstanding knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution’, HPP Attorneys‘ practice assists with settlement negotiations, handles litigation and arbitral proceedings as counsel and arbitrator, and acts as counsel in mediation proceedings. The department frequently acts in maritime, transport, environment and energy related disputes. Marko Wainio has a focus on commercial dispute resolution and Mikko Leppä's practice covers court and arbitration proceedings; the pair jointly lead the team. In January 2023, the ‘exceptional’ Tatu Jaarinen was promoted to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Leppä; Marko Wainio

Other key lawyers:

Tatu Jaarinen; Anna-Maria Svinhuvud


‘Outstanding knowledge in all areas of dispute resolution.’

‘Tatu Jaarinen, newly elected partner, is an exceptional lawyer. Tatu is very focused, analytical, honest and easy to trust.’

‘Mikko Leppä is by far the most professional dispute lawyer we  have been working with, very easy to get along with. Together with his associate Anna-Maria Svinhuvud, they also were exceptionally skilled in communicating even the most difficult details in a way that clients fully understood them.’

‘Great dispute resolution team. Great to work with.’

‘Marko Wainio is simply great and a nice person to work with. Hands on. Very analytical, systematic, efficient and pragmatic.’

‘Trust, trust, trust. They deliver and you can 100% trust them.’

‘With HPP’s dispute resolution team I never have to feel like I’m working with an unwieldy organisation. Instead, their key individuals can always be reached directly and I can discuss with a person who is on top of our case.’

Key clients

Metsä Group

Neste plc

NCC Industry Ltd.

The Finnish Transport Agency

CGI Finland Ltd


Amiko Oy

Collector Bank AB

Phillip Morris

Turun Vesihuolto Oy

Pohjolan Rakennus Oy

GreenHorizon Renewables a.s.

Autotalo Järvi Oy

Järvileasing Oy

Reima Oy

RemaSawco Oy

Work highlights

  • Acting successfully as counsel to NYAB in a complex dispute against the bankruptcy estate of a Finnish construction company relating to the validity of certain corporate decisions.
  • Acting successfully as counsel to Lähde & Co Oy against a well-known Finnish Hollywood actor.
  • Acting successfully as counsel to NYAB against the bankruptcy estate of a Finnish construction company in a case relating to the recovery of assets.

Kotiranta & Co Attorney at Law Ltd

Boutique firm Kotiranta & Co Attorney at Law Ltd has extensive experience in litigating complex financial crime cases, commercial disputes and liability claims in general courts, and handling arbitration proceedings. Founding partner and team head Kai Kotiranta specialises in cases involving securities markets and financial crime, commercial disputes and liability claims. The practice receives mandates from publicly listed national and international corporations, small and mid-size companies, entrepreneurs, corporate board members and executive directors, as well as high-net-worth individuals.

Practice head(s):

Kai Kotiranta


‘Kai Kotiranta is the best dispute resolution lawyer in Finland. Even though he has so much work to do, he is able to offer very personal and intelligent service to his clients.’

‘The firm stands out for the skills of Kai Kotiranta himself.

Key clients

Sanoma Group

Cargotec Group

Work highlights

  • Representing Cargotec Group in a case regarding suspected aggravated fraud inside the corporation.
  • Advising the Sanoma Group on a landmark case regarding freedom of speech and search of domicile by the NBI into a journalist’s home.

Lieke Attorneys Ltd.

Lieke Attorneys Ltd.’s dispute resolution expertise ranges from cases involving large construction projects to IT contract, shareholder agreement and IP claims; the group also has notable experience in employment and occupational safety matters, and claims in the construction and energy sectors. Marja Norrena leads the department and represents clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as conflict management work.

Practice head(s):

Marja Norrena


‘Lieke keeps the team lean and focused on getting the assignment through as efficiently as possible.’

‘Marja Norrena – very experienced and focused on what matters.’

‘Expertise, flexibility in services when needed.’

‘Expertise, nice co-operation skills.’

‘Lieke deploys an impressive team, with strong credentials in the Finnish court disputes space in particular. Arbitration support is also very good, with Marja Norrena effortlessly bridging local legal practice with wider international strategy.’

‘Marja Norrena is a stand out individual. She is committed, and shows great energy, and delivers strong results. She is approachable and international in her outlook. Very impressive all round.’

‘Marja Norrena is cool, calm and analytical, a very good lawyer.’

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd handles a range of matters from commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution to white-collar defense work and insolvency litigation. The practice group is jointly led by Jussi Ikonen, who has extensive experience in shareholder agreements, liability issues, employment disputes and white-collar crime related matters; and managing partner Heidi Merikalla-Teir, who acts as an arbitrator and mediator. Annika Luhtanen arrived from Lexia Attorneys Ltd in August 2023, while Teemu Taxell  departed to Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Jussi Ikonen; Heidi Merikalla-Teir

Other key lawyers:

Annika Luhtanen

Key clients

Elisa Corporation

Lassila & Tikanoja Plc

Skanska Oy

Fujitsu Finland

Saxdor Yachts Oy

Finansiel Stabilitet SOV

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY

FLSmidth A/S

Polar Electro Oy

Seven Q Global DWC-LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing the sellers in a multimillion international post-M&A arbitration case.
  • Represented a major Finnish energy company in an international arbitration case against its general liability insurer.

Lexia Attorneys Ltd

Lexia Attorneys Ltd’s practice has broad experience in dispute resolution and conflict management, as well as handling alternative dispute resolution and conflict management processes. The department has strong experience in the healthcare, finance, insurance and construction sectors as well in all aspects of white-collar crime investigations. The team is led by Kenneth Svartström, who has been working for clients in various industries including the banking and finance, construction and military sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Svartström


‘Lexia’s practice is business oriented. Excellent legal competencies and also business.’

‘People in Lexia are relaxed, and cooperation is easy with them all.’

Key clients

Kamux Oyj

Municipality of Kittilä

The Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs (AKL)

Vesivek Oy

Work highlights

  • Advising Kamux on a wide range of consumer matters and represented the company in several related disputes.
  • Providing legal advice on consumer matters to the members of The Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs (AKL).
  • Assisting the municipality of Kittilä with two different building contract disputes.


Magnusson’s dispute resolution practice represents clients throughout the technology, energy, telecoms, retail, and real estate sectors, and group head Jukka Blomberg has vast experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings involving companies in the energy sector. Other key members of the team are Lauri Toivio, who specialises in real estate and housing-related matters, and Anu Vuori, who focuses on employment claims, contractual disputes and corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Jukka Blomberg

Other key lawyers:

Lauri Toivio; Anu Vuori


‘Capability to translate the problem into tangible solutions, reducing ambiguity.’

‘Responsiveness, energy, commitment.’

‘Whatever the case is, contacting a partner is enough. Magnusson will put in place an experienced team and see that they are ready to immediately dig into details and start working efficiently.’

‘Jukka Blomberg and his team really knows about the business of the client and makes an effort to keep up with that knowledge. I highly appreciate Blomberg and his team.’

‘Their legal team is always available and they have strong knowhow of our industry.’

Key clients

St1 Group

STR Tecoil Oy

Teknos Group

Evidensia Eläinlääkäripalvelut Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted 91 Finnish restaurant entrepreneurs regarding litigation matters against the insurance company Pohjola.

Procopé & Hornborg

Procopé & Hornborg handles a range of disputes, including antitrust claims, IP disputes, maritime cases, insurance issues and arbitration proceedings. Co-head Asta Siponen acts in disputes relating to contract law, tort and other liabilities, while co-head Ulla von Weissenberg is an expert in shipping, transport, aviation, and international trade litigation.

Practice head(s):

Asta Siponen; Ulla von Weissenberg


‘The Procope team does the homework and studied our case deeply and could communicate the possible consequences with relevant arguments. I admire their ability to describe quite complicated phenomena.’

‘Ulla von Weissenberg is one of the top lawyers I have met. She tells the possible options and possibilities with relevant reasonings.’

Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd.

Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd. covers all aspects of domestic litigation as well as local and international arbitration proceedings, acting for Finnish SMEs and global corporations. The practice is led by the ‘intelligent, outstandingly charismatic and precise’ Timo Ylikantola.

Practice head(s):

Timo Ylikantola

Other key lawyers:

Tiina Ruohonen


‘Ratiolex’s partners Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen have advised us and it was a real privilege to work with them. They are always available, and they found clear analysed legal answers for complex case on schedule.’

‘Timo Ylikantola is a very intelligent, outstandingly charismatic and precise counsel – our number one choice for international arbitration relating to the Nordics.’

‘Ratiolex is one of the truly top dispute resolution law firms in Finland focusing on international disputes; partners are available, they are top quality, and they absolutely have a good eye for the proceedings.’

Key clients

RE/MAX Finland



Warner Music

Polar Aviation


Verona International

Vaasan Oy


Veikko Laine

Work highlights

  • Acted successfully as a co-counsel for a claimant in high-value dispute relating to an EPC Contract in ICC DBR proceedings.
  • Acted for an Estonian company as a respondent in an Investor Loan Agreement dispute in an arbitration proceeding under the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).
  • Advising a foreign corporation as a claimant in a Facility Agreement dispute relating to an energy project under ICC Arbitration Rules.


Waselius's dispute resolution team represents clients in commercial litigation at a domestic and international level and also handles white-collar crime matters, IP litigation, investigations and arbitration proceedings. Leading the team are founding partner and experienced arbitrator Jan Waselius, Bernt Juthström, who also co-heads the IP department, and Christoffer Waselius, who is involved in white-collar crime work.

Practice head(s):

Jan Waselius; Bernt Juthström; Christoffer Waselius


‘This is a long established and highly respected, also very well-connected elite boutique.’

‘Christoffer Waselius was very kind and on top of any topic which appeared. I always had information about the standing with the court. We had very good debrief before and after every action.’

‘Highly professional team.’

‘Very supportive team with quick responses; internationally minded and open to all discussions on cross-border litigation and M&A. Always enjoyable to work with them. Also clients like their work very much.’

‘Christoffer Waselius has vast experience in international M&A, litigation and arbitration projects. He is fluent in German and therefore very recommended for German companies. Christoffer understands the different specific law concepts in each jurisdiction and can quickly turn issues into a workable solution.’

Key clients


Pernod Ricard

Strömma Turism & Sjöfart and Stromma Finland

Heimdall Terminals


Armin Schwarz Ice Action

NRC Group

T. Rowe Price








Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel to former board members of Anttila Oy in a high principle value dispute concerning a clawback to the bankruptcy estate of Anttila Oy in a matter concerning board member liability for damages under the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act.
  • Successfully acted as counsel for a Finnish logistics company against its former managing director in a misuse of business secrets case.
  • Handling several arbitration proceedings with significant monetary value.