Maritime and transport in Finland

Castrén & Snellman

The ‘excellent transport and shipping team‘ at Castrén & Snellman is known for its expertise in ship financing work, transport law and logistics issues. Practice leader Niklas Langenskiöld specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, as well as general maritime, transport and insurance issues, while counsel Rickard Langenskiöld ‘stands out‘ for his experience in shipping logistics matters and transport sector transactions.

Practice head(s):

Niklas Langenskiöld

Other key lawyers:

Rickard Langenskiöld

Testimonials

Castrén has an excellent transport and shipping team. The best in Finland.’

Rickard Langenskiöld stands out. He is extremely bright, flexible and is constantly there for you during a case.’

Key clients

Finnlines plc

Prima Shipping Ltd

HPP Attorneys

The ‘creative team‘ at HPP Attorneys is highly regarded for its expertise in maritime, logistics and transport matters in Finland. Often advising government authorities and clients in the maritime industry, it covers major disputes involving cargo and hull damage and industrial boycotts, as well as day-to-day transport issues. Practice leader Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger is regarded by clients as ‘very professional‘ and ‘works one step ahead‘ on major maritime and aircraft transactions, while senior counsel Matti Komonen is noted for his work in air transport and aviation-related matters, as well as complex logistics agreements.

Practice head(s):

Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger

Other key lawyers:

Matti Komonen

Testimonials

‘A creative team that is determined and dedicated to understanding and connecting legal issues within the maritime sector to state and governmental way of handling these issues.’

‘Calm and assertive, determined, civil and polite in manners.’

‘Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger is calm and very professional. Great negotiation skills and large-scale detail competence.’

‘It is a pleasure to work with HPP as they don’t prioritise professionalism over kindness – but make these go hand in hand perfectly. This is key to why they are unique – as their excellent service and quick responses do not compromise the quality of their work, and they are excellent collaborators when conducting business.’

‘Norah Gamberg-Hisinger and Matti Komonen have been helpful, professional and kind when assisting with an aircraft law legal review. They are good at considering other people’s schedules when conducting business, and they have coordinated appointments and worked around schedules with the utmost professionalism.’

‘Wide range of knowledge from different modes of transportation; Practical and solution-orientated approach; Easy communications.’

‘Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger is not only an expert on her field: She is also very co-operative, easy to approach and has good project management skills. She works one step ahead which reduces last-minute stress.’

Key clients

Nestle plc

Wärtsilä Finland Ltd.

Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency

Metsä Group

Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY

Anglo Manx Trust Company Ltd.

Oy Gard Baltic Ab

Alfons Håkans AS/Alfons Hakans AS Finnish branch

ESL Shipping Ltd.

Tallink Silja Oy

Viking Line Abp

Port of Turku

Work highlights

  • Advised the Finnish Transport Agency on the legal aspects relating to the Agency ordering a detachable icebreaking bow from Turku Repair Yard and the delivery of the same.
  • Advised a Finnish company on completing a sale and lease arrangement whereby the client vessels were sold, and assisted with necessary amendments to the existing structure and related negotiations.
  • Represented a major insurance company and its insured in a recovery claim concerning transport damage during road carriage to a very valuable energy solution in a multinational ICC arbitration against the carrier.

Procopé & Hornborg

Procopé & Hornborg has ‘broad knowledge’ in the transport and logistics sectors, including handling cargo claims, vessel damage and collision issues, and negotiating purchase agreements. It also deals with disputes relating to equipment for shipping vessels and has been involved in complex insurance issues and project financing work. Practice head Ulla von Weissenberg ‘has exceptional industry knowledge‘, ranging from shipbuilding and docking issues to purchasing agreements, while Turo Sumu covers regulatory compliance work and transport litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ulla von Weissenberg

Other key lawyers:

Turo Sumu

Testimonials

The team has broad knowledge in their area of expertise and can very well also apply previous experience to current tasks and cases at hand.’

Ulla von Weissenberg has exceptional industry knowledge and experience and has very deservedly been ranked many times as one of Finland’s top maritime lawyers. She is down to earth and very perceptive to the client’s needs.’

The firm is very reactive and pragmatic with a high degree of legal expertise in maritime matters.’

Ulla von Weissenberg immediately understands the legal issues and practical consequences, and provides great support to build the strategy of international complex disputes. Turo Sumu is a talented lawyer, efficient, clear and friendly with a strong legal background. His approach to cases is made with intelligence, from both a legal and practical point of view.’

Ulla von Weissenberg has excellent knowledge of maritime law, good networks in Northern Europe to other maritime lawyers and she is exceptionally pleasant to work with.’

I have instructed Ulla von Weissenberg on two recent cases, and have been impressed at the speed of the advice, the clarity of the advice, the value for money and her excellent written and spoken English.’

Key clients

Manga LNG Oy

Pohjola Insurance Ltd