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Castrén & Snellman
ETELÄESPLANADI 14
00130 HELSINKI
Finland

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Castrén & Snellman is praised as a ‘good asset‘ for clients across all areas of finance work including the issuance of bonds, project finance work and debt financings. Clients frequently operate in the construction, shipping, retail and real estate sectors, and practice co-head Tero Tuomisto focuses on acquisition, project and real estate finance and syndicated finance matters. Managing partner Sakari Lukinmaa also leads the group, which has seen recent growth to cover an increased number of mandates, with senior associate Melissa Horsley joining from Osborne Clarke in mid-2021. Other key team members include senior associate Sonja Hänninen and associate Laura Sundström.

Practice head(s):

Tero Tuomisto; Sakari Lukinmaa

Other key lawyers:

Melissa Horsley; Sonja Hänninen; Laura Sundström; Mariella Både-Landell; Minna Korhonen

Testimonials

‘Castrén & Snellman is all around the market, very visible and knowledgeable. They are a good asset in right transactions.’

‘Partner Tero Tuomisto takes care of everything and is always available. Mariella Både-Landell is an up-and-coming counsel, she is very effective and pleasant to work with.’

‘Very capable team, able to deliver in finance transaction across the spectrum.’

‘Sakari Lukinmaa facilitates the transaction processes proactively and is very solution oriented.’

‘Pragmatic, customer focused and skilful. Great allocation of tasks between partners, counsels and associates.’

‘Sakari Lukinmaa is a very customer-focused and dedicated adviser with extensive experience in our field.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

OP Corporate Bank plc

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch

JOOL Markets AS

Huhtamäki Oyj

Wolt Enterprises Oy

Metsä Board Corporation

Finnlines Plc

Caverion Corporation

DNB Bank ASA

Northern Horizon Capital

S-Bank Ltd

Cargotec Corporation

Swedbank AB

Work highlights

  • Advised Cargotec, a Finnish provider of cargo and load handling solutions, on a contemplated merger with Konecranes.
  • Advised Metsä Fibre, a part of Metsä Group, on securing financing for the construction of its new bioproduct mill in Kemi, Finland.
  • Advised Neste Corporation on the issuance of a €500m green bond. The 7-year bond represents the first issuance under Neste Corporation’s newly established Green Finance Framework.

Finland > Capital markets Tier 1

The capital markets team at Castrén & Snellman is noted for advising financial investors, international banks, and corporate finance houses on IPOs, public M&A transactions and debt capital market transactions. Additionally, it has developed a strong presence in sustainable finance and investment issues. Practice co-leaders Merja Kivelä and Janne Lauha are both noted for their expertise in capital markets work, particularly securities transactions and derivatives mandates. Counsel Anna-Maarit Laurila deals with public tender offers and equity offerings. Furthermore, it considerably expanded its team in 2021 through the recruitment of three new associates and two senior associates.

Practice head(s):

Merja Kivelä; Janne Lauha

Other key lawyers:

Anna-Maarit Laurila; Viola Valtanen; Sakari Sedbom

Testimonials

‘Team is very easy to approach, works hard to keep your timelines and have the needed expertise.’

‘Merja Kivelä is extremely helpful with everything, has good expertise and looks for practical solutions.’

Key clients

Cargotec Corporation

Evli Bank plc

Mandatum Life

S-Bank Ltd

OP Corporate Bank plc

Nordea Bank Abp

Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch

Central Bank of Savings Banks Finland

Mortgage Society of Finland

The Finnish Employment Fund

Multitude SE

Lloyd’s Underwriters

Work highlights

  • Acted as adviser to Cargotec Corporation on a contemplated merger with Konecranes Corporation.
  • Acted as adviser to Evli Bank plc on its demerger into an asset management group that will be listed and into a banking group into which Fellow Finance plc will merge by an absorption merger.
  • Assisted Merus Power Oyj and lead manager Alexander Corporate Finance Oy with Merus Power’s listing on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Castrén & Snellman is a highly regarded practice for clients seeking representation in cross-border commercial disputes, international arbitration proceedings, and white-collar criminal cases. Recent work includes major antitrust damages actions and disputes in the Finnish energy and construction sectors. Practice co-heads Anders Forss and Marko Hentunen are known for their work in high-profile proceeding, counsel Jerker Pitkänen is noted for his work on major contract disputes for construction and energy clients, and counsel and partner-elect Ilona Karppinen is a key resource regarding corporate and M&A disputes, regulatory investigations, and antitrust enforcement work. Senior advisor and insolvency expert Mikko Könkkölä is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Anders Forss; Marko Hentunen

Testimonials

‘Thought leadership, collaboration of different areas of practice and inclusion of people with different experience and capabilities.’

‘Jerker Pitkänen stands out for being a good communicator with strategic thinking.’

‘A very professional and easy to work with team.’

‘Anders Forss is the leading name of his generation in Finnish dispute resolution.’

Ilona Karppinen is up-and-coming and a sheer pleasure to work with – accessible, to the point and very thorough in both the factual and the legal analysis.’

‘The team is diligent and understands the nuances of the business which makes it easy to describe the occurred events. They seem to work well together and appreciate and respect each other.’

Jerker Pitkänen remains calm and clear-minded in all situations. He is also experienced and hard-working with an appetite to provide excellent service. His ability to describe complex issues in writing is one of the best based on my experience.’

‘The C&S dispute resolution team is the only Scandinavian/Finnish team of which I am aware that is able to handle the very large international construction arbitrations (which seems to be their central focus), and also able to handle the unusual construction projects such as chemical plants. They are also adept at dealing with risk management issues and claims.’

Key clients

BMW AG

Finnair plc

Gasum Ltd

Google Inc

Lujatalo Oy

Metsä Group

Nordea Bank Finland plc

Stora Enso plc

Valio Ltd

The Finnish Composer’s Copyright Society Teosto

Work highlights

  • Represented Lujatalo Oy in a dispute concerning the construction of a new hospital in Espoo, Finland.
  • Represented Google in Finnish court cases concerning data protection and privacy matters, including the ‘right to be forgotten’ as well as cases concerning issues under the Freedom of Speech Act.
  • Represented the Finnish Composer’s Copyright Society Teosto in litigation regarding the non-payment of Teosto’s full royalty rates.

Finland > Employment Tier 1

The employment team at Castrén & Snellman is well- for its breadth, covering employment litigation, occupational safety criminal proceedings and discrimination allegations. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it created the C&S Coronavirus Task Force, which assisted clients with key Covid-related employment issues. Tomi Kemppainen and Outi Tähtinen are ‘super professionals‘ specialising in employment law, while counsel Sanna Honkinen focuses on the employment aspects of transactions. Counsels Suvi Kettunen and Jutta Nieminen also contribute to the group, as does employment and privacy senior associate Ville Kukkonen, who joined from Lexia Attorneys Ltd in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tomi Kemppainen; Outi Tähtinen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team is very responsive and quick. The size of the team allows to get a cost efficient team – not all matters need partner attention. The team stand out since they quickly understand the problem even if the client has not been able to formulate the questions properly – for me, that is a sign of experience and dedication to give the best legal advice in each situation.’

Tomi Kemppainen and Suvi Kettunen are both great to work with: they are quick, to the point advice and no legal fuss and bla-bla in their advice. Clients know what to do with their advice which sometimes is not the case when you get a response from a lawyer.

Tomi Kemppainen and Suvi Kettunen provide prompt and timely advice, are precise, and are customer-oriented.’

Generally, the lawyers have wide experience in their areas of expertise and have been very well educated. They have lots of resources, so can assist almost anytime anywhere without resource constraints. They can also offer experts in a variety of business related fields and industries.’

Clear communication and advice, quick and prompt answers, easy approach, high level of professionalism and knowledge.’

Tomi Kemppainen and Outi Tähtinen: both are super professionals, always easy to approach and they are solution-oriented in their answers. Amazing ability to give clear and easy-to-understand answers to complex legal questions. Flexibility is outstanding.’

Key clients

Finnair plc

Mehiläinen Ltd

Cargotec Corporation

DS Smith Packaging Finland Ltd

Neste Oyj

Delta Motor Group Ltd

Tamro Oyj

OP Financial Group

L’Oreal Finland Oy

Gasum Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted as adviser to Cargotec on a contemplated merger with Konecranes.
  • Advised Finnair on various employment law matters in Finland and assisting regularly with cross-border matters, including outsourcing arrangements.
  • Advised Mehiläinen on various employment law matters, including dispute resolution as well as assistance in day-to-day employment matters.

Finland > EU and competition Tier 1

The ‘skilled‘ EU and competition team at Castrén & Snellman covers the full range of relevant matters, including compliance work, competition litigation, public procurement issues, state aid matters and merger control strategies. It is particularly skilled in Finnish private enforcement litigation and often advises key players in the financial, insurance and forestry sectors. Anna Kuusniemi-Laine is an expert in public procurement and state aid work, while Jussi Nieminen is a key contact regarding regulatory proceedings. Sari Hiltunen left the practice in late 2021.

Testimonials

Very good and broad knowledge of various competition law matters, efficient and understand business, focus on solutions rather than creating problems.’

Jussi Nieminen is very knowledgeable and business minded. Understands the relevant issue quickly and quickly able to create solutions.’

The team is skilled. One can always count on the quality of the output.’

Jussi Nieminen is business-like, quickly understands complex issues and is pleasant to work with.’

The team has a good general understanding on the business practices, service is quick and advice is easy to understand even by non-lawyers.’

Jussi Nieminen is very service-minded and easy to approach. He is very helpful, understands the problem quickly and gives practical advice.’

Key clients

Valio Oy

S Group

Wärtsilä Oyj Abp

OP Financial Group

Gasum Oy

VR Group Ltd

Veikkaus Oy

YIT Oyj

Valmet Oyj

Cargotec Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Cargotec Corporation on the proposed merger with Konecranes plc.
  • Advised Valio on a merger filing concerning the acquisition of Heinon Tukku.
  • Advised Gasum Oy on its acquisition of AGA’s clean energy business and Nauticor’s marine bunkering business from Linde AG.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 1

Castrén & Snellman provides a wide array of IP-related services to its international clients, ranging from IP protection and commercialisation advice to IP disputes. It is particularly noted for handling global trade mark portfolio management for international corporates; its experience extends to IP audits, drafting matters and corporate transactions. Head of the IP practice Sakari Salonen ‘shows deep IP expertise‘, especially regarding IP enforcement rights, including patent licensing and litigation matters in the R&D and life sciences sectors. Nina Mikander heads up the IP prosecution team and frequently appears in high-profile IP proceedings, and life sciences team head and counsel Hanna Paloheimo covers patent litigation and distribution agreements. IP disputes and digital regulatory expert Kim Parviainen was promoted to partner in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Sakari Salonen; Nina Mikander; Hanna Paloheimo

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Our company has been assisted by Sakari Salonen, partner at the firm, leading the IP department for many years. Sakari shows deep IP expertise, knowledge of the industry and a practical approach in handling matters for our company. Sakari and his colleagues are easy to reach, responsive an deliver high-end legal advice with a practical solution.’

‘Our company has been with Sakari Salonen due to his in depth IP knowledge, fast and effective action and understanding the needs of the client. Sakari is a very solution driven IP expert who delivers consistently.’

Key clients

Alma Media

Altia Corporation

BMW AG

Boehringer Ingelheim

Crocs Inc.

Finnish Olympic Committee

Google

Innohome Oy

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen-Cilag Oy)

Merck KGaA and Merck Oy

OP Financial Group

Sinituote Oy

Tactic Group Oy

The Finnish Composer’s Copyright Society Teosto

Valio Ltd

Wärtsilä Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Google in all its day-to-day legal matters in Finland. Our IP team acts for Google on IP advisory, trade mark enforcement, customs seizure, copyright and marketing law matters, as well as data privacy and technology related work.
  • Represented BMW AG before the Market Court in a complex trade mark and design infringement case that also included a trade mark prosecution track before the Finnish Trademark Office and an appeal phase before the Market Court.
  • Advised Valio Ltd in brand protection and intellectual property enforcement matters globally, as well as managed Valio’s global trade mark, design and copyright portfolio.

Finland > Maritime and transport Tier 1

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:

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

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The ‘very effective‘ real estate and construction team at Castrén & Snellman is noted for advising on all aspects of major Finnish commercial and residential development projects, real estate transactions and environmental law. As head of the real estate investments and transactions department, Antti Kaakkola focuses on real estate joint venture arrangements and complex development projects, while Matias Wallgren leads the environmental and infrastructure team. The international projects team is lead by Uwe Uusitalo, who works alongside Tuomas Lehtinen and Samuli Tarkiainen. Additionally, real estate transaction expert and counsel Tanja Tuominen joined from Bird & Bird in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Antti Kaakkola; Matias Wallgren; Uwe Uusitalo

Testimonials

The team is very effective. People are very practical and understand the clients industry. They don’t make problems, they focus on real matters.’

Antti Kaakkola is very professional lawyer, he can always find the integral issue.’

Castrén & Snellman is one of the biggest law firms in Finland and we have a long-term client relation with them. They are Finland’s top professionals not only in real estate and construction matters but their experts can also advise us on other fields of law related to real estate transactions such as competition, public procurement, tax, and structuring issues. Due to many common projects with Castrén & Snellman they have deep understanding of our business and practices which makes working with them easy.

The lawyers in Castrén & Snellman are business-minded and they focus on the essential in carrying out the deals smoothly. Not only experts in their field of law, they are also warm and friendly people.’

Key clients

Sagax Finland Asset Management Oy

OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund

NREP

MVH-Kiinteistöt Oy

eQ Residential Fund

eQ Community Properties Fund

OP Life Assurance Company Ltd

YIT Corporation

Illusian Group Oy

Samla Capital Oy

Newil and Bau Oy

Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation (Kvs Foundation)

OP Bank Group Pension Foundation

OP-Rental Yield non-UCITS fund

OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund

Suomen Standardisoimisliitto SFS ry (Finnish Standards Association SFS)

DWS Real Estate GmbH

Schroder Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Smart Windpower, Mincovest ja GE Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised DWS on an agreement with Finnish contractor SRV regarding the sale and construction of three residential assets to be built on behalf of one of DWS’s institutional real estate funds in the Capital Region of Finland.
  • Advised Sagax on its purchase of HKScan’s logistics and production complex in Vantaa, Finland.
  • Advised YIT on the sale of Bulevardikortteli office block in Järvenpää to German real estate investment company Quadoro.

Finland > TMT Tier 1

The ‘very flexible and business-oriented‘ team at Castrén & Snellman advises on complex IT outsourcing and cross-border procurement projects, as well as data protection, regulatory and IT dispute resolution and arbitration matters. Its clients include major operators in the banking and finance, energy, and media sectors, as well as government bodies and technology start-ups. Additionally, the team is particularly noted for its work in data protection-related litigation in the administrative, civil and criminal courts. Practice co-heads Pia Ek and Eija Warma-Lehtinen are both highly regarded for their work on digital transfer and outsourcing projects.

Practice head(s):

Pia Ek; Eija Warma-Lehtinen

Testimonials

Strong lead from Eija Warma-Lehtinen, delivering very practical advice in complex situations. Good mix (legal/tech) in team.’

Eija Warma-Lehtinen is excellent in giving to-the-point advice without huge legal jargon.’

A variety of competences that are combined in customer cases. Availability of the primary contact person.’

Analytical but still practical approach.’

Team which handle data protection issues is very flexible and business-oriented. Co-operation is smooth and team is also able to get quick results if needed.’

Partner Eija Warma-Lehtinen is always available if needed and her experience from the Office of the Data Protection Officer makes her unique.’

Pia Ek is very skilful and capable to combine IT contract to public procurement.

Key clients

Google, LLC.

Tulli (Finnish customs)

OP Group

Fortum Oyj

Wing Aviation LLC

Crayon Oy

Schibsted Group

Suomen kuntaliitto (Association of Finnish municipalities)

Suomen Itsenäisyyden Juhlarahasto (The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra)

Oral Hammaslääkärit Oyj

Fonecta

Oy Apotti Ab

Keva

Suomen Keskinäinen Potilasvakuutusyhtiö

Work highlights

  • Advised OP Financial Group on expanding its outsourced ICT and digital services delivery in partnership with CGI.
  • Assisted the Norwegian Schibsted group with a transaction where Schibsted Nordic Marketplaces AS purchased the entire share capital of Oikotie Ltd from the Sanoma media group at an enterprise value of €185m.
  • Assisted the Finnish Innovation Fund by conducting a legal study on opportunities to pilot the use of payment terminals to verify data on corona vaccines.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Castrén & Snellman is a key contact for clients in the energy, transportation and technology sectors regarding complex international transactions, mergers, acquisitions and investments. The breadth of the practice extends to cover corporate advisory and governance issues, with advice led by corporate governance team leader Pauliina Tenhunen. Head of the M&A team Jan Örndahl focuses on cross-border acquisitions and divestitures, while Jarno Tanhuanpää leads the private equity and venture capital team, and Carola Lindholm heads up the transaction services team. Benjamin Bade is noted for advising on international M&A and venture capital transactions for clients in the technology, healthcare and food industries. In mid-2021, senior associate and M&A specialist Yanhuan Zhou joined the team from HPP Attorneys.

Practice head(s):

Jan Örndahl; Jarno Tanhuanpää; Pauliina Tenhunen; Carola Lindholm

Other key lawyers:

Benjamin Bade; Yanhuan Zhou; Juha Väyrynen

Testimonials

‘Pleasant co-operation with the team. Focus on essential while fixing also the details.’

‘The team is very easy to approach, very helpful and has good expertise.’

‘Pauliina Tenhunen is extremely helpful, a real expert and nice to work with.’

‘The firm’s commitment guarantees work is carried out by or with the review of partners thus ensuring expert input and good quality. The previous notwithstanding, they also stand out for their availability to provide a prompt answer when required for the transaction to keep pace.’

‘Juha Väyrynen has deep knowledge of M&A practice and market standard and has cold mind and stiff upper lip ability to overcome difficult negotiations.’

‘They provide a consistently high level of service throughout our work with the team on all aspects of the deal and continue to provide valuable support going forward.’

‘We have been very impressed with the quality of the whole team we work with but I would like to mention Carola Lindholm and Yanhuan Zhou whose tireless dedication and commitment was very much appreciated and made a significant difference on our recent deal.’

Key clients

Danske Bank

Nordea Bank

OP Financial Group

Cargotec Corporation

Schibsted Group

Sodexo Group

Fennia Mutual Insurance Company

Vantaa Energy

CapMan

Finnish Industry Investment

Ductor Group

Atria Group

Ferrovial Group

Valio

Rettig Group

Hanza Holding

Aktia Bank

Association of Finnish Pharmacists

Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited

Grafton Group

Evli

Work highlights

  • Acted as adviser to Cargotec on a contemplated merger with Konecranes.
  • Advised Valio on an acquisition for the purchase of all the shares of Heinon Tukku Oy from Tukkuheino Oy and other shareholders.
  • Advised international building materials distributor and DIY retailer Grafton Group plc on its acquisition of Finnish Isojoen Konehalli Oy and Jokapaikka Oy (IKH). The consideration payable for IKH is €199.3m on a cash and debt-free basis.

Finland > Tax Tier 2

The ‘proactive‘ tax team at Castrén & Snellman advises on high-value M&A transactions, especially on behalf of major renewable energy companies, private equity houses and transport groups. It also covers complex corporate restructurings and tax litigation. Practice head Sari Laaksonen  is particularly strong in cross-border structurings and transactions, while the ‘highly dedicated and diligentMikko Alakare focuses on direct and indirect tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Sari Laaksonen; Mikko Alakare

Testimonials

We do lot of real estate transactions and often tax issues come up. Castrén & Snellman has always been very proactive in this matter.’

Castrén & Snellman know our practise and whole company structure very well and they can in that way give us very high support.’

The practice has always provided first class legal and tax advice on complex structures and proved highly competent, agile, dedicated and reliable.

Mikko Alakare has been the partner in charge since we started working with Castrén & Snellman’s Tax practice. Mikko is highly dedicated and diligent in his work and demonstrates excellent knowledge of international investment structures and inbound investments in Finland. He is highly experienced especially with view to German investors and has always been our first choice for joint structuring advice. Mikko will always make himself available to discuss his clients’ enquiries, be it fruitful in-depth discussions with partner advisors or more basic explanations on the Finnish tax system and its specific requirements. We trust in Mikko’s expertise and would always recommend him personally to clients wishing to conduct business in Finland.’

Key clients

Evli Bank plc

Keva

Grafton Group plc

Mandatum Life

Icecapital real estate private equity funds

Smart Windpower Oy, Mincovest Oy, GE Energy, LLC

Audico Systems Ltd

Alexandria Financial Services

Atomico

Sodexo Pass International SAS

Aktia Bank

OP Financial Group

Sagax Finland Asset Management Oy

Coutue Management and DST Global

S-Bank

Founders of Paimio Sanatorium foundation

OP-Public Services Real Estate Fund

Vantaa Energy, Infranode and Keva

Work highlights

  • Advised Evli Bank plc on an arrangement between Evli and Fellow Finance plc in which Evli will demerge into New Evli, an asset management group that will be listed, and into a company that will carry on Evli’s banking services and into which Fellow Finance will merge.
  • Acted for Icecapital Securities Ltd real estate private equity funds and the owner-entrepreneurs in a long-term tax dispute in which the Finnish Tax Administration sought to tax dividends received by the owner-entrepreneurs as earned income mainly on the grounds that part of the income of the companies took the form of carried interest from the funds.
  • Advised a consortium consisting of Vantaa Energy, Infranode and Keva on its acquisition of Fortum’s district heating business in the Järvenpää-Tuusula region of Finland.

The firm: Castrén & Snellman is a law firm of 265 people based in Helsinki, and in other parts of the world we work with an extensive international network of law firms. We are a trusted advisor in mergers and acquisitions, disputes and other specialised fields of business law and are a forerunner of sustainability in the legal services industry. We build sustainable success stories with our clients.

Areas of practice: Castrén & Snellman is a full-service business law firm. The services include: Banking and finance; Capital markets and financial regulation; corporate governance; Data and technology; Tax and structuring; Dispute resolution; Employment; Energy; Environment, infrastructure and natural resources; Competition and procurement; Compliance and investigations; Insolvency and restructuring; Insurance; Intellectual property; International construction and projects; Life sciences; Mergers and acquisitions; Outsourcing; Private equity and venture capital; Public sector projects; Real estate investments and transactions; Shipping and logistics.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Tero Tuomisto
Banking and finance Sakari Lukinmaa
Capital markets and financial regulation Merja Kivelä
Capital markets and financial regulation Janne Lauha
Competition and procurement Sari Hiltunen
Competition and procurement Anna Kuusniemi-Laine
Competition and procurement Jussi Nieminen
Corporate governance Pauliina Tenhunen
Data & Technology Pia Ek
Data & Technology Eija Warma-Lehtinen
Dispute resolution Marko Hentunen
Dispute resolution Anders Forss
Employment Tomi Kemppainen
Employment Outi Tähtinen
Energy Miika Pinomaa
Energy Uwe Uusitalo
Energy Juha Väyrynen
Environment, infrastructure and natural resources Matias Wallgren
Environment, infrastructure and natural resources Heidi Malmberg
Insolvency and restructuring Pauliina Tenhunen
Insolvency and restructuring Pekka Jaatinen
Insurance Niklas Langenskiöld
Insurance Pekka Jaatinen
Insurance Janne Lauha
Intellectual property Sakari Salonen
Intellectual property Hanna Paloheimo
Intellectual property Nina Mikander
International construction and projects Uwe Uusitalo
International construction and projects Tuomas Lehtinen
Life sciences Hanna Paloheimo
Life sciences Pauliina Tenhunen
Life sciences Anna Kuusniemi-Laine
Mergers and acquisitions Jan Örndahl
Mergers and acquisitions Juha Väyrynen
Mergers and acquisitions Carola Lindholm
Outsourcing Pia Ek
Compliance and investigations Jussi Nieminen
Compliance and investigations Rickard Langenskiöld
Compliance and investigations Eija Warma-Lehtinen
Compliance and investigations Pauliina Tenhunen
Private equity and venture capital Jarno Tanhuanpää
Private equity and venture capital Jan Örndahl
Public sector projects Anna Kuusniemi-Laine
Public sector projects Johanna Lähde
Real estate investments and transactions Antti Kaakkola
Shipping and logistics Niklas Langenskiöld
Shipping and logistics Rickard Langenskiöld
Tax and structuring Sari Laaksonen
Tax and structuring Mikko Alakare
Number of partners : 30
Number of other lawyers : 116
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Contact : Sakari Lukinmaa (Managing partner)
Contact : Carola Lindholm (Partner)
Contact : Jarno Tanhuanpää (Partner)

Castrén & Snellman provides equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of their race, national origin, gender, religion, disabilities or sexual orientation. Castrén & Snellman treats everyone equally and ensures all of the firm’s employees have equal opportunities to advance in their careers and develop their expertise. Castrén & Snellman pays the same salary for the same work, regardless of the gender of the employee. 33% of our partners (10 persons) are women. 54% of the lawyers at Castrén & Snellman are women. 

Castrén & Snellman was the first Finnish law firm to join the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global Compact, in 2020. The Ten Principles and The UN Sustainable Development Goals are the basis for the firm’s sustainability work.  C&S chose the three SDGs:  Gender Equality (goal 5), Climate Action (goal 13) and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (goal 16). For more information please see our first sustainability report. 

Castrén & Snellman has a Personnel Advisory Board with representatives from all employee groups. The Personnel Advisory Board presents personnel’s views and concerns to the Management Group. The PAB is entrusted with the responsibility to give a voice to any equality concerns from the personnel, to monitor equality situation and also to promote the continued improvement of equality in the firm. 


Castrén & Snellman is a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2022. Learn more about this recognition.