Ms Kirsi Kannaste > Krogerus > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Fabianinkatu 9
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Public Procurement, Competition & Regulatory




Kirsi Kannaste heads our Dispute Resolution practice. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration and competition litigation. Kirsi has also valuable experience from advising clients in relation to management liability issues and corporate offences. Kirsi also acts as an arbitrator and she is an approved mediator for the Finnish Bar Association. Kirsi’s sector-specific focus lies in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market, and she serves as the co-head of our Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals practice area.


Finnish, Swedish, English, French


Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Arbitration Association
Finnish Competition Law Association
International Chamber of Commerce, Young Arbitrators Forum
Young Arbitrators Sweden
Young International Arbitration Group
Young Arbitration Club Finland (board member 2017, chair 2016, secretary 2015)


Master of Arts (EC Competition Law), King’s College London, United Kingdom (2011)
Master of Laws with court training, Helsinki District Court (2010)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2006)
Studies at Université Robert Schuman, France (2004 – 2005)

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Kirsi Kannaste  – Krogerus

Krogerus is a key name for banking and finance and M&A-related disputes, acting for international clients based in Europe, the US and Asia. It is also experienced in representing clients before disciplinary committees involving corporate offences, arbitration panels, and in internal investigations, especially in the construction and real estate sectors. Commercial arbitration and private enforcement specialist Kirsi Kannaste was appointed practice group head in April 2021, while Mikko Elonheimo focuses on IP, IT, construction and general commercial disputes. Thomas Kolster specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration in the international finance, trade and transport sectors.