About us

About us

We are a leading law firm in mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and the full scope of business law.

The forerunners of demanding legal services and a strategic partner to our clients

The world is changing at an ever-faster pace and becoming increasingly difficult to anticipate. Sustainability and foresight need to be at the very heart of every decision. These times call us to embrace change and be open to fresh ideas.

Ensuring our clients’ success and safeguarding their legal rights is our business at Castrén & Snellman. We are the forerunners of demanding legal services in mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and the full scope of business law.

We are an international law firm seeing growth in the Nordics. What makes us stand out is our straight-forward way of working, our true collaboration across teams and our long tradition of exceeding expectations. When challenges arise, our globally recognised experts bring clear thinking and innovative solutions to the table.

We are our clients’ strategic speaking partner with a comprehensive approach. Our goal is to help them shape their market and build their own sustainable success stories.

Our way of working

We collaborate closely with our clients to create value, drive innovation, and achieve shared business objectives.

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We are a forerunner of sustainable business in the legal services industry. Our sustainability work covers three areas: client work, our own activities and impact on society.

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Leadership & organisation

Castrén & Snellman is owned by a group of attorneys who work in the firm. We have 32 partners, 11 of whom are women. Our Management Group is responsible for the practical execution of the strategy, and for leading the development of our business to best support the work we do for our clients.

Key numbers

  • 1888

    Founded in 1888, Castrén & Snellman is Finland’s oldest law firm.

  • 300

    Decades of supporting our clients’ success have enabled us to grow into a firm of over 300 people.

  • 30

    Our lawyers work in 30 specialised fields of business law.

  • 32

    We have 32 partners, 11 of whom are women.

Our story

Founded in 1888, Castrén & Snellman is Finland’s oldest law firm. Castrén & Snellman is one of the fastest growing firms in the legal sector, and our personnel has grown from 15 employees in 1988 to over 300 employees today. This makes us Finland’s largest law firm in terms of the number of lawyers.

Our journey is filled with memorable moments and we have played a part in many of Finland’s historic events.

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Awards & certificates

Most attractive law firm employer for 16 years running, no. 1 in the legal sector in 2024

Universum Student Survey 2024

Law firm of the year: Scandinavia & The Nordics

Who’s Who Legal Awards 2023

Scandinavian Firm of the Year

Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023

The most responsible summer job

Oikotie Kesäduuni 2023

Law Firm of the Year: Scandinavia and the Nordics

The Lawyer European Awards 2021

Finland Law Firm of the Year

Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards 2021

Castrén & Snellman is a member of the Responsible Workplace community led by Oikotie

Responsible Workplace community, Oikotie

Finland’s First Green Office Law Firm

WWF’s Green Office Certificate

Regulation and supervision

Castrén & Snellman’s regulated lawyers are listed in the register maintained by the Finnish Bar Association. The professional title Asianajaja is granted in Finland. In Finland, only lawyers belonging to the Finnish Bar Association can use the title Asianajaja.

The legal profession is regulated by the Advocates Act (496/1958, as amended) and the By-laws and the Code of Conduct of the Finnish Bar Association, which are available at www.asianajajaliitto.fi.

The Finnish Bar Association monitors the activities of the lawyers it has registered and people working in firms of such lawyers. The Finnish Bar Association can be contacted at:

Finnish Bar Association
PO Box 194 (Simonkatu 12 B)
Tel. +358 (0)9 6866 120
Fax +358 (0)9 6866 1299