Leadership and organisation

Leadership and organisation


Castrén & Snellman is owned by a group of attorneys who work in the firm. Many of our partners began their careers in our firm as young lawyers, gained a solid experience of business law over the years, and followed our career path to eventually becoming partners. Other partners first proved themselves elsewhere, for example as in house counsel for corporations, before joining Castrén & Snellman.

Our firm operates on the true partnership model, in which all the partners work together for the good of the firm and to serve our clients. This means that our clients are always served by the expert best suited to the assignment.

All of our partners participate in the daily work of our firm. The example set by our partners is a key factor in the culture and atmosphere our firm has developed. For this reason, the attorneys chosen to be partners must not only possess excellent professional skills in their field, but must also have good cooperative skills and be able to guide our younger lawyers.

We have 32 partners, 11 of whom are women.

Management Group

Castrén & Snellman’s 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. Any of our employees may bring matters of importance for the firm to be discussed and decided in the meetings of the management group.

The members of the Management Group are Sakari Lukinmaa (Chair), Paula Aura, Kaisa Barkman, Oskari Gestrin, Anders Forss, Anna Kuusniemi-Laine, Kalle Miettinen, Jussi Nieminen, Outi Ruohola, Jarno Tanhuanpää and Outi Tähtinen.

The Board

Our partners elect the members of the Board of Directors from amongst themselves.

The members of our Board of Directors are Carola Lindholm (Chair), Anders Forss, Ilona Karppinen, Jussi Nieminen, Jarno Tanhuanpää ja Outi Tähtinen.

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