Castrén & Snellman top ranked in Legal 500 EMEA Rankings 2022: “The lawyers have wide experience in their areas of expertise”

The latest Legal 500 EMEA has ranked nine of Castrén & Snellman’s services in Tier 1 and two in Tier 2, and 20 of our leading experts were mentioned by name for their exceptional work in their own fields. The publication reviewed a total of 11 practice areas in Finland. The Legal 500 ranks law firms and lawyers throughout the world and is one of the most prestigious publications in our line of business.

C&S Services ranked in the top two bands in Finland in the following categories:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial, Corporate & M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • EU & Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Maritime & Transport
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Tax
  • TMT


The Legal 500 highlighted five C&S lawyers in the Hall of Fame in Finland:

Marko HentunenAnna Kuusniemi-LaineNiklas LangenskiöldRickard Langenskiöld and Matias Wallgren

Six C&S lawyers were recognised as elite Leading Lawyers:

Anders Forss, Merja Kivelä Janne LauhaSakari SalonenTero Tuomisto and Outi Tähtinen

Four as Next Generation Partners:

Benjamin Bade,  Jussi NieminenEija Warma-Lehtinen and Antti Kaakkola

Five as Rising Stars:

Ilona KarppinenJerker Pitkänen, Sanna HonkinenHanna Paloheimo and Anna-Maarit Laurila 


What our clients say about us:

The rankings are largely based on interviews with clients. Our clients had, for example, the following to say about our firm:

Banking & Finance: “Castrén & Snellman is all around the market, very visible and knowledgeable. They are a good asset in right transactions.”

Dispute Resolution: “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.”

Capital Markets: “Team is very easy to approach, works hard to keep your timelines and have the needed expertise.”

Employment: “‘Clear communication and advice, quick and prompt answers, easy approach, high level of professionalism and knowledge.”

EU & Competition: “Very good and broad knowledge of various competition law matters, efficient and understand business, focus on solutions rather than creating problems.”

Maritime & Transport: “Castrén has an excellent transport and shipping team. The best in Finland.”

Real Estate & Construction: “The team is very effective. People are very practical and understand the clients industry. They don’t make problems, they focus on real matters.”

For a more detailed look at the rankings, please visit the Legal 500 website.