Castrén & Snellman Shines in Legal 500 EMEA Rankings (2021)

The latest Legal 500 EMEA has ranked nine of Castrén & Snellman’s services in Tier 1 and two in Tier 2. The publication reviewed a total of 11 practice areas in Finland. A total of 32 C&S lawyers are mentioned by name in Legal 500 EMEA commentary for their standout contribution to respective practices. The Legal 500 ranks law firms and lawyers throughout the world and is one of the most prestigious publications in our line of business.

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

Marko Hentunen, Anna Kuusniemi-LaineNiklas LangenskiöldRickard Langenskiöld and Matias Wallgren

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

Anders Forss, Sari Hiltunen, 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 Karppinen, Jerker Pitkänen, Sanna Alku, Hanna Paloheimo and Anna-Maarit Laurila 



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

Banking & Finance: ‘They have quite a large team and their finance practice is one of the best in Finland. We have had a lot of co-operation with them and they have a good understanding of the special requirements of different industries.’

Dispute Resolution: ‘Castren & Snellman are (I think) the only truly full service business law firm in Finland that has a strong international client base and network. For me they have the strongest construction law/construction dispute team in Finland and in Scandinavia. The entire team is, in my experience, made up of warm friendly people who happen to be brilliant lawyers.’

Capital Markets: ‘Good knowledge of the customer, practical solution-oriented approach.’

Employment: ‘C&S have one of the biggest and most renowned practices in Finland when it comes to employment law. The team is experienced, service-minded and always available. The advice is always to the point and easy to understand and the quality of the documentation is impeccable.’

Maritime & Transport: ‘The go-to firm in Finland – simply the best.’

Real Estate & Construction: ‘Wide variety of expertise across the practice, making them a one-stop-shop for any real estate related transactions. Compared to peers, this is the one thing that stands out the most.’

TMT: ‘Really experienced in partner and customer negotiations and top-notch legal individuals. I’ve been smiling in the negotiations when Castrén’s person has led the discussion and delivered the good outcomes in negotiations, which are beneficial for our company.’

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