Castrén & Snellman top ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA 2024: ‘C&S is truly a full-service law firm’

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024 edition has ranked nine of Castrén & Snellman’s services in Tier 1: 

Banking and finance, Capital markets, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Employment, EU and competition, Intellectual property, Real estate and construction and TMT. Our Tax and Maritime & Transport services were placed in Tier 2.

A total of 32 of our experts were recognised for their exceptional work in their own fields. Our clients were especially impressed by our deep expertise and collaborative, pragmatic and solution-oriented way of working. The Legal 500 ranks law firms and lawyers throughout the world and is one of the most prestigious publications in our line of business.

Clients praise our legal expertise and teamwork

The rankings are largely based on interviews with clients. Here are some quotes from our clients:

Commercial, Corporate & M&A: 

A solid team working very well together. Quick turnaround in challenging questions, pragmatic and solution oriented.

Banking & Finance: 

The team has resources to advise on the most challenging finance transactions.

Dispute Resolution: 

I find this to be the best disputes team in Finland. Very knowledgeable in procedure, including international arbitration, and with a distinct focus on quality in every aspect. Detailed and strategic at the same time, structured and pragmatic. A pleasure to work with.

Capital Markets: 

Deep competence in capital markets laws, helpful and friendly attitude.


Castren’s employment law team are the strongest employment law team in Finland. They solve the client’s problems in the best way. The collaboration with the client and other law firms on multi-jurisdictional projects is excellent.

EU & Competition: 

They provide pragmatic legal advice without taking any shortcuts, extremely knowledgeable within their legal fields, of the firms’ different practice areas, and about the Finnish and Nordic market.

Real Estate & Construction: 

C&S has one of the leading real estate practices in Finland. They have a strong position especially in demanding real estate transactions and development projects.


Excellent lawyers. Great litigators and legal advisors. Extremely good knowledge about the market and our specific business needs. Proactive.


Relevant high-quality experience and straight forward thinking – no nonsense in approach, wide variety of knowledge in all tax areas.

Castrén & Snellman is also a recommended firm in the Green Guide EMEA 2024. Click here to learn more about this recognition. 

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

Mikko Alakare, Marko Hentunen, Janne Juusela, Anna Kuusniemi-Laine, Rickard Langenskiöld

10 C&S lawyers were recognised as Leading Individuals:

Anders Forss, Tomi Kemppainen, Merja Kivelä, Janne Lauha, Tuomas Lehtinen, Sakari Lukinmaa, Sakari Salonen, Tero Tuomisto, Outi Tähtinen and Jan Örndahl

Eight were recognised as Next Generation Partners:

Benjamin Bade, Antti Kaakkola, Ilona Karppinen, Minna Korhonen, Jussi Nieminen, Kim Parviainen, Jerker Pitkänen and Eija Warma-Lehtinen

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