Criminal law and dispute resolution specialist Eveliina Tammela appointed as Partner at Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman has appointed Counsel Eveliina Tammela as a new partner as of 1 February 2024. Her appointment strengthens Castrén & Snellman’s leading expertise in corporate criminal proceedings and dispute resolution in Finland.

‘As a strategic partner to our clients, our Corporate Crime & Investigations team is uniquely positioned to solve the clients’ challenges through leveraging our firm’s comprehensive full-service offering. Eveliina’s excellent work has propelled our criminal law practice to a market leader position. The team advises companies on a wide range of criminal proceedings and internal investigations from financial and environmental offences to workplace safety and cybersecurity. Eveliina’s uncompromising work for our clients’ success and her strong strategic approach to develop our partnerships have been widely praised,’ says Sakari Lukinmaa, Managing Partner at Castrén & Snellman.

A solution-oriented criminal lawyer

Eveliina Tammela has over thirteen years of experience in representing clients in civil trials and criminal proceedings. She assists companies and their management in criminal proceedings related to, among other things, trade secret violations, occupational safety offences, environmental offences, white-collar crimes and corruption.

Over the course of her career, Eveliina has represented both Finnish and international clients in demanding dispute and criminal proceedings. She has recently represented Meyer and Meyer Werft in an exceptionally extensive trade secret offence case and the Finnish Broadcasting Company, Yleisradio Oy, and its Editor in Chief in an international defamation case.

‘In a constantly changing business environment where changes are hard to predict, businesses face increasing risks. Criminal law regulation is also expanding into different areas of business on an ongoing basis, both in Finland and abroad. Eveliina’s solution-focused and client-oriented approach and the legal advice praised by clients make her the best possible partner for companies in preventing and identifying irregularities and handling criminal proceedings,’ says Partner Anders Forss, head of our Dispute Resolution service.

Globalisation offers great business opportunities but can also open the door for misconduct

The volume of ESG regulation is growing and will tighten the requirements for companies: in the coming years, companies will also be required to manage their value chains, among other things, and may be sanctioned for failure to comply with ESG actions. Ever-tightening regulation and an increased emphasis on sustainability require companies to engage in extensive compliance work, such as managing risks and having up-to-date processes for dealing with suspected irregularities. Castrén & Snellman has long been at the forefront of ESG and compliance advisory in Finland. Eveliina’s appointment strengthens our comprehensive service offering to support clients’ businesses.

Ever-tightening regulation and an increased emphasis on sustainability require companies to engage in extensive compliance work, such as managing risks and having up-to-date processes for dealing with suspected irregularities.

‘The international networks of companies are increasingly extensive, and companies also face increased regulation,’ Eveliina says. ‘While growth and globalisation offer great business opportunities, they also entail a risk of various types of misconduct and irregularities in the business environment. With tighter regulation, irregularities must and will be tackled more effectively than before. Long-term business development calls for processes for identifying and preventing misconduct risks.’

Eveliina points out that the number of investigations relating to irregularities is on the rise. Investigations are becoming more complex and are often international in nature.

‘Cybersecurity and corruption investigations have become more common in recent years. It has also become more important for businesses to protect trade secrets and their proprietary data and expertise.’ Our clients find it very valuable that their case is handled by a team of experts that is specifically handpicked for them from our firm’s full-service offering,’ Eveliina sums up.

Investigating a suspected irregularity in a professional manner calls for expertise and effective case management from start to finish.

‘We assist companies at every stage of an internal investigation from initiation to completion and beyond. Our good contacts with investigating authorities and solid experience in criminal processes ensure that we can successfully support our clients in pursuing the investigation and resolving the situation. It is an honour to continue this work with our clients as a partner at Castrén & Snellman,’ Eveliina says.

Eveliina Tammela joined Castrén & Snellman in 2016. She graduated from the University of Lapland in 2010 with a Master of Laws degree.

We wish to extend our warmest congratulations to Eveliina!