Four wins for Castrén & Snellman in Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023

Castrén & Snellman was selected as Scandinavian Firm of the Year at the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA for the third year running. In addition, our firm received the Work-Life Balance National Firm of the Year and Diverse Women Lawyers National Firm of the Year awards for the first time.

Partner Pauliina Tenhunen, who has been with Castrén & Snellman for over 30 years, received the Outstanding Achievement award. The recipients of personal awards are decided based on their professional accomplishments as well as advocacy and influence within their field.

‘These acknowledgements mean a great deal to us, as equality has been a key target for us for a long time. My younger colleagues are always amused when I tell them how I was the only woman lawyer at Castrén & Snellman in the early 90s. That seems like a very distant past now that over half of our lawyers and a third of our partners are women,’ says Tenhunen.

A Forerunner in Equality

For Castrén & Snellman, equality is not just equality between genders. As part of our equality work, we have continued our diversity training for the entire personnel, and all of our new employees take part in an induction course on diversity.

The Women in Business Law EMEA awards are granted to law firms as recognitions of their efforts in helping women to advance in the legal profession in the EMEA region. In addition, the awards highlight the most ground-breaking achievements by leading women lawyers. The WIBL Awards are organised in cooperation with IFLR, ITR, Managing IP, Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney Legal Media Group Expert Guides. To read more, visit the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2023 web page.