Sakari Lukinmaa

Managing Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar

I am Castrén & Snellman’s managing partner. I specialise in finance, private equity and venture capital and truly enjoy working with clients and helping them to resolve their challenges. I pride myself on being a client guy who makes things happen.

During my career, I have advised our clients in a number of complex cross-border and domestic projects, including syndicated corporate lending, acquisition finance deals, real estate finance and restructurings as well as venture capital.

I have worked for Castrén & Snellman for over 20 years, first as a legal trainee and then in various associate lawyer positions. More recently, I have been a partner as well as a member of the board and the management group. I have also coordinated our firm’s transaction services.

During my time at Castrén & Snellman, the firm has developed from a mere collection of attorneys working under same roof and practicing in different fields of law into a united firm of first-tier legal professionals seamlessly helping our clients in their most challenging legal matters. It has been my privilege to experience and contribute to this development.

In this rapidly changing world of ours, I think it is very important for a lawyer to never settle. As individuals and professionals we must be open to change and strive to develop. I strongly believe that no man is an island and any success is first and foremost a team effort. This is what we have focused on in Castrén & Snellman and what we will continue to focus on in the future.

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000 rank me among Finland’s leading legal experts.