Tuomas Lehtinen

Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar, Ph.D. (Law)

Having worked in the legal field for almost thirty years, I have had time to dig into contract law issues related to international construction and projects, dispute resolution and banking.

I have years of experience in advising clients in challenging dispute proceedings in both international arbitrations and Finnish courts. I have served as an arbitrator in numerous domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

I specialise in international construction projects, international project agreements, bank guarantees and trade finance.

I am a Doctor of Laws and a docent in contract law and international trade law at the University of Turku. I was asked to serve as Professor of Practice in Advocacy at the University of Helsinki for the period of 2018–2022 on a part-time basis. I wrote my dissertation, which has been used at universities as teaching material, on international trade contracts and documentary credits. I have also authored several books and articles on international contracts and guarantees. I am a frequent lecturer at universities and seminars. I regularly lecture for court judges and in the Ministry of Justice.

Thanks to my role as the vice-chairman of a subcommittee of IBA’s International Construction Projects Committee, I have a broad international network, which our clients benefit from in international arbitrations and disputes.

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers rank me among Finland’s leading legal experts. Clients appreciate my long experience, my deep expertise, my negotiation skills and my ability to approach clients’ questions from the perspective of business.