Chambers Global once again ranked Castrén & Snellman's services among the best in Finland in its annual publication, which came out on 18 February 2021. The rankings place the greatest emphasis on client feedback, supplemented by background information provided by law firms.
The Global Guide researches and ranks Finnish law firms in six categories and C&S services were ranked as follows:
- Banking & Finance (Band 1),
- Dispute Resolution (Band 1),
- Corporate/M&A (Band 2),
- Capital Markets (Band 2)
- Intellectual Property (Band 2) and
- International & Cross-Border Capabilities (Band 2)
Additionally, a total of 15 of our experts received individual rankings from Chambers Global.
HERE ARE A FEW OF THE CLIENT COMMENTS:
Tero Tuomisto (Banking & Finance): ‘Clients describe Tero Tuomisto as "one of the leading banking and finance lawyers in Finland, with an extensive network abroad." Interviewees further regard him as an "easy to work with and solution-oriented top professional”.’
Sakari Lukinmaa (Banking & Finance): ‘Sakari Lukinmaa is singled out by clients for "understanding deal dynamics and always being positive in finding a solution”.’
Mariella Både-Landell (Banking & Finance): ‘Clients say that Mariella Både-Landell is "quick to find solutions," adding that "she is a pleasure to work with”.’
Mikko Heinonen (Banking & Finance): ‘Interviewees point out that Mikko Heinonen is a "pragmatic lawyer who is responsible and reliable and always loyal to the client”.’
Janne Lauha (Capital Markets): ‘Interviewees appreciate that Janne Lauha "is very experienced and can adapt to the company's situation”.’
Carola Lindholm (Corporate M&A): ‘Carola Lindholm is appreciated by clients for being "easy to communicate with”.’
Marko Hentunen (Dispute Resolution): ‘Marko Hentunen is an eminent figure in the Finnish legal market, boasting a longstanding reputation as an arbitrator.’
Anders Forss (Dispute Resolution): ‘Clients applaud Anders Forss for his "keen sense of strategy," with one source describing him as "calm, likeable and easy to work with”.’
Tuomas Lehtinen (Dispute Resolution): ‘Tuomas Lehtinen is admired by clients for being "very good at finding solutions”.’
In the International & Cross-Border Capabilities in Finland sections, Chambers highlights the law firms that are the best and most user-friendly to work with when matters involve international aspects. The section is an overview of the services for clients in need of internationally-oriented advice. Chambers describes Castrén & Snellman as an elite firm, which is resourced locally but experienced internationally.
One client reported that, ‘Carstrén & Snellman are highly qualified and experienced to provide excellent services in cross-border transactions. They have knowledge of international financial markets and keep themselves updated of the latest developments'.
Besides the Global directory, Chambers also annually publishes the Chambers Europe directory, which looks more extensively at Finnish legal experts in various fields. Both publications have for many years ranked Castrén & Snellman’s services and experts as being among the best in Finland. For a more detailed look at the rankings, please visit the Chambers Global website.