Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Services

Patrik Lindfors

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Contact details: patrik.lindfors@lindforsco.com Tel. +358 20 762 2511 Mobile +358 40 554 5996

Mr. Patrik Lindfors has extensive experience as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and commercial and white-collar litigation. This experience includes the Finnish, Swedish and English Arbitration Acts, and the arbitration rules of such institutions as the ICC, SCC, LCIA, ICSID, IATA and the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. Patrik Lindfors serves on regular basis as an arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitrations.

Recent rankings

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Listed in the elite “Leading individuals” list and described as an “innovative litigator”.

Chambers Global 2018

Ranked in Chambers Global 2018 as the only Star Individual in dispute resolution in Finland. According to Chambers Global 2018 “Star practitioner Patrik Lindfors is held in the highest esteem by clients, who enthuse: ”He is very knowledgeable, fast in responding and a person for cases where you need someone who comes across as strong.” He handles an array of commercial and white-collar crime disputes, and is additionally active as an arbitrator.

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 / Arbitration 2017

Listed both in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017

According to Who’s Who Legal “Patrik Lindfors is leading litigation counsel and has significant experience in the Finnish courts. He is a highly regarded and well-respected practitioner.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

Listed in the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and described as “highly regarded” practitioner.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Notes that ”the experienced Patrik Lindfors is described as ‘Finland’s best litigator’”.

Best Lawyers 2016

Best Lawyers’ 2016 Helsinki Litigation ”Lawyer of the Year”

Client Choice Awards 2015

Winner of the Client Choice Award 2015 for the Arbitration & ADR category for Finland.

Who’s Who Legal

Listed as one of the leading practitioners in the fields of arbitration and insurance & reinsurance.

Best Lawyers 2015

Best Lawyers’ 2015 Helsinki Arbitration and Mediation ”Lawyer of the Year”.

Chambers Global 2014

According to Chambers Global 2014 ”Patrik Lindfors remains a standout figure at the top end of the Finnish dispute resolution market. Sources offer glowing praise for all aspects of his work: ”If I have a very complicated case and it’s very difficult to estimate the outcome I always use him – if you want to win, you use Patrik Lindfors. He is good in litigation and arbitration, and has great strategic thinking.” Lately he has acted on an extensive range of major disputes for Finnish and international clients, including appointments as arbitrator on cases conducted under ICC rules.”

Best Lawyers 2014

Best Lawyers’ 2014 Helsinki Litigation ”Lawyer of the Year”.

Client Choice Awards 2014

Winner of the Client Choice Award 2014 for the Arbitration category for Finland.

Chambers Global 2013

According to Chambers Global 2013 ”Clients laud Patrik Lindfors for being ”resourceful, persevering, and always able to think of the various possible outcomes,” and he stands at the forefront of the Finnish dispute resolution market. Praise is extensive, not only for his legal knowledge but also for his work ethic and cross-border capabilities and for presenting his strategies to clients with clarity and eloquence.”

Patrik was ranked as the only Finnish lawyer as a “Star Individual” under the Dispute Resolution category.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2013

Listed as a leading lawyer and noted that Patrik is ”well established as one of Finland’s best litigators and arbitration lawyers.”

ILO Client Choice Awards 2013

Exclusive winner of the 2013 ILO Client Choice Award in the category of Arbitration.

Chambers Global 2012

In Chambers Global 2012 Patrik Lindfors is described as ”the most brilliant external counsel in Finland” and ranked as the only Finnish lawyer as a “Star Individual” under the Dispute Resolution category.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2012

Patrik Lindfors is widely perceived as a leading litigator, and was sought for an ICC arbitration in Switzerland despite no link to the Finnish jurisdiction. Domestic work includes acting for Pohjola Bank in the country’s largest ever ‘squeeze-out’ litigation following a multibillion-euro takeover involving two Finnish companies. Lindfors is an ‘outstanding personality with great analytical skills

Best Lawyers 2012

Best Lawyers’ 2012 Helsinki Arbitration and Mediation ”Lawyer of the Year”.

Chambers Global 2011

”The founder of this dispute resolution boutique, Patrik Lindfors is an undisputed market favourite and is unanimously considered deserving of his stellar reputation. Clients make particular note of his ”commercially savvy, strategic approach and thoroughness.” Despite his compact team, many clients prefer to instruct him over many larger operations in the market. His frequent involvement in international arbitration cases, his enviable experience and multilingual capacity make him an excellent choice for successfully handling high-profile disputes.”

Ranked as the only Finnish lawyer as a “Star Individual” under the Dispute Resolution category.

Chambers Europe 2011

”Firm founder Patrik Lindfors is praised by sources for his experience and strong clientele. He is “definitely a leading player in dispute resolution – he has a strong profile in the market and acts on significant cases,” say interviewees. Impressed clients recommend Lindfors’“extremely strategic way of thinking,” his business-minded approach and his excellent analytical skills.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2011

”The ‘multitalented’ Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law is ‘excellent in all the parameters’. The fledgling firm is having little trouble establishing itself due to the following and reputation of ‘by far the best litigator in Finland’ Patrik Lindfors, former partner at Hannes Snellman Attorneys at Law Ltd. Typical work included advising a Finnish financial services company in the largest litigation concerning squeeze-out proceedings in Finland, subsequent to a multibillion-dollar take-over.”

Best Lawyers 2010

Included in the Best Lawyers® list for Finland in the practice area of Arbitration and Mediation.

ILO Client Choice Awards 2010

2010 ILO Client Choice Award in the category of Arbitration.

Chambers Europe 2009

In Chambers Europe 2009 Patrik Lindfors was the only Finnish lawyer listed as a “Star” under the Dispute Resolution category.

The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers

Patrik Lindfors has been nominated by peers as being among the world’s pre-eminent commercial litigation and arbitration specialist and listed in International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigation and International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Chambers Global 2007

“Clients and peers are lavish in praise for the „responsive, experienced and completely dependable‟ litigator Patrik Lindfors, whose „good business judgement and strong strategic thinking‟ make him „one of the absolute best‟.”

The Legal 500, 2007

Patrik Lindfors is said to “boast a busy caseload of high profile matters, both domestic and international…”

Chambers Global 2006

“Observers agree that … Patrik Lindfors is „one of the best litigators in Finland”. They go on to say „he is creative, pragmatic, result-driven lawyer, who seeks long-term solutions and boasts excellent presentation skills‟.”

European Legal Experts, 2005

Patrik Lindfors is ranked as leading expert in litigation and arbitration.

The Legal 500, 2004

Patrik Lindfors is described as “highly regarded for his contentious aptitude”.