References & Rankings
Our firm was founded in 2008 by partners leveraging their extensive prior experience. We advise on a regular basis a significant number of multinationals, major Finnish publicly listed corporations and private companies. We have recently acted also for selected individuals and for governmental entities. Assignments have included some of the largest and most complex cases in the Finnish history.
Due to our internal policy we do not publish the names of our clients or any specific references thereof. However, upon request we are pleased to provide some details of our recent work with the kind permission of our clients.
Below you will find some quotes from the leading international research and ranking publications concerning our dispute resolution practice:
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
”Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law provides ‘state-of-the-art’ service that is ‘very good value for money’. The firm is acting as co-counsel in a case regarding the building of a Finnish nuclear power plant, and handling a landmark cartel damages case worth €70m. The experienced Patrik Lindfors is described as ‘Finland’s best litigator’.”
Chambers Global 2015
”A well-respected figure on the market, department head Patrik Lindfors is also highly regarded by clients: ”If you need to win an extremely challenging or difficult case, choose him. He is great at strategic thinking and knows exactly what to convey in court.” Lindfors has long-standing experience of both domestic and international arbitration, as well as litigation concerning both criminal and commercial cases.
The ”very capable and very clever” Petra Kiurunen impresses clients, who note: ”She is very talented and has very good international arbitration capabilities.” She focuses on complex litigation and arbitration, advising both domestic and international clients on cases related to investments, telecoms, engineering and construction.
Antti Summa receives positive comments from clients: ”His intelligence, high working capacity and ability to adapt to even difficult technical matters quickly is very impressive.” His practice centres on disputes related to corporate activities, including M&A-related and contract law litigation, and also commercial arbitration.”
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.
Petra Kiurunen is an ”experienced and effective” dispute resolution lawyer who ”picks things up quickly and is smart in negotiations,” according to sources. Her stellar reputation has grown recently thanks to her prominence in high-profile cases across the field, particularly in substantial arbitrations and construction-related litigations.
Antti Summa is an active and respected figure in Finnish disputes, with particular knowledge of M&A and IT-related cases.”
Best Lawyers 2014
Petra Kiurunen was named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Helsinki Litigation ”Lawyer of the Year.” and Patrik Lindfors was selected as the Lawyer of the Year in the category of Arbitration and Mediation. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a ”Lawyer of the Year.”
Furthermore, the 2014 edition of the peer review-based Best Lawyers publication listed all of our partners as leading experts in the fields of Arbitration, and Mediation and Litigation and Antti Summa also in the category of Corporate Law.
Legal 500 EMEA 2013
‘The level of service is absolutely top-class, and very effective in terms of response times’ at Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law. Practice head Patrik Lindfors is well established as one of Finland’s best litigators and arbitration lawyers. Along with the well-respected Petra Kiurunen, he recently acted as counsel in an ICC arbitration in Switzerland concerning the termination of a consultancy agreement. Antti Summa is a ‘very talented young lawyer with splendid knowledge’.
Chambers Global 2013
Chambers Global 2013 once again listed Mr. Patrik Lindfors as the only dispute resolution specialist in Finland under the ”Star” category. According to Chambers Global’s research:
”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. Interviewees consider Petra Kiurunen to be a talented second-in-command, saying she is ”an excellent litigator.” She is particularly strong in construction cases. Antti Summa is known for his work in corporate governance, alongside his presence in dispute resolution cases. He is valued by clients for ”always putting the concerns of the customer first.””
Legal 500 EMEA 2012
Litigation boutique Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law is in huge demand as the go-to firm for high-end corporate disputes. 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’, and Petra Kiurunen and Antti Summa are also ‘excellent’.
Chambers Global 2012
Patrik Lindfors is described as ”the most brilliant external counsel in Finland.” Petra Kiurunen is ”a very strong player in international arbitration.” Antti Summa is also highly recommended in this area.”
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. Antti Summa is a big contributor to the success of this team, especially when the disputes require his expertise in corporate law. He is particularly active in international work and has recently served as counsel in several arbitration cases before the ICC and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Petra Kiurunen recently joined the firm. She wins praise as a high-quality arbitrator on many large-scale international cases. Clients speak admiringly of her approach: “She is extremely efficient, client-oriented and really knows our business.”
Chambers Europe 2011
This specialised litigation boutique is compact, yet punches above its weight in terms of contentious matters. 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 firm’s second partner, Antti Summa, is especially experienced in the field of IT disputes. Many of the group’s instructions include cross-border elements, and the lawyers frequently act on complex international arbitration proceedings. Petra Kiurunen recently joined the firm, and is commended for her expertise in international arbitration in particular. Interviewees say: “She gives her whole attention to clients; she is always responsive and extremely knowledgeable.”
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. Antti Summa is ‘also very good’ and handles international arbitrations.
Chambers Europe 2010
Clients agree that the team at this boutique firm is “small but efficient, and most of all provides excellent quality.” Patrik Lindfors established the litigation and international arbitration practice in 2007, following his departure from Hannes Snellman’s dispute resolution group. Peers regard him as one of the best, saying he is “a very skilled disputes lawyer: tough and innovative, with excellent instincts.” Lindfors has continued to advise a number of his long-standing corporate clients, in addition to adding new domestic and international entities to his client portfolio. The team recently acted on an ICC arbitration proceeding in Sweden between Finnish and German companies regarding a supply problem in China.
Chambers Global 2009
Recently founded by Patrik Lindfors, former head of Hannes Snellman’s dispute team, this firm already enjoys wide recognition. Though his team is still small, Lindfors himself is regarded as one of Finland’s best lawyers and receives overwhelmingly positive feedback from peers. He is described as “an absolutely excellent disputes expert” with a strong background in litigation and arbitration. Clients value his “straightforward, pragmatic and business-oriented approach” and describe him as “a wonderful person to work with.” The firm acts in various ongoing cases that Lindfors has brought from Hannes Snellman, but it has also gained a significant amount of new clients.
ACQ Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year
In 2009 our firm was nominated as a winner of ACQ LAW Award for Achievement 2009 in the category of Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year.