Henrica Siiskonen rejoins Lindfors & Co

We are very pleased to announce that Henrica Siiskonen (née Koskenranta) has rejoined Lindfors & Co as Senior Associate as of 3 August 2020. Henrica has spent the last four years as in-house counsel for the SSAB Group of Companies, serving clients in all legal matters of the Group both domestically and internationally.

Henrica will draw on her recent experience to counsel clients in commercial law and compliance and represent their interests in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Henrica first joined Lindfors & Co in 2011 as Associate and was part of our team until joining SSAB in 2016.

After my time within the steel industry, I wanted to focus on demanding dispute resolution again and the decision to rejoin Lindfors & Co felt right. I am excited to apply the skills and lessons learned for the benefit of our clients. I am also very happy to reunite with my former colleagues and look forward to cooperating with such a talented and hardworking team“ Henrica Siiskonen says.

“We are delighted to welcome back Henrica. She will further add to our understanding of the real life of industry, business reality and customer’s needs. She has a great attitude and understands what it requires to become a successful litigator”,  says Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors.

Vilhelm Schröder joins Lindfors & Co

Vilhelm Schröder joins Lindfors & Co and starts as Counsel, Head of IP Disputes as of 23 April 2020. He has previously worked for another law firm in Finland and his practice has mainly focused on intellectual property rights and trade secrets. In 2019, Managing IP recognized Vilhelm as a rising star. Vilhelm has also been trained on the bench. Vilhelm holds LL.M degrees from the University of Helsinki and Munich Intellectual Property Law Center. He is also preparing a doctoral thesis on the topic “Trade Secrets in European Patent Litigation”.
 
“We are very happy to have Vilhelm onboard. He will strengthen our already top-ranked dispute resolution team, especially in the field of IP disputes”, says Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

The Legal 500 EMEA edition, published on 15 April 2020, ranked Lindfors & Co as a Tier 1 law firm in dispute resolution in Finland.

Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors was once again recognized as a leading individual, and Partner Petra Kiurunen is recommended for her work.

We are very proud of the feedback given by our clients, including, e.g., the following testimonials:

High competence and prompt service.

Pragmatic and strategic view on legal issues, excellent. If you need to win, take this team.

Chambers Global 2020

Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen were once again recognized as leading practitioners in Finland in the recently published Chambers Global 2020. Lindfors & Co remains as the only law firm in Finland having  its lawyers both in “Star Individuals” and “Band 1” categories in dispute resolution. In addition, Lindfors & Co is listed among the top three law firms in dispute resolution in Finland.

According to Chambers Global 2020, Lindfors & Co is known for “Compact team handling a range of matters, including disputes arising from commercial agreements and construction projects. Represents corporate clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Offers additional experience in competition-related disputes. Advises both domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, including banking and pharmaceuticals, and is also experienced handling white-collar criminal matters.”

Patrik Lindfors was ranked as the only Star Individual in dispute resolution in Finland. According to Chambers Global 2020:

“Star individual Patrik Lindfors enjoys a strong reputation as counsel and arbitrator, acting on domestic and international arbitrations. Lindfors also assists with commercial and white-collar crime litigation. One source describes him as “one of the best known counsels in arbitration and litigation,” and highlights his “in-depth knowledge.””

Petra Kiurunen was ranked in Band 1 in dispute resolution in Finland together with only a few other practitioners. According to Chambers Global 2020:

“Sources regard Petra Kiurunen as “extremely diligent,” with one interviewee adding: “She is the most hard-working lawyer I have ever seen.” Kiurunen is noted for her expertise in handling construction disputes. She is also a well-regarded arbitrator.”

Both Mr. Lindfors and Ms. Kiurunen also received Spotlight Table rankings in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland.

Benchmark Litigation 2020

Our Partner Petra Kiurunen and Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors received top rankings in the 2020 edition of the Benchmark Litigation Europe.

Both Mrs. Kiurunen and Mr. Lindfors were recognized as Dispute Resolution Stars.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

The recently published 2019 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA ranked Lindfors & Co again as a top-tier (Tier 1) law firm in Finland. Lindfors & Co’s position as one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Finland is described as follows:

“Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law’s practice is led by Patrik Lindfors and is recognised for its ’very hands-on and competent approach’. Petra Kiurunen is also recommended; she recently defended a former company board member in criminal and civil cases regarding the company’s bankruptcy.”

In addition, our Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors was again recognized as a leading individual and Partner Petra Kiurunen as a recommended lawyer. Mr. Lindfors is also a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Chambers Global 2019

Our Partners Patrik Lindfors and Petra Kiurunen were once again recognized as top practitioners in Finland in the recently published Chambers Global 2019. According to Chambers Global 2019, Lindfors & Co continues to hold the position as the only law firm in Finland to have its lawyers receive recognitions both in “Star Individuals” and “Band 1” categories in dispute resolution, therefore, reconfirming Lindfors & Co’s position as one of the leading dispute resolution practices in the country.

Patrik Lindfors was ranked as the only Star Individual in dispute resolution in Finland. According to Chambers Global 2019:

“Patrik Lindfors is a market-leading arbitrator and litigator whom peers highlight as ”the number one dispute resolution lawyer in Finland.” Clients also endorse him as an “outstanding professional.” Lindfors has extensive experience in the field of dispute resolution and handles a vast array of commercial and white-collar crime disputes.”

Mr. Lindfors received also a Spotlight Table ranking in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators – Finland.

Petra Kiurunen was ranked in Band 1 in dispute resolution in Finland together with only a few other practitioners. According to Chambers Global 2019:

“Petra Kiurunen has considerable experience in both domestic and international cases, focusing on disputes related to construction and infrastructure projects. Sources commend her as a “very talented arbitrator and litigator.””

The Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Lindfors & Co has been once again recognized as a top-tier (Tier 1) law firm in Finland in the recently published 2018 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA. The said edition confirms Lindfors & Co’s position as one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Finland with the following remarks:

“Regarded by a client as ‘the best dispute resolution law firm in Finland’, Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law offers ‘excellent value for money’. The practice has experience in construction litigation and arbitration proceedings; it is representing a seller in M&A arbitration proceedings against a private equity buyer. ‘Innovative litigator’ Patrik Lindfors heads the team, which includes Petra Kiurunen.”

In addition, The Legal 500 EMEA 2018 positions our Partner Patrik Lindfors in the elite “Leading individuals” list. Partner Petra Kiurunen is also regarded as a recommended lawyer.

  

Chambers Global 2018

Our Partners Patrik Lindfors and Petra Kiurunen were once again recognized as top practitioners in Finland in the recently published Chambers Global 2018. According to the said publication, Lindfors & Co is the only law firm in Finland to have its lawyers receive recognitions both in “Star Individuals” and “Band 1” categories, which confirms the firm’s position as one of the leading dispute resolution practices in the country.

Patrik Lindfors was ranked 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.

Petra Kiurunen was ranked in Band 1 in dispute resolution in Finland together with only a few other practitioners. According to Chambers Global 2018:

Petra Kiurunen is described by one market source as a “strong lawyer” who is “very impressive” in court. Her expertise primarily lies in disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects. She has considerable experience in both domestic and international cases.

Patrik Lindfors inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame

We are proud to announce that our Partner Patrik Lindfors has been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The said induction recognizes Patrik Lindfors’ continuous excellence as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Finland.

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame is described as follows:

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years.