Who’s Who Legal recently published its Arbitration Report for 2024. Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kansanaho (formerly Kiurunen) were both recommended as leading arbitration lawyers.
Who’s Who Legal recently published its rankings for 2023. Only two individuals were ranked as Thought Leaders in the category “Commercial Litigation” in Finland. We are very proud that both recognized lawyers are from Lindfors & Co. One of them is our Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and the other Partner Petra Kansanaho (formerly Kiurunen), who both maintain their positions as leading dispute resolution professionals in Finland.
Mr. Lindfors and Ms. Kansanaho are also both recommended as Global Leaders in the category “Arbitration”. Moreover, Ms. Kansanaho is recommended as a Global Leader in the category “Construction”.
Lindfors & Co once again maintained its position as a Tier 1 law firm in the Legal 500 EMEA 2023 rankings. We are very grateful that our clients value our services highly, which are based on strategic advice with genuine partner commitment in each and every assignment, efficiency and uncompromised quality requirements.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide notes that Lindfors & Co fields leading practitioners in arbitration and litigation processes. This is also reflected by personal rankings and feedback gained by our lawyers in the research conducted by the Legal 500. Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and thus regarded as one of the very best individuals within the profession. Partner Petra Kiurunen is a strong market leader, and she was yet again ranked as a Leading Individual. Partner Teemu Taxell, who recently rejoined our firm, is also on his way to the very top. He was recognized as a Next Generation Partner. Moreover, Partner Tapio Rantala was appraised by clients for his analytical skills and preciseness.
“Tapio Rantala is excellent partner. He is very analytical and precise at his work.”
“The support and experience of the attorney is one of the best I have had during my career. Support is professional, prompt and business-minded.”
“Patrik Lindfors is excellent with legal skills and is able to take different angles of the case into account. Also business understanding is great. All materials are done in time and with good quality to the point.”
We are pleased to announce that Teemu Taxell has rejoined Lindfors & Co as partner as of 1 March 2023. For the last five years, Teemu was the co-head of dispute resolution at another top law firm in Helsinki. He worked at Lindfors & Co in 2011–2018, as a partner from 2013 onwards.
Teemu has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. In addition to handling a vast number of cases before the Finnish state courts, he has represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations. Teemu will assist our clients in all phases of disputes and conflicts.
“I am delighted to rejoin Lindfors & Co’s excellent team and be reunited with great and exceptionally skillful colleagues. I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the team and strive to provide our clients with the best and most efficient solution-oriented service”, says Teemu.
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is happy to welcome Teemu back to the partnership:
“Teemu is an experienced and acknowledged dispute resolution attorney who already knows the working culture of our firm and our uncompromising quality requirements. One of our competitive advantages is that we provide our clients with genuine partner input in every single assignment we take on. With Teemu’s return, we now have six partners, which assures that we will be able to maintain our competitive edge in our growing business.”
We are pleased to share that Lindfors & Co has once again been ranked as one of the best dispute resolution law firms in Finland by Chambers Global.
In its review, Chambers Global holds that ”Lindfors has an excellent ability to handle complex matters and present them in an understandable form.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen were both ranked in Band 1 and as Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland.
”Stellar disputes lawyer Patrik Lindfors has outstanding experience in domestic and cross-border arbitrations, offering additional experience in litigation pertaining to insurance-related disputes, patent infringement and contractual matters.”
”Petra Kiurunen is a highly regarded arbitrator. She also has notable expertise in construction and contractual disputes.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen have been recognized as Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2022. Mr. Lindfors was further recognized as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022, while Mrs. Kiurunen was recognized as a Global Leader in both Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022 and Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2022.
Chambers has once again ranked Lindfors & Co among the top three dispute resolution firms in Finland, with Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen retaining their Star Individual and Band 1 ranking respectively. Mr. Lindfors is the sole Star Individual in Finland and Lindfors & Co further stands out in being the only firm with more than one lawyer represented in the Chambers 2022 Spotlight Table rankings: Most in Demand Arbitrators.
According to Chambers, the Lindfors & Co Team is known for “handling a range of contentious matters, including disputes arising from commercial agreements and construction projects. The firm represents corporate clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings and advises both domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, including gaming, technology and pharmaceuticals. The team is also experienced in handling white-collar criminal matters.”
Chambers describes Patrik Lindfors as “stellar” and notes that he “has outstanding experience in domestic and cross-border arbitrations, offering additional experience in litigation pertaining to insurance-related disputes, patent infringement and contractual matters.”
Clients apprise Mr. Lindfors for his ability “to navigate both in details and the big picture, whatever the case at hand requires,” adding that he is an “out-of-the-box, strategic thinker.”
Partner Petra Kiurunen is described as “a highly regarded arbitrator with notable expertise in construction and bankruptcy disputes”.
The Legal 500 again ranked Lindfors & Co as a Tier 1 dispute resolution team in Finland in its 2022 EMEA rankings. Our Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and Partner Petra Kiurunen is noted for her expertise in arbitration.
According to the firm profile: “The litigation and arbitration specialists at Lindfors & Co Attorneys at aw cover the full range of contentious work including providing conflict management and conflict avoidance advice. It represents clients in large, complex infrastructure and project delivery disputes, as well as IP and IT-related disputes, and has recently branched out to represent clients in tax litigation. Patrik Lindfors heads up the practice and is an expert in Finnish, Swedish and US arbitration; the team also frequently represents clients in the UK, Switzerland and Denmark. Petra Kiurunen is also noted for her arbitration expertise.”
Our clients have appraised us, inter alia, with the following testimonial:
‘Very effective in patent litigation in the field of pharmaceuticals.’
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen were both recognized as Litigation Stars in Benchmark Litigation 2021. Benchmark Litigation serves as a hub for in-depth analysis of the players shaping the practice of litigation. As such, these acknowledgments further establish Lindfors & Co’s position as a leading litigation practitioner.
Partner Petra Kiurunen was recognized as a Thought Leader in the Litigation 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal. The publication acknowledges the leading lawyers in multiple areas of business law each year, and Thought Leaders are given a special mention “owing not only to their vast expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge legal matters, but also their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.”. Last year, Mrs. Kiurunen received the same acknowledgment when she was recognized as a Thought Leader in the Construction 2020 edition of Who’s Who Legal.
Mrs. Kiurunen was also recommended as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021 and Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2021.
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors was recommended as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2021.
These rankings are a testament to our practitioners’ competence and expertise in the field of dispute resolution.