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Due to our internal policy we do not publish the names of our clients or any specific references thereof.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:
The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
Ranked in Tier 1, among the best dispute resolution firms in Finland.
“Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law fields leading practitioners in arbitration and litigation processes and handles the full range of disputes, conflict management issues and conflict avoidance work for corporate clients. Firm founder Patrik Lindfors is highly regarded in the space and leads the practice, which includes Petra Kiurunen, who heads up the firm’s international arbitration group and has notable expertise in acting in construction, engineering, telecoms and IP claims. Tapio Rantala has represented clients in business disputes relating to contract law and securities issues, and has also handled insurance and labour disputes. Teemu Taxell joined the group in 2023.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, Partner Petra Kiurunen was ranked as a Leading Individual, and Partner Teemu Taxell was ranked as a Next Generation Partner.
“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.”
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2023 - HALF OF BAND 1 RANKED DISPUTE LAWYERS FROM LINDFORS & CO
Ranked in Band 2, among the best dispute resolution firms in Finland.
”Lindfors has an excellent ability to handle complex matters and present them in an understandable form.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen 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.”
Who’s Who Legal 2022
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors has been recognized as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2022 and as as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022.
Partner Petra Kiurunen has been recognized as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Commercial Litigation 2022 and as a Global Leader in both Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022 and Who’s Who Legal: Construction 2022.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL 2022
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. Clients comment on 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.”
Petra Kiurunen is a highly regarded arbitrator. She also has notable expertise in construction and bankruptcy disputes.
Lindfors & Co has again been included among the top 3 dispute resolution practices in Finland in the Chambers Global rankings. Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen are ranked as Star Individuals and in Band 1 respectively in individual lawyer ranking, and both are included in the Chambers 2022 list of the Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
The litigation and arbitration specialists at Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law 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.
The Legal 500 has again ranked Lindfors & Co as a Tier 1 dispute resolution practice in Finland. In addition, our Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
Chambers Global 2021
“Patrik Lindfors is hailed as ”the best dispute resolution lawyer in Finland” by a client who adds that ”his strategic skills are amazing.” He has outstanding experience in domestic and cross-border arbitrations, offering additional experience in litigation pertaining to international sanctions, patent infringement and contractual matters. Interviewees see him as a ”creative” litigator with a ”big-picture mindset.””
“Seen as “one of the best” arbitrators in the market, Petra Kiurunen is commended by sources for being “very responsive and fast.” She has a notable expertise in construction disputes and is also well placed to act on bankruptcy proceedings.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is the only Star Individual in dispute resolution in Finland, while Partner Petra Kiurunen received a Band 1 ranking in dispute resolution. Both Mr. Lindfors and Ms. Kiurunen also received Spotlight Table rankings in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland.
Who’s Who Legal 2021
Partner Petra Kiurunen is recognized as a Thought Leader in the Litigation 2021 edition of Who’s Who Legal. Ms. 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.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
“Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law provides the full range of dispute resolution, conflict management and conflict avoidance services to corporate clients, handling a wide variety of cases including investment and construction litigation. The team also represents private individuals in high-value claims. Practice head Patrik Lindfors is recognised as a leading arbitrator and litigator.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 hall of fame.
Benchmark Litigation 2021
Both Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen received the rank of Litigation Star.
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.””
“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.”
Patrik Lindfors was ranked as the only Star Individual in dispute resolution in Finland while Petra Kiurunen was ranked in Band 1 in dispute resolution together with only a few other practitioners. Both Mr. Lindfors and Ms. Kiurunen also received Spotlight Table rankings in Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland.
Benchmark Litigation 2020
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors and Partner Petra Kiurunen were recognized as Dispute Resolution Stars.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
“High competence and prompt service.”
“Pragmatic and strategic view on legal issues, excellent. If you need to win, take this team.”
Senior Partner Patrik Lindfors is a member of the Legal 500 hall of fame and Partner Petra Kiurunen is recommended for her work.
The legal 500 emea 2019
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
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.”
“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
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
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 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.
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame
Patrik Lindfors has been inducted into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame.
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.
Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 / Arbitration 2017
Petra Kiurunen was recognized as a Thought Leader in Europe in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017.
The Thought Leaders are individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsels and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Patrik Lindfors and Petra Kiurunen were listed both in Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2017 and Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2017.
Patrik Lindfors is leading litigation counsel and has significant experience in the Finnish courts. He is a highly regarded and well-respected practitioner.
Petra Kiurunen is highly sought after and has a distinguished record of representing both domestic and international clients in disputes. She is active in numerous industry sectors including construction, finance and telecoms.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law is ‘the best dispute resolution firm in Finland’, according to a client. It is acting for an international industrial company concerning the construction of a Finnish nuclear power plant and is representing a publicly listed Finnish technology company in IP arbitration. Key contacts include Tapio Rantala, who recently joined as counsel from OP Financial Group, Petra Kiurunen, who provides ‘strong and accurate advice’, and highly regarded founding partner Patrik Lindfors.
The 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’.
Best Lawyers 2016
The peer review-based Best Lawyers publication listed all four of Lindfors & Co’s partners among the leading lawyers in Finland, with founding Partner Patrik Lindfors being distinguished as the Helsinki Litigation “Lawyer of the year”.
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.
The 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.”
The 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.”
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. 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.