Article 15 April 2021

Krogerus receives top recognition in the 2021 edition of Legal 500

Krogerus was again recognised among Finland's best law firms in the 2021 edition of Legal 500 EMEA. The Legal 500 is one of the most renowned publications in our field, ranking law firms and lawyers worldwide. The Legal 500 ranked four of Krogerus' services in Tier 1, five in Tier 2 and one in Tier 3. Several of our experts were also individually ranked for their achievements during the past year.

The rankings rely mostly on comments from clients. Please find below an extract of what our clients say about us.

Commercial corporate & M&A

‘Strong involvement and presence and support.’

‘People make the difference. Sami Martola, partner, truly leaves a feeling that he cares about your matters and works to solve them as if they were his own.’

Real estate and construction

‘Very strong and professional team, with super individuals.’

‘Extraordinary client care and response times, great attention to detail and good comprehensive knowledge of previous cases and the entire client relationship.’

‘Joakim Jansson and Marcus Möller have an in depth-knowledge of private equity real estate, and an understanding of the business side as well as legal matters.’

Capital markets

‘Highly available, business-minded, easy to approach.’

‘Mårten Knuts is undisputedly the best expert in Finland in capital markets matters. The combination of academic excellence with great practical advice is unique. He truly understands the client’s business context, always gives to the point advice and is very pleasant to work with.’

‘Paul Raade has great expertise in capital markets regulation and is able to see both the details and the big picture.’

‘Tom Fagernäs is clearly the leading young capital markets lawyer in Finland. A very strong name despite his young age. Ability to execute large and complex transactions with a presence on par with the oldest and most experienced lawyers.’

Dispute resolution

‘Unique combination of litigation experience and commercial law understanding.’

‘Juha Pekka Katainen is very active, takes the client’s needs in consideration. He also considers the different possible outcomes in a very natural way. Thomas Kolster is very clear and professional in expressing the legal facts.’

‘The team is incredibly flexible and are highly responsive. Other than that, they give clear and well articulated explanations and instructions when needed. Proactiveness is also something we highly appreciate in the team.’

‘Thomas Kolster is highly analytical but never loses his focus on the grand strategy. Thomas is also always available and appreciates the client’s time. A friendly and social personality is an added bonus.’


‘We have worked with Krogerus for many years and they know our business and cases very well. We’ve had the same contact person/partner over the years which makes co-operation valuable and effective.’

‘I had an opportunity to work with Carola Möller of Krogerus, Finland. She was very patient and analytical. She was very honest on our chances of success, and helped us in getting the matter resolved.’

EU and competition

‘Professionalism, service ability, innovation ability, fast responsiveness.’

‘A broad experience and knowledge of national competition law and practice especially in maritime sector.’

‘Partner Leena Lindberg continues to provide valuable hands-on advice. An extremely experienced professional.’

‘Very high-level knowledge of EU competition law combined with business-driven approach.’

Intellectual property

Indisputable legal knowledge and advice, understanding of the business, as well as an incredible eye for detail. You can always count on them and they never miss a thing! ’

‘Kalle Hynönen is a skilled lawyer who is really pleasant to work with and delivers great practical advice. He has also worked as an in-house counsel which gives him great perspective and ability to really understand the client’s reality.’

‘They are in my opinion the best for our business: indisputable legal knowledge and advice, understanding of the business, as well as an incredible eye for detail. You can always count on them and they never miss a thing!’

To view the rankings in full, please visit the Legal 500 website.

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