Krogerus has been once again recognised as a leading law firm by Chambers and Partners in its 2017 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers.
We received plaudits across all four practice areas reviewed by the publication in Finland; Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, and Intellectual Property. Eleven Krogerus lawyers were also individually ranked for their achievements over the past year.
Partner Päivi Toivari is valued for her "superior know-how concerning finance-related matters", and partner Juha Wessman is praised for being "very energetic, business-minded and understanding of our needs and our business." Partner Kimmo Mettälä is described as "service-minded, clear, concise and to-the-point" and for being "very responsive, and clearly he had an eye on things."
Partner Mika Ståhlberg receives praise from clients for being "service-oriented, commercial and also very connected within the Finnish environment", and partner Sami Martola is commended by interviewees for his commerciality: "He was always looking for solutions - he had a deal-making approach." Partner Marcus Möller impressed clients by his level of responsiveness: "If you send him an e-mail at 2am, he will probably reply shortly afterwards. He really is a one-off and his attentiveness and capacity is really outstanding."
Partner JP Alho is recognised by clients as a "quick thinker, with a very good financial understanding and a wide range of expertise", while sources say partner Mikko Elonheimo "has real insight into the most complex issues. He perseveres, is calm and never loses control of things." Partner Carola Möller is described by clients as a "rising star who possesses substantial expertise in competition and procedural law," with "a great capacity for handling all the details in a large court case." Of counsel Gustaf Möller's excellence was recognised through a placement in the Spotlight Table.
Partner Tuukka Airaksinen is praised for his "technical knowledge." According to clients he "is the number one go-to guy when your matter relates to trade marks."
Chambers and Partners relies on comments from clients and peers in composing its directories.