Leena Lindberg


Office: Helsinki

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Leena Lindberg


Leena Lindberg advises clients on competition law assignments. Prior to joining Krogerus, Ms Lindberg worked with the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA) for 14 years, where she served also as a member of the board of directors. Among her responsibilities was managing the asphalt cartel investigation that led, in September 2009, to the largest infringement fines ever imposed in Finland. Additionally, Ms Lindberg was in charge of the FCA’s merger control team and handled many merger and antitrust cases in the Market Court and the Supreme Administrative Court. Her other international experience includes working for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition. Ms Lindberg heads the firm’s healthcare and pharmaceuticals team.


Chambers Europe 2019 (Competition/European Law): "Leena Lindberg is reputed for her experience within the competition sphere, drawing on her previous experience at the competition authority. Interviewees describe her as 'very experienced and pragmatic,' as well as having a 'very focused personality in complex matters.'"

Chambers Europe 2018 (Competition/European Law): "Leena Lindberg is regarded as 'one of the leading competition lawyers in Finland,' with clients particularly highlighting her 'analytical approach and very extensive knowledge."

Chambers Europe 2017 (Competition/European Law): " According to clients, she is a 'true professional who delivers what she promises. She has a broad understanding of complex legal issues related to competition and state aid, gives great client service and is really approachable.'"

Chambers Europe 2016 (Competition/European Law): "According to an interviewee: 'She has a unique expertise to mirror both private and public viewpoints. I'd say Leena Lindberg represents a sincere solution-oriented approach combined with great talent.'"

Chambers Europe 2015 (Competition/European Law): "Leena Lindberg wins enthusiastic plaudits from sources: 'She has a practical approach, is client-friendly and is able to give great insights into the thoughts of the authorities.'"

Chambers Europe 2014 (Competition/European Law): “Leena Lindberg continues to establish herself on the Finnish legal market, having entered private practice following an extensive professional history at the FCCA … Clients praise her as a ‘persistent negotiator with excellent people skills,’ who is ‘very intelligent and structured in her thinking,’ and who ‘delivers on everything that she promises.'”

Chambers Europe 2013 (Competition/European Law): “She is widely considered to be ‘one of the best experts’ in this area, especially in anti-cartel matters and dawn raids.”

Chambers Europe 2012 (Competition/European Law): “Clients assert that ‘she has the view from both sides, and can explain the thinking behind certain authority actions more clearly. She knows competition law inside out.’”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 (EU and Competition): Listed as a Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017 (EU and Competition): Listed as a recommended lawyer. "Leena Lindberg ‘understands industry-specific characteristics.’" 

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (EU and Competition): "Leena Lindberg is ‘an exceptionally talented expert.'" 

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (EU and Competition): Listed as a recommended lawyer

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (EU and Competition): “recommended lawyer for EU and competition”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (EU and Competition): “well known and highly respected”

Listed in the 2013-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Competition Law; Regulatory Practice)


Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Sixth Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2017) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Jarno Käkelä)

Miten kilpailusäännöt tulee huomioida kilpailijoiden välisessä yhteistyössä? (How competition rules should be acknowledged in co-operation between competitors?) (Kehittyvä Elintarvike, Elintarviketieteiden Seura ry, 2016) (available only in Finnish)

The European Antitrust Review, Finland Chapter (Global Competition Review, 2015) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Fifth Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2016) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Jarno Käkelä)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Fourth Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2015) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Jarno Käkelä)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Second Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2014) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Finland Chapter (IFLR Merger Control 2014) (International Financial Law Review) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Legislative Amendments Provide the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority with New Powers (Expert Guide: Competition and Antitrust Law 2013) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Finland: Overview (Chapter on Recent Developments in Finnish Competition Law) (The European Antitrust Review 2014) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Finland: Overview (Chapter on Recent Developments in Finnish Competition Law) (The European Antitrust Review 2013) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi)

Yrityskauppatesti vaihtuu – mitä eroa testeissä on ja mikä arvioinnissa muuttuu (The New Merger Control Test – What Is the Difference and What Changes in the Assessment) (Defensor Legis, 6/2011) (available only in Finnish)

Kilpailusäännöt uudistuvat – eduskunta hyväksyi uuden kilpailulain (Competition Rules Renewed – The New Competition Act Passed in the Parliament) (Defensor Legis, 3/2011) (available only in Finnish)

Global Legal Insights: Merger Control – Finland Chapter, 2013 (Global Legal Group, second edition) (co-author with Petteri Metsä-Tokila)

Global Legal Insights: Merger Control – Finnish Country Chapter, 2011 (Global Legal Group, first edition) (co-author with Petteri Metsä-Tokila)

Annex “Main Points of Finnish Merger Control” in the book Reorganisation of Business Operations (co-author) (KHT-Media, 2012) (available only in Finnish)

memberships and affiliations:

Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Competition Law Association
International Bar Association


Master of Arts (Economics for Competition Law), King’s College London, United Kingdom (2011)
Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law, King’s College London, United Kingdom (2009)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1996)
Master of Economic Sciences, University of Vaasa (1994)


Finnish, Swedish, English

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