Thomas Kolster focuses on commercial dispute resolution assignments heard before both general courts and domestic and international arbitration tribunals. Mr Kolster has special focus on disputes related to banking and financing, transport and logistics, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has extensive experience in providing counsel on financing transactions and advising clients on corporate advisory and commercial matters. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Kolster worked as a referendary at the Supreme Court of Finland. He has also worked for the Helsinki Court of Appeals and for another leading law firm in Finland.
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Dispute Resolution): "Thomas Kolster is ‘a very promising young practitioner within litigation, with vast attorney experience despite his young age.'"
Supreme Courts in the Nordics Pierce the Corporate Veil – Is the Limited Liability of the Shareholders at Risk? (Case Comment on the Business Law International) (International Bar Association, September 2016) (co-author)
Report on the concept of ‘Arbitrability’ under the New York Convention (International Bar Association subcommittee on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, September 2016)
IBA Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (Report on the Public Policy Exception in the New York Convention) (International Bar Association, October 2015) (co-author)
Trademark practice and forms (Finnish Country Chapter, co-author) (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Set-off Law and Practice – An International Handbook (Finnish Country Chapter) (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Arbitration Association
Young Arbitration Club Finland
Young Arbitrators Sweden
Finnish Maritime Law Association CMI
Law Clerk, District Court of Åland (2007-2008)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2006)