Thomas Kolster focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration. His special focus is on disputes relating to the financial sector, international trade and mergers and acquisitions. He has also been involved in numerous insurance disputes as well as IT-disputes. In addition, Mr Kolster 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 for the Supreme Court of Finland. He has also worked for the Helsinki Court of Appeals and for another leading law firm in Finland.
Chambers Global 2019 (Dispute Resolution):" Thomas Kolster is "the perfect combination of thorough and practical that you look for in a litigator.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Dispute Resolution): "Thomas Kolster is ‘a very promising young practitioner within litigation, with vast attorney experience despite his young age.'"
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Investigations 2018 - Finland Chapter
Governing law and forum clauses in contracts of carriage by sea (Article for the International congress of maritime arbitrators, Copenhagen, September 2017)
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)
Report on the Public Policy Exception in the New York Convention (International Bar Association subcommittee on recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, October 2015)
Trademark practice and forms (Finnish Country Chapter, co-author) (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Set-off Law and Practice – An International Handbook (Finnish Country Chapter, co-author) (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)