Dispute resolution

We have nearly 20 years’ experience of dispute resolution covering various civil and criminal litigation, as well as arbitration. We have been frequently involved in precedent-setting legal matters involving Finnish or international aspects. We have advised several major listed and non-listed corporations in complex conflict management related matters and have been involved in several investigations and court proceedings relating to the civil and criminal liability of boards of directors and auditors. Employment and benefit related matters are also core areas of our extensive practice.

We have noticed that disputes are becoming more complex and prolonged, which indicates higher costs and liabilities for the parties concerned. This is why we also focus on pre-dispute advice to avoid the need to start litigation or an arbitration procedure. However, whenever necessary our firm is available to address situations which cannot be resolved through negotiations or alternative dispute resolution.

We advise on a range of general commercial disputes and contentious corporate disputes such as:

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Aviation law
  • Banking and finance disputes
  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Competition law disputes (e.g. follow-on damages)
  • Consumer law disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Director’s and auditor’s liability disputes
  • Employment and benefit disputes
  • Insolvency disputes
  • IT disputes
  • Marketing law disputes
  • Product liability, product safety and product recall matters

White-collar defence and Corporate crime

Our firm regularly represents clients in investigations related to allegations of e.g. insider trading, fraud, anti-bribery and corruption. We have managed several sensitive large-scale white-collar investigations and coordinated defence strategies in matters where also a company’s reputation and business could be at stake. Tapio Väätäinen has been involved in many of the largest insider trading, fraud and anti-bribery investigations and court proceedings in Finland. We further assist our clients when there is a mere suspicion of misconduct and advise on the further steps.

Corporate advisory

Our corporate advisory work covers negotiating and drafting commercial contracts covering e.g. distribution, licensing, agency, purchase and supply contracts, as well as other general advisory.