Roschier was founded in 1936. It started expanding into other jurisdictions in the early 2000s. An alliance with Raidla Lejins & Norcous in 2004 gave it a presence in the Baltic (Estonia, Lithania and Latvia). It opened in Sweden the following year.
- People in Who’s Who:
- Pending cases as counsel:
- Value of pending counsel work:
- US$0.54 billion
- Treaty cases:
- Current arbitrator appointments:
- 5* (of which 3 are as sole or chair)
- No. of lawyers sitting as arbitrator:
* Counting consolidated cases once.
In international arbitration, it was home for many years to husband-and-wife team Carita Wallgren and Tomas Lindholm, who now run an arbitration and M&A boutique.
Their departure was offset by the arrival of Claes Lundblad, a former head of dispute resolution at Mannheimer Swartling in Sweden who now leads work with Petri Taivalkoski in Helsinki.
Lundblad is a former Swedish member of the ICC Court and also past chair of the Swedish ICC committee. He was also a founder of the Swedish Arbitration Association. Both he and Taivalkoski sit as arbitrators. Arbitration clients that Roschier is on record as representing include Nokia, engineering group Sandvik, Saab Automobile and British American Tobacco.
In 2010, the firm merged its dispute resolution practice with its strong IP practice, creating what the firm claims is “the single biggest cross-border dispute resolution practice in Northern Europe”, comprising some 45 lawyers.
It also published the Roschier Disputes Index 2010, a survey of the 100 largest companies in Sweden and Finland – which suggested, surprisingly, that the global economic crisis had not led to a noticeable rise in the number of disputes.