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Lindholm Wallgren

18 February 2016

Founding partner Carita Wallgren-Lindholm is a need-to-know name in Finland

People in Who’s Who Legal: Carita Wallgren-Lindholm

This Finnish firm was formed in 2009 when Carita Wallgren-Lindholm said goodbye to Roschier after more than 25 years to establish an independent arbitration boutique. Her husband and former senior partner at Roschier, Tomas Lindholm, joined her a year later.

In early 2013, the firm announced that it was scaling back its practice because of concerns about Thomas Lindholm’s health. Four junior members of the firm moved over to Roschier in Helsinki, leaving only associate Johanna Pasila.

Lindholm sadly passed away in 2014, but after a pause, his wife has resumed her busy arbitration practice and is now accepting full-time work again.

Having split her time evenly between transactional work and arbitration for most of her career, Wallgren-Lindholm now focuses mainly on sitting as chair or sole arbitrator in international cases – including investment arbitrations. She also acts as a strategic adviser in dispute resolution and corporate matters. Her clients comprise multinationals headquartered in Finland and abroad.

In 2007, Finland appointed her to the ICSID panel of conciliators for a five-year term, which was renewed last year. She served as a member of the ICC court until June this year, and is vice chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.

Recent events

Wallgren-Lindholm has recently sat in eight arbitrations under the Stockholm (SCC), ICC and Finland Arbitration Institute rulesas well as in investments arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules and at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. In more than half of those cases she served as tribunal chair.

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