Dispute resolution

HPP has a long and extensive experience in all aspects of dispute resolution and particularly in managing broad-based and complex cases in the general courts and in arbitration proceedings. Many of our attorneys are qualified arbitrators and regularly act as arbitrators in international arbitration proceedings.

As in all our activities, our aim is to find the most sensible solution for the client’s business operations. In most cases, the primary goal is to find a solution involving appropriate settlement. Achieving a successful outcome for the client requires a combination of competence in court proceedings, thorough preparation including becoming familiar with the specific factual and legal aspects of each case and a skilful and persistent presentation of the client’s case at the relevant hearing.

Lawyers in our dispute resolution team combine their outstanding dispute resolution competence with an in-depth understanding of the specific industry sectors. HPP is a considered a first-tier firm in Finland in the area of maritime, transport, insurance, environmental and competition law disputes. We also have a strong track record of commercial, contract, labour, technology and IPR disputes. When acting in disputes with a multi-jurisdictional element, HPP engages only leading lawyers in the relevant jurisdictions.



  • Disputes related to labour law

    The number of labour law related disputes has continued to increase. Such disputes are often associated with corporate reorganisations or business transfers. In the case of redundancy disputes, the ability to understand the client’s business operations and the ability to convey this understanding to the court is particularly important. Long-term, solid client relationships have afforded us the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business and to successfully manage an exceptionally large number of demanding labour law related disputes.

  • Disputes related to mergers and acquisitions

    HPP’s dispute resolution lawyers have represented clients in numerous arbitration proceedings – sometimes lasting for several years – involving complex disputes over liabilities arising from mergers, acquisitions and disposals of companies. Owing to the international background of our dispute resolution and transactions lawyers, HPP has an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in and complexity of interpreting international documents in a Finnish law context thereby combining two of our key strengths, M&A and dispute resolution.

  • Other damages claims

    At the core of our dispute resolution practice are also different broad-based damages claims. Most cases involve disagreements concerning commercial agreements, but we have also handled exceptionally complex product-liability disputes where the ability to handle wide-ranging aspects as an integrated whole is the key.