Teemu Taxell

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench

Teemu Taxell specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients in numerous domestic and international arbitrations and in litigations before Finnish state courts. Teemu assists our clients in all phases of disputes and conflicts from prevention of disputes and negotiation of amicable solutions through to representation in legal proceedings and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards. In addition, Teemu serves as an arbitrator.

Teemu has vast experience from a variety of business disputes relating to e.g. various types of commercial contracts, construction and engineering, M&A transactions, corporate law, insurance and insolvency. He has experience also in competition law and public procurement damages cases as well as various proceedings before administrative courts.


Outi Santtila
+358 40 077 3321


  • Finnish
  • English


  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2005
  • Trained at the Bench, 2008
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2009


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2018 –
  • Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law Ltd, Partner 2013 – 2018, Attorney-at-Law 2011 – 2012
  • Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd., Lawyer 2006 – 2011
  • District Court of Turku, Trainee Judge 2007 – 2008


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Finnish Bar Association’s expert group for civil procedure, member 2016 –
  • Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF), founding member and board member 2012 – 2015
  • Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Finnish Association for Competition Law
  • Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)


  • Chambers Europe and Global, Dispute Resolution (2019): Teemu Taxell Up and Coming. “Teemu Taxell acts for clients on domestic and international arbitrations and litigations. He frequently advises clients on contractual litigation and arbitration cases, in a range of sectors including construction and retail. Sources describe him as “calm and analytical”.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Dispute Resolution (2019): Teemu Taxell recommended
  • Benchmark Litigation: Dispute Resolution Star (2019)
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Dispute Resolution (2018): “Praised as a “very hard-working and diligent lawyer”, Teemu Taxell is regarded as a promising practitioner in the market. He focuses on contractual litigation and arbitration cases, mainly within the construction sector.”
  • Who’s Who Legal, Litigation (2018, 2019): Future Leader
  • Expert Guides, Legal Media Group: Commercial Arbitration (2018, 2019)
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Dispute Resolution (2017): “Teemu Taxell handles disputes regarding construction and engineering, contract law, insolvency and competition law. According to clients, he is a “very thorough, precise worker who is into the details of the case and has a very profound knowledge of the law”. The same interviewee adds: “When it comes to litigation in court he is very clear on the key points, analysing the law very thoroughly.””
  • Chambers Europe and Global, Dispute Resolution (2016): “Teemu Taxell advises clients on domestic and multi-jurisdictional contentious cases, covering both litigation and arbitration. Areas of expertise include post-M&A transactional cases, project and construction issues, and contract disputes.”
  • Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution (2015): “Teemu Taxell enters the rankings on the back of impressive feedback.”
  • Best Lawyers listed lawyer in Arbitration and Mediation and Litigation
  • Expert Guides, Legal Media Group: Rising Star (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Listed as a rising star in the Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (2014)