Helen Lehto

Title: 
Senior Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4203
Mobile: 
+358 5 0537 7229
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Sonia Elg

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4522

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Helen practises in the Dispute Resolution group of Hannes Snellman’s Helsinki office, focusing mainly on commercial arbitration and litigation. Her experience involves disputes relating to e.g. engineering, international trade, product liability and product safety, as well as general contract law and regulatory issues. She has experience of arbitrations conducted under the rules of various institutes, such as the SCC, ICC, SIAC, FAI and the Swiss Rules.

Helen has completed a secondment at the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI) and trained on the bench of the District Court of Ostrobothnia. She has also lectured on both arbitration and civil litigation, and is currently a member of the board of the Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF).

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Member of the board of Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF)
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Association of Finnish Lawyers
  • Member of Young ICCA
  • Member of the Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Member of AIJA – the International Association of Young Lawyers

  • Member of ICC YAF

  • Member of SWAN – Swedish Women in Arbitration Network

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2015
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Pohjanmaa, 2015
  • Secondment, The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2011
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2011
  • Associate Trainee, Hannes Snellman, 2011
  • Diploma in Innovation and Communications Law, University of Turku, 2010
  • Bachelor of Laws, Åbo Akademi University, 2008