Socrates is a boutique law firm that specializes in dispute resolution
Our key values include top quality and personal service. We have extensive experience both in litigation and arbitration.
We have special expertise in disputes relating to commercial contracts, liabilities and insurances as well as construction and real estate.
Socrates is a member
of the Global Insurance Law Connect
GILC is a formal network of leading insurance law experts with its formation inspired by client demand. The network is comprised of like-minded and high-performing independent firms from across the globe that specialise in insurance law.
Our attorneys have a long and diverse experience in both conciliation and litigation. We regularly represent clients in general courts, specialist courts (Market court and Labour court), arbitration tribunals, administrative processes, and conciliation procedures. Our partners also act as arbitrators.
Our main areas of dispute resolution include:
Liability & insurance
Construction & real estate
We regularly also manage court proceedings relating to labour law, competition law and public procurements, and state aid and subsidies.
Construction & real estate
Our legal services cover the entire lifecycle of real estate from the formation and permit phase to the preparation, planning and implementation of the project, and to the use and maintenance phase. We also manage arrangements and transactions relating to operating premises, assist in preparing various types of work contracts, and participate in dispute resolution where required.
Our clientele includes real estate owners, financiers, constructors, designers, consultants, as well as main and sub-contractors.
Liabilities & insurances
We are among the leading Finnish law firms that deal with liability and insurance matters. We have represented our clients e.g. in matters relating to:
D&O risks and liabilities
liability of media
aviation and logistics
liabilities relating to investment activities
liability of real estate owners; and
personal injuries and statutory insurances.
In addition to legal services, our attorneys give lectures at training events and regularly publish articles in various legal publications on liability matters.
Our services include management of various commercial contract matters. We advise our clients especially on matters relating to sales and purchase agreements, distribution agreements, employment contracts and shareholder’s agreements.
WE SPECIALIZE IN COMMERCIAL DISPUTES
We assist our clients in anticipating and avoiding conflicts, in preparing strategies, in negotiations, and, where required, in legal proceedings and arbitration.
Meet Our Team