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Kirsi Kannaste

Kirsi Kannaste



  • Competition and Regulatory
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Public Procurement

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Dispute Resolution
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Kirsi heads our Dispute Resolution practice. She specialises in commercial dispute resolution with a particular focus on international arbitration and competition litigation. Kirsi has also valuable experience from advising clients in relation to management liability issues and corporate offences. Kirsi also acts as an arbitrator and she is an approved mediator for the Finnish Bar Association. Kirsi's sector-specific focus lies in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals market, and she serves as the co-head of our Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals practice area.


  • Master of Arts (EC Competition Law), King’s College London, United Kingdom (2011)
  • Master of Laws with court training, Helsinki District Court (2010)
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2006)
  • Studies at Université Robert Schuman, France (2004 - 2005)
Areas of Practice

Competition & Regulatory | Competition and Regulatory | Dispute Resolution | Public Procurement

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Finnish Competition Law Association
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Young Arbitrators Sweden
  • Young International Arbitration Group
  • Young Arbitration Club Finland (board member 2017, chair 2016, secretary 2015)

Arbitration in Finland (International Arbitration Review, 2011) (co-author)

Leniency in Finland (Practical Law Company, 2007, 2008) (co-author)

Recent Developments in Finnish Competition Law (Euromoney, Competition and Antitrust Review, 2007) (co-author)

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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