Carita Wallgren-Lindholm is a founding partner of the Finnish boutique law firm Lindholm Wallgren, Attorneys Ltd. Before moving to her firm in 2009 to focus on arbitral work, she spent 25 years at Roschier, having commenced her legal practice in Paris in the early 1980s. Carita's transactional background is in public M&A and board advisory, including governance and internal investigations. Since 2013 she has served only as an arbitrator, mainly in international arbitration. Institutions and Rules include the SCC, ICC, FAI, LCIA, DIA, JCAA, PCA and UNCITRAL.
Carita is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (1996-), and a vice chair (2011-) and a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012-). She is listed on the ICSID Panel of Conciliators (2007-); served on the board of ICC Finland (2008-2014) and is now in the ICC advisory group of Finland (2015-). Other memberships include the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (board, 1996-2001); the Finnish Arbitration Association (board, 1996-2012); the Swedish Arbitration Association (ex com 2007-2011); Lex Mundi (Board 1996-2000); the Ibero-American Foundation of Finland (board, 2007-2010; trustees 2012-); the mediation committee of the Finnish Bar (chair, 2002-2004); the ADR working group of the ICC; the Finnish Bar Association (board, 2001-2004); the CCBE (2001-2007); the ILA (2008-); the advisory council of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) (2015-); and the Directors’ Institute Finland.
Carita is a law graduate of the University of Helsinki. Other studies in Finland and in the USA include English and Romance languages, and political science. Her working languages are Swedish, Finnish, English and French. She has published and lectured in the areas of conflict management, arbitration, takeovers, corporate governance, CSR and legal ethics.
WWL says: Carita Wallgren-Lindholm is strongly recommended by peers, who say her “commanding presence” makes her “one of the best arbitrators in the country”.
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