Mats Welin’s areas of expertise are Dispute Resolution, Commercial Agreements and Corporate Law. He has been the legal adviser of several Nordic and European Groups of Companies concerning business in Finland. Media, Logistics, Food Industry and Business-to Business sales of goods and services are amongst Mats’ fields of practice.
The dispute resolution work of Mats comprises litigation, arbitration, mediation and criminal litigation in major white collar crime cases. The Finnish Bar, The District Court of Helsinki, The Central Chamber of Commerce and colleagues have appointed Mats to act as arbitrator in numerous arbitration cases. According to Mats, the extensive litigation he has practiced over the years has given him in depth knowledge on many general business law risks and issues, which further enables him to offer a lot of experience and many perspectives in his legal advice.
Mats Welin was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers® in Finland 2017-2018 edition for his work in Arbitration and Mediation as well as Litigation. In Chambers Global 2019 he is described as “thorough and hard-working,” Mats Welin of Hästö & Co is also highlighted by clients for “really putting effort into getting to know the client and understanding their needs.”
President of the Helsinki Bar 2014 – 2018
Member of the Finnish Bar 2000
Trained on the Bench, District Court of Parainen 1996 – 1997
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1995
Hästö & Co, Managing Partner 2018 –
Hästö & Co, Head of Dispute Resolution, Partner 2013 – 2018
Uoti, Sotamaa & Welin, Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2009 – 2013
Castren & Snellman, Attorneys Ltd, Attorney-at-law 2000 – 2008, Member of Managing Group 2008
von Konow & Rehn, Attorneys Ltd, Associate 1997 – 2000
English, Finnish and Swedish