About Kimmo Mettälä


Key professional highlights

Kimmo Mettälä Consulting Ltd, Founder 2019 to date

Krogerus Attorneys, Helsinki, Partner (7 years, then Of Counsel) 2011 – 2019

LMR Attorneys, Helsinki, Partner 1997 – 2011

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, Counsel 1993 – 1996

Heikki Haapaniemi Law Offices, Helsinki, Senior Associate, then Partner 1990 – 1993

The World Bank, Washington, D.C., Counsel 1988 – 1990

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, Washington, D.C., Associate Attorney 1985 – 1987

KONE Corporation, Helsinki, Legal Counsel, International Operations 1980 – 1984

Education and qualifications

LL.M. (Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.) 1985

Master of Laws (University of Helsinki) 1980

Member of the Finnish Bar Association (through 2019)

Member of the New York State Bar


Fully fluent in English and Finnish, conversational fluency in Swedish and Spanish

Legal surveys and rankings

Highly ranked in leading international legal surveys including Chambers, The Legal500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal. Rankings and editorial comments include:

  • Who’s Who Legal 2019, 2020, 2021: Listed as Global Leader (Banking-Finance)
  • Best Lawyers 2019: Listed in Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law
  • Chambers Global 2017 (Banking and Finance): Kimmo Mettälä is “service-minded, clear, concise and to-the-point”.
  • Chambers Global 2016 (Banking and Finance): Kimmo Mettälä receives praise from clients for his financing practice: “He is very capable, he finds answers and knows the industry very well”
    “He has notable strength on US-related mandates, particularly as he is dual-qualified in Finland and the USA”.


Biography 12/2020

My experience helps in understanding, and explaining to the client, the differences between legal systems and in selecting and managing the services of local lawyers as required for each project.