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 only serves as an arbitrator, mainly in international arbitration. Institutions and Rules include the SCC, ICC, FAI, LCIA, DIA, JCAA and UNCITRAL.
Carita has been a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR since 1996 and vice chair since 2011. She has also been a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2012. She has been listed on the ICSID panel of conciliators since 2007, and has sat on the board of ICC Finland since 2008. Other memberships include the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (board member, 1996–2001); the Finnish Arbitration Association (board member, 1996–2012); the Swedish Arbitration Association (ex com, 2007–2011); Lex Mundi (board member, 1996–2000); the Ibero-American Foundation of Finland (board member, 2007–2010; and trustee, 2012–); the mediation committee of the Finnish Bar (chair, 2002–2004); the ADR working group of the ICC; the Finnish Bar Association (board member, 2001–2004); the CCBE (2001–2007); the ILA international commercial arbitration committee (2008–); and the Directors’ Institute of Finland.
Carita is a law graduate of the University of Helsinki. Other studies in Finland and 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.