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The ‘responsive and service-minded’ team at Borenius advised Danske Bank and Morgan Stanley as global coordinators and JP Morgan, Nordea, and SEB as bookrunners on the €474m IPO of DNA. Practice head Juha Koponen is ‘the stronghold in Borenius capital markets’ team, which includes counsel Ari Syrjäläinen, who joined from OP Bank.

The capital markets team at Roschier is ‘one of the best for complex cross-border transactions’. It was instructed by SEB (as global coordinator) and OP Corporate Finance (as joint bookrunner) on the IPO of Kamux Corporation on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Practice head Antti Ihamuotila and the ‘diligent and responsivePaula Linna are highly regarded.

With ‘a combination of international and local expertiseWhite & Case LLP provides ‘high-class work’. The practice advised global coordinators and bookrunners on the €896 IPO of Rovio Entertainment. Practice head Petri Haussila and Mikko Hulkko acted for Kamux Corporation and its selling shareholder Intera Fund II on its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

The capital markets group at Avance Attorneys Ltd, headed by Elisa Heinonen, advised Next Games Corporation on its €32.8m IPO. The highly regarded Robin Nordblad assisted Terex Corporation with accelerated book-built offerings for sale of class A shares in Konecranes.

The ‘excellentCastrén & Snellman provides ‘prompt and clear responses’ and ‘good value for money’. The practice advised DNA on a €50m primary issuance of shares and a €424.3m secondary sale. Merja Kivelä is recommended for her ‘know-how and efficiency’.

Hannes Snellman’s ‘efficient’ capital markets department provides ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘exceptional value for money’. It advised SEB on Robit’s €40m listing on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Klaus Ilmonen is head of the practice, which advises Powerflute and Ahlstrom Corporation. Sonja Siggberg is also a key contact.

The ‘young, agile, responsive and international’ practice at Krogerus acted for Suomen Hoivatilat on its €31.5m IPO. Tom Fagernäs led the advice to Cargotec on the issuance of two unsecured bonds totalling €250m. The ‘outstanding’ Mårten Knuts is another key contact. Nokia and Danske Bank are also clients.

The practice at DLA Piper advised several issuers on euro medium-term note programmes. Mikko Ojala heads the practice. Clients include Société Générale, Municipality Finance and Fingrid.

Dittmar & Indrenius advises Nooa Savings Bank on the public issuances of structured notes. Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Hanna-Mari Manninen head the practice, which also includes managing partner Anders Carlberg.

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd’s capital markets team, headed up by Ari Keinänen, advised Mercada on issuing €175m of senior secured bonds. Merja Blankenstein joined Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland).

Waselius & Wist advised BNP Paribas, ING Bank, and Nordea Bank as joint managers of the issuance of €400m 1.500% notes due by 2024 by Neste Corporation. Tarja Wist heads the department alongside Timo Lehtimäki.

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  • Court ruling on the Finnish CFC legislation

    The Finnish CFC legislation implies that a Finnish company may be subject to income tax for its share of the profit of a CFC regardless of whether these profits are distributed by the CFC to its shareholders or not. A CFC is defined as a foreign corporation owned and controlled by a Finnish tax resident that pays income tax in its domicile at a rate less than 60% of the Finnish corporate income tax rate.
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