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Castrén & Snellman

ETELÄESPLANADI 14, 00130 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 20 7765 765
Fax:
Fax +358 20 7765 001
Email:
Web:
https://www.castren.fi
Helsinki, Moscow, St Petersburg

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman advised YIT Corporation, Etera Mutual Pension Insurance, Fennia Mutual Insurance and Onvest on the €300m financing arrangements with several banks for the construction of a shopping centre. Practice head Tero Tuomisto led the advice to Nordea Bank on the financing of CapMan’s acquisition of Forenom. Pekka Lehtinen is a key contact.

Leading individuals

Tero Tuomisto - Castrén & Snellman

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Castrén & Snellman

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’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Castrén & Snellman

The practice at Castrén & Snellman advised Comptel on Nokia’s €347m public tender offer for all shares. It is also acting for the pension insurance company Ilmarinen on its merger with Etera. Jan Örndahl heads the team, which includes Kimmo Rekola and Jan Kuhlefelt. Corporate governance expert Mika Ilveskero left the firm to take up a position as a Justice of the Supreme Court.

Leading individuals

Jan Kuhlefelt - Castrén & Snellman

Kimmo Rekola - Castrén & Snellman

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman is considered by one client as ‘the best dispute resolution firm’ in Finland. ‘Impressive litigatorAnders Forss and Marko Hentunen lead the team, which defended Stora Enso in a €250m follow-on cartel damages claim. The firm also represented Nordea Bank in litigation against Posti Group, its subsidiary Posti Ltd and the Finnish state for VAT charges alleged to have been made in violation of EU law. Clients include BMW and Finnlines.

Leading individuals

Marko Hentunen - Castrén & Snellman

Next generation lawyers

Anders Forss - Castrén & Snellman

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman represents Valio in follow-on damage claims of over €100m relating to predatory pricing. Anna Kuusniemi-Laine advised several private ambulance firms on a state aid complaint. Practice head Sari Hiltunen is highly regarded, and newly elected partner Jussi Nieminen is considered ‘an up and coming competition lawyer and merger control adviser’.

Leading individuals

Anna Kuusniemi-Laine - Castrén & Snellman

Sari Hiltunen - Castrén & Snellman

Next generation lawyers

Jussi Nieminen - Castrén & Snellman

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

The ‘excellent’ all-service practice at Castrén & Snellman is ‘easy to reach and quick to deliver’. The employment team provides ongoing advice to Silta as well as Silta’s payroll clients. Newly elected partner and ‘future star’Tomi Kemppainen is co-head of the practice alongside the ‘productive and business-minded’ Outi Tähtinen, who returned from DLA Piper.

Next generation lawyers

Outi Tähtinen - Castrén & Snellman

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman successfully represented the automobile wheel design company BBS in a trade mark infringement claim. Practice head Sakari Salonen, alongside TMT lawyer Pia Ek, provides ongoing IP advice to Google, including trade mark enforcement, copyright and marketing matters. Spotify, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and OP Financial Group are other clients.

Leading individuals

Sakari Salonen - Castrén & Snellman

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman is well known for its expertise in the maritime, shipping and logistics sectors. The team advised Norsepower on the delivery of its wind rotor propulsion system to both Maersk Tanker and Viking Line. Niklas Langenskiöld is head of the practice, which represents Finnlines and Prima Shipping Group. Counsel Rickard Langenskiöld is highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Niklas Langenskiöld - Castrén & Snellman

Rickard Langenskiöld - Castrén & Snellman

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman was instructed as local counsel by Ikea on the €900m sale of shopping centres to Pradera. Practice head and ‘very experienced senior lawyer’ Matias Wallgren advised OP Financial Group on the disposal of a real estate portfolio to M7 Real Estate. Head of international construction and projects Uwe Uusitalo is a key contact.

Leading individuals

Matias Wallgren - Castrén & Snellman

Leading individuals: environment

Matias Wallgren - Castrén & Snellman

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman provides ‘quick response times, good industry knowledge and value for money’. It advised Kone on IT and outsourcing matters in jurisdictions including the US and China. Newly promoted partner Pia Ek heads the team and other key contacts include Eija Warma for data protection and Kimmo Rekola for technology.

Leading individuals

Kimmo Rekola - Castrén & Snellman

Next generation lawyers

Eija Warma - Castrén & Snellman

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Castrén & Snellman

Castrén & Snellman has expertise in providing integrated tax and corporate advice. The team, led by Sari Laaksonen, provided tax advice to DNA on its €50m IPO and €424.3m secondary sale of shares. It also acted for OP Financial Group on its €45m acquisition of Aitio Business Park comprising two real estate companies.

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