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Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius' recent work includes acting for Pandion Mine Finance on the financing of Firesteel Resources' acquisition of Nordic Mines via a prepaid forward gold purchase agreement. Other clients include Société Générale and Allianz Capital Partners. Juha-Pekka Mutanen jointly leads the 'responsive' practice with Hanna-Mari Manninen; Kari Lautjärvi is also a key name to note.

Leading individuals

Juha-Pekka Mutanen - Dittmar & Indrenius

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius¬†recently advised Kotkamills Group on the restructuring its¬†‚ā¨105m senior secured bond, including the amendment of securities packages and partial early repayment work.¬†Juha-Pekka Mutanen¬†and¬†Hanna-Mari Manninen¬†co-head the practice, which 'masters all relevant¬†legal and regulatory issues affecting its clients'.

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

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius' practice is recognised for its 'good technical skills' and clients praise practice head and 'great M&A lawyer'¬†Jan Ollila, and managing partner¬†Anders Carlberg, who is 'pragmatic, easygoing and knowledgeable'. The department recently advised Mondi Group on its ‚ā¨365m acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings and assisted Hewlett Packed Enterprise with the Finnish aspects of the merger between its software assets and Micro Focus. Ericsson and Ikea are also clients.

Leading individuals

Anders Carlberg - Dittmar & Indrenius

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius

At Dittmar & Indrenius, the practice is 'especially strong in international cases' and represented several insurers and shipowners as claimants against Wärtsilä Finland in a cross-border dispute regarding the supply of allegedly unfit propulsion systems. Practice head Jussi Lehtinen has 'great courtroom skills', while senior associates Tom Ehrström and Heidi Yildiz are 'up-and-coming talents'.

Leading individuals

Jussi Lehtinen - Dittmar & Indrenius

Next Generation Partners

Tom Ehrström - Dittmar & Indrenius

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Dittmar & Indrenius

'Solid practitioner' Ilkka Leppihalme leads the department at Dittmar & Indrenius, which is noted for its 'highly dedicated' team. The group recently acted for a defendant in a pan-European truck cartel case and related damages litigation, and assisted Mondi Group with complex merger control issues relating to its acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings, a matter which was referred to the European Commission by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA). Senior attorney Toni Kalliokoski is also recommended and specialises in antitrust damages claims.

Leading individuals

Ilkka Leppihalme  - Dittmar & Indrenius

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius' practice is recognised for its 'strong knowledge of employment law in theory and practice'. The team recently represented three leading wood pulp companies in a precedent-setting damages claim arising from illegal strikes, and acted for the Orthodox Parish of Helsinki in two employment disputes. Seppo Havia and Suvi Knaapila lead the department, which also includes 'excellent trial lawyer' Petteri Uoti. Senior attorney Samuel Kääriäinen departed the firm in 2019 for Dottir Attorneys Ltd..

Leading individuals

Petteri Uoti - Dittmar & Indrenius

Seppo Havia - Dittmar & Indrenius

Next Generation Partners

Suvi Knaapila - Dittmar & Indrenius

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius

At Dittmar & Indrenius, Kai Erlund leads the practice following the departure of Henrik af Ursin to Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in 2018. Key clients include Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger; the group assisted the latter with the development and execution of IP enforcement strategies.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius

Jointly led by the 'very intelligent' Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan Ollila, Dittmar & Indrenius' practice provides a wide range of transport advice; it recently assisted the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority with the development of the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market in Finland. RZD and VR (the Russian and Finnish state railway companies) are also key clients.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius

Recent highlights for Dittmar & Indrenius include advising Ikea Real Estate on its acquisition of a property from Lemiro and acting for Food Folk Suomi, the developmental licensee for McDonald's in Finland, on lease issues, property purchases and zoning work. Practice head Antti Aaltonen is noted for his 'strong impact' in negotiations.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius recently advised Fortum on the development of its SmartLiving service and assisted Ikea with data protection issues. 'True professional' Kai Erlund leads the 'solid' IT practice and Jukka Lång is the name to note for data protection matters. Other key clients include Veho and Copart UK.

Next Generation Partners

Jukka Lång - Dittmar & Indrenius

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius

Dittmar & Indrenius' recent work included advising on the tax aspects of Mondi Group's acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings. The 'exemplary' Kai Holkeri heads up the practice, which 'possesses strong experience and insight'; clients also praise associate Vilho Lammi as a 'rising star'. Senior associate Ritva Aalto joined from Roschier in 2018.

Leading individuals

Kai Holkeri - Dittmar & Indrenius

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  • NEW RULES ON INTERNATIONAL JURISDICTION IN CIVIL MATTERS

    In February Parliament adopted new rules in relation to both domestic and international jurisdiction in civil matters. The new jurisdiction rules will enter into force on 1 September 2009. As Finland is a member state of the European Union, the EU rules on international jurisdiction, such as the Brussels I and II Regulations, (EC) No 44/2001 and (EC) No 2201/2003, and other provisions regarding certain specific subject matters, are applicable. The new rules on international jurisdiction will apply in cases falling outside the territorial or subject matter scope of the applicable EU regulations or international conventions binding Finland.
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