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Roschier

KESKUSKATU 7A, 00100 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 2 0506 6000
Fax:
Fax +358 2 0506 6100
Email:
Web:
www.roschier.com
Helsinki, Stockholm, Vaasa

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

For banking and finance, Roschier is ‘definitely one of the top law firms’. The practice advised Konecranes on its €1.5bn financing of the acquisition of part of Terex Corporation’s operations. It has the ‘distinct advantage of a wide experience in infrastructure projects’ and was instructed by TeliaSonera Finland on the lease financing for the construction of a data centre. Gunnar Westerlund leads the team, which includes Helena Viita and the recently hired Johannes Ahti from Borenius.

Leading individuals

Gunnar Westerlund - Roschier

Next generation lawyers

Helena Viita - Roschier

Johannes Ahti - Roschier

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

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 responsive’ Paula Linna are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Antti Ihamuotila - Roschier

Paula Linna - Roschier

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier advised Nokia Corporation on its recommended €347m public tender offer for Comptel Corporation. The ‘innovative’ head of private equity Jon Unnérus has a ‘commercial mindset, and deep expertise’ and Manne Airaksinen is recommended for his ‘customer- and solution-oriented approach’ to corporate issues. Jouni Salmi is a key contact for private M&A and Paula Linna is noted for public M&A. Finnair, Telia Company and Stora Enso are other clients.

Leading individuals

Jon Unnérus - Roschier

Jouni Salmi - Roschier

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier’s ‘high-quality dispute resolution practice’, led by Petri Taivalkoski, is experienced in competition law litigation, international arbitration proceedings involving high-value corporate transactions, and white-collar crime disputes. Gisela Knuts and Aapo Saarikivi are key contacts. Clients include Microsoft, Nokia, Pfizer and Stora Enso.

Leading individuals

Gisela Knuts - Roschier

Petri Taivalkoski - Roschier

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier’s practice offers ‘to the point expertise’, particularly in cross-border matters. It was instructed by YIT Corporation on its combination with Lemminkäinen, which required multi-jurisdictional merger notification work. Practice heads Christian Wik and Niko Hukkinen represented Arla in abuse of dominant position proceedings and also assisted with a €58m follow-on damages claim.

Leading individuals

Christian Wik - Roschier

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Roschier

Roschier’s team provides ‘true added value’ to clients and advised YIT Corporation on the proposed combination with Lemminkäinen. Practice head Anu Waaralinna, who joined from Castrén & Snellman alongside counsel Jukka Paloheima, is, according to one client, ‘in her own league’. Senior associates Janne Nurminen and Leenamaija Heinonen are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Anu Waaralinna - Roschier

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier is ‘the gold standard for IP litigation’. The ‘exceptional’ practice acted as sole IP counsel to Nokia on its acquisition of Withings. In another highlight, practice head Rainer Hilli is acting for Deutsche Telekom in a colour trade mark dispute with DNA. Mikko Manner and patent litigation specialist Johanna Lilja are key contacts.

Leading individuals

Mikko Manner - Roschier

Rainer Hilli - Roschier

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier is ‘one of the best’ for real estate in Finland and handled eQ Finnish Real Estate’s acquisition of the Liila shopping centre from Genesta. Practice head Mika Alanko, who is praised for his negotiation skills, led advice to CBRE Global Investors on the €100m sale of Merikortteli offices to Antilooppi.

Leading individuals

Mika Alanko - Roschier

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier is, according to one client, ‘the best’ in Finland for TMT. It represented Nokia in projects including the takeover of Alcatel Lucent. ‘Top performer’ Mikko Manner acted for Discovery Networks Finland on the renewal of its broadcasting licences. Practice head Arto Linnervuo has ‘industry knowledge that is second to none’ and Johanna Lilja is a data protection expert.

Leading individuals

Arto Linnervuo - Roschier

Johanna Lilja - Roschier

Mikko Manner - Roschier

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Roschier

Roschier advised Konecranes on the €1.1bn acquisition of part of Terex Corporation in a planned inversion transaction. Practice head Mika Ohtonen acted for YIT Corporation on the structuring of its combination with Lemminkäinen. The tax team was further strengthened by the arrival of taxation dispute expert Ossi Haapaniemi from Hannes Snellman.

Leading individuals

Mika Ohtonen - Roschier

Ossi Haapaniemi - Roschier

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