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Borenius

ETELÄESPLANADI 2, 00130 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 20 713 33
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Fax +358 20 713 3499
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Web:
www.borenius.com
Helsinki, New York, St Petersburg, Tampere

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius provides ‘excellent value for money and good response times’. It advised OP Corporate Bank on financing the acquisition of Touhula Varhaiskasvatus by funds managed by EQT and assisted a consortium of international banks on the €100m refinancing of Nokian Tyres. The ‘extremely motivated and sharp’ Niina Nuottimäki and the ‘excellentJohannes Ahti made partner. Practice head Andrei Agaminov is highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Andrei Agaminov - Borenius

Next generation lawyers

Johannes Ahti - Borenius

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius advised Consti Group on its €100m IPO and assisted Evli Bank with its €250m flotation. Other clients include underwriters Morgan Stanley and Danske Bank. Practice head Juha Koponen and specialist partner Antti Hemmilä are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Juha Koponen - Borenius

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

Borenius

Borenius is ‘very efficient and has good response times’. It assisted Vitruvian Partners with its acquisition of a majority share in Accountor Holding. Owens Corning, Wuxi Lead Intelligent Equipment and CapMan are also clients. ‘Hands-on’ practice head Johannes Piha is ‘very responsive’ and Johan Roman is ‘always accessible’. Maria Carlsson joined Bird & Bird.

Leading individuals

Jari Vikiö - Borenius

Johannes Piha - Borenius

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

Boreniusshows good understanding of complex technical issues’. White-collar crime is a strength; the team represented Teknos in environmental criminal proceedings. Practice head Markus Kokko and Lasse Laaksonen are recommended. Senior adviser Kristiina Harenko left to become a judge, while specialist partner Risto Sipilä joined Bird & Bird.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

Borenius has ‘a deep understanding of competition law and its implications’. It is defending Interasfaltti and new client NCC Roads in follow-on antitrust damages claims stemming from the landmark asphalt cartel case. Destia and Finnair are also clients. Practice head Ilkka Aalto-Setälä and Asko Lindqvist are recommended.

Leading individuals

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

The ‘top-quality’ team at Borenius advised Qatar Airways on employment matters relating to its entry into the Finnish market and is representing SOS Children’s Village in a dispute over the application of the Working Hours Directive. Practice head Jani Syrjänenunderstands the needs and behaviours of Finnish organisations in challenging negotiations’. Specialist partner Kristiina Liljedahl is another key contact.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius’ ‘advice is always timely and straightforward’. It successfully defended Outokumpu in a €160m patent dispute concerning the ownership of global patent families and their exploitation rights. The team also recently advised on trade mark infringement and IP regulatory matters for clients in the music, pharmaceuticals and entertainment industries. Ben Rapinoja and Lasse Laaksonen head the team, which also includes the ‘thoughtful and receptiveÅsa Krook. Kristiina Harenko was made a justice of the Court of Appeal.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius has ‘good expertise and a problem-solving attitude’. Highlights included representing a group of shipowners in a claim that Finland’s fairway due legislation is incompatible with EU maritime law. OP Insurance and Finferries are also clients. Ulla von Weissenberg is ‘one of the top maritime law experts in Finland’. Counsel Turo Sumu is another key contact.

Leading individuals

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

Borenius

Borenius advised Citycon on its €160m investment into Lehto Group’s shopping centre redevelopment and assisted Icecapital with its sale of Icecapital Housing Fund II to VO-Kodit. Saara Paronen, Christian Fogelholm and Ari Kaarakainen head the team.

Leading individuals

Christian Fogelholm - Borenius

Saara Paronen - Borenius

Leading individuals Environment

Casper Herler - Borenius

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius advised Kesko on restructuring its IT services following the acquisitions of Onninen and Suomen Lähikauppa. It also handles licensing arrangements, cloud service matters and data protection issues. Samuli Simojoki heads the practice, which also includes specialist partner Hannu Järvinen, who is ‘a good negotiator and a proactive adviser’. Jukka Airaksinen left the firm to found his own practice.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

The team at Borenius is ‘one of the best law firms in Finland’ for tax matters. Highlights included advising on the tax structuring of Vitruvian Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Accountor Holding. Janne Juusela is ‘one of leading experts in the field’.

Leading individuals

Janne Juusela - Borenius

Next generation lawyers

Heikki Wahlroos - Borenius

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Legal Developments by:
Borenius

  • 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.
    - Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd

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