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Borenius

ETELÄESPLANADI 2, 00130 HELSINKI, FINLAND
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Work +358 20 713 33
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www.borenius.com

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius’ ‘good value for money’ practice acted for OP Corporate Bank on financing the acquisition of Wise Group Finland by funds managed by Intera Partners. Niina Nuottimäki advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the financing of a property portfolio acquired by Tristan Capital. Practice head Andrei Agaminov is a key contact. Johannes Ahti left the firm to join Roschier.

Leading individuals

Andrei Agaminov - Borenius

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

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.

Leading individuals

Juha Koponen - Borenius

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

Borenius

Borenius advised PKC Group on Motherson Sumi Systems’ €571m public tender offer for all shares. Senior partner Jari Vikiö acted for Kesko Group on the divestment of several businesses including Yamarin to Inha Works, a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Europe. The ‘outstanding’ and ‘hands-onJohannes Piha is head of the practice, which advises CapMan, Aspo and Vitruvian Partners.

Leading individuals

Jari Vikiö - Borenius

Johannes Piha - Borenius

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

Boreniusadapts its approach to match the client’s needs, wishes and budget’ to provide ‘high-quality advice in a cost-efficient manner’. It successfully defended Outokumpu in IP arbitration and litigation proceedings, totalling €160m in claims. ‘Result-oriented and pragmaticMarkus Kokko leads the team, which also represents the state of Finland and Rolls-Royce.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

Borenius’ competition practice offers ‘good value for money’ and ‘flexible service’. It defended NCC Industry and Interasfaltti in asphalt cartel follow-on damages claims. ‘Excellent and pragmatic’ practice head Ilkka Aalto-Setälä is advising the Finnish Real Estate Management Federation in the FCCA’s investigation into alleged anti-competitive measures.

Leading individuals

Ilkka Aalto-Setälä - Borenius

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

With ‘detailed, thorough and always prompt responsesBorenius’ employment practice is ‘good value for money’. It represented Realia Group in compensation claims resulting from an established practice of shorter working days prior to public holidays. Practice head Jani Syrjänen and ‘outstanding’ senior associate Emma Halminen were instructed by Suomenlinnan Liikenne on negotiations for collective bargaining agreements.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius’ IP practice provides ‘outstanding value for money’ and is representing the Absolut Company in a trade mark dispute. IP litigation expert Ben Rapinoja acted for ratiopharm in a revocation action against two European patents owned by Icos and heads the team alongside Lasse Laaksonen.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Borenius is particularly experienced in matters pertaining to transport-related contracts and disputes. Practice head and ‘top expertUlla von Weissenberg is leading the representation of a large group of ship owners in claims against the Finnish state for alleged discriminatory collection of fairway dues. Clients also include Helsinki City Transport, Finferries and OP Insurance.

Leading individuals

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

Borenius

Borenius’ real estate team advised SRV Rakennus on the sale of its €50m project comprising a shopping centre and two residential apartment buildings. Saara Paronen is head of the practice alongside Christian Fogelholm and Ari Kaarakainen. Casper Herler is a key contact for environmental issues.

Leading individuals

Christian Fogelholm - Borenius

Saara Paronen - Borenius

Leading individuals: environment

Casper Herler - Borenius

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Borenius

Samuli Simojoki heads Borenius’ TMT practice which advised Fingrid on a project involving a centralised information exchange system for the electricity retail market. It represented Fisher King Production in negotiations for the financing, sale and international distribution of its successful television series. Clients also include the Finnish men’s premier ice-hockey league and telecoms companies Elisa and AinaCom.

Leading individuals

Samuli Simojoki - Borenius

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Borenius

The ‘outstanding’ tax practice at Borenius is ‘very efficient in its use of resources and excellent value for its fees’. It advised Madison Dearborn Partners on its $341m public takeover of Powerflute. Practice head Janne Juusela led the successful representation of Fortum in tax litigation. The ‘analytical and knowledgeableHeikki Wahlroos and Einari Karhu were appointed equity partners.

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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