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Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

LÖNNROTINKATU 5, 00120 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 9 686 481
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Web:
https://www.merilampi.com
Helsinki, Tampere

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

The banking and finance practice at Merilampi Attorneys Ltd acts for Citibank on regulatory and corporate lending matters and has expertise in real estate financing. Tommi Elo heads the team, which also advises Nordea Bank and Posti Corporation.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd’s capital markets team, headed up by Ari Keinänen, advised Mercada on issuing €175m of senior secured bonds. Merja Blankenstein joined Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland).

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd’s corporate, commercial and M&A practice is ‘always timely, responsive and to the point’. It acted as Finnish counsel on the merger of Nordea Bank Finland into its Swedish parent company. In another highlight, Ari Keinänen advised Kesko Corporation on the €67m sale of Indoor Group. Jani Ylä-Autio heads the team. Škoda Transportation Group and Fortum Corporation are other clients.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd defended Fujitsu Finland against claims brought by the city of Espoo for an alleged breach of contract. The firm was also instructed by Metsä Board in a dispute concerning enforcement of a 100-year-old agreement. Jussi Ikonen heads the practice. Tapio Väätäinen left to establish Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd. As of January 2018, the firm’s former Tampere office, which included Lassi Kettula, now operates independently under the name Merkurius Attorneys Ltd.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd handled the merger control filings in relation to Kesko Corporation’s acquisition of Onninen. It also defended Skanska Asphalt in €56.7m cartel damages claims. Following Arttu Mentula’s departure to form Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd, Erkko Ruohoniemi is head of the practice which includes newly made-up partner Satu-Anneli Kauranen.

Leading individuals

Erkko Ruohoniemi - Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

The ‘absolutely superb’ employment team at Merilampi Attorneys Ltd advised Microsoft on the re-organisation of company operations and related employment issues. It also has experience in employment disputes. The ‘fantastic’ Heidi Hiltunen heads the team, which also includes Jussi Ikonen. As of January 2018, the firm’s Tampere office now operates independently under the name Merkurius Attorneys Ltd.

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

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd has ‘high-level industry knowledge and offers very good value for money’. It advised Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority on the construction of the Blominmäki waste water treatment plant. Newly promoted partner and head of construction Emma Niemistö is noted for her ‘expertise in construction management contracts’. Jani Ylä-Autio and Tommi Elo are key contacts. Kai Salonen joined Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland).

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Merilampi Attorneys Ltd

The practice at Merilampi Attorneys Ltd advised Suominen Corporation on a major IT project. Erkko Ruohoniemi is a key contact for telecoms and advertising law and specialist counsel Sakari Aalto is noted for data protection advice. As of January 2018, the firm’s Tampere office, which housed former TMT practice head Jussi Lampinen, spun-off from the firm and is operating independently under the name Merkurius Attorneys Ltd.

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