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Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

Project finance expert¬†Bj√∂rn Nykvist¬†leads the practice at¬†HPP Attorneys, which advised Terraframe on a ‚ā¨200m phase II funding arrangement for the expansion of its nickel and base metals mine, and acted for Ferrovan on a ‚ā¨9.7m financing round relating to a vanadium plant. Clients also single out counsel¬†Antti Rintakoski¬†for his 'reliability and experience in financing work'.

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

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys specialises in acting for underwriters issuing insurance policies on M&A transactions alongside handling the full spectrum of commercial, corporate and M&A work. The group recently advised Etera on its merger with Ilmarinen; other key clients include CGI Group, Terrafame, and several large insurance companies. Harri Hynninen leads the M&A practice, while Antti Säiläkivi deals with corporate law and governance issues.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys successfully represented a German generic developer in a major dispute, which was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), relating to the authorisation of one of the client's products; and acted for Merropoint in a damages claim against the Finnish government alleging negligence in a previous tax dispute. Marko Wainio and Mikko Leppä (who is noted for his 'extremely good' court performance) jointly head the practice.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys' team recently assisted Eurofins with the merger control processes relating to its acquisition of two subsidiaries of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, which involved phase II investigations; and advised Finavia on procurement and competition issues pertaining to the Helsinki Airport development. The 'extremely talented and experienced' Tuomas Saraste heads the practice, which has an 'excellent track record'.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

Specialist counsel Juha Saarinen heads up the team at HPP Attorneys, which recently acted for North-Western Shipping Company in obtaining injunctions against the Finnish Seamen's Union and advised Sininauha on several employee termination agreements.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

HPP Attorneys

Kari-Matti Lehti leads the group at HPP Attorneys, while Klaus Nyblin is a key name for matters in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients include CGI Suomi and Sympa, and the team also represented CSH Group in two trade mark disputes before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

HPP Attorneys

At HPP Attorneys, the 'experienced' Matti Komonen successfully represented North-Western Shipping Company in a dispute against the Finnish Seamen's Union relating to illegal strikes; the Finnish Transport Agency and Neste are also clients. Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger leads the team and has 'good insight'.

Leading individuals

Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger - HPP Attorneys

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

HPP Attorneys

Kari Marttinen and Jari Tuomala jointly lead HPP Attorneys' 'cooperative and innovative' practice; Marttinen 'stands out for his legal knowledge and Tuomala 'gives good advice'. The team recently advised Projekti GH on the development of the Garden Helsinki project and assisted Finest Bay Area with a planned railroad construction project. Antti Rikala is a key name for transactional work. Leif Laitinen was a new arrival from Aleksandra Attorneys Ltd in March 2019.

Leading individuals: Environment

Kari Marttinen - HPP Attorneys

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

HPP Attorneys

Recent highlights for¬†HPP Attorneys¬†include¬†advising CGI Group on the provision of IT services to its clients including a¬†¬†‚ā¨200m procurement by L√§hiTapiola, and handling the creation of a new digital platform for a finance company.¬†Kari-Matti Lehti¬†heads up the team, which also includes¬†Klaus Nyblin, who focuses on the life sciences sector. Media Maestro, Sympa and Liaison Technologies are also clients.

Leading individuals

Kari-Matti Lehti - HPP Attorneys

Klaus Nyblin - HPP Attorneys

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  • A practical insight to cross-border Public Procurement

    The award of contracts by contracting authorities is regulated by the Act on Public Contracts (Laki julkisista hankinnoista 30.3.2007/348; ‚ÄúAPC‚ÄĚ) and the Act on the Procurement Procedures of Entities Operating in the Water, Energy, Transport and Postal Services Sectors (Laki vesi- ja energiahuollon, liikenteen ja postipalvelujen alalla toimivien yksik√∂iden hankinnoista 30.3.2007/349; ‚ÄúUtilities Act‚ÄĚ) which entered into force on 1 June 2007.
    - Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd

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