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www.hpp.fi

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

The ‘technically excellent and practical’ team at HPP Attorneysacts both as a legal and strategic adviser’. It assisted Terrafame Group and its subsidiary with the multifaceted €250m funding arrangements to enhance the productivity of the subsidiary’s mining activities. Practice head Björn Nykvist led advice to the European Investment Bank on the Finnish aspects of its €15m facility to Nosto Solutions.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

HPP Attorneys

The ‘highly experienced team’ at HPP Attorneys advised the state of Finland on the merger of gaming companies Veikkaus, Fintoto and Ray. Practice head Harri Hynninen recently joined from Bird & Bird.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys defended Metsäliitto Osuuskunta in €300m damages claims relating to cartel activity. It also represented Merropoin in a tax dispute and is handling a subsequent damages claim against the state of Finland for alleged negligent decision making. Marko Wainio recently joined from Bird & Bird and heads the team alongside Mikko Leppä.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

HPP Attorneys

The ‘responsive and pragmatic’ team at HPP Attorneys provides ‘cost-efficient expertise’. It is defending Metsä Group in cartel damages claims with an aggregate value of €300m. Clients also include Posti Group, Finavia and the Ownership Steering Department of the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

The ‘skilful and prompt team’ at HPP Attorneys is ‘a tremendous help and support for complicated work’. It represented fintech company Banqsoft in a termination of employment dispute. The practice also advises Polar Aviation, Terrafame Group and North-Western Shipping Company.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys has experience in assisting with the creation, registration and exploitation of IP rights. Kari-Matti Lehti is a key contact for non-contentious matters and Klaus Nyblin is noted for IP disputes, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 1

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys is ‘one of the leading firms in Finland’ in maritime and transport law. The practice, headed by the ‘knowledgeable’ Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger, advised the Finnish Transport Agency on the procurement of a €128m icebreaker, and the subsequent sale to Arctia Icebreaking, a subsidiary of the state-owned Arctia. ‘Ardent litigator’Matti Komonen is a key contact.

Leading individuals

Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger - HPP Attorneys

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

HPP Attorneys

The ‘client-oriented’ team at HPP Attorneys, which is ‘excellent value for money’,

Leading individuals: environment

Kari Marttinen - HPP Attorneys

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

HPP Attorneys

HPP Attorneys’ TMT practice provides ‘very good service’ and ‘excellent end results’. As part of its expertise in IT and technology, it frequently advises on outsourcing negotiations. Klaus Nyblin heads the life sciences group which is acting for the chief medical officers of five major hospital districts in a dispute regarding the use of new technology in reproductive treatments, requiring consideration of human rights and healthcare law. Practice head Kari-Matti Lehti is highly regarded in IT.

Leading individuals

Kari-Matti Lehti - HPP Attorneys

Klaus Nyblin - HPP Attorneys

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Legal Developments by:
HPP Attorneys

  • 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; “APC”) 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 yksiköiden hankinnoista 30.3.2007/349; “Utilities Act”) which entered into force on 1 June 2007.
    - Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd

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