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Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist’s practice has ‘great knowledge of Finnish law and the implications for cross-border transactions’. It served as Finnish counsel to Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and UBS on the refinancing of Nomad Foods, which comprised two loans of €500m and $610m. Lauri Peltola is the practice head and Tarja Wist is ‘particularly outstanding’.

Leading individuals

Lauri Peltola - Waselius & Wist

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist advised BNP Paribas, ING Bank, and Nordea Bank as joint managers of the issuance of €400m 1.500% notes due by 2024 by Neste Corporation. Tarja Wist heads the department alongside Timo Lehtimäki.

Leading individuals

Tarja Wist - Waselius & Wist

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

Waselius & Wist

The ‘exceptional’ M&A department at Waselius & Wist has particular experience in advising overseas clients on cross-border acquisitions. It was instructed as Finnish counsel by Birch Hill Equity Partners on its $110m acquisition of CCM Hockey from Adidas. The ‘incredibly responsive’ Lotta Pohjanpalo advised Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance on its investment in Maas Global. Joint practice heads Christoffer Waselius and Fredrik Lassenius are key contacts.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Waselius & Wist

Jan Waselius is head of the dispute resolution team at Waselius & Wist, which successfully defended Hardware Group Finland in a trade mark dispute regarding the design and shape of a key. Other clients include Bayer, BASF and Nordic Mines.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer and others in litigation relating to discriminatory public procurement against KL-Kuntahankinnat (as the contracting authority) and OneMed (as the successful tenderer.) Practice head Lotta Pohjanpalo is a key contact.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Providing ‘exceptional’ value for money, Waselius & Wist’s employment practice advised Hansen Holding on a €73m acquisition from Valio, which included the transfer of employees. It also has experience in advising on reorganisations, terminations and employment disputes.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist defended Hardware Group Finland in a dispute regarding an alleged trade mark infringement of the shape of a key. Practice head Bernt Juthström is the main contact and is recommended for trade secrets matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist’s ‘strong department provides straightforward tax advice’ and has ‘thorough capability in tax litigation’. The practice advised HiQ International on the tax aspects of its acquisition of the digital design group Great Apes. The ‘responsive, commercially aware and very knowledgeable’ Niklas Thibblin heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Niklas Thibblin - Waselius & Wist

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