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Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Sari Wallgren¬†and¬†Selinda N√§se¬†jointly lead the practice at¬†Avance Attorneys Ltd; Wallgren advises banks and borrowers, and N√§se focuses on domestic and cross-border financing transactions. Recent highlights include assisting¬†Keskisuomalainen with the refinancing of its bank facilities and acting for Mercator Capital on a ‚ā¨31m secured financing arrangement.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Avance Attorneys Ltd

At Avance Attorneys Ltd, Robin Nordblad and Elisa Heinonen jointly lead the practice handling debt and equity work respectively. The team recently advised Ålandsbanken on the Finnish aspects of its SEK2.5bn covered bond issuance. Other key clients include Keilaniemen kiinteistökehitys and Terex; the group acted for latter on the sale of its stake in Konecranes through three separate accelerated bookbuild offerings.

Leading individuals

Robin Nordblad - Avance Attorneys Ltd

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Avance Attorneys Ltd recently advised CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in Mehiläinen group. Other work includes Ilkka Perheentupa assisting AddLife development with its acquisition of Väinö Korpinen, and working with Topi Siniketo and senior associate Anders Floman to handle the sale of Elenia Group to a consortium of domestic and international investors. Ulf-Henrik Kull heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Ilkka Perheentupa - Avance Attorneys Ltd

Ulf-Henrik Kull - Avance Attorneys Ltd

Next Generation Partners

Anders Floman - Avance Attorneys Ltd

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Avance Attorneys Ltd's department is co-led by Ulla Vuokila and Salla Suominen and handles the full spectrum of contentious issues with particular specialisms in director liability issues and arbitration work.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Avance Attorneys Ltd recently acted for The Federation of the Finnish Media Industry in its claim regarding alleged illegal state aid provided to public broadcaster Yleisradio; it also represented clients including Tradeka-Yhtiöt, Colosseum Dental Group and Stockmann in merger control proceedings. The practice is led by Mikko Alkio and also fields senior associates Katja Jaakkola and Elina Saviharju.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Avance Attorneys Ltd's recent work includes advising Streamr Network on software licensing issues; the group also counts Pfizer's Finnish subsidiary and Next Games as key clients. Newly promoted partner Topi Siniketo and senior associate Elina Saviharju jointly head up the practice.

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

Avance Attorneys Ltd

Christoffer Charpentier and Mathias Lindqvist jointly lead the department at Avance Attorneys Ltd, which primarily acts for clients in transactional matters. It recently advised Kielo on its first three real estate investments as well as handling its first three property acquisitions and the related financing arrangements.

Leading individuals

Christoffer Charpentier - Avance Attorneys Ltd

Mathias Lindqvist - Avance Attorneys Ltd

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