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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Bird & Bird

At Bird & Bird, the group handles the full spectrum of finance work and recently advised private equity company NREP on the financing of its funds, which invest in logistics, housing and retail real estate. Kristiina Lehvilä leads the department and Jori Taipale is another name to note.

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

Bird & Bird

Maria Carlsson and Jori Taipale jointly lead the practice at Bird & Bird, which recently advised the management team of Mehiläinen on the sale of the company and subsequent reinvestment, and acted for F-secure on its acquisition of MWR InfoSecurity.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's team is active across the full spectrum of dispute resolution work; practice head Tom Vapaavuori focuses on trade secret matters, while Mikko Rajala and Risto Sipilä are key names to note for construction disputes.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Katia Duncker heads up the practice at Bird & Bird, which assists clients with the full spectrum of EU and competition matters from compliance advice to representation before the FCCA; it recently advised Lähitaksi on competition law issues relating to regulatory changes in the Finnish taxi market.

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

In a recent highlight, Bird & Bird advised Basware on the outsourcing of its global scan and capture operations to Xerox. Maisa Nikkola heads up the practice, which handles the full spectrum of employment matters. Other key clients include Mehiläinen and F-Secure.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's practice is led by Ella Mikkola and acts for many international clients including Monster Energy. The team handles the full spectrum of IP issues with particular experience in trade mark disputes.

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

Bird & Bird

Jaakko Hietala heads up the group at Bird & Bird, which advised Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company on its real estate transactions; other key clients include Antilooppi, Esperi Care Group and NREP. Mikko Ahonen is also a key name to note.

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TMT - ranked: tier 2

Bird & Bird

The practice at Bird & Bird is noted for its 'solid business understanding and broad insight' and fields group head Sakari Halonen and Tobias Bräutigam, who is recognised for his 'outstanding project management acumen'. Recent highlights include advising Oma Savings Bank on the replacement of its core banking solutions with a SaaS-based system; Capgemini and OneMed are also clients.

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Tax - ranked: tier 3

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird's 'flexible' and 'practical' team acts for clients including Ironshore International and CapMan are also clients. Practice head Sami Tuominen is noted for his 'knowledge and professional experience in Finnish tax regulation'.

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