Employment in Finland
Castrén & Snellman is noted for its 'diligence and professionalism' thanks to 'a knowledgeable and helpful team', which is jointly headed by the 'highly skilled and experienced' Outi Tähtinen (who returned from DLA Piper in 2017) and 'brilliant lawyer' Tomi Kemppainen; 'business-focused' senior associate Sanna Alku is also recommended. The group recently advised L'Oréal Finland on a range of employment and benefits issues, and assisted Gardner Denver Holdings, Colliers International, and Restamax with the employment aspects of their separate acquisitions.
Dittmar & Indrenius' practice is recognised for its 'strong knowledge of employment law in theory and practice'. The team recently represented three leading wood pulp companies in a precedent-setting damages claim arising from illegal strikes, and acted for the Orthodox Parish of Helsinki in two employment disputes. Seppo Havia and Suvi Knaapila lead the department, which also includes 'excellent trial lawyer' Petteri Uoti. Senior attorney Samuel Kääriäinen departed the firm in 2019 for Dottir Attorneys Ltd..
Roschier's practice provides 'exceptional stand-alone legal advice' whilst also being able to 'work perfectly as an integrated part of the firm's transactional team'. Practice head Anu Waaralinna is 'a highly recognised expert in the field' who is 'very hands-on', and Jukka Paloheimo is an 'excellent legal adviser' who specialises in employment litigation. Recent highlights include acting for Vapo Group on the employment aspects of its restructuring, and providing labour advice to the firm's transactional clients including CapMan Buyout, Telia and YIT.
At Borenius, the 'exceptionally skilled and service-minded' Jani Syrjänen heads the practice, while senior associate Emma Halminen is noted for being 'highly skilled in collective bargaining and cooperation negotiation issues'. The 'very professional' group recently advised Qatar Airways on the employment elements of its entry into the Finnish market.
Krogerus advises Yliopiston Apteekki on several employment matters, including termination issues. Carola Möller heads up the group, which is particularly recognised for its involvement in insolvency-related employment matters; it has acted for clients including Joptek Composites and Superfresh. JP Alho joined Allex in 2018.
Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) recently defended YIT Construction in criminal proceedings regarding work safety issues. Timo Jarmas, Pekka Jäntti and Heikki Tuomela jointly head the department, which is recognised for its 'wide experience and knowledge'.