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Borenius is active in transport-related insurance matters and contentious work and attracts praise from clients for its 'very professional' approach. The practice is led by Ulla von Weissenberg and also fields the 'down-to-earth' Turo Sumu and senior associate and maritime employment expert Maija Mattila.  Key clients include Helsinki City Transport, OP Insurance and Neste Shipping.

Castrén & Snellman's 'extremely high-level' team is active in maritime disputes and is also noted for its prominent vessel financing practice; the group advised Finnlines on the financing of the purchase of a passenger vessel by its subsidiary. The practice is led by Niklas Langenskiöld, while Tero Tuomisto handles financing matters; the 'extraordinarily good' Rickard Langenskiöld is also a key name to note.

At HPP Attorneys, the 'experienced' Matti Komonen successfully represented North-Western Shipping Company in a dispute against the Finnish Seamen's Union relating to illegal strikes; the Finnish Transport Agency and Neste are also clients. Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger leads the team and has 'good insight'.

Jointly led by the 'very intelligent' Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan Ollila, Dittmar & Indrenius' practice provides a wide range of transport advice; it recently assisted the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority with the development of the Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market in Finland. RZD and VR (the Russian and Finnish state railway companies) are also key clients.

Recent highlights for DLA Piper include advising HSBC on amending a vessel financing agreement, and representing Helsinki City Transport in a contract termination dispute with Siemens. The group's client roster also includes the Finnish Transport Agency and Nurminen Logistics. Janne Tuulos and Jussi Savonen jointly lead the team and specialise in finance work and litigation matters respectively

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