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Dittmar & Indrenius

Employment Tier 1

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..

EU and competition Tier 1

'Solid practitionerIlkka Leppihalme leads the department at Dittmar & Indrenius, which is noted for its 'highly dedicated' team. The group recently acted for a defendant in a pan-European truck cartel case and related damages litigation, and assisted Mondi Group with complex merger control issues relating to its acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings, a matter which was referred to the European Commission by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA). Senior attorney Toni Kalliokoski is also recommended and specialises in antitrust damages claims.

Banking and finance Tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius' recent work includes acting for Pandion Mine Finance on the financing of Firesteel Resources' acquisition of Nordic Mines via a prepaid forward gold purchase agreement. Other clients include Société Générale and Allianz Capital Partners. Juha-Pekka Mutanen jointly leads the 'responsive' practice with Hanna-Mari ManninenKari Lautjärvi is also a key name to note.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius' practice is recognised for its 'good technical skills' and clients praise practice head and 'great M&A lawyerJan Ollila, and managing partner Anders Carlberg, who is 'pragmatic, easygoing and knowledgeable'. The department recently advised Mondi Group on its €365m acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings and assisted Hewlett Packed Enterprise with the Finnish aspects of the merger between its software assets and Micro Focus. Ericsson and Ikea are also clients.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Dittmar & Indrenius, the practice is 'especially strong in international cases' and represented several insurers and shipowners as claimants against Wärtsilä Finland in a cross-border dispute regarding the supply of allegedly unfit propulsion systems. Practice head Jussi Lehtinen has 'great courtroom skills', while senior associates Tom Ehrström and Heidi Yildiz are 'up-and-coming talents'.

Maritime and transport Tier 2

Jointly led by the 'very intelligent' Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan OllilaDittmar & 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.

TMT Tier 2

Dittmar & Indrenius recently advised Fortum on the development of its SmartLiving service and assisted Ikea with data protection issues. 'True professionalKai Erlund leads the 'solid' IT practice and Jukka Lång is the name to note for data protection matters. Other key clients include Veho and Copart UK.

Capital markets Tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius recently advised Kotkamills Group on the restructuring its €105m senior secured bond, including the amendment of securities packages and partial early repayment work. Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Hanna-Mari Manninen co-head the practice, which 'masters all relevant legal and regulatory issues affecting its clients'.

Intellectual property Tier 3

At Dittmar & IndreniusKai Erlund leads the practice following the departure of Henrik af Ursin to Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in 2018. Key clients include Burberry and Tommy Hilfiger; the group assisted the latter with the development and execution of IP enforcement strategies.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Recent highlights for Dittmar & Indrenius include advising Ikea Real Estate on its acquisition of a property from Lemiro and acting for Food Folk Suomi, the developmental licensee for McDonald's in Finland, on lease issues, property purchases and zoning work. Practice head Antti Aaltonen is noted for his 'strong impact' in negotiations.

Tax Tier 3

Dittmar & Indrenius' recent work included advising on the tax aspects of Mondi Group's acquisition of Powerflute Group Holdings. The 'exemplaryKai Holkeri heads up the practice, which 'possesses strong experience and insight'; clients also praise associate Vilho Lammi as a 'rising star'. Senior associate Ritva Aalto joined from Roschier in 2018.

The firm: Dittmar & Indrenius is a leading Finnish law firm established in 1899. Since 1899 the firm has been engineering landmark transactions, solving major disputes and been there for our clients in times of significant change, even revolutions.

D&I serves its clients in three core service areas: transactions, disputes, innovations with its client-centric ‘powerhouse’ method.

Powerhouses are client-centric hubs of high-end expertise and experience from landmark cases. Seamlessly connected teams support our clients in achieving their objectives and growth. As a powerhouse the firm takes a global approach to a case and assemble a mix of specialists with experience from across practice groups and industries to form teams capable of delivering exceptional added value.

The firm represents leading domestic and international corporations and institutions, as well as acting for a number of governments and international organisations. D&I continuously represents half of the 50 largest listed companies in Finland and more than every third Dow Jones Industrial Average company in their operations in Finland.

Areas of practice:
Transaction Powerhouse:
The firm takes a holistic view on transactions and combine all its areas of expertise into a uniquely integrated transaction service.

D&I serves demanding transaction clients locally and globally, often operating as the trusted gateway into and out of the Nordic region. The firm focuses on providing comprehensive advice to sophisticated market participants in complex transactions, with an emphasis on public M&A including takeover defence and public to private transactions as well as divestments, reorganisations and structured sales processes.

D&I is known for its high-end work in large and complex transactions, frequently with cross-border and capital markets elements.

Dispute Powerhouse: The firm offers integrated dispute resolution services combining in-depth knowledge of all its specialist areas of law and industry sectors with unparalleled experience in advocacy, mediation and settlement negotiations.

D&I is known for its success in challenging international arbitration proceedings, complex commercial litigation as well as high-profile cartel damages litigation proceedings.

D&I serves demanding corporate clients in preventing and resolving all commercial conflicts, often involving complex cross-border elements requiring professional experience from various different jurisdictions.

In addition to arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as commercial litigation and administrative proceedings, the firm regularly advises its clients on disputes relating to taxation, IPR, employment, competition, data protection and cyber security matters, as well as relating to M&A and other transactions.

Innovation Powerhouse

The firm’s Innovation Powerhouse is all about its clients’ innovations. The firm helps businesses transform and grow in the digitalized world.

D&I offers one-stop-shop strategic legal advice for companies in any industry dealing with new innovations transforming their business. D&I is known for being the leading digital disruption team in Finland. Our exceptional track record covers new digital business models, data, cybersecurity, Fintech, blockchain and other disruptive technologies.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Competition and public procurement Ilkka Leppihalme
Corporate, advisory and CSR Hanna-Mari Manninen
Corporate, advisory and CSR Kari Lautjärvi
Data protection, marketing and consumers Jukka Lång
Dispute resolution Jussi Lehtinen
Dispute resolution Jan Ollila
Employment, benefits and pensions Seppo Havia
Employment, benefits and pensions Suvi Knaapila
Employment, benefits and pensions Petteri Uoti
Energy, infrastructure and natural resources Mikko Eerola
Finance and capital markets Juha-Pekka Mutanen
Finance and capital markets Hanna-Mari Manninen
Intellectual Property Iiris Kivikari
Knowledge management Inari Kinnunen
Life sciences and healthcare Johan Åkermarck
M&A and private equity Jan Ollila
M&A and private equity Wilhelm Eklund
Real estate, construction and environment Antti Aaltonen
Tax and structuring Kai Holkeri
Technology and outsourcing Kai Erlund
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Johan Åkermarck  photo Mr Johan Åkermarck
Mr Antti Aaltonen  photo Mr Antti Aaltonen
Mr Anders Carlberg  photo Mr Anders Carlberg
Mr Mikko Eerola  photo Mr Mikko Eerola
Mr Wilhelm Eklund  photo Mr Wilhelm Eklund
Mr Seppo Havia  photo Mr Seppo Havia
Mr Kai Holkeri photo Mr Kai Holkeri
Mr Samuel Kääriäinen  photo Mr Samuel Kääriäinen
Ms Suvi Knaapila  photo Ms Suvi Knaapila
Mr Jukka Lång  photo Mr Jukka Lång
Mr Kari Lautjärvi  photo Mr Kari Lautjärvi
Mr Jussi Lehtinen  photo Mr Jussi Lehtinen
Mr Ilkka Leppihalme  photo Mr Ilkka Leppihalme
Mr Juha-Pekka Mutanen  photo Mr Juha-Pekka Mutanen
Mr Jan Ollila  photo Mr Jan Ollila
Mr Petteri Uoti  photo Mr Petteri Uoti
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