Roschier > Helsinki, Finland > Firm Profile

Roschier
Kasarmikatu 21 A
00130 Helsinki
Finland

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Roschier is known for its experience in cross-border financings and restructurings across the Nordic countries. It handles complex lending and debt capital market transactions, acquisitions, and financial restructurings, with a ‘strong focus on energy and infrastructure‘ work. The team frequently advises leading banks, private equity groups, and real estate and infrastructure investors. Helena Viita is a finance and debt capital specialist, who also works on bond financing, acquisition finance and project finance mandates. Johannes Ahti assists with acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings for corporate and real estate clients, and Jonne Järvi splits his work between domestic and cross-border transactions, project finance issues and corporate lending matters in the project, energy and infrastructure spheres. Senior associate Essi Seppä departed for Avance Attorneys Ltd in March 2021.

Practice head(s):

Helena Viita; Johannes Ahti; Jonne Järvi

Testimonials

Always good service and each team member knows what to do.’

Jonne Järvi is service oriented and has a pragmatic approach.’

Clearly knowledgeable and dedicated team with strong focus on energy and infrastructure.’

Deep understanding of the underlying assets and business.’

The team is very broad and part of the leading franchise in the Nordics. Especially the pool of senior associates is of high quality.’

Jonne Järvi is a pragmatic and diligent partner, while Johannes Ahti is the current team leader with market knowledge of the leveraged finance sector.’

Key clients

Nordea

OP Corporate Bank

SEB

Danske Bank

Nokia

Stora Enso

IK Investment Partners

Triton Partners

Blackstone

Trevian Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Bain Capital on the financing of the public takeover of Ahsltröm-Munksjö Oyj.
  • Advised a syndicate of banks on funding for the acquisition of Santillana Spain.
  • Advised Tornator on its green refinancing.

Finland > Capital markets Tier 1

Roschier is known for its extensive experience advising corporates and private equity sponsors, investment banks, and underwriters on complex equity and debt capital markets in the Nordics. Key strengths lie in high-profile IPOs, securitisation mandates and public recapitalisations. Head of the equity capital market team Antti Ihamuotila leads on equity mandates as well as public M&A; while Helena Viita leads the finance and restructuring practice and focuses on bond, real estate and acquisition finance work. Johannes Ahti and Jonne Järvi are noted for their wide-ranging work on finance and restructuring issues, while senior associate Katri Piiparinen is noted for her strength in advising in the equity capital markets and IPO spaces. Laura Huomo has departed to Bird & Bird, and Petri Avikainen joined from Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy in early 2022.

Practice head(s):

Antti Ihamuotila; Helena Viita; Johannes Ahti; Jonne Järvi

Testimonials

‘Vast experience with international clients, with domestic customers in international transactions and with listed companies.’

‘Helena Viita is very knowledgeable in the domestic bond market, having participated as an expert in the legislative preparation work aimed at growing the market. Johannes Ahti has good visibility to the market and is able to give good advice on current trends.’

‘Unique knowledge in Finland in comparison to peers. In-depth knowledge and practical experience from complex international transactions. Team is solution-orientated and always available and solving complex matters in a pragmatic way.’

‘Antti Ihamuotila is a leading capital market expert in Finland, with extensive experience in complex international mandates. Antti is very pragmatic, solution orientated and easy to work with, with high integrity, always available and delivering results.’

‘We are pleased with the highly skilled staff and their proactive approach. Also the cross-border capabilities are impressive.’

‘We have lately worked with Johannes Ahti and Jonne Järvi who both have top-notch skill sets and have great visibility to markets trends. Hence interacting with them has been very fruitful.’

‘Petri Avikainen is unique in his understanding and knowledge of the international capital markets.’ 

Key clients

TietoEVRY Corporation

Loxam S.A.S.

Boels Topholding B.V.

Investor consortium led by ANTA Sports Products Limited

Coronaria

Musti Group Oy

Huhtamäki Oyj

Finnair Oyj

Bain Capital

Neles Corporation

Puuilo Oyj

Sitowise Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advised Neles on the merger with Valmet.
  • Advised Adelis and Puuilo Oyj / Intera and Sitowise Oyj on the main list IPOs on Nasdaq Helsinki of Puuilo Oyj and Sitowise Oyj.
  • Advised BNP PARIBAS and Nordea Bank Abp as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners of the share issuance and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as the joint bookrunners of Outokumpu Oyj’s private placement of new shares raising €209m.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Roschier is noted for its wide-ranging expertise in public and private M&A, complex private equity work, and strategically important cross-border transactions in Finland and the Nordics more broadly. It often advises listed companies, financial institutions, technology companies and private equity houses. Jon Unnérus leads the private equity team, while the public M&A practice is jointly lead by Jouni Salmi and Antti Ihamuotila, who lead on divestments and transactions across the Nordics. Senior advisor Manne Airaksinen is a key contact regarding major liability issues and public M&A.

Practice head(s):

Jouni Salmi; Jon Unnérus; Antti Ihamuotila

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Antti Ihamuotila is an extremely experienced lawyer with expertise from both ECM and M&A.’

‘Roschier’s key strength is overall high quality of the work and attention to details. I have worked with them multiple times and they very rarely make any mistakes – a quality that I view as important in legal matters.’

‘All individuals I have worked with have showed great availability and an attitude to go the extra mile to make sure we get the best possible outcome and meet tight deadlines.’

‘Jon Unnérus stands out for legal skills in combination with a commercial mindset.’

‘The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organized. We made a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing risks related. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics.’

‘Partner Jouni Salmi acted as our main lawyer from Roschier. Experience, strategic view and vision makes him stand out from the others.’

Key clients

Telia Company

Suomen Autokauppa Oy

TietoEVRY Corporation

Loxam S.A.S.

Boels Topholding B.V.

Investor consortium led by ANTA Sports Products Limited

Coronaria

Musti Group Oy

Huhtamäki Oyj

Finnair Oyj

Bain Capital

Neles Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Neles Oyj on its €7.2bn public company merger with Valmet Oyj.
  • Advised Telia Company on the €722m sale of 49% of its tower business in Norway and Finland.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Roschier handles large, complex commercial disputes, particularly international arbitrations, and also provides risk management and strategic advice, acts in project and construction-related disputes in the energy sector, and handles Finnish-Swedish cross-border arbitration work. Practice co-head Gisela Knuts is a ‘true leader‘ and specialises in complex cross-border litigation and alternative dispute resolution in the construction, engineering and energy sectors; while co-head Aapo Saarikivi is an ‘outstanding litigator‘ and has niche expertise in dispute avoidance and strategic advisory work. Investigations and compliance expert Laila Sivonen was promoted to principal associate in June 2021, while senior associates Tero Toivonen and Nika Larkimo joined from Lindfors & Co Attorneys at Law and Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy in April and May 2021 respectively.

Practice head(s):

Gisela Knuts; Aapo Saarikivi

Testimonials

‘Roschier is the best firm in Finland. Counsel are sophisticated global practitioners who work very well with US companies.’

‘Aapo Saarikivi is an outstanding litigator who capably handles litigation and arbitration in Finland and around the world.’

‘The Roschier litigation team is very diverse and team work is their core strength as they enable team members of any seniority to bring valuable input to the case. The team always stays on top of their game making it easier for the client by taking on not only the core drafting work as expected but also most organizational tasks, meeting preparation and collection of information.’

‘What stood out the most compared to competitors is the unpretentious nature of the Roschier litigation team members. The practical no-nonsense approach makes collaboration easy and comfortable.’

‘Commitment to difficult tasks, ability to produce high quality of solutions even in new law areas.’

‘Unique cooperation to build winning teams among the organization, high level of knowledge.’

‘The team is really deep – Roschier Helsinki office could easily allocate three senior and two junior associates for our complex arbitration, led by partner Gisela Knuts.’

‘Gisela Knuts is a true leader of the team. Great strategist with hands on approach.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Nokia

Stora Enso

Arla

Fennovoima

Pfizer

Kemira

Mash Group plc

R-Investicija

Work highlights

  • Advised Finnish energy company Fennovoima in relation to its EPC Contract with Rosatom for the turnkey delivery of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant.
  • Represented the claimant, Lithuanian family-held investment company UAB R Investicija and related smaller co-claimants, in an SCC arbitration seated in Helsinki, under Lithuanian substantive law, against Finnish listed company Kesko Corporation relating to their joint venture in the Baltics and Belarus.
  • Represented the Finnish parent company of global fintech group Mash Group plc in parallel litigation proceedings aiming for a corporate restructuring to avoid insolvency.

Finland > Employment Tier 1

The employment team at Roschier is particularly noted for advising key operators in the education sector, as well as for its strength in advisory work regarding restructurings, collective bargaining issues, and occupational health and safety matters. It also covers sensitive topics including alleged workplace harassment, as well as representing corporates in employment-related arbitrations. Practice head Anu Waaralinna covers boardroom advice, restructurings and complex employment contract issues, while senior associate Mari Mohsen is a key contact regarding Finnish employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Anu Waaralinna

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very strong and respected team – excellent ability to handpick talent matching the client’s need and culture.’

‘Anu Waaralinna is a trusted adviser to us and a real industry thought leader.’

‘Broad team with good variety of senior experts. Active, modern approach.’

‘I have worked mainly with Anu Waaralinna and Mari Mohsen and the following applies to both: They are excellent lawyers who understand our business environment and are always ready to support and give straight-to-the-point guidance. Unlike many other law firms, with Roschier I don’t get annoying legalistic “it depends” answers, but these professionals have the integrity and seniority to weigh the risk and give clear recommendations which help us move forward.’

‘Absolutely the best in understanding the customer needs, delivering highly professional solutions and services, excellent customer care and follow-up!’

‘Anu Waaralinna is a highly professional employment lawyer who succeeds in delivering high quality services and solutions year after year, and the quality of her work is always excellent. She has an amazing ability to help the customer in very complex cases (both national and international), also supporting the customer to deal with the situation. Her work is of extremely high quality, delivery is very timely and and she is always available/reachable.’

Key clients

Tampere University

Fonecta Oyj

Fennia Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö (Fennia Mutual Insurance Company)

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)

Keravan kaupunki (City of Kerava)

ALSO Finland Oy

Arcus ASA

Sitowise Group Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advised Tampere University, a major Finnish University, on numerous employment-related matters.
  • Assisted VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with various complex, high-level employment law matters.
  • Advised Sitowise Group’s management on the assessment, disclosure and handling of certain employment law related cases and also advised on the relationship with the employee representatives and on organising a personnel offering with 750 participants.

Finland > EU and competition Tier 1

The competition team at Roschier is a key resource for international clients on the full range of competition law matters, providing ‘seamless‘ advice across the Nordic countries, with notable strength in merger control, public procurement, state aid and abuse of dominance mandates. It is especially well regarded for its work in cartel enforcement cases, as well as its private enforcement practice. Practice head Ami Paanajärvi  excels in cartel investigations and multi-jurisdictional merger control matters; she works alongside senior adviser Christian Wik, who is an expert in abuse of dominance matters and complex EU merger filings.

Practice head(s):

Ami Paanajärvi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Excellent hard (legal, both theory and practice) and soft (communication, presentation etc) skills. Seamless collaboration between practices. Always available when needed.’

Key clients

Expretio Technologies

Orkla

Arcus

Mobidiag

Finnlines

Stora Enso Oyj

SSAB Europe

TietoEvry Oyj

Fortum Oyj

Nokia Corporation

Eltel Networks and Eltel Group

Rettig Group

Telia Company

YIT Corporation

TV4 Media AB

Konecranes Corporation

Finnair plc

Neles Corporation

Fiskars Corporation

Port of Helsinki

Akzo Nobel

Work highlights

  • Advised Arcus ASA on the merger control and foreign direct investment approvals required for its cross-border merger with Altia plc.
  • Advised the Eltel companies in the landmark cartel proceeding before the Supreme Administrative Court against the FCCA proposal to fine the company €35m.
  • Advised Expretio Technologies on its successful challenge of the procurement decision by VR.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 1

Roschier has an ‘impressive technical understanding‘ regarding all patent, trade mark and copyright matters, extending to cover trade secret litigation and enforcement issues across multiple jurisdictions. The team is experienced in IP licensing work and transactions, as well as handling IP auditing and due diligence work for its impressive client roster. Practice head Rainer Hilli has represented international corporations before the Finnish Market Court and Supreme Court involving major trade mark infringement cases and patent invalidation proceedings. Mikko Manner is an experienced copyright litigator, while Johanna Flythström and Johanna Lilja advise on establishing joint ventures and technology-related licensing matters.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Hilli

Testimonials

Roschier team takes the time to be proactive and to understand its client’s business and pain points. They provide state-of-the-art deliverables, but at the same time advise on a practical level. In addition to legal know-how, Roschier’s team has impressive technical understanding that has been a considerable advantage.’

Johanna Flythström has an exceptional talent to translate business objectives and technical details into contracts. Her negotiation skills have been valuable to us. Her approach is collaborative and empathic, which has proved to be very effective in complex negotiations. Johanna is a legal star and we are happy to have found her to support us.’

Roschier’s intellectual property practice is capable to lead and manage complex cross-border IP litigation. Their IP lawyers are pragmatic and able to communicate with non-lawyers and, especially, with the management.’

A wonderfully talented team with great legal minds and business acumen. The leading intellectual property practice in Finland and a key part of our multi-jurisdictional patent dispute teams. A truly trusted adviser.’

Johanna Lilja is simply superb! She smoothly deals and adapts as new complex legal issues arise. She is a key part of our team handling a multi-jurisdictional patent dispute.’

Key clients

Pfizer

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Nokia Oyj

Lumene Oy

The Telia Company

LEGO

Procter & Gamble

Neste Oyj

Novartis

Brown-Forman/Jack Daniel’s

Supercell Oy

Fiskars Oyj Abp

Moomin Characters Oy Ltd

Marimekko Oyj

Nokian Tyres

Metso Outotec Oyj

Halti Oy

Autoliv Inc.

Fortum Oyj

HERE Global B.V.

Konecranes Oyj

Rovio Entertainment Corp.

Stora Enso Oyj

Neles Oyj

Orion Oyj

Gilead Sciences Inc.

Eli Lilly and Company Limited

Specsavers

Deutsche Telekom AG

Alko Oy

InterMune Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented ICOS / Eli Lilly in patent invalidity proceedings related to Eli Lilly’s product CIALIS (tadalafil).
  • Represented Gilead Sciences Inc in two invalidation actions against Teva/Actavis and Mylan. The matter relates to validity of Gilead’s SPC. There were also three parallel Main Infringement and Preliminary Injunction proceedings against Mylan, Teva and KRKA before the Market Court.
  • Advised Mobidiag Ltd. and its shareholders as lead counsel in the €668m sale of the company to Hologic, Inc. in 2021. Also advised Mobidiag on various technology licensing matters following up on the advisory work in establishing a joint venture agreement with Autobio Diagnostics and with negotiating an exclusive license to the joint venture (Automobi Molecular Diagnostics).

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Roschier has ‘very good capabilities‘ regarding multi-jurisdictional real estate portfolio transactions, and also provides advice on land lease agreements, green building issues, lease matters and construction projects. Clients include global, German and Nordic real estate funds, blue-chip companies and investors, and the group is particularly strong in Finnish-Swedish real estate matters. Antti-Jussi Partanen specialises in high-value real estate, energy and infrastructure transactions. In May 2021, Mika Alanko departed for an in-house position.

Practice head(s):

Antti-Jussi Partanen

Testimonials

Good market knowledge and a possibility to advise clients to find solutions rather than just pointing to problems.’

The team always deliver thoughtful advice on time which makes them a highly reliable business partner.’

The real estate and construction practice has very good capabilities in providing advice for real estate transactions and complex construction projects.’

Key clients

Altaal

Carnegie

Wasagroup

Deka Immobilien GmbH

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

CBRE Global Investors

UBS Real Estate GmbH

Trevian Asset Management Oy

NREP

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

eQ Finnish Real Estate

M7 Real Estate

Corpus Sireo Real Estate GmbH

Pareto Securities AB

Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust (CEREIT)

Royal Areena Oy

Amundi Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Altaal and Carnegie on the establishment of a new investment company and the acquisition of its first office asset under a brown-to-green investment theme with the name Green Yield.
  • Advised Pareto Securities on the acquisition and subsequent property development of the SOK headquarter in Helsinki.
  • Advised NREP on the approximately €90m acquisition of a head quarter level office property centrally located in Espoo, Finland from Metsä Group’s parent company Metsäliitto Osuuskunta and Mela.

Finland > Tax Tier 1

Roschier is highly involved in tax-related cross-border transactions in the Finnish market including M&A, real estate and private equity matters. It also covers complex and high-profile tax disputes related to transfer pricing issues, the applicability of anti-avoidance rules and liability matters. Team head and ‘highly experienced partner‘ Mika Ohtonen covers real estate and private equity tax structuring and planning mandates, while Ossi Haapaniemi ‘stands out with exceptional expertise‘ in tax disputes and cross-border corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mika Ohtonen; Ossi Haapaniemi

Testimonials

Best tax advice in Finland.’

Ossi Haapaniemi stands out with exceptional expertise and knowledge about tax law.’

The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organised. We had a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing the related risks. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics. Tax advice covered also transaction structuring.

Highly experienced partner Mika Ohtonen was the main tax lawyer on the transaction executed. Mika’s vast experience together with his strategic view was and continues to be an asset for our company.’

Key clients

Pfizer Oy

Esperi Care Group

Nets Holding A/S

Trevian Asset Management

Huhtamäki Oyj

Konecranes Oyj

IK Investment Partners

Nordic Capital

Assa Abloy AB

Ahlström Capital

Stora Enso Oyj

Telia Company

Borealis Group

Bravedo Group

Axcel

Neles Corporation

Bain Capital

Wolt

Suomen Autokauppa Oy

Mobidiag Oy

Fortum Oyj

Intera Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Bain Capital, the lead investor in a consortium, on a recommended public cash tender offer of approximately €2.1bn for Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj.
  • Advised Telia Company on the €722m sale of 49% of its tower business in Norway and Finland.
  • Advised Neles Corporation on the merger with Valmet Oyj.

Finland > TMT Tier 1

Roschier provides a wide range of advice in the TMT sector, including handling complex regulatory and compliance work, as well as technology-related disputes across multiple jurisdictions. TMT and outsourcing head Arto Linnervuo is ‘extremely knowledgeable about technology-related topics‘, especially in IT and industrial outsourcing matters, data protection work and telecoms regulations. Johanna Lilja leads the data protection practice and covers GDPR compliance work and cross-border data transfers. Miikka Konttinen is ‘very knowledgeable and practical‘ in the TMT sector, often advising energy and industrial companies on high-profile assignments, while managing partner Mikko Manner focuses on TMT commercialisation and licensing agreements. Manner also has extensive contentious and transactional experience. Senior associate Emma Swahne joined from Hannes Snellman in early 2022.

Practice head(s):

Arto Linnervuo; Johanna Lilja

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is well aware of the market practice that develops at a fast pace in TMT sector. As Roschier has a good dispute resolution practice, too, they get insights into what can possibly go wrong in big IT outsourcing or project contracts, and leverage that knowledge when advising their clients in contract work.’

‘Miika Konttinen is very knowledgeable and practical.’

‘Roschier’s TMT practice and the teams led by both partners Arto Linnervuo and Miikka Konttinen are extremely knowledgeable about technology-related topics and collaboration with them has been effortless and extremely efficient in both smaller and larger engagements.’

‘Overall, I would say that the individuals at Roschier’s TMT practice, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with, have all been extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They all have been quick to understand any issues presented to them and have provided clear and quick advice.’

‘Arto Linnervuo’s unparalleled knowledge of the legal tech space and multiple years’ of experience shows in his work and makes him stand out. Arto has been a trusted adviser of my company’s IT function for a long time, which makes working with him easier, as he has the background knowledge of our company to get up-to speed and provide advice quickly.’

‘Miikka Konttinen’s previous experience as an in-house counsel gives him a better view of a company’s inner workings, as well as the challenges in-house counsels face in their jobs. This allows Miikka to give more nuanced advice, taking into account more than just the legal side of an issue. Furthermore, Miikka’s specialist knowledge of licensing related matters has proven invaluable in cases where we’ve worked with him.’

‘I’ve worked with Maiju Klemola on multiple different matters, large and small. Maiju’s knowledge of the technology sector and related legal issues is extensive. When necessary, she has been able to provide advice in a very short time without compromising on quality. Maiju’s ability to provide on-the-spot advice and her case management skills have helped us immensely.’

‘Emma Swahne is definitely a future partner, excellent individual in the field of data protection and ready to walk the extra mile for the benefit of the customer.’

Key clients

Nokia

Autoliv

GE Healthcare

Telia

Epic Systems Corporation

Fiskars

Discovery Media

Qvantel

Neste

Moomin Characters

Kemira

Metso Outotec

Veoneer

PayPal

Bauer Media Finland Oy

Fortum

Quest Diagnostics Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Mobidiag Ltd., a commercial stage molecular diagnostics company, on various technology commercialisation, licensing, and data protection matters.
  • Advised Metso Corporation (currently Metso Outotec) on major IT projects including a global IT outsourcing deal as well as software licensing and cloud procurements.
  • Advised Fortum Corporation on an IT outsourcing deal covering public cloud management as well as application maintenance services for several hundreds of business-critical applications.
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The firm: Roschier is one of the leading law firms in the Nordic region with offices in Helsinki and Stockholm. It is well-known for its excellent track record of advising on demanding international business law assignments and large-scale transactions. The firm’s focus is on long-term client relationship management and offering business-oriented solutions to clients. Roschier works actively on increasing the co-operation with its clients within all the firm’s practice areas in order to maximize the quality of its work.

Main Areas of Practice

Roschier is a full-service law firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services.

Brand Protection
High-end services in trademark, design, domain name and copyright prosecution and portfolio management, IP valuation and IP strategy work.

Corporate Advisory
Main focus on corporate governance, risk management and board liability for public companies as well as advice in public company transactions.

Corporate Compliance & Investigations
Advising corporations, sovereigns and governmental bodies on compliance and regulatory matters in the Nordic region and internationally by providing preventive counselling, remedial advice and techniques to protect commercial stakeholder value and the moral and civic integrity of clients’ officers and staff.

Data Protection
Advising clients in various sectors on matters relating to data protection and privacy and cyber security.

Digitalisation & TMT
All aspects of operational, regulatory, contentious and transactional technology, media and telecommunications related legal services, with both regional and global capability.

Dispute Resolution
Main focus on international arbitration and complex commercial court disputes, including IPR litigation and white-collar crime as well as legal risk management, regulatory and compliance.

Employment
Services cover all legal aspects of human resources, including representation in union negotiations as well as dispute resolution.

Energy & Infrastructure
Expert advisory services for individual clients or a consortium of partners in the public and private sectors involved in significant energy or infrastructure projects, industrial production sites, datacenters, complex real estate developments or operation and maintenance projects.

Equity Capital Markets
Wide range of regulatory and transactional work, including equity capital markets issuance, IPOs, share buybacks, capital structure optimisation, fund structuring, derivatives and other equity-related instruments.

EU & Competition
Full range of competition law services, including merger control, cartel and dominance proceedings, compliance, state aid, procurement and private enforcement.

Finance & Restructuring
Wide range of complex finance- and restructuring-related matters, including for example, leveraged and structured finance transactions, bonds and other debt capital markets work as well as strategic advice to banks and management of borrowers.

General Commercial
Main focus on commercial business agreements e.g. purchase and supply contracts, distribution agreements, agency agreements and maintenance contracts.

Intellectual Property
Services cover the full range of intellectual property from copyright and trade secrets to patent advice including litigation.

Marketing & Consumer
Advice in all areas of marketing and consumer law, including litigation, with a strong focus on regulated industries such as the pharmaceutical, alcohol, foodstuff, daily consumer goods, tobacco and betting industries on EU and national level.

Outsourcing
Full range of technology and business process outsourcing — expertise extending to IT, infra, HR, payroll and other outsourcing projects in business areas, including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking and pulp and paper.

Private Equity
Tailor-made services for structuring and executing private equity transactions, also offering in-depth expertise in structured financing and lending.

Private Funds
Expert advice regarding the establishment and operation of alternative private investment funds, separate investment mandates and other complex investment structures.

Private M&A
Services cover all aspects of a transaction from its initiation to completion with extensive experience in a wide range of different industries.

Public M&A
Services in relation to high-end advice and transactional work in public takeovers, reorganisations and mergers and demergers of public companies.

Public Procurement
Assisting clients on all aspects of public procurement; supporting clients in the public procurement process but also advising on related areas such as ICT, competition, intellectual property and various regulatory issues.

Real Estate & Environment
Services cover real estate acquisitions, property development, fund formation, tax and structuring, finance and environmental regulatory, processes and liability.

Tax & Structuring
Main focus on tax structuring, public company restructurings and tender offers.

Clients
Clients include leading domestic and international corporations, financial service and insurance institutions, investors, growth and other private companies with international operations, as well as governmental authorities.

International Work
Roschier has an established network of leading law firms across Europe, the US and other jurisdictions and works closely with these firms to provide its clients seamless cross-border service. The firm has extensive experience in applying joint working procedures and in acting as lead counsel in complex multi-jurisdictional assignments.

Roschier’s recent highlights include, among others,

  • Acting for Neles Corporation on their EUR 7.2 billion public company merger with Valmet Corporation;
  • Acting for Wolt in the EUR 7 billion sale of the company to DoorDash;
  • Acting for Telia in the sale of part of its tower business in Norway, Finland and Sweden to Brookfield and Alecta;
  • Acting for Adelis and Puuilo Oyj on the main list IPO on Nasdaq Helsinki of Puuilo Oyj;
  • Acting for Ahlström Capital in the divestment of Destia to Colas;
  • Acting for Mobidiag in the sale of the company to Hologic.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Brand Protection Markku Tuominenmarkku.tuominen@roschier.com+358 20 506 6594
Corporate Advisory Seppo Kymäläinenseppo.kymalainen@roschier.com+358 20 506 6502
Corporate Compliance & Investigations Aapo Saarikiviaapo.saarikivi@roschier.com+358 20 506 6577
Data Protection Johanna Liljajohanna.lilja@roschier.com+358 20 506 6631
Digitalization & TMT Arto Linnervuoarto.linnervuo@roschier.com+358 20 506 6589
Dispute Resolution Gisela Knutsgisela.knuts@roschier.com+358 20 506 6539
Employment Anu Waaralinnaanu.waaralinna@roschier.com+358 20 506 6657
Energy & Infrastructure Toni Siimestoni.siimes@roschier.com+358 20 506 6578
Equity Capital Markets Antti Ihamuotilaantti.ihamuotila@roschier.com+358 20 506 6555
EU & Competition Ami Paanajärviami.paanajarvi@roschier.com+358 20 506 6528
Finance & Restructuring Helena Viitahelena.viita@roschier.com+358 20 506 6522
General Commercial Jan-Anders Wikjan-anders.wik@roschier.com+358 20 506 6207
Intellectual Property Rainer Hillirainer.hilli@roschier.com+358 20 506 6217
Marketing & Consumer Mikael Segercrantzmikael.segercrantz@roschier.com+358 20 506 6585
Outsourcing Arto Linnervuoarto.linnervuo@roschier.com+358 20 506 6589
Private Equity Jon Unnérusjon.unnerus@roschier.com+358 20 506 6298
Private Funds Tero Jormanainentero.jormanainen@roschier.com+358 20 506 6644
Private M&A Jouni Salmijouni.salmi@roschier.com+358 20 506 6546
Public M&A Antti Ihamuotilaantti.ihamuotila@roschier.com+358 20 506 6555
Public Procurement Ami Paanajärviami.paanajarvi@roschier.com+358 20 506 6528
Real estate & Environment Toni Siimestoni.siimes@roschier.com+358 20 506 6578
Tax & Structuring Mika Ohtonenmika.ohtonen@roschier.com+358 20 506 6607
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Johannes Ahti photoMr Johannes AhtiPartner Johannes Ahti has extensive experience in finance and debt capital markets…
Manne Airaksinen photoMr Manne AiraksinenSenior Advisor Manne Airaksinen is specialized in public M&A and equity capital…
Petri Avikainen photoMr Petri AvikainenPartner Petri Avikainen is specialized in Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A.…
Johanna Flythström photoMs Johanna FlythströmPartner Johanna Flythström has extensive experience in advising clients in a broad…
Ossi Haapaniemi photoMr Ossi HaapaniemiPartner Ossi Haapaniemi is specialized in tax law. He is a highly…
Rainer Hilli photoMr Rainer HilliPartner Rainer Hilli is Head of Roschier’s award-winning Intellectual Property practice. He…
Antti Ihamuotila photoMr Antti IhamuotilaPartner Antti Ihamuotila is Head of Roschier’s Equity Capital Markets practice. He…
Jonne Järvi photoMr Jonne JärviJonne Järvi is a Partner in Roschier’s Finance & Restructuring practice. Jonne…
Tero Jormanainen photoMr Tero JormanainenPartner Tero Jormanainen is specialized in M&A, venture capital and private equity…
Gisela Knuts photoMs Gisela KnutsPartner Gisela Knuts is Head of Roschier’s Dispute Resolution practice in Finland…
Miikka Konttinen photoMr Miikka KonttinenPartner Miikka Konttinen is specialized in TMT, projects and energy, outsourcing, and…
Seppo Kymäläinen photoMr Seppo KymäläinenPartner Seppo Kymäläinen is Head of Roschier’s Corporate Advisory practice in Finland.…
Johanna Lilja photoMs Johanna LiljaPartner Johanna Lilja is Head of Roschier’s Data Protection practice. She is…
Arto Linnervuo photoMr Arto LinnervuoPartner Arto Linnervuo is Head of Roschier’s Digitalization & TMT and Outsourcing…
Mikko Manner photoMr Mikko MannerMikko Manner is the Managing Partner of Roschier. He has extensive experience…
Mari Mohsen photoMs Mari MohsenPrincipal Associate-elect Mari Mohsen is specialized in employment law with a particular…
Mika Ohtonen photoMr Mika OhtonenPartner Mika Ohtonen is Head of Roschier’s Tax & Structuring practice. He…
Niklas Östman photoMr Niklas ÖstmanPartner Niklas Östman is specialized in technology and IP transactions and litigation.…
Ami Paanajärvi photoMs Ami PaanajärviPartner Ami Paanajärvi is Head of Roschier’s EU & Competition team in…
Antti-Jussi Partanen photoMr Antti-Jussi PartanenPartner Antti-Jussi Partanen is specialized in real estate, private M&A, private equity…
Katri Piiparinen photoMs Katri PiiparinenKatri Piiparinen is a Senior Associate working with Roschier’s Corporate Advisory, Public…
Aapo Saarikivi photoMr Aapo SaarikiviPartner Aapo Saarikivi is Head of Roschier’s Corporate Compliance & Investigations practice…
Jouni Salmi photoMr Jouni SalmiPartner Jouni Salmi is Head of Roschier’s Private M&A practice and co-Head…
Mikael Segercrantz photoMr Mikael SegercrantzPartner Mikael Segercrantz is Head of Roschier’s Marketing & Consumer law practice.…
Toni Siimes photoMr Toni SiimesPartner Toni Siimes is Head of Roschier’s Energy & Infrastructure practice. He…
Markku Tuominen photoMr Markku TuominenPartner Markku Tuominen is Head of Roschier’s Brand Protection practice. He has…
Jon Unnérus photoMr Jon UnnérusPartner Jon Unnérus is Head of Roschier’s Private Equity practice in Finland.…
Helena Viita photoMs Helena ViitaPartner Helena Viita is specialized in banking & finance and insolvency &…
Anu Waaralinna photoMs Anu WaaralinnaPartner Anu Waaralinna is Head of Roschier’s Employment practice and also working…
Christian Wik photoMr Christian WikChristian Wik is a Senior Advisor in Roschier’s EU & Competition practice.…
Jan-Anders Wik photoMr Jan-Anders WikPartner Jan-Anders Wik is specialized in corporate advisory and private and public…
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