Roschier > Helsinki, Finland > Firm Profile

Roschier
Kasarmikatu 21 A
00130 Helsinki
Finland

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Roschier is a leading firm for finance and restructuring work throughout the Nordics, with extensive experience in handling complex lending and debt capital markets transactional work stemming from event-driven financings, financial restructurings and securisation transactions. Helena Viita has extensive experience in a wide variety of finance work, including real estate and acquisition financings and financial restructurings. Johannes Ahti advises on event-driven financings, refinancing issues and financial restructurings with a focus on leveraged, corporate, real estate and infrastructure finance mandates. Jonne Järvi excels in energy and infrastructure-related financings.

Practice head(s):

Helena Viita; Johannes Ahti; Jonne Järvi

Testimonials

‘A wide variety of assignments gives the team good visibility on what is happening in the market. The partner profiles complement each other nicely.’

‘Helena Viita is very diligent and provides excellent legal analysis, Johannes Ahti has a good understanding of the banking market and Jonne Järvi is developing a profile in project finance.’

‘The partners at the firm are very capable and have an excellent knowledge of the market regarding banking and finance.’

‘The partners and senior lawyers have an excellent knowledge of the market and are very process-oriented, which reduces the involvement required by in-house counsel. Johannes Ahti and Jonne Järvi are both very capable partners.’

‘Strong team with broad expertise across all industry sectors. Fosters a solution-oriented negotiation culture by sorting out what’s important and what is not.’

‘Johannes Ahti: Excellent negotiator with genuine interest in contract drafting. Strong deal execution capabilities.’

‘Jonne Järvi: Hands-on and solution-oriented approach. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Helena Viita: Go-to adviser in the most demanding or critical matters. Sees the big picture, but makes sure that every important detail has been checked.’

Key clients

Nordea

OP Corporate Bank

SEB

Danske Bank

Nokia

Outokumpu

IK Partners

Blackstone

Taaleri Energia

Work highlights

  • Advising a consortium of Finnish energy companies, comprising Kymppivoima, Oulun Energia and Kuopion Energia, which have agreed to acquire the largest wind farm so far to be constructed in Finland, from wind and solar farm developer OX2, for approximately €650m.
  • Advising a major multinational investment bank on financing the acquisition of one of the largest real estate portfolios in Finland in 2022.
  • Acting as Finnish and Swedish law financing counsel to the Nordic private equity group IK Partners on the acquisition of Renta Group Oy from Intera Partners for an enterprise value of €750m, which was partly financed by way of a €350m five-year secured bond.

Finland > Capital markets Tier 1

Roschier excels across equity and debt capital markets work in the Nordic region, with extensive experience spanning initial public offerings, rights offerings, securitisation work, structured finance issues, financial derivatives matters and public recapitalisations. Antti Ihamuotila is the head of the ECM and public M&A practices and has over 20 years’ experience in international capital markets transactions; Petri Avikainen is also a key name for ECM and public M&A work and also advises Finnish listed companies and investment banks on issues related to Finnish corporate and securities law. Helena Viita has extensive experience in bond financings and project and asset finance work. Senior associate Katri Piiparinen has advised on several transactional mandates, such as IPOs and listings, while senior associate Jaakko Laitinen has recently handled cash tender offers and cross-border mergers.

Practice head(s):

Antti Ihamuotila; Helena Viita; Petri Avikainen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Roschier’s Capital markets team is currently the most senior and competent team in town. The recent hire of Petri Avikainen substantially increased Roschier’s standing. Also, Roschier has a great combination as they have market-leading hands-on partners and very wide bench to support larger project staffing.’

‘For me, Petri Avikainen has always been go-to-person with complex cross-border bond projects. He is clearly the leading expert in prospectus regulation and offering regulation and market conventions.’

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

Nordic Lights Group Corporation

Basware Oyj

Sampo plc

Lassila-Tikanoja Oyj

Work highlights

  • Acting for Sampo in its €1.84bn sale of shares in Nordea Bank executed through an accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional investors.
  • Acting for Basware Corporation on an approximately €620m voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for the shares in the company by a consortium of investors comprising Accel-KKR Capital Partners VI, LP, Long Path Holdings 1, LP and Briarwood Capital Partners LP.
  • Acting for Sponsor Capital as the selling shareholder and Nordic Lights Group Corporation as the company on the €35m IPO and listing of Nordic Lights on First North Growth Market Finland.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Roschier has a broad range of experience across public and private M&A, complex private equity work and cross-border transactions throughout the Nordics and Finland, with its key client focus including large listed companies, PE houses, banks and lending institutions, leading technology and telecoms companies and large family-owned enterprises. Jouni Salmi has in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of industry sectors including the forest, airline and payment industries, with extensive experience in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and divestments. Jon Unnérus is head of the private equity practice, and has extensive experience in advising in complex cross-border transactions and divestments, while Manne Airaksinen excels in public M&A work and ECM matters. Antti Ihamuotila has substantial experience in public M&A and corporate advisory work, and Tero Jormanainen has experience in advising clients on M&A and private equity transactions, leveraging expertise in the healthcare, IT and life sciences industries. Kiira Tuohimaa was promoted to partner in May 2022, and Petri Avikainen joined from Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jouni Salmi; Jon Unnérus; Antti Ihamuotila

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Any question, difficulty, uncertainty – they can deliver with very deep knowledge and expertise.’

‘Tero Jormanainen – highly pragmatic and friendly approach even in substantially complex situations. Highly respected and trusted by our team.’

‘A professional full-service firm. Top-tier in Finland.’

‘Jan-Anders Wik has great experience and is easy to work with.’

‘Very satisfied with our experience with Roschier all along. Smart, creative, committed and well established.’

‘Jouni Salmi: excellent negotiator, has a very deep knowledge of the market, committed and creative, a great partner to have on your side for high level transactions. Rene Male: clear, committed and smart, has always delivered in a professional fashion.’

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

Wolt

Work highlights

  • Advising Wolt on the approx. €7bn sale of the company to NYSE-listed DoorDash in an all-stock transaction.
  • Advising Basware Corporation on the voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for the shares in the company by a consortium of investors comprising Accel-KKR Capital Partners VI, LP, Long Path Holdings 1, LP and Briarwood Capital Partners LP through Sapphire BidCo Ltd.
  • Advising Outokumpu on the divestment of the majority of its long products business operations to Marcegaglia Steel Group, a leading industrial group worldwide in the steel processing sector.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Roschier fields one of the largest dispute resolution practices in the Nordic region and, with offices in Helsinki and Stockholm, the firm regularly acts in a broad range of commercial disputes, with emphasis on international arbitration proceedings and Commercial Court disputes. The team is regularly involved in construction disputes, especially in the energy sector, and has also advised on post-M&A disputes, shareholder disputes, board liability matters and various corporate disputes. Aapo Saarikivi heads up the practice, and has extensive experience representing parties in various forms of alternative dispute resolution in Finland and internationally. Laila Sivonen excels in compliance work and ADR processes and has experience with various arbitration rules including FAI, SCC and AAA rules. Counsel Paula Airas is noted for her knowledge of M&A and other transactional disputes, including complex insolvency matters, and senior associate Joel Kujala assists with commercial arbitrations including post-M&A and distribution agreement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Aapo Saarikivi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Roschier Dispute Resolution team is doing professional work, truly dedicating with and for the customer. Roschier Dispute Resolution team is always giving high value advice, always with a solution oriented mindset.’

‘Roschier Dispute Resolution team’s individuals are highly professional advisers. They are easy to reach, always present and they have extremely good communication skills and capabilities.’

‘Ability to pull together a strong and cohesive multi-dimensional team blending expertise on a number of topic areas related to a specific project.’

‘Paula Airas stands out. The team in general demonstrated solid expertise of a complex and emerging regulatory topic, and in particular was able to balance advice accounting for issues related to multiple and at times conflicting legal jurisdictions. The team also demonstrated political savvy to advise on government relations aspects.’

‘Very strong team where everyone has a voice. It’s truly a pleasure to work with this team!’

‘Very down to earth people, easy to work with. they anticipate in-house counsel’s needs very well.’

‘Strong, reputable firm, one of the best practices in Finland. An excellent arbitration team and also litigation specialists are great.’

‘Laila Sivonen is accessible and business-minded, easy to work with.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Nokia

Stora Enso

Fennovoima

Nuorisosäätiö

Kemira

Arla

R-Investicija

Work highlights

  • Acting for Finnish energy company Fennovoima in multiple arbitrations against Rosatom group companies arising in relation to the termination in April 2022 of the EPC Contract for the turnkey delivery of the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant.
  • Representing the claimant, 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.
  • Acting for Nuorisosäätiö in a cluster of civil, criminal and administrative proceedings including an administrative dispute and a complaint to the Finnish Chancellor of Justice, relating to fraudulent actions of the previous board and the acts and omissions by the supervising authority, which have resulted in multi-million damages.

Finland > Employment Tier 1

Roschier‘s employment team provides advice on all areas of employment law, with particular strength in boardroom and strategic issues, executive and corporate employment projects, restructurings and negotiating processes, and collective bargaining issues. The group also assists with occupational health and safety work, investigations and disputes. Anu Waaralinna is widely recognised for her extensive experience in domestic and international employment issues including company restructurings, boardroom advice and employment disputes, while Mari Mohsen, who was promoted to principal associate in June 2022, excels in disputes concerning complex collective bargaining agreements, employment terminations and high-profile equal treatment and discrimination proceedings. Jukka Paloheimo is highly regarded for his work acting in large-scale litigation and employment related arbitration and administrative proceedings. Janne Nurminen has experience in domestic and cross-border transactional employment mandates.

Practice head(s):

Anu Waaralinna

Testimonials

‘Very easy to approach contact person. Fast paced capability to deliver given task in deadline. I can be sure that this team gets it done.’

‘Roschier team and Mari Mohsen was adviser to us while we did a complex company restructuring and helped us with co-operation negotiations. Mari Mohsen and her team was very practical and solution-oriented.’

‘Practical, straight forward and solution-oriented. Attitude to serve partner/client in excellent level.’

‘Anu Waaralinna has built a diverse team of labour law experts, each of them specialising in different nuances of the law.’

‘Anu Waaralinna is undoubtedly the best labour law expert in Finland. Jukka Paloheimo is an experienced litigator.’

‘Roschier’s employment team is a truly professional and experienced team. Easily approachable individuals who understand our business and give hands on advice. They are very responsive and always stick to the agreed timeline.’

Key clients

Fennia Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Oura Health Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted Fennia Mutual Insurance Company with various complex, high-level employment law matters.
  • Assisted VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with various complex, high-level employment law matters.

Finland > EU and competition Tier 1

Roschier is well regarded for its cross-border competition practice and excels in complex competition matters spanning merger control work, antitrust issues, public procurements, state aid matters and abuse of a dominant position claims. Ami Paanajärvi is the head of the practice and has extensive experience in handling merger control and antitrust proceedings before the European Commission, while Christian Wik acts in cartel investigations, abuse of dominance matters and multi-jurisdictional merger filings, both at a national and EU level. Juhani Matinlassi stands out for his public procurement work, with extensive experience in competitive procedures and public projects as well as procurement litigation. Mikko Alkio joined the team in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ami Paanajärvi

Other key lawyers:

Christian Wik; Juhani Martinlassi; Harri Puskala; Mikko Alkio

Testimonials

‘Our main contact was Christian Wik. Christian is very professional.’

‘They are always accessible and provide high-class and solution-oriented advice on complex matters.’

‘Partner Ami Paanajärvi is not only a pleasant and joyful person to work with, but also a highly skilled competition lawyer who is ready to help with the most complex matters in the field even around the clock.’

‘Senior Associate Harri Puskala is certainly a rising star in the field. He has a pragmatic and flexible attitude and he is ready to go the extra mile to fulfil clients’ needs.’

‘Roschier is our go to firm for all legal matters in Finland. They are responsive, pragmatic, really understand our business and are able to provide unique recommendations based on our specific business needs/goals. We highly enjoy working with the Roschier team.’

‘The partners and leading associates really stands out in their professionalism, responsiveness, and ability to provide tailored advice for our unique business needs. They are also great at providing just the right level of advice.’

Key clients

Orkla

Arcus

Mobidiag

Finnlines

Stora Enso Oyj

Uber

TietoEvry Oyj

Fortum Oyj

Wolt

Eltel Networks and Eltel Group

Telia Company (including TV4 Media AB and MTV Oy)

Walki Group

Konecranes Corporation

Finnair Plc

Neles Corporation

IK Partners

Fiskars Corporation

Basware

Veridos GmbH

Picosun

CVC

GoTo Technologies

InfraVia Capital Partners

Outokumpu

Work highlights

  • Advising Wolt in approx. €7bn sale of the company to NYSE-listed DoorDash in an all-stock transaction.
  • Advising Neles Corporation on the merger with Valmet Oyj.
  • Advising Outokumpu on the divestment of the majority of its Long Products business operations to Marcegaglia Steel Group.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 1

Roschier's practice focuses on IP strategies, anti-counterfeiting issues, parallel import strategies and enforcement matters. Rainer Hilli leads the team and has handled strategically important matters for high-profile corporations including patent litigation and regulatory disputes. Mikael Segercrantz works on opposition and enforcement matters for international brand owners and high-profile clients in Finland. Managing partner Mikko Manner is noted by one client for ‘seeing the big picture and having an eye for detail’ in a range of areas including patent, copyright and trade secrets mandates. Kaisu Korpua regularly manages global trade mark portfolios for large Finnish and foreign companies, while Johanna Flythström excels in commercial and transactional IP work.

Practice head(s):

Rainer Hilli

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Roschier is very proactive and responsive to client needs. They think outside of the box and are able to provide new points of view.’

‘Individuals make an effort to understand client’s business and provide tailored solutions. Understanding of client’s field of business is a key difference to other law firms. Johanna Flythström is an exceptionally talented partner in the team.’

‘What can I say, Roschier’s IP practice is a veritable powerhouse, equally dominating in contentious and non-contentious work.’

‘Mikko Manner is truly exceptional, at the same time seeing the big picture and having an eye for detail. Johanna Lilja is very thorough in her work and very skilled.’

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.

Metacore Games Oy

Aiven Oy

Varjo

Peak Performance Production AB

Work highlights

  • Represented Merck Sharp & Dohme defending the validity of an SPC protecting the product Janumet. The case concerns the interpretation of the EU SPC Regulation and related Finnish SPC, medicines and patent law.
  • Represented Gilead Sciences Inc in two damage proceedings against Mylan and KRKA before the Market Court.
  • Acting for Telia Company in precedent setting copyright litigation in the Market Court and the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. In the case, copyright collecting society KOPIOSTO is asserting claims of copyright infringement and seeking to collect substantial copyright fees.

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The ‘efficient and highly knowledgeable team‘ at Roschier handles large real estate matters, leveraging a cross-practice offering. The firm acts for a broad range of clients including corporate real estate transactions and real estate asset transactions as well as project development agreements. Antti-Jussi Partanen is head of the real estate practice and specialises in large-scale real estate transactions and energy related acquisitions and divestments. Toni Siimes is head of the energy and infrastructure practice, with expertise in M&A and corporate advisory work, and as strong emphasis on cross-border and private equity transactions, and area where Mikko Saarve is also particularly active.

Practice head(s):

Antti-Jussi Partanen

Other key lawyers:

Toni Siimes; Mikka Konttinen; Mikko Saarve; Tuure Leponiemi

Testimonials

‘Efficient and highly knowledgeable when providing great input about the Finnish real estate market in general.’

‘Keeps timeline, good reactivity, excellent knowledge.’

‘The team at Roschier took the time to understand their client’s priorities and worked rigorously and pragmatically. The result was an unusually smooth transaction where Roschier delivered what was needed on time and to a very high standard leaving parties on both sides of the table pleased. A true credit to the firm and my favourite legal team to work with on the dozen or so deals I have been involved in over the past couple of years.’

‘Antti-Jussi Partanen is truly top-tier. Not only a great legal mind but a strong leader who has nurtured a thoroughly diligent team of lawyers, all of whom were readily available for a call and who responded quickly to emails. Antti-Jussi is also a very amenable gentleman who keeps his ego in check.’

‘For the transaction in Finland that Roschier supported, my company had a number of very stringent requirements and a complex transaction. Roschier was very collaborative and creative in helping my company find solutions that advanced the transaction and, at the same time, addressed my company’s requirements.’

‘Each of the team members provided a first-rate service. They quickly adapted to my company’s requirements and positions on matters, even though off-market, they provided excellent drafting and negotiating and fast turnaround times.’

‘Antti-Jussi Partanen is a true professional in this sector. Clear presentations and advice. Practical approach on cases. Good communication towards the client.’

‘Roschier’s real estate team has provided excellent advice on our complex real estate transactions. The team is always available and provides requested advice quickly.’

Key clients

Altaal

AXA Real Estate Investment Managers

Blackstone

Carnegie

Deka Immobilien GmbH

eQ Finnish Real Estate

HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH

KanAm Grund

M7 Real Estate

Mileway

MSD

Nokia

NREP

Pareto Securities AB

Royal Areena Oy

Stockmann

Trevian Asset Management Oy

Wasagroup

Work highlights

  • Advised Stockmann plc on the €400m sale and leaseback of its flagship department store property in Helsinki CBD.
  • Providing counsel to Nokia Corporation on the ongoing project to build a new R&D campus on the Linnanmaa-Ritaharju plot in Oulu.
  • Advised Blackstone as the Finnish and Swedish counsel on the €21bn recapitalisation of Mileway.

Finland > Tax Tier 1

Roschier provides high-end tax advice as part of it's full-service offering, often handling the tax aspects of national and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity mandates, investments, real estate projects and energy matters as well as public company restructurings and tender offers. The team is regularly involved in tax planning issues relating to fund formations, changes in business models, incentive schemes and transactions involving VAT and other indirect taxes. Mika Ohtonen has a strong profile in cross-border transactions and international tax matters, and jointly leads the practice with Ossi Haapaniemi, who is highly active in tax disputes, ruling processes and high-end corporate tax matters, including cross-border transactions. Merja Raunio is a leading transfer pricing specialist, and Andreas Bussman is experienced in high-end tax planning and structuring matters arising from complex domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Mika Ohtonen; Ossi Haapaniemi

Other key lawyers:

Merja Raunio; Andreas Bussman; Eero Männistö

Testimonials

‘Key strength is definitely their tax law knowledge and capability to understand the client’s unique situation and give precise advice.’

‘They are able to clearly communicate the merits of the case both to the client and the tax authority.’

‘The tax team at Roschier is very professional and experienced, especially as it relates to tax dispute resolution.’

‘Ossi Haapaniemi and Merja Raunio are both very experienced professionals and the co-operation has always been smooth, flexible and professional. I can always trust they deliver what we expect, and often even more.’

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 (ex. Barona Group)

Axcel

Neles Corporation

Bain Capital

Wolt

Suomen Autokauppa Oy

Mobidiag Oy

Fortum Oyj

Intera Partners

Nokia

Stockmann Oyj Abp

Work highlights

  • Advised Wolt in the €7bn combination with DoorDash.
  • Advised IK Partners on the acquisition of Renta Group.
  • Advised InfraVia on the sale of Aurora Infrastructure to Equitix.

Finland > TMT Tier 1

Roschier offers a full service within the TMT space and handles complex compliance and regulatory work and disputes relating to technology issues across the domestic and international space. Group co-head Arto Linnervuo is praised for having a ‘very thorough understanding of the technology sector’ and advises clients on cross-border digital transformation and business process development projects, alongside IT outsourcing, computing, software licensing, data protection and privacy mandates. Mikko Manner has extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious technology, IP and ICT work and focuses on patent, copyright and trade secrets commercialisation. Co-head Johanna Lilja‘s practice includes all aspects of data protection and privacy, while also specialising in regulatory issues in highly regulated sectors. Miikka Konttinen is highly regarded for his work in ICT, automation and IoT matters.

Practice head(s):

Arto Linnervuo; Johanna Lilja

Other key lawyers:

Miikka Konttinen; Mikko Manner; Maiju Klemola; Emma Swahne

Testimonials

‘Roschier is a full-service firm with market-leading expertise in this practice area in Finland.’

‘Arto Linnervuo has a very thorough understanding of the technology sector, its business models and practices, and what challenges its clients face. Miikka Konttinen is very knowledgeable and solution-oriented.’

‘The team provides broad competency and a true one-stop-shop for technology related legal matters. As a client I do not need to second guess the quality and expertise of the work, which is a significant factor for choosing Roschier.’

‘All team members are bright, very friendly and proactive. Partner Johanna Lilja stands out as an inspirational leader in the team.’

‘Easy to approach and contact. Feels they always prioritise our topics. Good resolutions for our issues and needs. No need to spend lot of time to explain the topics/issues. These comments goes especially to Miikka Konttinen.’

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.

Wolt

Work highlights

  • Advised Wolt in approx. €7bn sale of the company to NYSE-listed DoorDash.
  • Advised Metso Outotec Oyj on a global digital transformation program.
  • Acted for Telia Corporation in the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union in a landmark copyright infringement and compensation case brought by a copyright collecting society.

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.

Emerging Companies
Multidisciplinary practice with services ranging from strategic counsel on the development, capture, and commercialization of the company’s technology, products, or services, to the planning of incentive structures, and raising of funding from venture capital, growth equity, venture debt or private equity investors.

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.

FDI & Protective Security
Guiding our clients through the entire national process relating to the Finnish foreign direct investment (FDI) regime and the Swedish Protective Security Act. This includes the EU screening process with the European Commission as well as the rules specific to real estate transactions.

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 Nordic Lights Corporation in Methode Electronics Inc.’s approximately EUR 132 million takeover offer for Nordic Lights;
  • Acting for TILT Biotherapeutics Ltd in connection with their EUR 22 million financing round;
  • Acting for a consortium led by Bain Capital in its approximately EUR 955 million recommended cash tender offer for Caverion Oyj;
  • Acting for Vipps in its business combination with MobilePay;
  • Acting for Outokumpu in the EUR 228 million divestment of the majority of its Long Products business operations to Marcegaglia Steel Group;
  • Acting for InfraVia Capital Partners in the sale of Aurora Infrastructure Oy to the funds managed by Equitix; and
  • Acting for Basware Corporation in the public cash tender offer for the shares in the company by a consortium of investors comprising Accel-KKR Capital Partners VI, LP, Long Path Holdings 1, LP and Briarwood Capital Partners LP through Sapphire BidCo Ltd.
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Brand Protection Markku Tuominen markku.tuominen@roschier.com +358 20 506 6594
Corporate Advisory Seppo Kymäläinen seppo.kymalainen@roschier.com +358 20 506 6502
Corporate Investigations & Compliance Aapo Saarikivi aapo.saarikivi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6577
Data Protection Johanna Lilja johanna.lilja@roschier.com +358 20 506 6631
Digitalization & TMT Arto Linnervuo arto.linnervuo@roschier.com +358 20 506 6589
Dispute Resolution Aapo Saarikivi aapo.saarikivi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6577
Emerging Companies Johanna Flythström johanna.flythstrom@roschier.com +358 20 506 6629
Employment Anu Waaralinna anu.waaralinna@roschier.com +358 20 506 6657
Energy & Infrastructure Toni Siimes toni.siimes@roschier.com +358 20 506 6578
Equity Capital Markets Antti Ihamuotila antti.ihamuotila@roschier.com +358 20 506 6555
EU & Competition Ami Paanajärvi ami.paanajarvi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6528
FDI & Protective Security Ami Paanajärvi ami.paanajarvi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6528
Finance & Restructuring Helena Viita helena.viita@roschier.com +358 20 506 6522
General Commercial Jan-Anders Wik jan-anders.wik@roschier.com +358 20 506 6207
Intellectual Property Rainer Hilli rainer.hilli@roschier.com +358 20 506 6217
Marketing & Consumer Mikael Segercrantz mikael.segercrantz@roschier.com +358 20 506 6585
Outsourcing Arto Linnervuo arto.linnervuo@roschier.com +358 20 506 6589
Private Equity Jon Unnérus jon.unnerus@roschier.com +358 20 506 6298
Private Funds Tero Jormanainen tero.jormanainen@roschier.com +358 20 506 6644
Private M&A Jouni Salmi jouni.salmi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6546
Public M&A Antti Ihamuotila antti.ihamuotila@roschier.com +358 20 506 6555
Public Procurement Ami Paanajärvi ami.paanajarvi@roschier.com +358 20 506 6528
Real estate & Environment Toni Siimes toni.siimes@roschier.com +358 20 506 6578
Tax & Structuring Mika Ohtonen mika.ohtonen@roschier.com +358 20 506 6607
Photo Name Position Profile
Johannes Ahti photo Mr Johannes Ahti Partner Johannes Ahti has extensive experience in finance and debt capital markets…
Manne Airaksinen photo Mr Manne Airaksinen Senior Advisor Manne Airaksinen is specialized in public M&A and equity capital…
Petri Avikainen photo Mr Petri Avikainen Partner Petri Avikainen is specialized in Equity Capital Markets and Public M&A.…
Andreas Bussman photo Mr Andreas Bussman Principal Associate Andreas Bussman is a tax specialist with broad experience in…
Johanna Flythström photo Ms Johanna Flythström Partner Johanna Flythström has extensive experience in advising clients in a broad…
Ossi Haapaniemi photo Mr Ossi Haapaniemi Partner Ossi Haapaniemi is specialized in tax law. He is a highly…
Rainer Hilli photo Mr Rainer Hilli Partner Rainer Hilli is Head of Roschier’s award-winning Intellectual Property practice. He…
Antti Ihamuotila photo Mr Antti Ihamuotila Partner Antti Ihamuotila is Head of Roschier’s Equity Capital Markets practice. He…
Jonne Järvi photo Mr Jonne Järvi Jonne Järvi is a Partner in Roschier’s Finance & Restructuring practice. Jonne…
Tero Jormanainen photo Mr Tero Jormanainen Partner Tero Jormanainen is specialized in M&A, venture capital and private equity…
Miikka Konttinen photo Mr Miikka Konttinen Partner Miikka Konttinen is specialized in TMT, projects and energy, outsourcing, and…
Seppo Kymäläinen photo Mr Seppo Kymäläinen Partner Seppo Kymäläinen is Head of Roschier’s Corporate Advisory practice in Finland.…
Jaakko Laitinen photo Mr Jaakko Laitinen Senior Associate Jaakko Laitinen is a member of Roschier’s Corporate Advisory, Public…
Johanna Lilja photo Ms Johanna Lilja Partner Johanna Lilja is Head of Roschier’s Data Protection practice. She is…
Arto Linnervuo photo Mr Arto Linnervuo Partner Arto Linnervuo is Head of Roschier’s Digitalization & TMT and Outsourcing…
Mikko Manner photo Mr Mikko Manner Mikko Manner is the Managing Partner of Roschier. He has extensive experience…
Mari Mohsen photo Ms Mari Mohsen Principal Associate-elect Mari Mohsen is specialized in employment law with a particular…
Janne Nurminen photo Mr Janne Nurminen Counsel Janne Nurminen is focused on transactional employment law, reorganization of workforce,…
Mika Ohtonen photo Mr Mika Ohtonen Partner Mika Ohtonen is Head of Roschier’s Tax & Structuring practice. He…
Niklas Östman photo Mr Niklas Östman Partner Niklas Östman is specialized in technology and IP transactions and litigation.…
Ami Paanajärvi photo Ms Ami Paanajärvi Partner Ami Paanajärvi is Head of Roschier’s EU & Competition team in…
Jukka Paloheimo photo Mr Jukka Paloheimo Counsel Jukka Paloheimo has extensive experience from assignments relating to employment and labor…
Antti-Jussi Partanen photo Mr Antti-Jussi Partanen Partner Antti-Jussi Partanen is specialized in real estate, private M&A, private equity…
Katri Piiparinen photo Ms Katri Piiparinen Senior Associate Katri Piiparinen is a member of Roschier’s Corporate Advisory, Public…
Merja Raunio photo Ms Merja Raunio Senior Advisor Merja Raunio is one of the leading transfer pricing specialists in…
Aapo Saarikivi photo Mr Aapo Saarikivi Partner Aapo Saarikivi is Head of Roschier’s Corporate Compliance & Investigations practice…
Jouni Salmi photo Mr Jouni Salmi Partner Jouni Salmi is Head of Roschier’s Private M&A practice and co-Head…
Mikael Segercrantz photo Mr Mikael Segercrantz Partner Mikael Segercrantz is Head of Roschier’s Marketing & Consumer law practice.…
Toni Siimes photo Mr Toni Siimes Partner Toni Siimes is Head of Roschier’s Energy & Infrastructure practice. He…
Laila Sivonen photo Ms Laila Sivonen Partner Laila Sivonen is specialized in commercial dispute resolution as well as…
Markku Tuominen photo Mr Markku Tuominen Partner Markku Tuominen is Head of Roschier’s Brand Protection practice. He has…
Jon Unnérus photo Mr Jon Unnérus Partner Jon Unnérus is Head of Roschier’s Private Equity practice in Finland.…
Helena Viita photo Ms Helena Viita Partner Helena Viita is specialized in banking & finance and insolvency &…
Anu Waaralinna photo Ms Anu Waaralinna Partner Anu Waaralinna is Head of Roschier’s Employment practice and also working…
Jan-Anders Wik photo Mr Jan-Anders Wik Senior Advisor Jan-Anders Wik is specialized in corporate advisory and private and…
Christian Wik photo Mr Christian Wik Christian Wik is a Senior Advisor in Roschier’s EU & Competition practice.…
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