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Procopé & Hornborg > The Legal 500 Rankings
Maritime and transport Tier 1
Procopé & Hornborg handles a wide range of matters in the international trade and logistics sectors, acting for shipowners and assisting with cargo and insurance matters. Key areas of work include damage and cargo claims, newbuild contracts, vessel purchase and leasing agreements, and sanctions and trade restriction mandates. Logistics and insurance expert Ulla von Weissenberg heads up the team, while Turo Sumu is noted for his litigation and arbitration experience.
Ulla von Weissenberg
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‘I have worked closely with Ulla von Weissenberg. She is one of the leading maritime law experts within the country and her knowledge in the field is unquestionable and outstanding. She is easily approachable, has a great sense of humour and her professionality is second to none.’
‘You get personalised service. The lawyers will want to get to know you to understand your business and needs better.’
‘Turo Sumu is very particular, he investigates all documentation and every detail and has an amazing memory of even the smallest details. Ulla Weissenberg is very committed, she can make even the most complicated legal matters more understandable for all the parties to be able to analyse the situations more easily. Both are very pleasant to work with; they have a down-to-earth yet professional approach to almost everything.’
‘The firm has transformed from a traditional firm to a much more vibrant and modern firm with a more diverse partnership structure.’
Manga LNG Oy
Pohjola Insurance Ltd
EU and competition Tier 3
Procopé & Hornborg handles a wide range of competition law matters, and is particularly known for contentious work and its track record in damages claims. The team is also knowledgeable in complex vertical issues and setting up distribution channels. The practice has core strength in the rail, automotive, energy, retail, media and agriculture sectors. Litigators Lotta Uusitalo and Asta Siponen jointly head up the department.
Lotta Uusitalo; Asta Siponen
Procopé & Hornborg's practice is comprised of corporate advisory and M&A teams, which are ideally equipped to handle shareholder issues, compliance work, liability matters and corporate governance work, as well as domestic, international, and cross-border M&A transactions. The group, which is led by Ismo Hentula and Petri Kyllönen, is particularly experienced in the energy and automotive sectors.
Ismo Hentula; Petri Kyllönen
‘Ability to understand the situation and provide workable solutions for any problems.’
EPV Energy Ltd
Firstbeat Technologies Ltd
Gold Fields Limited
Northern Power Company Plc
Viafin Service Oyj
Dispute resolution Tier 4
Procopé & Hornborg is particularly well-known for IP, maritime, insurance and commercial litigation as well as its track record in arbitration proceedings. Asta Siponen is experienced in contract disputes, tort law and other liability and competition law issues. She jointly leads the practice with maritime, shipping and international trade expert Ulla von Weissenberg.
Asta Siponen; Ulla von Weissenberg
Procopé & Hornborg > Firm Profile
|Corporate and M&A||Ismo Hentula|
|Corporate and M&A||Petri Kyllönen|
|Dispute resolution||Asta Siponen|
|Intellectual property||Anna Liinamaa|
|EU and competition||Lotta Uusitalo|
|Banking and finance||Ismo Hentula|
|Banking and finance||Kirsti Myllylä|
|Procopé private||Harriet Rydberg|
|Ms Katariina Aarnio||Specialist Counsel and Attorney at Law Katariina Aarnio specializes in family law…||View Profile|
|Ms Kira Ebeling||Specialist Counsel Kira Ebeling specialises in family law and inheritance law. She…||View Profile|
|Mr Tomi Haapman||Specialist Counsel Tomi Haapman is specialised in employment law, collective agreements and…||View Profile|
|Ms Sonja Heinonen||Associate Sonja Heinone specialises in in data protection, IPR & technology, in…||View Profile|
|Mr Ismo Hentula||Partner Ismo Hentula specialises in corporate law, contract law, M&A and private…||View Profile|
|Ms Nora Hietanen||Nora is specialised in EU & Competition law, dispute resolution and employment…||View Profile|
|Ms Helena Kettunen||Associate Helena Kettunen specialises in family law and inheritance law. She also…||View Profile|
|Mr Petri Kyllönen||Partner Petri Kyllönen is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, contract…||View Profile|
|Ms Anna Liinamaa||Specialist Counsel Anna Liinamaa specialises in data protection and privacy law. Her…||View Profile|
|Ms Kirsti Myllylä||Counsel Kirsti Myllylä specialises in international financing transactions and debt governance issues.…||View Profile|
|Mr Sampsa Perttunen||Associate Sampsa Perttunen specialises in mergers and acquisitions.||View Profile|
|Ms Katarina Rontu||Associate Katariina Rontu specialises in EU & Competition law.||View Profile|
|Ms Harriet Rydberg||Partner Harriet Rydberg specialises in family law, inheritance law and tax law,…||View Profile|
|Ms Leea Salminen||Specialist Counsel Leea Salminen specializes in energy law, in particular in the…||View Profile|
|Ms Asta Siponen||Partner Asta Siponen is spesialized in contract law, real estate and contruction matters, environmental…||View Profile|
|Mr Turo Sumu||Counsel Turo Sumu advises on transport law, insurance and international trade related…||View Profile|
|Ms Pia Tanskanen||Partner and CEO Pia Tanskanen is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private…||View Profile|
|Ms Lotta Uusitalo||Partner Lotta Uusitalo specializes in competition law and assists clients in preparing…||View Profile|
|Mr Emil Vartiainen||Associate Emil Vartiainen specializes in dispute resolution, and international trade and transport.||View Profile|
|Ms Helena Wist||Associate Helena Wist specialises in mergers and acquisitions as well as in…||View Profile|
|Ms Ulla von Weissenberg||Partner, Attorney at Law||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 16
LanguagesEnglish Finnish French German Russian Swedish
Procopé & Hornborg has been well-known for being the provider of a wide spectrum of legal services for number of major Finnish stock listed and private companies and international companies as well as local authorities. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in handling large and complex matters across a range of business sectors in different countries. They regularly assist clients in organising activities all around Europe, such as in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland. They also have wide experience in handling cross-border disputes and international arbitration.
Procopé & Hornborg’s team is made up of different individuals with international backgrounds. The team has the ability to provide services in a wide range of different languages, for example:
In international arrangements, the team already has a global network of partners ready. The firm is part of an extensive global network, Lawyers Associated Worldwide, that enables international mandates to be handled effectively. In addition, some of the firm’s lawyers are actively involved at the International Bar Association on the officer level, well as some other international business networks.
1. Procopé & Hornborg acted as the Legal Advisor to Firstbeat Technologies Oy and its shareholders on the divestment of the Consumer Licensing Business unit Firstbeat Analytics Oy to Garmin Ltd Group.
Firstbeat Analytics is a leader in the market of physiological analytics and metrics for wearable products. Firstbeat Technologies Oy shall continue its operations through its Professional Sports and Wellness businesses, providing tools for the physiological assessment of performance for professional athletes as well as for enhancing wellbeing in workplaces.
2. Procopé & Hornborg advised Likeit Group Oy and Nepton Group Oy and their Management in the merger into Likeit Nepton Group Oy and investment by Sponsor Capital Funds.
Likeit provides SaaS and financial administration services for the labour-intensive sectors. Nepton is the most recommended work time management SaaS service in Finland.
The completed transaction with Sponsor Funds belongs to the long-term strategy of Likeit Nepton Group to grow into a large HR services company with an ever growing, strong and valued position in the business sector in question. After the combination, over 110,000 people utilizes the services of Likeit Nepton Group Oy in Finland and Northern Europe, and the company has over 700 customers in different business sectors.
3. Procopé & Hornborg acted as the legal advisor, together with Accura Advokatpartnerselskab as the local legal advisor, to Etteplan in its acquisition of TekPartner A/S, a Danish engineering and IT company specialised in electronics and software. In line with its growth strategy Etteplan intends to expand its business in the Nordics. With this strategic acquisition, the company opened up operations in a new country, Denmark.
4. Procopé & Hornborg acted as the legal advisor to Etteplan in the outsourcing of part of Kalmar’s, which is part of Cargotec, crane engineering operations in China and the transfer of approximately 70 Kalmar’s engineering employees to Etteplan.
With the planned long-term agreement Kalmar aims to improve the efficiency of its crane engineering operations in China by ensuring scalability and cost competitiveness. The deal is among the largest outsourcing agreements in Etteplan’s history and also marks the opening of Etteplan’s ninth office in China.
5. Procopé & Hornborg advised Indutrade on its acquisition of Pistesarjat Oy. Pistesarjat offers heating and frost protection cable systems, fire-resistant cable systems and data cable systems for global leading suppliers and customers in Finland.
Procopé & Hornborg advised Indutrade during the negotiation process, supported Indutrade to include Pistesarjat Oy in its portfolio and thereby enabling Pistesarjat Oy’s future steps.
Procopé & Hornborg provides a work community where people have opportunities to learn, thrive and achieve their full potential regardless of their age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
The firm has long traditions of equality between women and men and has more women in the office than average in the industry, and the firm pays equal salary to those in the same position regardless of gender.
The age distribution of the staff is extremely wide, and we have experts from different age groups. In addition, the firm puts a lot of value on developing young professionals. Our staff speaks several native languages, and it is considered a valuable feature for the whole firm.
We are committed to provide a diverse and equal workplace for our employees regardless of their background. We genuinely believe that diversity is a strength that we should cherish and value.