Firm Profile > Procopé & Hornborg > Helsinki, Finland

Procopé & Hornborg
PO BOX 1077

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.

Practice head(s):

Ulla von Weissenberg

Other key lawyers:

Turo Sumu


‘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.’

Key clients

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.

Practice head(s):

Lotta Uusitalo; Asta Siponen

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

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.

Practice head(s):

Ismo Hentula; Petri Kyllönen


‘Ability to understand the situation and provide workable solutions for any problems.’

Key clients

Ensto Group

EPV Energy Ltd

Etteplan Oyj

Firstbeat Technologies Ltd

Gold Fields Limited

Indutrade Oy

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.

Practice head(s):

Asta Siponen; Ulla von Weissenberg

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Katariina Aarnio  photo Ms Katariina Aarnio Specialist Counsel and Attorney at Law Katariina Aarnio specializes in family law…
Ms Kira Ebeling  photo Ms Kira Ebeling Specialist Counsel Kira Ebeling specialises in family law and inheritance law. She…
Mr Tomi Haapman  photo Mr Tomi Haapman Specialist Counsel Tomi Haapman is specialised in employment law, collective agreements and…
Ms Sonja Heinonen  photo Ms Sonja Heinonen Associate Sonja Heinone specialises in in data protection, IPR & technology, in…
Mr Ismo Hentula  photo Mr Ismo Hentula Partner Ismo Hentula specialises in corporate law, contract law, M&A and private…
Ms Nora Hietanen  photo Ms Nora Hietanen Nora is specialised in EU & Competition law, dispute resolution and employment…
Ms Helena Kettunen  photo Ms Helena Kettunen Associate Helena Kettunen specialises in family law and inheritance law. She also…
Mr Petri Kyllönen photo Mr Petri Kyllönen Partner Petri Kyllönen is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, contract…
Ms Anna Liinamaa  photo Ms Anna Liinamaa Specialist Counsel Anna Liinamaa specialises in data protection and privacy law. Her…
Ms Kirsti Myllylä  photo Ms Kirsti Myllylä Counsel Kirsti Myllylä specialises in international financing transactions and debt governance issues.…
Mr Sampsa Perttunen  photo Mr Sampsa Perttunen Associate Sampsa Perttunen specialises in mergers and acquisitions.
Ms Katarina Rontu  photo Ms Katarina Rontu Associate Katariina Rontu specialises in EU & Competition law.
Ms Harriet Rydberg  photo Ms Harriet Rydberg Partner Harriet Rydberg specialises in family law, inheritance law and tax law,…
Ms Leea Salminen  photo Ms Leea Salminen Specialist Counsel Leea Salminen specializes in energy law, in particular in the…
Ms Asta Siponen  photo Ms Asta Siponen Partner Asta Siponen is spesialized in contract law, real estate and contruction matters, environmental…
Mr Turo Sumu photo Mr Turo Sumu Counsel Turo Sumu advises on transport law, insurance and international trade related…
Ms Pia Tanskanen  photo Ms Pia Tanskanen Partner and CEO Pia Tanskanen is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private…
Ms Lotta Uusitalo  photo Ms Lotta Uusitalo Partner Lotta Uusitalo specializes in competition law and assists clients in preparing…
Mr Emil Vartiainen  photo Mr Emil Vartiainen Associate Emil Vartiainen specializes in dispute resolution, and international trade and transport.
Ms Ulla von Weissenberg  photo Ms Ulla von Weissenberg Partner Ulla von Weissenberg is the head of Procopé & Hornborg’s International…
Number of lawyers : 16

The firm 

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. 

The team 

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: 

  • Finnish 
  • English 
  • Swedish 
  • German 
  • French 

The Network 

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.