Procopé & Hornborg > Helsinki, Finland > Firm Profile

Procopé & Hornborg
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Finland > Maritime and transport Tier 1

Procopé & Hornborg’s international trade and transport team has substantial experience on maritime, trade, transport and insurance matters. ‘Beyond impressive’ practice head Ulla von Weissenberg is an all-round expert in transport law and experienced in issues related to shipbuilding, docking issues and ship purchases. The ‘diligent and sharp’ Turo Sumu is involved in proceedings regarding carriage losses and advises on logistics and sales contracts as well as insurance regulation; he also leads the firm’s insurance practice.

Practice head(s):

Ulla von Weissenberg

Other key lawyers:


‘Ulla von Weissenberg and her team is my absolute first choice when choosing a shipping lawyer in Finland. She is very talented, with deep legal knowledge of this sector but at the same time, a very hands on lawyer.’

‘P&H is one of the best Finnish maritime law firms.’

‘Turo Sumu is a diligent and sharp lawyer with a good sense of detail and yet a practical and commercial approach.’

‘Responsive law firm with a team of committed shipping lawyers.’

‘Turo Sumu delivers targeted and effective advice with a pragmatic approach. He is intelligent, reliable, calm and solution oriented.’

‘Ulla von Weissenberg showed profound skills and expertise – however, if there was a situation where we needed some further consultation on some specific matter, there was knowledge and resources available within this practice. In addition to their professional competence, everyone I met was very friendly and approachable.’

‘Working with Ulla von Weissenberg was an absolute delight. Ulla brought an impressive level of expertise and skill to the table, and her knowledge was beyond impressive. Ulla’s way of working was very convincing, and she always created a collaborative and productive environment. Also, it wasn’t just the quality of her work – Ulla is also an easy-going person with a great sense of humor. I genuinely look forward to working with her again in the future!’

‘Ulla von Weissenberg is a respected and highly qualified professional.’

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Procopé & Hornborg's employment and benefits team has experience in advising clients across the spectrum of employment issues. The group regularly supports employers on HR matters by drafting agreements, advising on cooperation negotiations, managing restructurings, and handling employment-related disputes, including occupational health and safety matters. The team is headed up by counsel Tomi Haapman, who has a focus on collective agreements and privacy and data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomi Haapman

Other key lawyers:

Petri Kyllönen


‘Tomi Haapman is an analytical and strategic thinker. He is a reliable and experienced lawyer.’

‘Tomi Haapman and Petri Kyllönen are very good at what they do. They know what they are doing and can articulate so that we understand.’

‘The Procope team consists of highly qualified lawyers. The most impressive thing is that they have extensive experience from the client perspective, something that gives them the ability to provide an excellent service.’

‘I find that Tomi Haapman understands the client’s perspective, and helps to find the most practical solution to legal employment issues. He has the capacity and competence to meet the clients needs in a good way.’

‘The team is easily approachable and quick to revert back to their clients every time we reach out to them. An exemplary customer experience where you can trust that the team always gets things done and on time.’

Finland > EU and competition Tier 3

Procopé & Hornborg's competition and procurement team advises clients on all aspects of competition law, including national and EU merger control work, assessments of dominant position and the related abuse issues. Public and private enforcements, state aid matters and all aspects of public procurement work also form part of the firm’s advisory offering. Group co-head and specialist in competition and EU law Lotta Uusitalo has vast experience in the energy, automotive and technology sectors, while fellow co-head Asta Siponen is a specialist in dispute resolution and public procurement work.

Practice head(s):

Lotta Uusitalo; Asta Siponen


‘Very capable of giving advise on a wide range of matters related to competition law across all sectors of industry, commerce and services.’

‘Lotta Uusitalo has a hands-on approach and is able to give practical advice and guidance on information exchange between competitors and other areas of competition law. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Very strong and available competition law team. Pleasant to work with.’

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

With a solid background in M&A transactions, Procopé & Hornborg provides advice across a wide spectrum of transactions, and handles issues relating to corporate, contract and tort law. The team is led by Petri Kyllönen, who specialises in M&A and venture capital transactions; Pia Tanskanen, who handles private equity matters; and Ismo Hentula, who excels in contract law, M&A, and private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Petri Kyllönen; Pia Tanskanen; Ismo Hentula


‘As with any people business, it’s the people that make the business – and that’s most definitely the case at Procope & Hornborg. Warm, engaged, energetic, informed, driven, solution focused are all words which could describe our experience with the firm, but none of that is at the cost of a strong, supportive culture, which is very important. It is always a pleasure to work with the Procope team, knowing that we are in safe hands.’

‘Pia Tanskanen has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional transactions and divestments involving industrial clients. Due to her extensive general counsel background, Pia has in-depth knowledge in steel, energy and consumer goods business, and knows what a general counsel expects. Pia is business-minded and solution-oriented, and she drives M&A and other projects efficiently, comprehensively and successfully.’

‘Ismo Hentula – Wealth of experience in various corporate law related matters: limited liability companies act, shareholders agreements etc. Very pleasant to work with.’

‘Partners are hands-on from start to finish to guide through the entire M&A process. Transparent and straightforward to work with the team. Experts in specialist fields, including merger control, available as needed.’

‘Good experiences working with Petri Kyllönen. Flexibility to support in all kinds of situations irrespective of the size of the transaction. Building relationships and demonstrates genuine interest in client’s business outside of the transaction process.’

‘Partners are very hands on, the team gets straight to the point, easy to communicate with, no bureaucracy.’

Key clients

Collective Crunch Oy

Ensto Group

EPV Energy Ltd

Etteplan Oyj

Gold Fields Limited

Indutrade Oy

Kamu Collective Oy

Sponsor Fund IV Ky

Axel Johnson International Group

Osuuskauppa Varuboden-Osla Handelslag

Wastewise Group Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Wastewise Group Oy on its funding round to finance the company’s facility investment programme, which will increase the reuse of hard-to-recycle plastics.
  • Advised Ensto Oy on its acquisition of a majority stake in Maviko Oy.
  • Acted for Indutrade Oy on its acquisition of the shares of Labema Oy.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Procopé & Hornborg handles a range of disputes, including antitrust claims, IP disputes, maritime cases, insurance issues and arbitration proceedings. Co-head Asta Siponen acts in disputes relating to contract law, tort and other liabilities, while co-head Ulla von Weissenberg is an expert in shipping, transport, aviation, and international trade litigation.

Practice head(s):

Asta Siponen; Ulla von Weissenberg


‘The Procope team does the homework and studied our case deeply and could communicate the possible consequences with relevant arguments. I admire their ability to describe quite complicated phenomena.’

‘Ulla von Weissenberg is one of the top lawyers I have met. She tells the possible options and possibilities with relevant reasonings.’

Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd is a business law firm with decades of experience in delivering legal services. We seek long-standing, partnering relationships with clients. We deepen and develop our knowledge of the industry with a view to providing the best solutions to our clients’ legal needs.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Advisory, Energy Ismo Hentula +358 40 8338 002
M&A Petri Kyllönen +358 40 0757 732
Dispute Resolution Asta Siponen +358 50 0407 446
Data Protection & Technology Anna Liinamaa +358 40 7292 979
Competition & Procurement Lotta Uusitalo +358 40 8338 008
Finance Jouko Markkanen +358 40 8441 613
Private Wealth Harriet Rydberg +358 50 5544 565
M&A Pia Tanskanen +358 50 3143 143
Employment Tomi Haapman +358 40 0494 495
Shipping & Logistics Ulla von Weissenberg +358 40 8205 732
Insurance Turo Sumu +358 40 5089 008
Photo Name Position Profile
Katariina Aarnio photo Ms Katariina Aarnio Counsel and Attorney at Law Katariina Aarnio specializes in family law and…
Kira Ebeling photo Ms Kira Ebeling Counsel Kira Ebeling specialises in family law and inheritance law. She also…
Sonja Heinonen-Tilli photo Ms Sonja Heinonen-Tilli Associate Sonja Heinonen-Tilli specializes in data protection and corporate advisory. She advises…
Ismo Hentula photo Mr Ismo Hentula Partner Ismo Hentula specialises in corporate law, contract law, M&A and private…
Iida Kangaspeska photo Ms Iida Kangaspeska Associate Iida Kangaspeska specialises in mergers and acquisitions.
Sami Koponen photo Mr Sami Koponen Associate Sami specializes in dispute resolution and general contract and corporate law.…
Lauri Koskenniemi photo Mr Lauri Koskenniemi Associate Lauri Koskenniemi specialises in mergers and acquisitions.
Petri Kyllönen photo Mr Petri Kyllönen Partner Petri Kyllönen is specialised in mergers & acquisitions, private equity, contract…
Saga Lamminsivu photo Ms Saga Lamminsivu Associate Saga Lamminsivu advises clients in the areas of corporate advisory and…
Anna Liinamaa photo Ms Anna Liinamaa Counsel Anna Liinamaa specialises in data protection and privacy law. Her main…
Jouko Markkanen photo Mr Jouko Markkanen Counsel Jouko Markkanen practices primarily in the areas of banking and finance…
Sara Mehtomaa photo Ms Sara Mehtomaa Associate Sara Mehtomaa specializes in family and inheritance law. She assists our…
Joel Nurmi photo Mr Joel Nurmi Associate Joel Nurmi specializes in dispute resolution, as well as in general…
Harriet Rydberg photo Ms Harriet Rydberg Partner Harriet Rydberg specialises in family law, inheritance law and tax law,…
Olivia Salonen photo Ms Olivia Salonen Associate Olivia Salonen advises our clients in the areas of dispute resolution…
Elli Seeskorpi photo Ms Elli Seeskorpi Associate Elli specializes in family and inheritance law. She assists our clients…
Asta Siponen photo Ms Asta Siponen Partner Asta Siponen is spesialized in contract law, real estate and contruction matters, environmental…
Turo Sumu photo Mr Turo Sumu Counsel Turo Sumu advises on transport law, insurance and international trade related…
Pia Tanskanen photo Ms Pia Tanskanen Managing Partner Pia Tanskanen is specialised in in mergers & acquisitions, private…
Lotta Uusitalo photo Ms Lotta Uusitalo Partner Lotta Uusitalo specializes in competition law and assists clients in preparing…
Ulla von Weissenberg photo Ms Ulla von Weissenberg Partner Ulla on Weissenberg is the head of Procopé & Hornborg’s Shipping…
Number of lawyers : 18
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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.  

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.