Ms Asta Siponen > Procopé & Hornborg > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Procopé & Hornborg
ETELÄESPLANADI 18
PO BOX 1077
00101 HELSINKI
Finland

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Corporate Legal Counseling, Competition law and public procurement

Position

Partner Asta Siponen is spesialized in contract law, real estate and contruction matters, environmental law, and litigation. Asta is experienced in demanding Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. She was involved in the first Finnish Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, and has participated in many others thereafter. She has solid litigation experience, especially from assignments concerning contract law, tort and other liabilities, and competition law. Since the economic recession in the 1990s, Asta has been involved in and has a broad experience of matters relating to insolvency law and the development thereof. In addition, Asta regularly works with companies operating in the infrastructure field, among others.

Career

Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2011–
Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd, Specialist Counsel 2009–2011

Languages

Finnish, English and Swedish

Memberships

Member of the Finnish Bar Association 1991–
Member of the Finnish Environmental Management Association 1996–
Member of the Finnish Society for Environmental Law
Member of the Competition Law Association of Finland

Education

University of Helsinki, Finland, Evidence Law 2004–2005
Finnish Bar Association, Finland, Alternative dispute resolution, Mediator 1999
International Bar Association, Telecommunication and Association Competition in Europe 5/1996, 5/1998
Trier Academy of European Law, State Aid under Community Law with particular view to environmental 6/1997 Protection
University of Helsinki, Finland, Environmental management 1994–1995
Finnish Bar Association, Finland, Bar Examination 1991
Leyden – Columbia, Hollanti, Columbia University Program in American Law 1986
University of Helsinki, Finland, Master of Laws (LL.M.) 1986

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > EU and competition

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.

Finland > Dispute resolution

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.