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Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Magnusson advises on corporate and M&A mandates, and assists with transactional work for foreign clients seeking entry to the Finnish market and various Baltic countries. It has a broad client base spanning the IT services, energy and power, general commercial, healthcare and life sciences industries; it has seen an increase in energy-related transactions and mandates involving collaboration with London and German firms on transactions, as well as an uptick in clients hailing from China and Russia. Dispute resolution lawyer Ville Salonen has a strong background in corporate and commercial work. Managing partner Tomi Merenheimo and international M&A expert Heikki Wide are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Heikki Wide; Tomi Merenheimo; Ville Salonen


‘They are true professionals with high work-ethic and a winner’s attitude, but still humble and warm in their interactions.’

‘Heikki Wide is a great lawyer from whom my great experience with Magnusson is derived.’

‘Magnusson’s team was knowledgeable, available, friendly and very efficient. Although the schedule was very tight, we got all the support and without any feeling of stress.’

Key clients

Algol Oy

Shanghai Medical Instrument Co., LTD.

Teknos Group Oy

Meira Oy

Kaspervik Vind Oü

St1 Oy

STR Tecoil Oy

Aspocomp Group Oyj

Magnus Minerals Oy

Sofigate Group Oy

Conorin Oy

VeliMark Oy

GF Money Oyj

Fenniarail Oy

Primex Pharmaceuticals Oy

Wealth Options Trustees Limited

Jokerit Hockey Club Oy

Adecco Finland Oy

Forus Oy

Kirami Oy

QSC Group Oy

Contribyte Oy

Tilipalvelu Rantalainen Oy

Arctic Machine Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Shanghai Medical Instrument Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of the shares of FimetInvest Oy. The deal value was €18m.
  • Advised the shareholders of QSC Group Oy on the sale of the whole share capital to Kotikatu Group Oy.
  • Advised Tilipalvelu Rantalainen Oy on the acquisition of the shares of Ab Norlic Oy.

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Magnusson primarily provides employment advice to both Finnish and international clients on restructurings, the employment aspects of M&A transactions and disputes concerning employment terminations. Managing partner Tomi Merenheimo deals with executive and employment contract matters, restructurings and employment termination procedures. Ville Salonen advises on contract law, while Jukka Blomberg handles employment disputes. Newly promoted partner Anu Vuori leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Anu Vuori

Key clients

Adecco Finland Oy

Joblink Oy

Meira Oy

Autosalpa Oy

Aimo Park Finland Oy

Rantalainen Group Oy

Econet Group Oy

VeliMark Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Adecco Finland Oy, a Finnish company of Swiss-based Adecco Group, in connection with the company’s employment-related matters in Finland.
  • Advised Joblink Oy in connection with the company’s employment-related matters as well its company growth strategy.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Magnusson represents clients in criminal, civil and arbitration proceedings, and also provides mediation and alternative dispute resolution services. Jukka Blomberg specialises in litigation, energy sector arbitrations and ad hoc arbitration proceedings; while Ville Salonen represents companies in energy, mining and corporate and M&A claims.

Practice head(s):

Jukka Blomberg; Ville Salonen

Key clients

Teknos Group Oy

St1 Oy

STR Tecoil Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted several Finnish restaurant entrepreneurs in filing lawsuits regarding litigation matters in the Helsinki District Court against the insurance company Pohjola.

Magnusson’s clients value the firm for its qualities such as its legal expertise, partner recognition, responsiveness, ability to solve problems quickly, understanding of the client’s needs and for its familiarity with the client’s sector and industry.

The firm’s 120 lawyers focus on business law and offers seamless legal services in its six countries (Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) across the Nordic-Baltic region and beyond. In addition, Magnusson is a one-stop shop for several jurisdictions and its offering fits well with international companies and businesses operating in several jurisdictions.

Magnusson also has a wide international cooperation network with market-leading law firms around the world. The firm’s integrated offering is always based on the same high standards and quality, no matter how many offices are involved in a project. The firm provides advice that is reliable, cost-effective and delivers within the desired time and budget.

Areas of practice in Finland

Magnusson is one of the few truly international law firms present in Finland. The Finnish team provides advice to companies from start-up ventures to publicly listed companies and has been involved in numerous cross‑border transactions for foreign clients seeking to enter the Finnish market as well as Finnish companies expanding internationally.

Magnusson also has Chinese and Arabic-speaking lawyers based in Helsinki. The firm is very experienced in cross-border transactions. The core legal areas are corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, real estate and construction, energy and infrastructure, employment, and technology.

In addition, the firm advises clients in other legal areas such as banking and finance, public procurement, restructuring and insolvency, life sciences, data protection, IP, and media, sports, and entertainment.

Jukka Blomberg photo Jukka BlombergAttorney-at-law / Partner / Chairman of the Board / Co-Head Dispute Resolution
Tomi Merenheimo photo Tomi MerenheimoAttorney-at-law / Managing Partner Finland
Ville Salonen photo Ville SalonenAttorney-at-law / Partner / Chairman of Magnusson International
Lauri Toivio photo Lauri ToivioAttorney-at-law / Partner / Head of Real Estate and Construction
Anu Vuori photo Anu VuoriAttorney-at-law / Partner / Head of Employment
Heikki Wide photo Heikki WideAttorney-at-law / Partner

Magnusson At Iba Annual Conference In Rome

At the upcoming IBA Annual Conference in Rome, Magnusson will be represented by a strong team of partners representing six countries of the Baltic Sea Region.