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Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Waselius & Wist

Clients praise Waselius & Wist's group head Tarja Wist as 'very quick in understanding the commercial needs of clients' and also single out the 'responsive and diligent' Timo Lehtimäki and senior counsel Lauri Peltola as key names in the practice. The team acted as local counsel for Hellman & Friedman on the financing of its public takeover bid for Nets.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Tarja Wist heads the team at Waselius & Wist, which is recognised for its 'good expertise and industry knowledge'. The group recently advised First Quantum Minerals on two senior note offerings totalling $1.9bn. Associate Linda Nyman is noted for her 'outstanding ability to understand her clients needs'.

Leading individuals

Tarja Wist - Waselius & Wist

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist's 'extremely responsive' team recently advised Gardner Denver Holdings on its acquisition of Runtech, and also counts Digital Colony and Birch Hill Equity Partners as clients. The practice is jointly headed by the 'friendly, helpful and available' Fredrik Lassenius and 'exceptional M&A lawyer' Christoffer Waselius.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

Waselius & Wist

The team at Waselius & Wist is jointly led by Jan Waselius, who is noted for his work as an arbitrator; and Bernt Juthström. The department recently represented a Finnish gaming company in an IP-related dispute. Tanja Jussila moved to an in-house position in 2017.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

The group at Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer in a procurement dispute regarding the accuracy of blood testing equipment and acted for Digital Colony in merger control proceedings related to its acquisition of Digita. Lotta Pohjanpalo heads up the practice. Bernt Juthström is another key figure in the team.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist recently assisted Haugen-Gruppen with its reorganisation following the divestment of its wine business, a matter which included the termination and transfer of various employees. Jan Waselius and Jouni Kautto jointly head the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Waselius & Wist

Waselius & Wist recently defended Hardware Group Finland in a dispute with Abloy relating to the shape of a house key; other clients include Samsung Electronics Nordic and Veikkaus. Bernt Juthström leads the practice and has particular experience in trade secret matters.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Waselius & Wist

At Waselius & Wist, the 'efficient' team is noted for its 'vast knowledge of the field'; it recently advised a client on reclaiming taxes that had been taken in breach of EU law. Practice head Niklas Thibblin is 'fast, pragmatic and to the point', 'stubborn litigator' Jouni Weckström joined the practice from Krogerus in 2018, and Jouni Kautto is recommended for VAT work. Key clients include Santander Consumer Finance, Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Leading individuals

Niklas Thibblin - Waselius & Wist

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