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Waselius & Wist

Banking and finance Tier 2

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 diligentTimo 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.

Tax Tier 2

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 litigatorJouni 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.

Capital markets Tier 3

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'.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

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 availableFredrik Lassenius and 'exceptional M&A lawyer' Christoffer Waselius.

Employment Tier 3

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.

EU and competition Tier 3

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.

Intellectual property Tier 3

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.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

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.

Waselius & Wist is a leading Finnish commercial law firm, committed to provide highly specialised legal services in complex business transactions. The firm is especially renowned for high-end advice within all fields of commercial law, with particular emphasis on capital markets, banking and finance, including financial restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, real estate, energy and natural resources, tax law, employment law, competition law as well as IPR. The firm takes pride in being able to deliver tailor-made services and solutions with efficiency, accuracy and flexibility, aimed at satisfying the needs of the most demanding clients

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Tarja Wist
Banking and finance Timo Lehtimäki
Capital markets Tarja Wist
Capital markets Timo Lehtimäki
Competition and public procurement Lotta Pohjanpalo
Corporate governance and compliance Jan Waselius
Corporate governance and compliance Bernt Juthström
Corporate recovery Timo Lehtimäki
Dispute resolution Jan Waselius
Dispute resolution Bernt Juthström
Employment, pensions and incentives Jouni Kautto
Employment, pensions and incentives Jan Waselius
Energy and natural resources Christoffer Waselius
Environment Christoffer Waselius
General corporate and business law Lotta Pohjanpalo
General corporate and business law Fredrik Lassenius
IPR Bernt Juthström
M&A and private equity Christoffer Waselius
M&A and private equity Fredrik Lassenius
Real estate Niklas Thibblin
Tax Niklas Thibblin
TMT Bernt Juthström
Tax Jouni Weckström
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Ann-Marie Eklund  photo Ms Ann-Marie Eklund
Mr Kim Ekqvist  photo Mr Kim Ekqvist
Ms Mira Hänninen  photo Ms Mira Hänninen
Ms Essi Hietaoja  photo Ms Essi Hietaoja
Mr Bernt Juthström  photo Mr Bernt Juthström
Mr Henri Kaskimo  photo Mr Henri Kaskimo
Mr Jouni Kautto  photo Mr Jouni Kautto
Mr Matti Koivusalo  photo Mr Matti Koivusalo
Mr Fredrik Lassenius  photo Mr Fredrik Lassenius
Mr Timo Lehtimäki  photo Mr Timo Lehtimäki
Ms Maria Lehtimäki  photo Ms Maria Lehtimäki
Mr Niko Markkanen  photo Mr Niko Markkanen
Ms Mona Numminen  photo Ms Mona Numminen
Ms Linda Nyman  photo Ms Linda Nyman
Mr Lauri Peltola  photo Mr Lauri Peltola
Ms Lotta Pohjanpalo  photo Ms Lotta Pohjanpalo
Ms Emilia Saloranta  photo Ms Emilia Saloranta
Mr Matti Siiteri  photo Mr Matti Siiteri
Mr Niklas Thibblin  photo Mr Niklas Thibblin
Mr Christoffer Waselius  photo Mr Christoffer Waselius
Mr Jan Waselius  photo Mr Jan Waselius
Ms Charlotta Waselius Sittnikow  photo Ms Charlotta Waselius Sittnikow
Mr Jouni Weckström  photo Mr Jouni Weckström
Ms Helena Wist  photo Ms Helena Wist
Number of lawyers : 20
Number of partners : 10
Contacts : Jan Waselius
Contacts : Tarja Wist
Contacts : Lauri Peltola
Contacts : Niklas Thibblin
Contacts : Lotta Pohjanpalo
Contacts : Bernt Juthström
Contacts : Timo Lehtimäki
Contacts : Christoffer Waselius
Contacts : Fredrik Lassenius
Contacts : Jouni Kautto
Contacts : Jouni Weckström