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Waselius & Wist > The Legal 500 Rankings
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 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.
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 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.
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'.
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.
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.
Waselius & Wist > Firm Profile
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
|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|
|General corporate and business law||Lotta Pohjanpalo|
|General corporate and business law||Fredrik Lassenius|
|M&A and private equity||Christoffer Waselius|
|M&A and private equity||Fredrik Lassenius|
|Real estate||Niklas Thibblin|
|Ms Ann-Marie Eklund||View Profile|
|Mr Kim Ekqvist||View Profile|
|Ms Mira Hänninen||View Profile|
|Ms Essi Hietaoja||View Profile|
|Mr Bernt Juthström||View Profile|
|Mr Henri Kaskimo||View Profile|
|Mr Jouni Kautto||View Profile|
|Mr Matti Koivusalo||View Profile|
|Mr Fredrik Lassenius||View Profile|
|Mr Timo Lehtimäki||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Lehtimäki||View Profile|
|Mr Niko Markkanen||View Profile|
|Ms Mona Numminen||View Profile|
|Ms Linda Nyman||View Profile|
|Mr Lauri Peltola||View Profile|
|Ms Lotta Pohjanpalo||View Profile|
|Ms Emilia Saloranta||View Profile|
|Mr Matti Siiteri||View Profile|
|Mr Niklas Thibblin||View Profile|
|Mr Christoffer Waselius||View Profile|
|Mr Jan Waselius||View Profile|
|Ms Charlotta Waselius Sittnikow||View Profile|
|Mr Jouni Weckström||View Profile|
|Ms Helena Wist||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 20 Number of partners : 10
LanguagesEnglish Finnish French German Swedish
OtherContacts : 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
Finland: Banking & Finance
Published: August 2019
Authors: Tarja Wist Linda Nyman-Kujala
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Finland.
Finland: Lending & Secured Finance
Published: July 2019
Authors: Timo Lehtimäki Ann-Marie Eklund
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Lending & Secured Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Finland.