Firm Profile > Krogerus > Helsinki, Finland


Banking and finance Tier 1

Krogerus' recent work includes advising HSH Nordbank on the €131m financing of the Haapajärvi and Ratiperä wind farms, and acting for Niam on the refinancing of its Helsinki office real estate portfolio. Päivi Toivari leads the department, which acts for clients including Landesbank Hessen Thüringen Girozentrale, Nordea Bank and Swedbank. Other key practitioners include Kimmo Mettälä and Juha Wessman; Wessman focuses on project and asset financing and leasing work.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Krogerus is highly experienced in real estate transactions; it recently advised Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company and LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company on the sale of a logistics property. Marcus Möller and Juha Wessman lead the practice, which also fields Jan Johanson and energy and infrastructure specialist Ville Hailikari.

Capital markets Tier 2

Recent highlights for the team at Krogerus include advising HKScan on a new senior unsecured bond issuance and the voluntary tender offer of a previous bond, and acting for Hartwall Capital on the IPO of Terveystalo. Tom Fagernäs heads up the practice, which is known for its 'excellent knowledge and solution-oriented advice'; Mårten Knuts is also recommended for his ECM-focused work.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Krogerus recently advised Owens Corning on its €900m acquisition of Paroc Group from CVC Capital Partners, acted for Kuka on its acquisition of Visual Components, and assisted Attendo with its acquisition of Mikeva. HKScan, DNA and Flextronics are also clients. Mika Ståhlberg heads the M&A practice, which also fields Marcus Möller and private equity specialist Sami Martola.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Mikko Elonheimo heads the practice at Krogerus, which acts for a client roster including Danske Bank, DNA and Eniro; it also represented VRJ Etelä-Suomi in a dispute with the City of Vantaa regarding an infrastructure construction agreement, and acted for Apassionata World in a contractual dispute with Live Nation. The practice is highlighted for its 'level of legal knowledge and professionalism' and senior associate Thomas Kolster is noted for his 'reliable and well-thought-through legal advice'.

Employment Tier 2

Krogerus advises Yliopiston Apteekki on several employment matters, including termination issues. Carola Möller heads up the group, which is particularly recognised for its involvement in insolvency-related employment matters; it has acted for clients including Joptek Composites and Superfresh. JP Alho joined Allex in 2018.

EU and competition Tier 2

Katri Joenpolvi and Leena Lindberg jointly lead the department at Krogerus, which recently defended Pohjolan Matka Group in proceedings in the Finnish Market Court regarding alleged cartel activity and represented Sanoma in an EU law dispute relating to an alleged violation of its database rights. Attendo and Danske Bank are also clients.

TMT Tier 2

Recent highlights for Krogerus include advising Rabbit Films on multiple contractual issues relating to its television productions and assisting Valmet with the outsourcing of its IT operations to CGI Group. Mika Puittinen heads up the team, which also includes Juha-Pekka Katainen.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Krogerus' IP team has 'cutting-edge experience' and is 'always on top of new developments'. The firm is representing DNA in a multi-jurisdictional dispute with Deutsche Telekom regarding a colour trade mark, and managing a portion of Neste's trade mark portfolio. Newly promoted partner Kalle Hynönen leads the practice following the departure of Sarita Schröder to Hannes Snellman in 2018.

Tax Tier 3

Krogerus' 'responsive' team has 'good technical skills' and defended Yleisradio in a dispute with the Finnish Tax Administration relating to access to the Panama Papers; other key clients include AXA Investment Managers, Sirius Capital Partners and Bygghemma Group. Antti Lehtimaja leads the department.

The firm: Krogerus is one of the leading business law firms in Finland, advising Finnish and international clients in a broad spectrum of transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. The firm is particularly apt at issues that pertain to the energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and communications sectors. Krogerus is regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Päivi Toivari
Capital markets and securities Tom Fagernäs
Commercial contracts and outsourcing Mika Puittinen
Competition and regulatory Katri Joenpolvi
Corporate advisory Marko Vuori
Dispute resolution Mikko Elonheimo
Employment and benefits Carola Möller
Energy Ville Hailikari
Environment Sami Laine
Intellectual property Kalle Hynönen
Mergers and acquisitions Mika Ståhlberg
Private equity Sami Martola
Real estate and construction Marcus Möller
Restructuring and insolvency Hannu Ylönen
Taxation Antti Lehtimaja
Technology and data protection Mika Puittinen
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mikko Elonheimo  photo Mr Mikko Elonheimo
Mr Tom Fagernäs  photo Mr Tom Fagernäs
Mr Ville Hailikari  photo Mr Ville Hailikari
Ms Katri Joenpolvi  photo Ms Katri Joenpolvi
Mr Juha Pekka Katainen  photo Mr Juha Pekka Katainen
Dtr Mårten Knuts  photo Dtr Mårten Knuts
Mr Sami Laine  photo Mr Sami Laine
Mr Antti Lehtimaja  photo Mr Antti Lehtimaja
Ms Leena Lindberg  photo Ms Leena Lindberg
Mr Sami Martola  photo Mr Sami Martola
Mr Marcus Möller  photo Mr Marcus Möller
Mr Mika Puittinen  photo Mr Mika Puittinen
Mr Mika Ståhlberg  photo Mr Mika Ståhlberg
Mr Mikko Tiilikka  photo Mr Mikko Tiilikka
Ms Päivi Toivari  photo Ms Päivi Toivari
Mr Marko Vuori  photo Mr Marko Vuori
Mr Juha Wessman  photo Mr Juha Wessman
Numbers of partners : 28
Number of lawyers : 105