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The firm: The Avance story on the Finnish legal market is completely unique. Since its launch in October 2011, the firm has grown from a start-up to a leading 40-lawyer firm, with an exceptional market standing in high-end, complex legal work.

The firm handles some of the most demanding transactions, large projects and disputes involving its market, with a focus on matters that call for the skills and sophistication of the Avance team. The firm’s high partner-associate ratio reflects the core strategy of providing a senior-oriented service that ensures concrete value-add to clients and distinguishes the firm from its key competition. Avance combines high-end advisory work with a unique breadth of international experience, focusing on regulated industries that are relevant for Finland, such as energy and infrastructure, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, media and telecommunications, and real estate and construction.

Areas of practice: Avance covers a broad range of legal services, such as corporate/M&A, capital markets, finance, real estate, energy and infrastructure, dispute resolution, IP, competition, and public sector advisory.

Evidencing the success of its strategy, the firm can showcase a broad selection of transactional advisory in key industrial arrangements in Finland, including: the $10.2bn acquisition by Tencent of Supercell, the largest ever divestment in Finnish corporate history; the acquisition by Bridgepoint of Evac Group, a world-leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems; the €114.5m acquisition by Scandic Hotels Group of Restel’s hotel portfolio; the €700m acquisition by Fortum of Ekokem, one of the largest private M&A deals in Finland in recent years; the acquisition by TH Real Estate of a 50% stake in the Kamppi Centre, a prime shopping centre located in Helsinki; the sale of Kasarmikatu 21 office property to a significant international property investor making its first investment in Finland; Canatu’s €22m late stage funding, one of the largest investments in a Finnish start-up; the listing of Next Games on the First North Finland marketplace maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd; and the construction of a multibillion-euro nuclear power plant in Finland.

The work has in most cases included advice on complex regulatory, competition law and financing issues. Please visit for further details.

  • Number of lawyers: 40
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Swedish
  • Vietnamese
  • Finnish
  • Member
  • International Bar Association

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