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Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)
RAATIHUONEENKATU 7 B
13100 HÄMEENLINNA
Finland

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Leveraging the firm’s global network to provide cross-border support, Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) provides assistance to EU and Finnish clients on transactions, project financings and construction matters, including major wind farms and other renewables projects as well as data centres. Pekka Kokko advises on real estate transactions and construction commissions; he leads the team alongside Saara Raitala and Juha Kallioinen, while Sirkka Terho focuses on transactions, environmental issues and renewable energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Pekka Kokko; Saara Raitala; Juha Kallioinen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Excellent knowledge and ability to produce high quality agreements.’

They understand the Finnish market and the legal framework relating to real estate.’

Quick turnaround and punctuality. We worked with Sirkka Terho.’

Key clients

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Microsoft Mobile Oyj

Mutual Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen

Ficolo Oy

Quadoro Doric Real Estate GmbH

Otava Oy

KEVA

Eläkekassa Verso

ISS Palvelut Oy

Erikissijoitusrahasto Fennica Toimitilat

Otavamedia Oy

Talvivaara Sotkamo Oy

AVAIN Asumisoikeus Oy

Glennmont Clean Energy Fund III B.V.

Value Pension Fund and Value Mutual Pension Insurance Fund

Aquila European Renewables Income Fund

Nuorisosäätiö

Lehto

Children’s Day Foundation

Avara Ltd

Työyhteenliittymä Sammalvuori

Helsinki Foundation

Vantaan Valo Ky

Real estate funds managed by eQ

Work highlights

  • Acted as the sole counsel to Mutual Pension Insurance Company Ilmarinen on an arrangement of the logistics branch with several undisclosed parties.
  • Advised GR Wind Farms 1 Limited, a fund managed by Greencoat Capital, on its acquisition of Kestilän Kokkonevan Tuulivoima Oy from ABO Wind, marking the fund’s first investment in the Nordic market.
  • Assisted SigmaRoc plc as it acquired all shares in Nordkalk Oy Ab from Rettig Group Oy Ab.

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) often deals with assignments relating to cross-border financing mandates, particularly bank financings, crowdfunding issues, fintech work, and other forms of alternative financing arrangements. The team is also experienced in the regulation, compliance and consumer finance spaces, and is especially strong in real estate financing. The practice is jointly lead by Merja Blankenstein and Tiina Ashorn; Blankenstein specialises in both domestic and international transactions, particularly in the real estate arena, while Ashorn advises on consumer finance mandates.

Practice head(s):

Merja Blankenstein; Tiina Ashorn

Other key lawyers:

Harri Tolppanen; Vesa Turkki

Testimonials

‘The strength of the practice is the hands on approach and involvement on partner level ensuring good quality and cost efficient advice.’

‘Merja Blankenstein stands out with her hands on approach and involvement in the transaction at hand.’

Key clients

SigmaRoc plc

Korkeakangas Wind Oy (Aquila Capital)

Relais Group plc

Digitalist Grou Oyj

Santander Consumer Finance Oy

Collector Bank AB

Work highlights

  • Advised SigmaRock plc on its acquisition of all shares in Nordkalk Oy Ab from Rettig Group Oy Ab and thereto related €350m financing.
  • Acted as legal adviser to Korkeakangas Wind Oy in arranging a refinancing from KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH for Korkeakangas Wind Oy, a special purpose vehicle managed by Aquila Capital, in relation to the construction of the Korkeakangas wind farm in Karstula, Finland.
  • Acted as legal adviser to Relais Group plc as borrower in connection with extensions to and amendments to its Facilities Agreement of €111m and thereto related cross-border security arrangements.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is particularly noted for its expertise in mid-market corporate transactions, acting for Finnish and Western European technology start-ups, as well as advising international corporations in the transportation, healthcare, and technology sectors. Its also advises on mergers, restructurings, spin-offs and share and asset acquisitions. Company law team leader Olli Iirola advises private equity clients, while M&A team co-leader Vesa Turkki  focuses on international trade work, corporate transactions, and M&A. Managing partner and chairman of the board Harri Tolppanen is noted for his expertise in cross-border M&A, transactions and financings, and Mika Taberman focuses on transactions, commercial disputes and financing work.

Practice head(s):

Olli Iirola; Vesa Turkki; Harri Tolppanen; Mika Taberman

Other key lawyers:

Johan Wesander; Mika Oksanen

Testimonials

The team is very well balanced in terms of complementary areas of expertise and provides a holistic view on the clients’ situation at hand.’

The team is very hardworking, co-operative and accurate. I appreciate also the creativeness of this team. Eversheds is providing great all-around support when needed.’

Well-synchronized team, working proactive and independently.’

Johan Wesander is really knowledgeable, responsive and solution-oriented.’

Skilful, multi-talented team. No matter the problem or its character, solutions have always been found.’

Friendly, business-orientated individuals who swiftly adapt the problems or questions risen.’

Truly business minded, gives for a good diversity and subject matter knowledge. It’s not just legal advice, it’s business savviness.’

Key clients

Elisa corporation

Stena Recycling Oy

Revenue Group Corporation

Relais Group plc

BHG Group AB

Otava Publishing COmpany

Digitalist Group plc

Bang & Bonsomer Group AB

PiezoMotor Uppsala AB

Nordic Business Forum Oy

Brady Corporation

KPA Unicorn Group Oy

Netello Systems Oy

Cognizant

Specsavers

Robert’s Coffee

Oy Elfving Ab

Greencoat Capital

Sininen Meteoriitti Oy

Enersize Oyj

Avara Oy

Kiinteistömaailma Oy

SigmaRoc plc

Elcoline Oy

Info Oyj

TX Group AG

Work highlights

  • Assisted Elisa Corporation with its strategic investment in the Italian sedApta Group.
  • Advised Brady S.à r.l. as it issued a voluntary public cash tender offer, recommended by the Board of Directors of Nordic ID Oyj, for all shares in Nordic ID Oyj.
  • Advised SigmaRoc plc on the acquisition of all shares in Nordkalk Oy Ab from Rettig Group Oy Ab in a €500m transaction.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) focuses on both domestic and international competition law enforcement work and represents clients in the European Court of Justice and in white collar and corporate crime cases. Practice co-head Tapio Väätäinen joined the team in mid-2021 and focuses on complex civil and criminal litigation proceedings. Fellow co-head Niina Rosenlund is an expert in competition disputes, while Mika Oksanen specialises in commercial disputes and white collar crime mandates.

Practice head(s):

Tapio Väätäinen; Niina Rosenlund

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are obviously experienced arbitration counsel. What impressed me in particular was their willingness to consider a negotiated solution to the dispute, which ultimately proved to be in the best interest of their client. This kind of openness represents a new style in alternative dispute resolution that I subscribe to as well.’

‘They are very competent, hard working and they have good ethics.’

‘They are very thorough in their legal work, competent, and good performers in court.’

‘Tapio Väätäinen is a skilled litigator and a long-standing dispute resolution adviser. Collaboration with Tapio is straightforward and refreshingly informal.’

‘Broad understanding of different law sub-areas, negotiating skills and appearance in court.’

Key clients

Quorum Rakennuttajarahasto II Ky

Koiviston Auto Group

Bankruptcy Estate of Talvivaara

Youth Foundation / Nuorisosäätiö

Bankruptcy Estate of Ahtium Oyj

Pipeline Finland Oy

SKM Service Oy

Work highlights

  • Represented Youth Foundation / Nuorisosäätiö in several ongoing legal proceedings both as claimant and as respondent with regard to claims arising out of disadvantageous and suspicious business decisions by the foundation’s former management.
  • Represented Quorum Rakennuttajarahasto II Ky in a complex civil procedure and criminal investigation against.
  • Represented the Bankruptcy Estate of Talvivaara Sotkamo Oy against several claimants having claimed over €10m damages from the Bankruptcy Estate.

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is particularly strong in advising clients on cross-border employment matters in the Baltics, especially concerning reorganisations, litigation and arbitration proceedings, and equality and non-discrimination compliance work. Practice head Timo Jarmas is a dispute resolution and arbitration expert, and also covers cooperation proceedings and the application of collective bargaining agreements. Kaija Pulkkinen is also noted for representing employers in criminal proceedings regarding work-related offences.

Practice head(s):

Timo Jarmas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Eversheds has been highly available and responses have came quickly. Our company has used their services for years. Service has been friendly and professional.’

They keep promises in schedule, professional approach, they have new point of views which brings additional customer value. Prices are reasonable.’

Experienced and passionate professionals with a wide portfolio and strong support by the other practices in topics with connections to other fields of law.’

Extremely dedicated, ambitious and skilled  professionals, ready to stretch that extra mile and to give 110 percent to ensure the best outcome in your assignment.’

Key clients

Suomen Terveystalo Oyj

PlusTerveys Group

YIT Construction Ltd

Amcor Flexibles Finland Oy

Honkarakenne Oyj

Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj

StaffPoint Oy

Phil Group Oy

Pirkanmaa Hospital District

City of Vantaa

City of Akaa

Pirkanmann Voimia Oy

Vantaan Tilapalvelut Vantti Oy

Flowplus Oy

Tapola Oy Lihanjalostustehdas

Oy Aku’s Factory Ltd

9Lives Group

Pukkila Oy Ab

Bestset Oy

Alltime Oy

Chempolis Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted PlusTerveys Group with co-operation negotiations concerning the abolition of an employee fund, as well as with various other employment related matters and disputes.
  • Assisted Parker Hannifin Corporation with a multinational bonus harmonization matter.
  • Assisted Honkarakenne Oyj with co-operation negotiations regarding reorganisation of production operations.

Finland > EU and competition Tier 3

The EU and competition team at Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is noted for acting for Finnish companies in antitrust and state aid proceedings, as well as public procurement matters. Team head Olli Hyvönen specialises in merger control processes, state aid issues and public procurement matters. Kaija Pulkkinen is a key name for public procurement work, while litigator Tapio Väätäinen joined the team from Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd  in 2021.

Practice head(s):

Olli Hyvönen

Testimonials

‘Olli Hyvönen and Niina Rosenlund are very quick, pragmatic and experienced in competition law and investigations. They help out quickly and provide excellent services.’

‘They are quick, have a thorough knowledge and take a pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

LeasePlan Finland Oy

Koiviston Auto Group

Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy

ISS Palvelut Oy

VTT Oy

Infra-Asfaltti Oy

Regional Counsel of South-West Finland

Oulu University Hospital (OYS)

Sarasota Oy

Edita Publishing Oy

KPA Unicon Oy

Natural Resources Institute Finland

Finnish Association of Speech Therapists

Municipality of Enontekiö

Work highlights

  • Represented Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy in State Aid proceedings in the European Court of Justice in which the European Commission has interpreted that Finnish bus transport company owned by the City of Helsinki received €54.2m of incompatible state aid from Finland (City of Helsinki).
  • Representing LeasePlan Finland Oy in a public procurement dispute pending in the Market Court.
  • Representing Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy in a major public procurement dispute pending in the Finnish Market Court.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) is noted for the breadth of its IP services, covering trade marks, patents, copyright, and trade secrets. It is particularly strong covering industrial property rights protection and registration work, and IP litigation before the Market, Court, Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court. Head of the IP team Petteri Häkkänen often covers complex trade mark and patent infringement cases, while Tiina Ashorn leads the ICT and contract law team and advises on international contract negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Petteri Häkkänen; Tiina Ashorn

Testimonials

‘They jump to your side, openly tell what they would do if they ran my business. Their knowledge around legal and patents are superior.’

‘Professionals, direct guidelines, understand the customer’s differ situations like start up financial challenges.’

Key clients

Arla Foods amba

Apetit plc

Berner Ltd.

CRYOTECH NORDIC A.S.

Eezy plc

Enersense International plc

Gutsy Animations Oy

Icare Finland Oy

Ilmaturva Oy

Jean Sibelius Estate

KARSA Oy

Luteiden torjunta Helle Oy

Natural Resources Institute Finland

Neurotar Oy

Olvi plc

Posti Group Corporation

The Procter & Gamble Company

Raisio plc

Salusfin Oy

Sensor Oy

SGN Group Oy

Superson Oy

Svenska Österbottens förbund för utbildning och kultur

Tamtron Oy

Digitalist Oyj

Urho Tuominen Oy

Staffpoint

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Qvantel Oy

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented a Finnish athlete before the Market Court against Alma Media Suomi Oy and Sanoma Media Finland Oy in cases concerning photograph rights.
  • Assisted The Procter & Gamble Company with the brand protection of its trade marks, as well as the protection and defence of its designs.
  • Assisted Posti Group Corporation with the renewal of its brand visual which was launched in September 2020.

Finland > TMT Tier 3

With links to a global network of offices, the TMT practice at Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) provides full geographic coverage to clients on matters ranging from procurement disputes and regulatory compliance issues to data protection work and tech-related M&A. Tiina Ashorn is a TMT contract negotiation expert, while Markus Rämö focuses on tech-related transactions, joint ventures, and cooperation arrangements. Telecoms team leader Jukka-Pekka Joensuu specialises in major TMT projects, while IP and media team leader Anu Mattila deals with technology-related cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tiina Ashorn; Markus Rämö; Jukka Pekka Joensuu; Anu Mattila

Testimonials

‘Eversheds has an excellent price/quality ratio and a practical and strategic, value-adding business approach to legal matters. We have a personal point of contact (Tiina Ashorn), but she has extensive and broad experience to identify matters that might concern other areas of law as well. This practical advice and a full one-stop service keeps us as a loyal customer returning to Eversheds.’

‘We work with Tiina Ashorn at Eversheds in Helsinki. She is fantastic and always helps us come up with good solutions. She is very approachable.’

‘Anu Mattila focuses on a combination of Russian and Finnish business laws. Tiina Ashorn is an expert in IPR, business law and understanding of technical matters at the same time.’

‘Talented and business-oriented people. Good value for the money.’

‘I’ve used the team for software business related legal matters operating as a vendor in that area. Especially Tiina Ashorn has proven to be a great adviser in that field. She has a strong background and also understands the business aspect in the contractual matters.’

‘Eversheds is a very reliable partner for us in various R&D, IPR, Sales and jointly funded project matters and related agreement negotiations. Most often we get professional and precise advice in a timely manner explained directly to our project managers and sales people without needing to involve our own legal team member in the same case.’

Key clients

Plus Terveys Oy

Natural Resources Institute Finland

The Norther Ostrobothnia Hospital District

Good Sign Oy

Restel

Elematic Oy

Oy Omnitele Ab

Sony Music Entertainment Finland

Pirkanmaa hospital district

Taaleri Oyj

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Veikkaus Oy

Digitalist Group plc

Qvantel Oy

Order Oy

Staffpoint

Paccor

Klinkman

Kaiku Health

Salus Group

BHG Group AB

Oulun DataCenter Oy

Ficolo Oy

Iisy Oy

Sensire

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented a Finnish athlete in two disputes against large Finnish media companies Alma Media Suomi Oy and Sanoma Media Finland Oy.
  • Completed an arrangement on behalf of the municipality of Enontekiö to privatise ENF airport and planned a digitalised platform for airport management, air traffic control and operation and management of the airport.
  • Represented Brady S.a.r.l. as it issued a voluntary public cash tender offer for all shares in Nordic ID Oyj valued at €8.1m.
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DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
ICT Tiina Ashorn
ICT Markus Rämö
Competition/public procurement Olli Hyvönen
Competition/public procurement Marko Mononen
Corporate and M&A Vesa Turkki
Corporate and M&A Olli Iirola
Dispute resolution Niina Mickelsson
Dispute resolution Vesa Kokko
Restructuring and insolvency Jari Salminen
Restructuring and insolvency Harri Lindfors
Employment Heikki Tuomela
Employment Timo Jarmas
International business and contracts Vesa Turkki
International business and contracts Hannu Rintala
Real estate, construction and environment Sirkka Terho
Real estate, construction and environment Pekka Kokko
IPR Petteri Häkkänen
Tax Henri Steiner
Tax Olli Iirola
Finance and insurance Harri Tolppanen
Finance and insurance Mika Taberman
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Juha Kallioinen photoMr Juha KallioinenPartner
Matti Kess photo Matti KessSenior Associate
Saila Lyly photo Saila LylyLegal Secretary
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