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Maritime and transport Tier 2
Recent highlights for DLA Piper include advising HSBC on amending a vessel financing agreement, and representing Helsinki City Transport in a contract termination dispute with Siemens. The group's client roster also includes the Finnish Transport Agency and Nurminen Logistics. Janne Tuulos and Jussi Savonen jointly lead the team and specialise in finance work and litigation matters respectively
Banking and finance Tier 3
DLA Piper's recent work includes Ilkka Liljeroos advising Kreate on the refinancing of its existing loans, and practice head Mikko Ojala assisting IPR.VC Fund I Ky with the financing arrangements for its global TV investment portfolio. Mizuho Bank, RBS and Deutsche Bank are also clients. Janne Tuulos and counsel Mikko Luukkonen, who focuses on acquisition finance and real estate finance work, are also noteworthy.
Capital markets Tier 3
The department at DLA Piper is noted for its ‘good service and expertise’ and has particular experience in euro medium term note (EMTN) programme issuances. Mikko Ojala heads the practice, while senior counsel Salla Tuominen is recommended for her work on ECM matters.
Employment Tier 3
Antti Rajamäki, a recent arrival from EMPLaw Attorneys, leads the group at DLA Piper, which provides employment advice to a client roster including Uber and K-Retailers' Association. Riikka Autio, who was recently promoted to counsel, is also a key name to note.
EU and competition Tier 3
In a recent highlight, DLA Piper represented Sponsor Capital in merger control proceedings following its acquistion of a majority stake in Myllyn Paras; state pension fund Valtion Eläkerahasto is another key client. Practice head Mika Oinonen joined from Lexia Attorneys Ltd in 2018 following Mikko Huimala's departure to Hannes Snellman.
Intellectual property Tier 3DLA Piper counts Solteq, Verifone Finland and Samlink as key clients and recently advised Lehtipiste on post-transactional trade mark issues. The practice is jointly headed by John-Henrik Spåre and Markus Oksanen; senior counsel Timo Ruikka is also a name to note.
Real estate and construction Tier 3
DLA Piper's client roster includes Senate Properties and Corum Asset Management; the team acted for the latter in four separate real estate transactions. The Evangelical Church of Finland and Collector Bank are also examples. Antti Niemi leads the group.
TMT Tier 3Markus Oksanen heads up the group at DLA Piper, which recently assisted Thirdpresence, Verifone Finland and InfoCare with GDPR compliance and data protection matters. Senior counsel Timo Ruikka is also a key name to note, and Sami Rintala joined from Lexia Attorneys Ltd in 2019.
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The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.
|Banking and finance||Mikko Ojala|
|Banking and finance||Janne Tuulos|
|Dispute resolution||Jussi Savonen|
|Dispute resolution||John-Henrik Spåre|
|Dispute resolution||Pia Bräysy|
|EU and competition||Jukka Luostarinen|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Ilkka Liljeroos|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Matti Ylä-Mononen|
|Private equity||Mikko Ojala|
|Private equity||Ilkka Liljeroos|
|Private equity||Matti Ylä-Mononen|
|Real estate and construction||Antti Niemi|
|Real estate and construction||Mikko Larvala|
|Environment and energy||Hans Sundblad|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Nina Aganimov|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Pia Bräysy|
|Transportation and insurance||Esa Salonen|
|Transportation and insurance||John-Henrik Spåre|
|IP and technology||Markus Oksanen|
|IP and technology||Timo Ruikka|
|Commercial agreements||Markus Oksanen|
|Commercial agreements||Tuija Kaijalainen|
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|Ms Harriet Lagus||View Profile|
|Mr Ilkka Liljeroos||View Profile|
|Mr Jukka Luostarinen||View Profile|
|Mr Petri Morelius||View Profile|
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|Mr John-Henrik Spåre||View Profile|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 4,000 at this office : 40
LanguagesEnglish Finnish French German Swedish
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At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.
For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com
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