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DLA Piper

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

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.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

The department at DLA Piper¬†is noted for its ‚Äėgood service and expertise‚Äô 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.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

Ilkka Liljeroos¬†heads up the 'well-prepared'¬†practice at¬†DLA Piper, which is 'quick to react and provides sound and thoughtful advice'. The team recently acted for Croda on its ‚ā¨24m acquisition of IonPhasE. Country managing partner¬†Matti Yl√§-Mononen¬†is also recommended and has significant experience in mid-market transactions.

Leading individuals

Matti Ylä-Mononen - DLA Piper

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's 'hands-on' team defended the former director of Nokian Tyres in a trade secrets case. The practice, which has 'a good mix of fresh and senior competences', is headed by Jussi Savonen, who is particularly experienced in insolvency litigation.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

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.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

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.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

DLA 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.

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Maritime and transport
Maritime and transport - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

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

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

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.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper

Markus 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.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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