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Finland
Finland

Finland

About

We are the only global law firm in Finland with experience in complex, cross-border transactions. Our offices in Helsinki and Stockholm make White & Case the only global law firm with a strong and established Nordic presence.

The Helsinki office advises Finland-based and international clients on their Nordic and worldwide activities. We act as both Finnish and US law counsel in Helsinki and, in cooperation with the Firm's London office, we also advise clients on transactions governed by English law. We work in close cooperation with the Firm's other offices and focused practice groups throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Asia. Within the Finnish market, we are ranked in the first tier by the leading ranking publications and our lawyers are commended for their experience and knowledge within their respective practice areas.

Our approach to transactions is hands-on and practical and we are fully committed to their successful completion.

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

White & Case #1 in M&A in Finland and the Nordic region, by deal value
Mergermarket, Global and Regional M&A: Q1 – Q4 2016

Tier 1 in Capital Markets
Tier 1 in Mergers & Acquisitions
Tier 1 in Banking and Finance
IFLR1000 2017

Band 1 for Corporate/M&A
Band 1 for Banking & Finance
Chambers Global 2016

Band 1 for Capital Markets
Band 1 for Corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe 2016

Tier 1 in Capital Markets
Tier 1 in Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Tier 2 in Banking and Finance
The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Finnish Law Firm of the Year
International Financial Law Review Europe 2013, 2011, 2006 and 2004

Experience

Tencent acquisition of Supercell equity securities
Supercell Oy, a Finland-based mobile games developer, in the US$8.6 billion acquisition by Tencent of Supercell equity securities. The deal is one of the largest-ever M&A deals in the games sector and is the biggest-ever M&A deal for cash consideration in Finland.

Tokmanni IPO
Tokmanni Group Corporation, the largest general discount retailer in Finland, and its selling shareholder, the Nordic Capital company Cidron Disco S.à r.l., in connection with the €181 million initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of shares in Tokmanni.

CHP plant project financing in Kilpilahti, Finland
European Investment Bank, Nordic Investment Bank and a group of commercial lenders in connection with the €400 million project financing of the construction of a new industrial combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Kilpilahti, Finland.

Fortum purchase of Ekokem shares
Valtion Kehitysyhtiö Vake Oy (fully owned by the Finnish State), the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company and the Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority, as sellers, in the €470 million sale of their ownership interests in Ekokem Corporation, a leading Nordic circular economy company.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group IPO
Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG), a world-leading producer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco, in connection with the DKK 3.59 billion IPO and listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen of shares in STG.

Luvata Group sale of Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions
Luvata Group, a portfolio company of the private equity fund Nordic Capital, on the US$422 million sale of Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions to Modine Manufacturing Corporation.