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Litigation and regulatory

Litigation and Arbitration

In Finland, we enjoy a strong reputation for our quality of work in demanding litigation and arbitration proceedings, and our lawyers are regularly entrusted to act as arbitrators. The practice and its individuals are frequently recommended by leading international legal directories.

Our mission is to serve our clients’ best interests - through settlement negotiations, full-scale proceedings, or through alternative dispute resolution. We offer a complete range of commercial dispute resolution services for domestic and foreign corporate clients as well as public institutions. Due to our overall strong presence in the areas of banking and finance as well as insurance, we frequently represent major banks, insurance companies and other institutional clients in various banking and finance related disputes. Our services include representation in all areas of commercial litigation and arbitration matters. In addition, we represent clients in connection with alleged white-collar crime.

We offer our clients outstanding dispute resolution expertise, combined with industry know-how and understanding. We aim to solve complex business disputes as swiftly and effectively as possible and provide solutions which are aligned with the business objectives of our clients.

We advise and support our clients in relation to the following:

  • Contract disputes
  • Damage claims
  • D&O liability claims 
  • Insurance litigation, claims
  • Arbitration (domestic and international)
  • White-collar cases (both defense and complainant)
  • Insolvency-related litigation
  • Asset tracing and recovery
  • IPR litigation 

Competition Law

We have a leading competition law practice in Finland. Our assignments represent the full spectrum of both EU and Finnish competition law: merger control, cartel investigations, horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, damages actions, compliance programs and training, litigation, public procurement and state aid.

We have extensive experience in defending clients in cartel cases before both the European and Finnish competition authorities and courts, including some landmark cases. In addition, we advise both foreign and domestic clients on challenging self-assessments of various horizontal and vertical agreements, as well as complex merger control and dominance-related procedures and issues, whether European or national.

We have closely followed the developing area of private enforcement of competition rules (especially claims for damages) and have comprehensive experience in litigation and arbitration. We have represented both claimants and respondents, and also acted as arbitrators. Our experience covers many of the top damages cases related to competition law in Finland. We run and develop competition law compliance programs and training sessions for numerous corporate clients. In addition to defending clients against allegations of infringement, we help them to comply with, understand and benefit from European and Finnish competition laws.

We advise and support our clients in relation to the following:

  • Merger control
  • Cartel investigations
  • Dawn raids, leniency
  • Horizontal and vertical agreements
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Compliance programs and training
  • Competition litigation/damages cases
  • Public procurement 
  • State aid

Public Procurement & PPP Projects

We advise contracting authorities and tendering suppliers at various stages of public procurement processes. In addition to advising on specific, ongoing matters, our practice provides general advice in the field, including preparation of procurement law compliance instructions and training sessions for public institutions as well as litigation in procurement law matters before the administrative courts.

We regularly advise on Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects. Realized through a combined service of design, construction and maintenance of public facilities or infrastructure, PPP projects require seamless coordination of multi-disciplinary legal work, involving such areas of law as procurement, construction, supply and financing. With our vast experience in such projects, supported by our practices in all relevant sectors of law, we are able to provide comprehensive and sound legal advice on all aspects throughout the entire life-cycle of PPP projects.

Our work on the structuring of PPP projects includes advising public institutions, service providers and financiers on a variety of ventures, concerning, among others, educational facilities and infrastructure ventures. We have also been involved in large-scale contentious matters regarding construction phases under PPP agreements.