28/05/2015

‘The Lawyer’ once again ranks Krogerus among Europe’s top 100 law firms

The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom, has once again ranked Krogerus among Europe’s 100 largest law firms in its Euro100 survey published on 28 May 2015. The ranking is based on revenues earned during the year 2014.

The survey also analyses the headcount, financial results, clients and partner structure of the top 100 firms. It does not feature law firms that are headquartered in the United Kingdom.

You can find out more about The Lawyer by visiting www.thelawyer.com.

29/04/2015

Chambers Europe ranks Krogerus highly amongst leading law firms

Krogerus is once again ranked for its outstanding work in the 2015 edition of Chambers Europe. The recognition highlights the firm’s expertise in several practice areas, with our Competition and RegulatoryEnergy and InfrastructureReal Estate and ConstructionRestructuring and Insolvency, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications teams all receiving Band 1 recognition. Twenty-eight of our lawyers are also recognised for their individual achievements.

Selected quotes about our practitioners include:

“The lawyers make deals happen and are quick, steady and enthusiastic” (Capital Markets)

“The lawyers have a deep understanding of this area, have high standards and are business-focused” (Competition / European Law)

“We are never disappointed – it is my first choice for Finnish transactions” (Corporate / M&A)

“The team produces excellent work and has excellent, proactive lawyers who have a good understanding of business” (Dispute Resolution)

“The team offers tailored solutions, works very hard and meets tough deadlines” (Energy and Natural Resources)

“I trust the lawyers to keep their promises” (Restructuring / Insolvency)

Chambers Global is a well-respected legal publication based in the United Kingdom that has ranked the best law firms and lawyers in the world since 1990. Annual rankings are based on thorough, independent research.

16/03/2015

Krogerus ranked among world’s best in 2015 Chambers Global

Krogerus lawyers have been once again recognised as industry leaders in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in Business.

We received noteworthy recognition across all six practice areas reviewed by the publication.

Our restructuring and insolvency practice received Band 1 recognition, as did partners Mikko Tiilikka and Hannu Ylönen. The publication notes that “sources confirm Mikko Tiilikka is a leading practitioner” and praise Hannu as a “brilliant businessman” who offers “high-quality and value-added service”.

Partner Mika Ståhlberg achieved a Band 1 ranking for his corporate and mergers and acquisitions work, with clients commenting he is an “excellent lawyer and a strong negotiator active on big M&A mandates”.

Dispute resolution partner Mikko Elonheimo also received enthusiastic client praise: “He has a very strong character in the courtroom and is a good litigator; he knows how to put the case forward to the judge.”

Chambers and Partners relies on comments from clients and peers in composing its directories.

 

02/03/2015

Partner Sami Martola receives 2015 Client Choice Award in the Mergers and Acquisitions category

Lexology and the International Law Office (ILO) have chosen Krogerus partner Sami Martola as the exclusive Finnish winner in the Mergers and Acquisitions category of the 2015 Client Choice Award.

The recognition is based on outstanding client feedback. Clients were asked to rate individual lawyers and law firms on their quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.

02/03/2015

Krogerus once again shortlisted to receive the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in Finland

This year Chambers Europe has again placed Krogerus on its shortlist to receive the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in Finland. Krogerus is the first ever winner of the award, which was bestowed in 2013.

The Award for Excellence honours outstanding law firms on the basis of research carried out by Chambers & Partners, the world’s leading organisation ranking law firms and lawyers.

As stated by Chambers: “These awards reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

The Chambers Europe Awards 2015 ceremony will be held on 24 April 2015 in Amsterdam.

 

26/01/2015

Krogerus recognised in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review 1000

Krogerus’ trade mark practice is ranked among the world’s leading in the 2015 edition World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

The research guide is compiled by the World Trademark Review, an independent publication dedicated to reporting on trade mark issues.

“Top corporate law ensemble Krogerus has invested wisely in developing a strong IP capability that supports other firm departments, but also draws in clients independently,” says the guide, giving the firm a silver rank.

Tuukka Airaksinen, head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, receives a gold rank.

The guide says: “IP head Tuukka Airaksinen comes in for considerable praise and is deemed ‘one of the absolute best if you’re talking about the management of large international trademark portfolios.’ ”

Also noteworthy, says the guide, is Tuukka’s “immense experience”.

The guide notes that Tuukka is the only person in Finland to serve as a domain name dispute panellist for the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s arbitration and mediation centre.

13/01/2015

Juha Pekka Katainen shortlisted to receive The Lawyer European Managing Partner of the Year 2015 award

Juha Pekka Katainen is on the shortlist to receive the European Managing Partner of the Year 2015 award. The award is presented by The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom.

Each year the title of European Managing Partner of the Year is given to an outstanding leader who has driven his or her firm forward with vision and sound judgment. The award recipient will be decided by a panel of in-house lawyers and senior partners in private practice focused on the European market.

The Lawyer will announce the winner at a ceremony to be held on 12 March at the Marriott Grosvenor Square in London.

10/10/2014

Krogerus receives top rankings in the 2015 edition of IFLR 1000

Krogerus received top rankings by IFLR 1000 in its 2015 edition covering Finland. The categories examined by IFLR 1000 were Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Additionally, IFLR 1000 recognised partners Kimmo MettäläMika Ståhlbergand and Päivi Toivari as Leading Lawyers, while counsels Ilkka Liljeroos and Marjukka Sippola received Rising Star acknowledgement.

Quotes from clients interviewed by IFLR 1000 include:

“Having worked with numerous Finnish law firms, my view is that Krogerus is the most client friendly, commercial and simply best Finnish law firm.”

“Their cross-border work is really good. We find they have the right balance. They understand our business dynamic, in that we have to make the deals and also get the funding in place, sometimes in difficult jurisdictions.”

“I’d certainly be happy to go to them for finance work,” says one international partner. “You have a good choice in Finland between the firms but with Krogerus their willingness to get things done quickly and the client service they offer makes them stand out.”

The IFLR 1000 is an annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms.

08/10/2014

Twenty-six Krogerus lawyers receive Best Lawyers in Finland 2015 recognition

Twenty-six Krogerus lawyers have received Best Lawyers in Finland 2015 endorsement. The lawyers recognised in the annual ranking are as follows:

Tuukka Airaksinen (Intellectual Property Law)
JP Alho (Labour and Employment Law; Litigation)
Mikko Elonheimo (Arbitration and Mediation; Litigation)
Kai Erlund (Information Technology Law; Media Law; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law)
Ville Hailikari (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law)
Jan Johanson (Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law)
Juha Pekka Katainen (Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law)
Mårten Knuts (Capital Markets Law; Financial Institutions)
Katri Joenpolvi (Competition Law)
Sami Laine (Information Technology Law)
Antti Lehtimaja (Tax Law)
Leena Lindberg (Competition Law; Regulatory Practice)
Jarmo Makkonen (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law)
Petteri Metsä-Tokila (Competition Law)
Kimmo Mettälä (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
Marcus Möller (Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law; Venture Capital Law)
Carola Möller (Arbitration and Mediation; Labour and Employment Law; Litigation)
Samuli Palin (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law; Venture Capital Law)
Mika Puittinen (Information Technology Law; Technology Law)
Marjukka Sippola (Capital Markets Law)
Mika Ståhlberg (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law)
Kenneth Svartström (Arbitration and Mediation)
Mikko Tiilikka (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law)
Päivi Toivari (Banking and Finance Law)
Juha Wessman (Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law)
Hannu Ylönen (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law)

The list of Best Lawyers in Finland 2015 is based on an exhaustive survey process in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. See more at www.bestlawyers.com.

12/05/2014

Krogerus ranks among Europe’s top 100 law firms by ‘The Lawyer’ in its Euro100 survey

The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom, has ranked Krogerus among Europe’s 100 top law firms in its Euro100 survey published on 12 May 2014. The ranking is based on revenues earned during the year 2013.

The survey also analyses the headcount, financial results, clients and partner structure of the top 100 firms. It does not feature law firms that are headquartered in the United Kingdom.

You can find out more about The Lawyer by visiting www.thelawyer.com.

06/05/2014

Krogerus once again ranked as a leading law firm in Chambers Europe 2014

Twelve Krogerus practices and thirty of our outstanding lawyers are recognised by Chambers & Partners in its 2014 Europe rankings.

Our Competition and RegulatoryReal Estate and Construction,Restructuring and Insolvency and Technology practices received Band 1 rankings.

Ville HailikariKatri JoenpolviJuha Pekka KatainenGustaf MöllerMarcus MöllerSamuli PalinMika Ståhlberg and Hannu Ylönen were ranked in Band 1 in their individual capacity.

Selected quotes from our clients include:

“As a company we are not interested in a 20-page explanation of legal principles: we prefer practical advice on the subject matter, and we are very satisfied with the approach this team takes.” (Competition and Regulatory)

“This team is responsive, very pragmatic and business-oriented – the lawyers don’t overcomplicate the issues.” (Employment and Benefits)

“Skilled, proactive, effective – we are very pleased with Krogerus!” (Capital Markets and Securities)

 

04/04/2014

Juha Wessman wins 2014 Client Choice Award in the commercial property category

Lexology and its partner, the International Law Office (ILO), have chosen Krogerus partner Juha Wessman as the exclusive Finnish winner in the commercial property category of the 2014 Client Choice Award.

This outstanding recognition is based on interviews with corporate counsel surveyed for the award. Corporate counsel were asked to rate lawyers on their quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.

Juha specialises in banking and finance, especially project and asset financing and leasing, real estate transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He regularly advises both domestic and international clients in their financing and real estate transactions in Finland and abroad. He has had a substantial role in the development of public-private partnership models in Finland.

14/03/2014

Krogerus recognised as a leading firm by Chambers Global 2014

Krogerus has been recognised as a leading law firm by Chambers & Partners in its 2014 Global legal directory. The firm has been ranked in all six practice areas assessed.

Our Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Taxation practices all received recognition.

Fifteen Krogerus lawyers were also individually ranked for their achievements over the past year.

Banking and Finance
Päivi Toivari
Kimmo Mettälä
Juha Wessman
Marjukka Sippola

Corporate/M&A
Mika Ståhlberg
Kimmo Mettälä
Samuli Palin
Sami Martola

Dispute Resolution
Gustaf Möller
JP Alho
Mikko Elonheimo

Intellectual Property
Tuukka Airaksinen

Restructuring and Insolvency
Hannu Ylönen
Jarmo Makkonen
Mikko Tiilikka

Taxation
Antti Lehtimaja

 

07/03/2014

Krogerus shortlisted to receive the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence 2014

In 2013, Krogerus won the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence, the first time ever the honour was bestowed in Finland.

This year, Chambers Europe has again decided to place Krogerus on its shortlist for the award.

The Award for Excellence honours outstanding law firms on the basis of research carried out by Chambers & Partners, the world’s leading organisation ranking law firms and lawyers.

As stated by Chambers: “These awards reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

The Chambers Europe Awards ceremony will be held on 24 April 2014 in London.

 

21/02/2014

Krogerus receives top ranking in Mergermarket’s 2013 M&A league table

Krogerus came in joint second place for the number of mergers and acquisitions it advised in Finland, as reported in Mergermarket’s league table for 2013.

Mergermarket is a global business intelligence and news service for the M&A field. A transaction must have a minimum deal value of USD 5 million for Mergermarket to include it in its league table.

10/12/2013

Krogerus ranked second among law firms in the Universum 2013 Professional survey of desirable employers in Finland

Professionals in the legal field ranked Krogerus second among law firms in the Universum 2013 Professional survey of employers in Finland.

Total survey respondents comprised over 7,000 professionals with higher education degrees and roughly ten years of work experience. Universum carried out its survey in August–October 2013. The results are divided among the business, technical, information technology and legal fields.

Legal professionals in Finland ranked Krogerus eighth overall. The Finnish Ministry of Justice, Finnish courts, KONE Corporation and Nordea Bank garnered the top four positions.

Universum is a global independent consultancy and research company based in Sweden.

12/11/2013

Twenty-two Krogerus lawyers receive Best Lawyers in Finland 2014 recognition

Twenty-two Krogerus lawyers have received Best Lawyers in Finland 2014 endorsement. Two of our partners also received outstanding individual recognition.

Best Lawyers named partner Samuli Palin the 2014 Helsinki Real Estate Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Additionally, Best Lawyers awarded partner Mika Ståhlberg the 2014 Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year”.

The lawyers recognised in the annual ranking are as follows:

Tuukka Airaksinen (Intellectual Property Law)
Jari-Pekka Alho (Labor and Employment Law; Litigation)
Kai Erlund (Information Technology Law; Media Law; Technology Law)
Ville Hailikari (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law)
Jan Johanson (Private Equity Law)
Juha Pekka Katainen (Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law)
Mårten Knuts (Capital Markets Law)
Sami Laine (Information Technology Law)
Antti Lehtimaja (Tax Law)
Leena Lindberg (Competition Law; Regulatory Practice)
Kimmo Mettälä (Banking and Finance Law; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
Marcus Möller (Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law; Venture Capital Law)
Carola Möller (Labor and Employment Law)
Samuli Palin (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law; Venture Capital Law)
Mika Puittinen (Information Technology Law; Technology Law)
Rami Salonen (Real Estate Law)
Raimo Seppälä (Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate Law)
Mika Ståhlberg (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law)
Kenneth Svartström (Arbitration and Mediation)
Mikko Tiilikka (Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
Päivi Toivari (Banking and Finance Law)
Juha Wessman (Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law)

The list of Best Lawyers in Finland 2014 is based on an exhaustive survey process in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Those individuals honoured as Lawyers of the Year have received particularly high ratings in these surveys by earning an outstanding level of respect for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. See more at www.bestlawyers.com.

08/10/2013

Krogerus shortlisted for Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Award 2013

Krogerus is on the shortlist to receive the Financial Times and Mergermarket European M&A Award 2013 in the category of Finland Legal Advisor of the Year.

Mergermarket is a leading independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence service. Firms are nominated for the awards based on a statistical analysis of Mergermarket’s M&A database.

Shortlisted firms represent the top legal advisors across Europe that excelled in deal-making over the past year.

The ceremony also acknowledges top deals and financial advisors, as well as private equity, public relations and accountancy firms. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 12 December.

03/06/2013

‘The Lawyer’ ranks Krogerus among Europe’s top 100 law firms

The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom, has ranked Krogerus among Europe’s 100 largest law firms in its Euro100 survey published on 20 May 2013. The ranking is based on revenues earned during the year 2012.

The survey also analyses the headcount, financial results, clients and partner structure of the top 100 firms. It does not feature law firms that are headquartered in the United Kingdom.

You can find out more about The Lawyer by visiting www.thelawyer.com.

28/04/2013

Krogerus receives Finland’s top honour from Chambers Europe

On 25 April, Chambers Europe crowned Krogerus the coveted winner of the Chambers Europe Award for Excellence (2013). This is the first time Chambers Europe has bestowed this honour to a law firm in Finland.

Chambers Europe also published its 2013 profile of leading European law firms. All totalled, 26 Krogerus lawyers are ranked in the latest edition, along with 11 of the firm’s practice areas that Chambers covers. The firm’s transactional work continued its strong showing, with the Real Estate practice rising to Band 1.

Selected comments about Krogerus practitioners:

Katri Joenpolvi (Band 1): Competition / EU Law – “Katri Joenpolvi rises to the pinnacle of Finnish competition law this year having acted on a substantial range of recent assignments

Samuli Palin (Band 1): Real Estate – “One client enthused: ‘He is the go-to guy – I’d regard him as one of the leading lawyers in the field’”

Mika Ståhlberg (Band 1): Corporate / M&A – “One interviewee says: ‘He’s pragmatic and interacts well with the counterparties in deals’”

Hannu Ylönen (Band 1): Restructuring / Insolvency – “Interviewees laud his efficient service, saying: ‘All projects are time critical and he handles this very well. He simply gets things done’”

Click here to see the full Chambers Europe 2013 report.

01/03/2013

Krogerus receives top ranking in the TNS SIFO Propera survey of large law firm buyers in Finland

Krogerus was tied for second place in overall performance in TNS SIFO Prospera’s 2013 survey of large law firm buyers in Finland. The firm’s core strengths are its business mindedness, client understanding, availability and service, and project staffing.

“I would like to thank our practitioners for this achievement,” comments Juha Pekka Katainen, managing partner. “Our success is a result of their dedication for excellence and ability to meet client needs in a highly competitive international business environment,” he adds.

The firm has seen solid revenue growth and anticipates future good performance at the end of this fiscal year.

“It is our belief that we serve our clients best when we concentrate on our core market of Finland and provide the most superior legal services available. When matters touch other jurisdictions, we have the flexibility to find the best partner for a client’s specific need.”

TNS SIFO Prospera is an independent market research organisation based in Stockholm. You can find out more by visiting www.prospera.se.

14/02/2013

Krogerus shortlisted to receive the Chambers and Partners Europe 2013 Award for Excellence

Chambers and Partners Europe recently placed Krogerus on the shortlist to receive its Award for Excellence 2013 in the category of Finland.

“Our nomination for this achievement comes on the heels of other recognition for the talent of our practitioners, our success in the international arena and our unrivalled business sector understanding,” says Juha Pekka Katainen, managing partner.

The Award for Excellence honours outstanding law firms on the basis of research carried out for Chambers Europe 2013. This year’s Chambers Europe Awards ceremony will be held on 25 April 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

05/02/2013

Krogerus trade mark practice ranked in the latest global World Trademark Review 1000

The Krogerus trade mark practice is ranked among the world’s leading in the 2013 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

The research guide is compiled by the World Trademark Review, an independent publication dedicated exclusively to reporting on trade mark issues.

Partner Tuukka Airaksinen, head of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, is also ranked on an individual basis for both his ‘enforcement and litigation’ and ‘prosecution and strategy’ expertise.

“Krogerus was one of the first business firms to offer combined filing and contentious expertise, making it a pioneer on the market, and focuses on delivering practical, commercial solutions,” says the guide.

The publication notes that Tuukka is a “true trade mark specialist” who handles the “full spectrum of trade mark issues, from filing through contentious matters”.

You can read more about the World Trademark Review at www.worldtrademarkreview.com.

19/12/2012

Krogerus ranked among the most sustainable firms in Finland by the country’s leading financial journal

In a special edition of Kauppalehti Optio, a magazine published by Finland’s leading business daily Kauppalehti, Krogerus ranked among the top companies in Finland.

A total of 340 companies made the criteria for sustainable growth. Krogerus ranked seventh in this list, placing ahead of all other law firms in Finland.

The Kauppalehti survey reviewed growth, return on investment and gearing ratio over the last ten years.

“We have made strategic decisions over the years to ensure the long-term development of the firm,” comments Juha Pekka Katainen, managing partner. “Our ranking in the Kauppalehti survey is a testament to our success in these efforts.”

20/11/2012

High praise for Krogerus partners in the latest IFLR1000™

Krogerus partners in the Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions practices received high praise in the 2013 edition of IFLR1000, the annual directory of the world’s leading financial law firms.

For our Banking and Finance practice, a client notes that partner Päivi Toivari “knows very well the expectations, she is very pragmatic and it is very easy to work with her… we are very satisfied with Krogerus”.

The recognition also continues for the firm’s Capital Markets practice. IFLR1000 says: “Mårten Knuts gets good reviews from clients for his expertise in securities markets trading laws, insider trading knowledge and regulatory practice. ‘He is also very knowledgeable on legislation throughout the region especially in Sweden and Denmark, so he can help on the non-Finnish perspective,’ says a client, adding that ‘he knows the rules and follows incidences closely so he can describe everything through examples and is great for our dealing room guys as he knows their language. ’”

As for the Mergers and Acquisitions practice, IFLR says: “The firm has two key weapons, one being its capacity and the other being the profile of leading partner Mika Ståhlberg.”

Praise also comes from a client: “Ståhlberg is one of the best M&A lawyers in Finland and apart from him they are one of the firms that have the most depth, so they can provide the rest of the team like partner Marcus Möller, who is good to work with.”

A buy-side client says: “we are very pleased, we’ve done many of deals with them so that’s a good sign, Ståhlberg is a good lawyer and has a good sense of business issues, very pragmatic”. IFLR1000 continues: “The client also recommends Möller. A number of clients also praise real estate partner Samuli Palin.”

09/11/2012

Krogerus lawyers endorsed by Best Lawyers® Finland

Seventeen Krogerus lawyers are endorsed in the fourth edition of Best Lawyers in Finland. Inclusion in the list of Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas.

The Best Lawyers in their practice areas are found below. Details include the date of first mention in the list:

Tuukka Airaksinen, intellectual property (2013)
Jari-Pekka Alho, litigation (2012)
Kai Erlund, information technology, technology (2013)
Ville Hailikari, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate (2012)
Jan Johanson, private equity (2013)
Juha Pekka Katainen, information technology (2009)
Leena Lindberg, regulatory (2013)
Kimmo Mettälä, banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions (2009)
Marcus Möller, private equity, real estate, venture capital (2012)
Samuli Palin, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, venture capital (2009)
Mika Puittinen, information technology, regulatory (2013)
Rami Salonen, real estate (2013)
Raimo Seppälä, corporate (2013)
Mika Ståhlberg, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital (2009)
Kenneth Svartström, arbitration (2013)
Päivi Toivari, finance (2009)
Juha Wessman, finance, real estate (2009)

18/05/2012

Krogerus receives top ratings in Chambers Europe

Krogerus was listed as one of the best law firms in Finland by Chambers Europe (2012), a leading independent commentator on the European legal sector. We received praise across 11 practice groups. Additionally, 26 of the firm’s lawyers were recognised for their exceptional individual expertise.

Here are select comments from Chambers Europe:

Banking and Finance – “Clients are impressed with practice leader Päivi Toivari’s specialised experience in financing syndicated loans. She also wins plaudits for her ‘professional, structured and focused’ advice.”

Competition/European law – “Sources say: ‘Its core principle is not to create problems but to come up with solutions.’”

Corporate/M&A – “Led by Mika Ståhlberg, ‘a very successful and extremely talented M&A lawyer,’ this team is making rapid growth in this area.”

Dispute Resolution – “This rapidly growing practice has gone from strength to strength.”

Employment – “Sources say: ‘The team’s advice is always clear and straight to the point.’”

Restructuring/Insolvency – “Clients benefit from the excellent depth of services it offers.”

TMT – “Interviewees describe managing partner Juha Pekka Katainen as ‘an excellent negotiator’ with solid ICT experience.”

20/03/2012

Krogerus makes strong showing in Chambers Global

Krogerus continues to make a solid showing in Chambers Global. The ranking organisation relies on comments from clients and peers to form its directories. We have received noteworthy recognition across a number of practice areas.

Partner Mika Ståhlberg achieved number one ranking for his corporate and mergers and acquisitions work. Chambers Global notes that Mika is “a very successful and extremely talented M&A lawyer”.

Partner Päivi Toivari, who recently won Finland’s Finance Lawyer of the Year in Best Lawyers®, also received praise. She is noted for her specialised experience in financing syndicated loans and for her “professional, structured and focused” advice. Päivi “always keeps her promises,” say clients.

Counsel Marjukka Sippola is mentioned in the United Kingdom Spotlight Table. Chamber Global noted that “capital markets specialist Marjukka Sippola gained extensive knowledge of UK law from her time working in London at Norton Rose”.

Our Dispute Resolution team also received attention. Chambers Global said the very experienced Partner Jari-Pekka Alho is famed for his “fast, creative and solution-centred approach”. Partner Raimo Seppälä is also highly recommended in this area.

Partner Mikko Elonheimo is mentioned as an Up and Coming lawyer in dispute resolution.

14/03/2012

Päivi Toivari named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® for 2012

Best Lawyers® has recently awarded Krogerus Partner Päivi Toivari as Finland’s Finance “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Toivari specialises in acquisition finance, corporate lending, structured financing arrangements, debt issuance and derivatives. She also has experience in Internet banking and payment transaction services. Toivari heads the firm’s Banking and Finance practice.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area in a designated metropolitan community is honoured as the “Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. These lawyers were selected because they received particularly high ratings from their peers. The selected lawyers have earned significant respect among other leading lawyers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

In all, nine Krogerus lawyers are included in the third edition of Finland’s Best Lawyers®. The best lawyers in their practice areas are found below. Details include the date of first mention in the list:

  • Jari-Pekka Alho, litigation (2012)
  • Ville Hailikari, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate (2012)
  • Juha Pekka Katainen, information technology (2009)
  • Kimmo Mettälä, finance, mergers and acquisitions (2009)
  • Marcus Möller, real estate, venture capital (2012)
  • Samuli Palin, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, venture capital (2009)
  • Mika Ståhlberg, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital (2009)
  • Päivi Toivari, finance (2009)
  • Juha Wessman, real estate (2009)
06/03/2012

Krogerus awarded the ILO Client Choice Award 2012 for Finland

The International Law Office (ILO) has announced Krogerus as the recipient of the ILO Client Choice Award 2012 for Finland. Additionally, Partner Mårten Knuts was the exclusive winner in the individual capital markets category for Finland.

ILO has also recognised Krogerus in previous years. In 2011, Managing Partner Juha Pekka Katainen was awarded in the individual category for his excellence in the field of information technology.

This year’s winners were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received from corporate counsel worldwide.

The ILO Client Choice Awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on law firms’ ability to add real value to their clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market.

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