We meet client needs by understanding the industries in which they operate.
Krogerus lawyers combine their business acumen with a proven track record of providing the sophisticated advice needed for our clients to succeed. Our ability to develop a long-term understanding of each client's business enables us to deliver the appropriate outcome, whether the assignment relates to sophisticated corporate transactions, complex litigation or arbitration, negotiating commercial contracts and employment agreements, protecting intellectual property rights or addressing competition law and regulatory issues.
We advise on the specific requirements of the energy industry, including renewables and nuclear power, and in infrastructure-related matters. Our work includes counsel relating to the development and permitting of energy and infrastructure projects. Krogerus lawyers advise on electricity regulation, grid connections, agreements between electricity companies and producers, expropriation matters for infrastructure projects, and permitting of waste disposal areas. We are regularly involved in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, public-private partnerships and financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Additionally, our work encompasses a full range of industry-specific matters, such as competition law and regulatory issues, feed-in tariff and state aid matters, administrative and other procedural requirements, as well as commercial agreements.
Chambers Europe 2015: "Excellent team winning particular plaudits for work on wind power mandates, recently advising on both the acquisition and financing of wind farms. Advises on hydropower and electricity grid transactions and also offers associated regulatory expertise." Quotes from sources: "The team offers tailored solutions, works very hard and meets tough deadlines."
Chambers Europe 2014: “Widely recognised for substantial presence in Finland’s large wind farm industry, as part of a broader transaction and project-focused energy practice. Particularly strong on the financing aspects of sizeable energy mandates.” Says a client: “This team is very effective – the lawyers are really fast, but everything is still done with attention to detail.” “Ville Hailikari is this firm’s foremost lawyer in the Finnish energy market, lauded by clients as a ‘no-nonsense communicator, with the ability to identify and clearly communicate critical issues and to find creative solutions for these problems.’ He demonstrates an extensive presence across the renewables sphere.”
IFLR1000 2015: "Clients praise the quality of the service provided by the energy and infrastructure team. In particular, they point to the structured approach the lawyers are able to offer in their work and to the responsiveness of the team overall. Led by partner Ville Hailikari, the team had a strong year in 2014. Though many of the more significant are ongoing and remain confidential, there are some impressive matters in the public domain."
Practice Head Ville Hailikari is endorsed by Who’s Who Legal 2015 (Energy)
We advise leading financial institutions on regulatory, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and insolvency and restructuring issues. Our experience includes advising sellers and acquirers in sales and divestitures of banks and financial firms in Finland and other countries. We represent all of the major domestic and foreign commercial banks operating in Finland. We frequently provide counsel to domestic and international banks and advisory firms on licensing and regulatory issues and handle matters before supervisory authorities. Our lawyers frequently work with governmental and multilateral financing agencies and development banks and understand their specific requirements and operating mandates.
In the insurance field, our lawyers work with domestic and international insurance companies and brokers. We are regularly retained by insurance companies for domestic and cross-border mergers and portfolio transfers, and in restructuring of insurances businesses. Pension insurance companies often turn to us in their investment portfolio management and transactional assignments.
The food and beverage industry often combines high volumes and low margins, and brands play a critical role in increasing stakeholder value. It is also an international business environment that requires vigilant brand protection.
Industry leaders turn to Krogerus for sophisticated advice in deal structuring and reorganisations, supply chain management, intellectual property, competition, regulatory and contentious issues.
We regularly represent leading food and beverage businesses operating in the Fenno-Baltic region on their transactional and financing arrangements, general business operations and regulatory matters, to name just a few. We also advise clients on protecting and leveraging their intellectual property rights. Advising food and beverage business also calls for thorough understanding of issues related to consumer protection and marketing regulation.
We offer clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry with focused advice that touches on regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. Our clients include healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies. Services include assisting clients in competition issues ranging from parallel trade, licensing and distribution, to merger control cases. Our intellectual property lawyers help clients in trade mark, patent and other intellectual property rights infringement disputes. We also have significant experience in procurement matters and counsel companies in regulatory processes and administrative litigation.
Many of our lawyers have previously worked for international industrial companies and bring this insight to client mandates. We advise engineering companies and manufacturers of capital goods, raw materials and consumer products in diverse sectors, including heavy machinery, metallurgy, mining and manufacturing equipment, telecommunications and electronics, automotive products, building and construction materials, chemicals and defence products on a broad range of issues. Our services include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance and capital raising, trade and export finance, turnkey deliveries, leasing transactions, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, competition, employment law, taxation, and commercial contract matters, to name a few.
Krogerus lawyers provide legal advice on a wide range of issues that touch the public sector. Our public procurement team offers specialist expertise to tendering companies and public entities on both contentious and non-contentious issues. We also offer our services in contracts, privatisation efforts and public-private partnership arrangements, in which our experience includes working with financiers, equity sponsors, contractors and public authorities. Our technology lawyers assist public-sector entities in their ICT procurement and other technology needs. We also have extensive expertise in European Union state aid rules and their implications. The firm’s clients include the State of Finland, multilateral governmental agencies, international financial institutions, numerous local governmental authorities and private companies.
Property owners, developers, investors, lenders, public authorities and construction companies seek our expertise on a wide variety of real estate and construction projects. Our clients include the world’s leading funds investing in commercial property and prominent Finnish publicly-listed investors and developers. Krogerus lawyers offer advice on project conception and choice of procurement, through the tender process and letting. We also advise clients in their day-to-day business issues and offer proactive dispute resolution via mediation, arbitration and litigation.
We offer legal counsel to domestic and international retailers, consumer businesses and wholesalers on a variety of matters, including acquisitions and divestitures of nationwide retail and wholesale businesses, store acquisitions and divestitures, bank financing and leasing arrangements, consumer credit, data protection, competition and marketing law, product liability issues, contract negotiations, employment law and dispute resolution. Our experience includes advice related to product distribution, sales and purchases. We also provide counsel on marketing and product-recall campaigns, along with insurance and shipment of goods issues.
Krogerus lawyers have longstanding expertise in advising media and telecommunications companies in their legal, contractual, financing and regulatory needs. We offer strategic business advice and corporate transactional services specifically designed for these businesses. When conflicts arise, our practitioners offer their contentious expertise to resolve disputes. We also have longstanding expertise in taking unfair business practice disputes to the Market Court.
We counsel logistics service providers, such as freight forwarders, land, air and sea carriers, as well as their clients and insurers, in transport and trade law matters and handle the settlement of varied disputes. We also represent clients in mergers and acquisitions transactions, joint ventures, securities offerings, restructurings and other complex financing arrangements. Additionally, we provide legal counsel on employment law matters and in a broad range of litigation assignments.