News: Krogerus appoints new chairman

2013

13/12/2013 Krogerus advises the Icelandic Special Prosecutor’s Office in a case involving record financial fraud convictions 27/11/2013 Krogerus advises telecommunications company DNA in the 4G spectrum auction 05/11/2013 Krogerus advises MTG on its acquisition of the Nordics’ largest independent group of TV production companies 22/10/2013 Krogerus acts as Finnish counsel to investors in the USD 1.5 billion acquisition of online gaming company Supercell 15/10/2013 Krogerus advises the main shareholders of telecommunications company DNA on a rearrangement of ownership 04/10/2013 Krogerus seminar on competition neutrality mentioned in Kauppalehti, Finland’s premier business journal 03/10/2013 Krogerus advises Invalidisäätiö and Terveysrahasto in the sale of Respecta 10/09/2013 Krogerus represents DNA in obtaining unconditional merger clearance for its acquisition of PlusTV 08/09/2013 Krogerus advises Biohit in setting up a joint venture in China 03/09/2013 Krogerus advises Rautaruukki in a global trade mark dispute 29/08/2013 Krogerus advises Skanska on the sale of its Finnish headquarters to Germany-based Union Investment 26/08/2013 Krogerus advises leading banks on EUR 130 million wind farm financing for Taaleritehtaan Tuulitehdas I Ky 12/08/2013 Krogerus advises the Finnish Energy Industries concerning the enactment of a new law on Wind Power Compensation Areas 11/07/2013 Krogerus advises Royal Unibrew on its DKK 3.3 billion acquisition of Hartwall, a leading Finnish beverage company 12/06/2013 Krogerus advises arranger in SATO Corporation’s second bond issue under its 500 million secured note programme 02/06/2013 Krogerus advising Citycon and NCC Property Development on their joint venture to extend the Iso Omena Shopping Centre 29/05/2013 Krogerus advises lead managers on VVO Group’s EUR 100 million secured bond issue 27/05/2013 Krogerus advises Tieto Corporation on its EUR 100 million bond issue 06/05/2013 Krogerus hosts a seminar on economic development in co-operation with Nordea 30/04/2013 Krogerus advising DNA on its acquisition of Finland’s leading pay-TV operator PlusTV 19/03/2013 Krogerus successfully advises Abloy in a lengthy investigation by competition authorities 12/03/2013 Krogerus advises arranger and dealers in SATO Corporation’s pioneering EUR 500 million secured note issuance programme 07/02/2013 Finnish legislative reform introduces rules on intermediated securities and indirect custody issues 29/01/2013 Checkmate! The firm hosts its annual Krogerus Chess event at the Finnish National Theatre 22/01/2013 Krogerus advises SOK Corporation on its 60% divestment of Hankkija-Maatalous to the DLA Group of Denmark 15/01/2013 Krogerus advises Handelsbanken on the reorganisation of its Nordic life insurance business 13/01/2013 Krogerus advises AVIC International Investments Ltd on its acquisition of naval architecture and engineering firm Deltamarin Ltd 09/01/2013 Partner Mårten Knuts appointed professor of securities law at the University of Helsinki 04/01/2013 Krogerus advises four hospital districts in IT service agreements related to their patient data system

2012

28/12/2012 Krogerus advises Sponsor Capital in its divestment of employment services provider Barona 19/12/2012 Krogerus advises Intera Partners in creating Finland’s largest chain of veterinary clinics 14/12/2012 Krogerus advises Pihlajalinna on its acquisition of private healthcare provider Dextra 03/12/2012 Krogerus shares the latest information on an employee’s loyalty obligation at a breakfast seminar 27/11/2012 Dr Mårten Knuts writes on the privilege against self-incrimination in relation to listed companies 19/11/2012 Krogerus hosts its eleventh annual Insolvency Afternoon seminar for leading market participants 05/11/2012 International Chamber of Commerce adopts anti-corruption clause for contracts 25/10/2012 The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies the scope of copyright protection for software 01/10/2012 Dr Lauri Railas authors Incoterms® 2010 – Users’ Manual 03/08/2012 Krogerus acts as administrator in one of the largest bankruptcies in Finland of recent years 23/07/2012 Krogerus serves as a sponsor for the Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2012 25/06/2012 Krogerus successfully represents Finland’s largest pharmacy before the Court of Justice of the European Union 08/06/2012 Tuukka Airaksinen serves as panellist for WIPO domain name dispute 11/05/2012 Krogerus lawyers Julius Parikka and Simo Autio author article on state aid regulations in insolvency proceedings 24/04/2012 Krogerus lawyers to speak at Baltic-Finnish competition law seminar 30/03/2012 Finnish mergers and acquisitions market is fairly upbeat 26/03/2012 Mårten Knuts evaluates insider trading regulations on behalf of the Swedish government 23/03/2012 Krogerus begins co-operation with the Finnish National Theatre 22/02/2012 Krogerus promotes two new partners

12/08/2011

Krogerus appoints new chairman

Mika Ståhlberg has been appointed chairman of the board at Krogerus as of 6 June 2011, while Juha Pekka Katainen will continue to serve as managing partner.

The former chairman of the board and the firm’s founding partner Hannu Krogerus has stepped down from the partnership and left the firm as the final step in his longstanding succession plan.

Hannu Krogerus served as the managing partner of the firm until 2003 and as its chairman of the board from 2004 until 2011. “I am very pleased to have completed my work at Krogerus and to be able to move on in my career. I am convinced that the firm will continue to thrive. The quality, focus and commitment of the firm’s employees are exceptional” says Hannu Krogerus.

Hannu Krogerus will cease practicing law and devote his time to management consulting at his personal consulting company and to board memberships.

Mika Ståhlberg, the new chairman of the board, is head of the transactional practices at Krogerus. Ståhlberg joined the firm in 1996 and was promoted to partnership in 2000. He has served on the firm’s board as of 2003.

Ståhlberg says “Hannu’s vision of the market and the development of the firm has been extremely important in helping Krogerus grow to one of Finland’s largest and most successful law firms in only two decades. In particular, his efforts in the early 2000’s, when the firm embarked on its growth strategy, are invaluable.”

“In keeping with our strategy we will continue to develop our capabilities, industry knowledge and client relationships within our main practice areas i.e. transactions, conflict management, competition, technology, energy, and restructuring and insolvency”, says Katainen.