Our legal services are highly regarded for their professionalism and expertise.
Clients come to us because they need practical answers. That is why we appreciate the power of saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ rather than ‘maybe’. Our significant size in the Finnish market means that we have the depth of resources needed to represent clients in even their most complex and important matters. Krogerus lawyers are often involved in transactions and proceedings that are cross-border in nature or where we represent the domestic subsidiary of an international corporation. We offer a broad range of legal services across the corporate spectrum.
We advise on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions transactions in the public and private markets, many of which have cross-border elements. We advise domestic and international buyers, sellers and their financial advisers on all the acquisition and disposal of private companies (including controlled auctions and distressed assets), public company acquisitions (including recommended and hostile takeovers and public-to-private transactions), mergers and demergers, joint ventures and spin-offs. We are consistently ranked as a leading firm for our expertise in this field. We work in seamless co-operation with members of other practice groups to respond to the individual requirements of each transaction.
Chambers Global 2016 (Corporate/M&A): "According to clients, [department head] Mika Ståhlberg is 'a smart professional who solves problems with a practical mindset, is business-oriented, doesn't get too caught up in the detail and is very experienced.' Another source says: 'He has very good views on negotiation tactics and is clearly one of the best.'"
Chambers Global 2015: Partners Sami Martola, Kimmo Mettälä, Marcus Möller and Mika Ståhlberg are endorsed
Chambers Global 2013: “Leading figure Mika Ståhlberg gains plaudits from market observers.”
Chambers Europe 2015: "Well-established practice active across an impressive range of M&A and private equity transactions. Has recently advised on healthcare, energy and TMT mandates. Also experienced in advising on the Finnish elements of cross-border auction processes." Quotes from sources: "We are never disappointed - it is my first choice for Finnish transactions. The team is young and hungry; it is focused on getting the deals done." "It has a flexible, approachable operation and really understands the business elements."
Chambers Europe 2014: “This team’s expertise is very good – the lawyers are understanding and constructive in their advice.” “The client service here is high-quality – one of the strong points of the lawyers is that they actively think of ways to make my life easier.”
Chambers Europe 2013: “The practice’s impressive stature is demonstrated by its varied workload, which ranges from mid-market Finnish deals to larger-scale cross-border work.”
Chambers Europe 2012: “[Krogerus] has been successful throughout a range of sectors.”
Chambers Europe 2011: “experienced, sharp and flexible”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015: "Krogerus fields ‘a young and hungry but highly qualified team’ with ‘particularly good knowledge in the financial services industry and market abuse regulations.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014: “Krogerus’ practice head Mika Ståhlberg is ‘an efficient dealmaker with strong business acumen’” . . . “Marcus Möller is recognised as ‘a really good sparring partner.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013: “Krogerus had an impressive year, acting for clients from a diverse range of industry sectors.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012: “Krogerus shows ‘true entrepreneurial spirit’ and fields industry-focused practice groups.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2010: “Krogerus goes from strength to strength in this field, with competitor clients acknowledging their motivated team.”
IFLR1000 2017: Clients tend to rate the team among the best in the market. “The firm is generally very good and everyone does a good job.”
IFLR1000 2016: "The firm’s corporate practice is perhaps its strongest asset and this year it continued to secure some of the strongest mandates in the market."
IFLR1000 2015: “Having worked with numerous Finnish law firms, my view is that Krogerus is the most client friendly, commercial and simply best Finnish law firm.” “Another adds: ‘I find them very good overall; their service level is exceptionally high.’"
IFLR1000 2014: “Without their help we would not have been able to do the work we did.”
IFLR1000 2013: “The firm has two key weapons, one being its capacity and the other being the profile of leading partner Mika Ståhlberg.”
IFLR1000 2012: “According to a private equity client: ‘They are first tier for us.”
IFRL1000 2011: “The firm has won some impressive mandates, they have impressed me.”