Article 13 April 2017

Krogerus receives top recognition in the 2017 edition of Legal 500

Law firm directory Legal 500 has ranked ten of Krogerus' practice areas in top tiers in its 2017 edition. A high number of lawyers also received individual rankings.

Partners Tuukka Airaksinen, JP Alho, Katri Joenpolvi, Juha Pekka Katainen, Mårten Knuts, Antti Lehtimaja, Marcus Möller, Päivi Toivari, and Mika Ståhlberg received praise as leading individuals.

Partner Tom Fagernäs was included in the new Next Generation Lawyers category. Partners Mikko Elonheimo, Leena Lindberg, Kimmo Mettälä, Mika Puittinen, Mikko Tiilikka, and Juha Wessman were highlighted as recommended lawyers.

Selected quotes about our practice areas include:

"Krogerus is ‘eager to deliver in a swift, commercial and client-friendly way’. It advised the shareholders of Certeum when 70% of its shares were sold to funds managed by Blackstone Group. Other clients include Boliden, Huntsman and Neste. Practice heads Mika Ståhlberg and Marcus Möller are highly regarded." (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)

"Krogerus is ‘excellent in all levels of service’. The team represented Santander in criminal proceedings where the client was the victim of a fraud scheme concerning high-value yachts. Mikko Elonheimo and Mikko Tiilikka are ‘exceptionally good’. Carola Möller made partner." (Dispute Resolution)

"Krogerus is representing DNA in an alleged trade mark infringement case against Deutsche Telekom’s EU trade mark for the colour magenta and is acting for Singa in a trade mark dispute with Zynga. Patent disputes and copyright matters are other areas of expertise. Practice head Tuukka Airaksinen is ‘excellent in brand protection’." (Intellectual Property)

"Krogerus is ‘among the very best’. It assisted AB Sagax with its €68m acquisition of 12 Helsinki industrial properties and advised Northern Horizon on the €155m divestiture of a 27-asset healthcare property portfolio by EPI Healthcare I. Marcus Möller, who is ‘especially strong in negotiations and deal tactics’, heads the practice with Juha Wessman, who is ‘practical, customer-oriented and a good negotiator’." (Real Estate and Construction)

Published since 1991, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) provides an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region.

To view the rankings in full, please visit the Legal 500 website.

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