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Mårten Knuts represents clients in domestic and cross-border corporate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital markets and financial transactions, as well as regulatory and compliance matters. Mr Knuts is renowned for his expertise in market abuse in the securities markets and advises on complex regulatory disputes. Mr Knuts serves as the firm's managing partner.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Capital Markets): "Clients report that 'he knows securities market law inside out and is able to provide practical and to-the-point advice on any questions in that area.'"
Chambers Europe 2018 (Capital Markets): "Mårten Knuts is described by sources as 'very attentive and flexible.'"
Chambers Europe 2017 (Capital Markets): "Mårten Knuts is described by sources as 'very attentive and flexible. He possesses great legal and commercial abilities, which helps move the process forward.'"
Chambers Europe 2017 (Capital Markets): "Mårten Knuts is described by clients as 'a walking handbook on everything when it comes to securities markets'...Sources say: 'He is very able to give practical advice and has in-depth understanding of business issues.'"
Chambers Europe 2016 (Capital Markets): "Mårten Knuts is greatly appreciated by clients: 'I go to him when I have difficult questions. He is very pragmatic, tries to find solutions and tries to see things from the client's perspective.'"
Chambers Europe 2015 (Capital Markets): "According to sources, Mårten Knuts is 'really bright and very good at what he does. He is easy to get on with and technically excellent.'"
Chambers Europe 2014 (Capital Markets): “Mårten Knuts ‘is available, flexible and very client-minded, and has a good sense of business as well as the law,’ according to sources. Alongside his market-leading and academically founded expertise in regulatory issues and market abuse cases, he also has wide-ranging experience of major capital markets transactions in both the debt and equity markets.”
Chambers Europe 2013 (Capital Markets): “renowned for his market abuse expertise, and clients commend him for being ‘very fast and very impressive’”
Chambers Europe 2012 (Capital Markets): “impresses observers with his comprehensive knowledge of market manipulation”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 (Capital Markets): Listed as a Leading Individual
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (Capital Markets): Mårten Knuts has ‘excellent knowledge of the Finnish securities markets and a very professional output.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (Capital Markets): “Mårten Knuts has ‘extensive knowledge on capital markets law, which is a great asset.’”
International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2012: exclusive winner for the capital markets category (Finland)
Listed in the 2014, 2015 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Capital Markets Law; Financial Institutions)
IFLR1000 2020: Highly Regarded Lawyer (Mergers & Acquisitions)
IFLR1000 2019: Leading Lawyer (Mergers & Acquisitions) “Very good. Pays attention to client needs, has commercial understanding and good responsiveness.”
IFLR1000 2017, 2018: Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions
IFLR1000 2014 (Capital Markets): “Partner Mårten Knuts comes in for particular praise with clients noting he has ‘excellent communication skills’, ‘a unique combination of expertise, innovation and business knowledge’ and that he 'always keeps his clients’ interests on his mind. ”
IFLR1000 2013 (Capital Markets): “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.”
Ska skyddet mot självbelastning tillämpas på börsbolag i en insiderkontext? (Should the Privilege Against Self-Incrimination Apply to Public Companies in an Insider Context?) (Juridisk Tidskrift, 2012–13 NR 1) (available only in Swedish)
Sisäpiirisääntely Arvopaperimarkkinoilla (Insider Dealing) (Talentum Media, 2011)
Utvärdering av det svenska insiderhandelsförbudet (Evaluation of the Swedish Prohibition against Insider Dealing) (Finansmarknadskommitténs Rapport, December 2011) (available only in Swedish)
Rikos- ja vahingonkorvausoikeudellinen sääntely arvopaperimarkkinoiden ohjausvälineinä (The Criminal Law and Tort Law as Control Devices in the Securities Markets (Lakimies, 7-8/2011) (co-author)
The Daimler Case Gives Guidance on the Requirement of ‘Precise’ Information in the Definition of Inside Information in a Protracted Decision-Making Process (International Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Vol 18, No 2, September 2012) co-author with Marjukka Sippola
Kursmanipulation på värdepappersmarknaden (Market Manipulation in the Securities Markets) (Suomalainen Lakimiesyhdistys, 2010) (available only in Swedish)
Doctor of Laws, University of Helsinki (2010)
Law Clerk, Parainen District Court (2003–2004)
Master of Laws, University of Turku (2002)
Master of Business Administration (Accounting), Åbo Akademi University (2002)