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 competition law with a focus on merger control, abuse of dominant market position, distribution systems and cartel investigations. Several of our lawyers have worked for governmental authorities and use this practical insight in their client representation.
We advise across all regulated industry sectors on a broad range of matters, such as compensation claims, cost-oriented pricing, significant market power, state aid and unfair business practices. We have a particularly strong reputation in the energy, gaming, media, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications sectors.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in the European Union’s state aid rules and processes. They are regularly called upon to give advice on state aid questions, applications and notifications, including in the context of financial transactions and private finance initiatives that create public-private partnerships. We also represent clients on state aid issues that stem from a privatisation or the disposal of government-owned assets. Additionally, we advise clients on the consequences of unlawful state aid and on managing complaint or recovery proceedings. We also assist the recipients of state aid in litigation before national courts or the European Commission.
Chambers Europe 2017: "The firm's meticulous preparation and client-orientation is praised by clients: 'The team was dynamic and driven. I was impressed with how well they did the background research on the business sector in question. Communication with the team was easy and they were able to translate complex legal issues into an understandable form. The solutions were innovative and they paid great attention to details.'"
Chambers Europe 2016: "The team has really good expertise in competition law and good knowledge in many business areas such as telecommunications. The lawyers are enthusiastic when they have a chance to work with challenging competition law issues."; "Krogerus has adopted a practical and solution-oriented approach."; "It has two partners from the competition authority who are very skilled."
Chambers Europe 2015: "Comprehensive offering regularly instructed on cartel and abuse of dominance cases. Other areas of activity include merger control, public procurement and state aid. Particular experience advising clients from the telecoms sector." Quotes from sources: "The lawyers have a deep understanding of this area, have high standards and are business-focused."
Chambers Europe 2014: “The response times here are first class – we get answers almost immediately, and the advice is steeped in business acumen and industry knowledge.” “The speed of this team is important, but also the practical approach of the lawyers. As a company we are not interested in a 20-page explanation of legal principles: we prefer practical advice on the subject matter, and we are very satisfied with the approach this team takes.”
Chambers Europe 2013: “Katri Joenpolvi rises to the pinnacle of Finnish competition law this year having acted on a substantial range of recent assignments.”
Chambers Europe 2012: “This firm has been hiring new staff to give it one of the largest groups of dedicated competition and European law practitioners in the country”; Sources say: “Its core principle is not to create problems but to come up with solutions.”
Chambers Europe 2011: “The team ‘provides very thorough advice and you can always trust that all aspects have been considered,’ said a commentator, while clients agree: “We always receive valuable advice.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017: "Katri Joenpolvi ‘understands the client’s business’ and Leena Lindberg ‘understands industry-specific characteristics.’"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015: "Katri Joenpolvi ‘knows how to explain complex issues clearly.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014: “Krogerus has ‘a really hungry and ambitious team that is going from strength to strength.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013: Ranked in the first tier. “highly rated competition lawyers”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012: “highly praised competition practice”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2011: “Heavily endorsed by clients”
GCR 100, 13th Edition (Global Competition Review, 2013): Highly Recommended
Highly recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011