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    • Ossi Haapaniemi - Hannes Snellman
    • Kai Holkeri - Dittmar & Indrenius
    • Janne Juusela - Borenius
    • Antti Lehtimaja - Krogerus
    • Mika Ohtonen - Roschier
    • Niklas Thibblin - Waselius & Wist

Next generation lawyers

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    • Heikki Wahlroos - Borenius

Roschier handled the tax aspects of Konecranes’s purchase of US-based Terex Corporation’s Material Handling & Port Solutions business, which replaced a proposed all-stock merger. The well-regarded Mika Ohtonen heads the team. Anita Isomaa- Myllymäki joined as counsel from a position at the University of Tampere, while counsel Jouni Weckström left for Krogerus.

The team at Borenius is ‘one of the best law firms in Finland’ for tax matters. Highlights included advising on the tax structuring of Vitruvian Partners’ acquisition of a majority stake in Accountor Holding. Janne Juusela is ‘one of leading experts in the field’.

Hannes Snellman’s well-regarded team advised SoftBank Group on the tax issues pertaining to its acquisition of a 72% stake in Supercell for €10.2bn. Ossi Haapaniemi leads the practice, which is supported by Heikki Vesikansa. Petri Saukko joined as specialist partner from KPMG Finland.

KPMG Finland represented Supercell in a case concerning the taxation of in-app purchases. The practice also handles litigation and indirect tax matters. Timo Torkkel heads the team.

Bird & Birdworks hard to make things possible’. It advised Eniram on the tax aspects of its sale of shares to Wärtsilä. Eniram and Danske Bank are also clients. Sami Tuominen is highly regarded.

Castrén & Snellman advised Gasum and Skangas on their joint acquisition of Norwegian power plant Risavika LNG from Lyse Group for €107m. Sari Laaksonen and senior counsel Leena Romppainen are recommended.

Dittmar & Indrenius continued to assist Alcatel with its €13.5bn acquisition by Nokia. Kai Holkeri leads the practice.

Krogerus advised Lehto Group on the tax aspects of its IPO. The ‘very accurate and proactive’ Antti Lehtimaja leads the practice, supported by Jouni Weckström, who joined as counsel from Roschier.

Waselius & Wist assisted Sagax with the tax issues concerning the structuring of its acquisition of a commercial real estate portfolio valued at SEK 850m. Niklas Thibblin is ‘extremely thorough in all of his work’. Jouni Kautto was appointed specialist partner in January 2017.

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