Chambers Europe 2021 ranks Merilampi among the leading law firms in Finland

Merilampi is once again ranked among the top law firms in Finland. The recently published 2021 edition of Chambers and Partners’ Chambers Europe gives recognition to many of our teams and experts.

Here are some of the comments from the publication and from our clients.

The expertise of our Real Estate and Construction team was highly noted in the rankings

“Notable practice frequently handling real estate transactions. Regularly advises on construction and development projects, including forward purchase agreements and contentious proceedings. Possesses a domestic and international client roster consisting of construction and development companies, real estate managers, investors, insurers and funds.”

“One client emphasises: “We always get quick and helpful answers”.”

Emma Niemistö is praised for her broad practice covering all aspects of construction mandates. Her diverse work portfolio includes procurement issues, project developments and contractual disputes.”

Jani Ylä-Autio receives acclaim from clients, who enthuse that “his negotiation abilities are excellent and he always presents practical solutions”. He assists an impressive client list, including real estate investors, developers and funds, with the sale and acquisition of retail and office assets.”

Tommi Elo handles real estate finance transactions, including forward funding deals. He further advises on project developments and commercial property portfolio acquisitions.”

Merilampi’s experienced Competition and EU team offers a wide range of legal services

“Sources say that the lawyers are “knowledgeable, proactive and business-oriented”.”

“Advises both domestic and international companies on the full range of competition law issues.”

“Market commentators identify Satu-Anneli Kauranen as a key figure in the team and say that she is “very efficient”. She often advises on merger control filings in support of corporate acquisitions or joint ventures.”

Erkko Ruohoniemi is best known for his handling of contentious procurement matters on behalf of private or state-owned companies. He also assists with appeals against decisions made by the FCCA or the Finnish telecoms regulator.”

Merilampi’s Dispute Resolution team is one of the most experienced and versatile in Finland

“Notable team representing clients in corporate litigation, construction disputes and product liability cases. Recommended for white-collar criminal defence and follow-on damages cases. Offers expertise in a broad range of sectors, including TMT, insurance, manufacturing and real estate. Increasingly active in arbitration matters.”

Jussi Ikonen regularly handles contractual and shareholder disputes, as well as criminal cases.”

Jukka Laitasalo boasts longstanding expertise in international and domestic cases. He regularly acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes.”

Teemu Taxell deals with commercial litigation matters, including product liability claims and breach of contractual agreements. He often acts for banking, logistics and cargo-handling companies.”

Our Employment and Labour Law team receives great feedback from customers

“One client reports that the firm “gives reliable and practical advice in a friendly manner,” and adds: “We get quick responses even in complex matters”.”

The lawyers are described as “helpful and cooperative” by clients.

Heidi Hiltunen advises clients on a range of employment issues, including reorganisations, termination disputes and consultation processes. Clients say: “She is easily approachable, she can understand the big picture and gives practical advice”, before adding: “She communicates in a clear and understandable way and tackles all, even complex matters, with dedication and a smile”.”

Our Intellectual Property practice continues strong in international rankings

Henrik af Ursin is commended for his “hands-on approach”, with one client adding: “He is fast, thorough and extremely likeable”. He assists clients with anti-counterfeiting litigation, copyright protection matters and trade secrets.”

“Henrik af Ursin of Merilampi Attorneys Ltd is a well-known practitioner offering a broad IP practice. He regularly advises clients on anti-counterfeiting litigation, agreements, licensing negotiations, portfolio management and unfair competition matters.”

See the complete Chambers Europe ranking here.

Chambers & Partners have been ranking the world’s best law firms and lawyers for almost 30 years. Chambers Europe ranks lawyers and law firms across Europe. The rankings are based on client feedback and in-depth analysis gathered by a team of researchers.