Merilampi has once again been ranked among the top in its key focus areas in Finland by the 2021 edition of Legal 500 EMEA. Several of our experts were also given personal recognition as leading and recommended individuals in the distinguished publication.
In the 2021 edition our following experts are listed as the elite Leading Individuals:
- Jussi Ikonen (Dispute Resolution)
- Erkko Ruohoniemi (Competition and EU)
- Satu-Anneli Kauranen (Competition and EU)
- Jani Ylä-Autio (Real Estate and Construction)
Teemu Taxell (Dispute Resolution) is listed among the Next Generation Partners.
In addition the publication recommends the following Merilampi lawyers:
- Tommi Elo (Banking and Finance)
- Antti Kahri (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)
- Jani Ylä-Autio (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)
- Emma Niemistö (Real Estate and Construction)
- Heidi Hiltunen (Employment)
- Henrik af Ursin (Intellectual Property)
Here are some of the testimonials from our clients and comments from the research team:
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
”Very down to earth, no-nonsense approach to negotiations”
”Great advice and no-nonsense, straight forward feedback.”
Competition and EU
“Proactivity, quick and friendly responses.”
“Satu-Anneli Kauranen and the whole team is easily approachable and easy to work with. Satu-Anneli is able to think the best interests of the client in different perspectives. She has excellent knowledge on competition law.’ ‘Satu-Anneli Kauranen is a highly responsive, proactive and business-oriented subject matter expert.’ ‘Satu-Anneli Kauranen brings excellent and broad knowledge and is a great communicator.“
“All the team members in EU and competition practice are very service minded, hardworking and definitely highly professional. The team works seamlessly together and the responsible partner is always on top of the things. One of the biggest strengths of the team is the fast response times and ability to get acquainted with things quickly.“
Real Estate and Construction
The team at Merilampi Attorneys Ltd handles high-value real estate transactions and construction work, and advises on all elements of projects from planning matters to post-completion issues. Construction specialist and litigator Emma Niemistö is particularly recommended for high-risk projects and developments involving construction liability questions, and recently advised YIT Finland Ltd and Meridiam SAS on the successful financial close of the first social infrastructure PPP in Finland concerning schools and day care centres in Espoo. She jointly heads up the practice with Jani Ylä-Autio, who has a considerable track record in advising on cross-border real estate deals.
”Easy to approach, pragmatic way of handling matters. Good value for the money.”
”Jussi Ikonen provides timely and insightful advice.”
“Henrik is dedicated, highly responsive and commercially orientated. With exceptionally broad experience in design, trade mark and unfair competition cases, Henrik is a practitioner at the top of his game. Very warmly recommended.“
“Henrik af Ursin is a modern and outstanding lawyer. He has managed to set up a first-class team in Finland.”
“Henrik af Ursin personifies the modern IP landscape: reactive, and innovative on how to provide solutions and services.“
Banking and Finance
Key strengths at Merilampi Attorneys Ltd include real estate finance work, regulatory advice and fintech and alternative financing mandates. The practice also has an active insolvency team. Group head Tommi Elo has significant experience in licensing matters and other financial markets regulatory issues.
“Heidi Hiltunen is a long-term trustee who I can always contact when in need of legal advice. With her lead, we have managed many cases successfully that otherwise could have ended up costing us dearly. Even in the most complicated cases, it’s a pleasure to work with her.“
“Heidi Hiltunen has excellent legal knowledge and she’s also very business-minded. She and her team are very customer-oriented. They also give you spot on legal advice so one can move fast when needed.“
See the complete Legal 500 EMEA ranking here.
The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 300,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, in which law firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.