Merilampi receives recognition in Chambers Europe 2020

Merilampi is once again ranked among the top law firms in Finland. The recently published Chambers and Partners’ 2020 edition of Chambers Europe gives recognition to many of our teams and experts.

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

Our Real Estate and Construction team had another busy year on the real estate market

The expertise of our team of real estate and construction lawyers was highly noted in the rankings:

Emma Niemistö is hailed by clients as “one of the best experts in Finland” for construction law mandates. She is highly regarded for her knowledge in construction contracts and contentious proceedings. Clients say: “She is very easy to approach and provides broad, pragmatic advice.”

Jani Ylä-Autio acts for real estate investors and funds on the sale and acquisition of retail and office assets. He also has experience in forward purchase transactions. Sources say: “He is always good at seeing the big picture.

Tommi Elo is recognised as a skilled and experienced practitioner. He handles a broad range of property and portfolio transactions, with additional knowledge in financing aspects and development projects.”

“Notable practice frequently handling real estate transactions, including sale and leaseback mandates. 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.” (Real Estate practice)

Our experienced Employment and Labour Law team supports employers in all aspects of employment law

Our group of employment lawyers receives great feedback from customers:

“One client comments: “They have a great team – it feels like they understand the business and value us as clients”. Another client adds that the lawyers have “very good knowledge – they are trustworthy and have good expertise”.” (Employment practice)

Heidi Hiltunen. Clients enthuse: “She is down to earth and proactive, she has the ability to think laterally and to transform complex matters into words which are understandable. She is available and responsive and her technical knowledge is great”. Another client notes: “She is an expert in her field, she takes our cases seriously and is trustworthy”.”

Our Competition and EU Law team is one of the most experienced in the industry

Merilampi’s experienced Competition and EU team offers a wide range of legal services, which was noted in the publication:

“Advises both domestic and international companies on the full range of competition law issues. Established reputation for handling significant merger control, cartel and abuse of dominance cases, as well as public procurement.” (Competition/European Law practice)

Erkko Ruohoniemi regularly advises on public procurement and competition law issues including merger control. He represents clients in court cases relating to cartels and public procurement appeal procedures.”

Our Intellectual Property team continues strong in international rankings

Head of the team Henrik af Ursin has been busy developing the IP services of Merilampi and once again receives recognition in rankings:

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.”

Our established Dispute Resolution team is a trusted advisor to our clients

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

“Interviewees praise the team for its responsiveness and “excellent work”.” (Dispute Resolution practice)

Jussi Ikonen acts on commercial and corporate litigation, including contractual claims and shareholder disputes. He also acts on commercial arbitrations. Clients describe him as “prudent and analytical”.”

“Sources report that Teemu Taxell is “diligent and good at drafting”. He assists with commercial arbitration and litigation mandates, and is also active in construction disputes.”

Jukka Laitasalo is a highly experienced arbitrator with a wealth of expertise acting on both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.”

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.