Chambers Europe has ranked Merilampi among the leading law firms in Finland. Several of our lawyers and practice areas were recommended by the widely respected publisher Chambers & Partners.
Here are some of the comments from the publication and from our clients.
Competition and European Law
“Merilampi Attorneys assists clients with competition and public procurement matters. The law firm often acts on merger clearance mandates, including phase II investigations. In addition, team members advise on behavioural investigations and antitrust damages claims.” The mentioned strengths of the practice were: “The lawyers answer the question, even in difficult matters, very quickly,” “The team provides clear answers that enable us to progress,” and “The service level and responsiveness are perfect for our needs.”
One client commented on Erkko Ruohoniemi: “If I present a complex case, he points out clear questions and provides pragmatic answers.”
Satu-Anneli Kauranen was praised by clients as follows: “Satu-Anneli Kauranen and the whole team are easily approachable and easy to work with,” “Satu-Anneli is able to think of the best interests of the client in different perspectives,” and “She genuinely listens to the customer and she has excellent knowledge on competition law.”
Merilampi’s Dispute Resolution practice was described by a client as follows: “Merilampi is excellent. I can trust them 100% and they can handle complex matters.”
“Jussi Ikonen is an adept lawyer who regularly handles contractual, liability and shareholder disputes. He is also active in arbitration proceedings. One client mentioned: “He is always concentrated on doing the best he can for his client.”
“Jukka Laitasalo boasts long-standing expertise in handling international and domestic conflicts. He is a highly regarded arbitrator.”
Merilampi’s Employment practice received praise from our clients: “Merilampi Attorneys have very good understanding of the business and industry, and they support clients in the best way. They always provide fair, compliant and practical solutions for both employees and employers” and “They always try to achieve the best possible outcome considering the overall interests of our client. The Merilampi office has extensive expertise; they can find an expert in different areas depending on the content of the case.”
“Heidi Savolainen (née Hiltunen) is Merilampi’s practice head and advises clients on a range of employment issues, including reorganisations, termination disputes and consultation processes.” Clients described her: “Heidi understands and considers the customer’s needs as a whole. She advises in a concrete way, taking into account the content of the customer’s activities. She also brings up different options and scenarios. It is easy to approach her on any matter and it is always a pleasure to do business with her” and “Heidi is really responsive, with great expertise. She is our all-time favourite lawyer.”
Henrik af Ursin was praised by our clients: “He is very bright, highly commercially-minded and responsive” and “He is very sharp on anti-counterfeiting matters.”
Real Estate and Construction
“Merilampi Attorneys is a notable law firm frequently handling major real estate transactions, including portfolios and plots of land. The lawyers are also knowledgeable in sale and leaseback transactions, and the team is experienced in a broad range of asset types. The law firm is also recognised for its construction law prowess, assisting constructors and developers with a range of disputes as well as procurement matters.” Clients commented on the practice as follows: “Merilampi has a great amount of well-experienced lawyers for all kinds of real estate matters” and “It is a very talented and dedicated team.”
“Jani Ylä-Autio advises on high-value property and portfolio transactions. He is knowledgeable in a broad range of asset types, with particular experience in residential and retail buildings.” One client commented: “Jani Ylä-Autio is the most outstanding lawyer in the Finnish real estate transaction market. “
“Tommi Elo handles the full gamut of real estate transactions, including sale and leaseback mandates, portfolio deals and the buying and selling of land.”
“Emma Niemistö is revered for her impressive expertise in construction law. Her extensive experience encompasses procurement issues as well as contentious proceedings emanating from development projects. ” Clients described her: “Emma is an outstanding lawyer, who helps in tight negotiations with very limited time frames” and “She offers a straightforward service with great commercial awareness.”
Sami Tuominen assists both domestic and international clients in tax related matters.
Sami is specialized in tax advisory for companies, their owners and operative management. He has extensive experience in M&A tax and structuring. In addition, Sami assists private persons and families in legal questions related to tax, succession, and wealth management. Sami’s clients are e.g. domestic and international listed and unlisted companies, operative management of companies, domestic and foreign banks and their clients, venture capitalists, investment banks, family businesses as well as private persons and their holding companies.