Merilampi recognized in Chambers Europe and World Trademark Review 1000

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. Merilampi was also ranked among the leading IP enforcement and litigation law firms by the World Trademark Review.

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

Real Estate and Construction

“Merilampi Attorneys is a notable law firm frequently handling major real estate transactions. It has particular experience of deals involving office properties, as well as residential, hospitality and logistics assets. Merilampi regularly advises on construction and development projects, including contract issues and public procurement. It acts for a domestic and international client roster consisting of construction and development companies as well as investors.”

Emma Niemistö is praised for her broad practice covering all aspects of construction work. Her extensive experience encompasses advice on procurement issues, project development and contractual disputes.”

“Jani Ylä-Autio assists an impressive client list which includes well-known investors, developers and real estate funds. He regularly advises on the sale and acquisition of office assets. A client states: “He is always pleasant to be with, and knowledgeable.””

Tommi Elo handles the full gamut of real estate transactions, including sale and leaseback mandates. He further advises on project development issues and has noteworthy experience providing guidance on the sale of land portfolios.”

Competition and EU Law

“Merilampi Attorneys advises both domestic and international companies on a broad range of competition law matters. The law firm often assists with merger control mandates and antitrust compliance topics. The lawyers have additional expertise in contentious and non-contentious public procurement issues.”

“One client highlights the lawyers’ “great expertise and knowledge” when handling complex matters.”

Satu-Anneli Kauranen has extensive experience assisting with merger control filings and compliance advice. Clients value her “excellent knowledge, not only in competition law but also in proceedings with the authorities.””

Erkko Ruohoniemi is best known for his handling of public procurement matters, acting on both advisory mandates and contentious proceedings. Clients praise his “quick and sophisticated legal advice.””

Dispute Resolution

“Merilampi Attorneys Ltd has a notable team representing clients in corporate litigation, construction disputes and liability-related cases. Merilampi Attorneys handles follow-on damages cases and offers expertise in a broad range of sectors, including TMT, insurance, manufacturing and real estate. The law firm is increasingly active in arbitration matters.”

“One client reports that the lawyers sustained a “very good dialogue on finding the best approach in different disputed matters.””

Jukka Laitasalo boasts longstanding expertise in handling international and domestic conflicts. He is a highly regarded arbitrator.”

Jussi Ikonen regularly handles contractual and shareholder disputes. “Jussi provides insightful and timely advice“, one source remarks.”

Employment and Labour Law

“Merilampi Attorneys is recognised for its strength in contentious employment matters. Also advises companies on consultation processes and the related reorganisation of company operations, as well as transfer of business issues. Represents clients in employment litigation regarding termination of employment and equal treatment. Provides assistance with drafting employment documentation and with working hours and conditions.”

“A client reports: “Merilampi [lawyers] have broad and excellent experience here and also have the critical quality of being able to handle difficult cases discretely, ethically and very promptly.””

Heidi Hiltunen is Merilampi’s practice head and advises clients on a range of employment issues, including reorganisations, termination disputes and consultation processes. A client enthuses: “She is a great combination of knowledgeable and professional and sophisticated and sympathetic; it is so fun to work with her and I feel very safe with her when she handles our cases.” Another client regards her as a very experienced, highly knowledgeable labour law partner who is always a pleasure to work with.””

Intellectual Property

Henrik af Ursin advises clients on anti-counterfeiting litigation, copyright protection matters and trade secrets. Sources describe him as being “super-responsive with consistent quality and absolutely service-oriented.””

World Trademark Review 1000 stated the following about our IP practice and Partner Henrik af Ursin:

“Personal, partner-level attention and quality advice are found in abundance at Merilampi Attorneys, a commercial outfit that always looks to bring added value to those that enlist its wall-to-wall services. From the protection to the commercialisation of intangible assets, the side can do it all; but complex enforcement and dispute resolution mandates are where it truly shines. This also happens to be the strong suit of Henrik af Ursin, “the first choice for trademark work in Finland”: “Henrik is consistently brilliant in his advance and has uniquely holistic skills in the IP arena.” “The advice he provides is super-effective and even in situations where emotions and tensions are high, he manages to bring about financially and legally positive outcomes. Collaborating with Henrik is always a positive experience – he is head and shoulders above all his competitors.””

See the full Chambers Europe rankings here. See the WTR 1000 Finland rankings here.

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