Waselius & Wist has developed a strong practice in the banking and finance area and is one of the market leaders in Finland. We advise major participants in the banking and finance sector. The practice covers all aspects of banking and financing transactions including bank and syndicated loan facilities, secured financing, acquisition financing, securitisation, structured finance, project finance, cross-border leasing, tax-based finance, as well as asset financing for aircraft, ships, real estate and other capital assets.
The firm has a high profile in advising on regulatory issues on establishment and structuring of banks, investment funds, insurance companies and intermediaries, other financial institutions and investment firms, payment systems, financing structures, regulation and supervision, as well as financial services for consumers.
"The level of expertise consistently exceeds expectations", Legal500 2012
"'Very high quality boutique firm', say peers", "They are always our first choice for anything with a Finnish element - very responsive', says one client", IFLR1000 2012
"knowledgeable and experienced", Chambers Global 2012
"The preferred choice for a string of domestic and international banks", Legal500 2011
"Their banking team is very good, they are accurate and client focused", IFLR1000 2011
"The team as a whole is 'dynamic ' and 'very professional'", Legal500 2010
"'This is an excellent firm, experienced in dealing with complex transactions for international clients. The lawyers are not afraid of cross-border deals', say sources", Chambers Europe 2010
"Their banking team is very responsive and thorough, they are very focused on practical solutions and have a good understanding of difficult cross-border issues", IFLR1000 2010
"Clients are ‘very impressed by the quality of their advice and responsiveness’", Legal500 2009
"high standard of work in big international deals", Chambers Europe 2008, Banking and Finance
"The firm is a popular choice among leading international law firms seeking Finnish counsel", Legal500 2008