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News / 03.05.2017

Helsinki International Arbitration Day on 18th May 2017

Waselius & Wist is sponsoring the upcoming Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2017, organized by The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on 18th May 2017 at Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 E, Helsinki, Finland. We look forward to meeting you there!

More information and registration:

http://www.hiad.fi/

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News / 03.05.2017

Offering of EUR 2 billion guaranteed notes by Wereldhave

Waselius & Wist advised J.P. Morgan Securities plc as the Arranger and the Dealers in the Finnish law aspects of the establishment of a EUR 2,000,000,000 Guaranteed Euro Medium Term Note Programme by Wereldhave N.V.. Wereldhave is a Dutch real estate investment company that invests in convenience shopping centres, including one of the largest shopping centres in Finland.

Lawyers involved

Timo Lehtimäki
Partner
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
News / 21.04.2017

Refinancing of Nomad Foods by Offering of Senior Secured Notes and Senior Credit Facilities

Waselius & Wist advised the initial purchasers on the Finnish aspects of the issuance of EUR 400 million 3.250% senior notes due by 2024 by Nomad Foods Limited (NYSE: NOMD). Waselius & Wist also advised the arrangers on the Finnish aspects of the refinancing of Nomad Foods’ senior credit facilities with EUR 500 million and USD 610 million senior term loans.

Nomad Foods is a leading frozen foods company that produces, markets and distributes brands in 17 countries and has the leading market share in Western Europe. The Company’s portfolio of leading frozen food brands includes Birds Eye, Iglo, and Findus.

Value: EUR 900 million and USD 610 million

Lawyers involved

Lauri Peltola
Senior Counsel
Maria Pajuniemi
Associate
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate

 

News / 11.04.2017

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer Oy in public procurement litigation in the Market Court

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer Oy in public procurement litigation in the Market Court relating to a major procurement by IS-Hankinta Oy of blood glucose meters and test strips.

Lawyers involved

News / 30.03.2017

Offering of Senior Notes by Nets Group

Waselius & Wist advises the initial purchasers on the Finnish aspects of the issuance of EUR 400 million 2.875% senior notes due by 2024 by Nassa Topco AS, subsidiary of Nets A/S (CPH: NETS). Nets is a leading provider of digital payment services operating primarily in the Nordic region. For 2016, Nets reported revenue of DKK 7,385 million and EBITDA b.s.i. of DKK 2,619 million.

Value: EUR 400 million

Lawyers involved

Lauri Peltola
Senior Counsel
Maria Pajuniemi
Associate
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
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News / 22.03.2017

Offering of 7.250% senior notes due 2023 and 7.500% senior notes due 2025 by First Quantum Minerals Ltd

Waselius & Wist represented First Quantum Minerals Ltd in the Finnish law aspects of the offering  of $1,100,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 7.250% senior notes due 2023 and $1,100,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 7.500% senior notes due 2025. First Quantum Minerals Ltd is a mining and metals company.

Value: USD 2,2 billion

Lawyers involved

Tarja Wist
Founding Partner
Ann-Marie Eklund
Associate
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News / 17.03.2017

Investment by Delos Living LLC in NaturVention Oy (Naava)

Waselius & Wist advised New York based Delos Living LLC on its investment in NaturVention Oy (Naava), a Finnish health technology and cleantech company specialised in biological air purification, including so-called green walls. Delos Living LLC acted as the lead investor in the transaction, which is part of NaturVention Oy’s latest € 3.2 million funding round to facilitate US market entry.

Delos Living LLC is a world leader in providing standards and solutions for interior environments that can enhance the health, well-being and productivity of occupants. Delos’ platform includes programming, design, consulting, research, and an array of innovative solutions and technologies designed to improve health and well-being

Lawyers involved

Kim Ekqvist
Associate
Matti Koivusalo
Associate
Niko Markkanen
Associate
News / 28.02.2017

Acquisition of Staples’ European Business by Cerberus Capital Management

Waselius & Wist advised Cerberus Capital Management in the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of a controlling stake in the European operations of the US listed office supplies company Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS). The European operations consist of retail, contract and online businesses in 17 countries generating aggregate annual sales of approx. € 1.7 billion.

Lawyers involved

Fredrik Lassenius
Specialist Partner
Jouni Kautto
Specialist Partner
Maria Pajuniemi
Associate
Kim Ekqvist
Associate
Niko Markkanen
Associate
News / 11.01.2017

Delivery security arrangements for Gardner Denver

Waselius & Wist represented Gardner Denver in delivery security arrangements between Gardner Denver Oy, certain customers and a Finnish listed casting solutions provider.

Value undisclosed.

Lawyers involved

Jan Waselius
Founding Partner
News / 29.12.2016

Jouni Kautto appointed Specialist Partner

Jouni Kautto has been appointed Specialist Partner as of 1 January 2017. Jouni Kautto’s main areas of practice are Employment and Incentives and Tax Law. Jouni joined Waselius & Wist in 2012 and will as of 1 January 2017 head the firm’s Employment and Incentives practice. Jouni has solid experience in working with domestic and international clients on a variety of employment matters including issues related to transactions and workforce restructurings in connection with transactions as well as day-to-day employment matters. In addition, Jouni has advised clients in various tax law related issues especially within the area of indirect taxation and VAT.

Jouni Kautto
Specialist Partner
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