The firm provides a full range of services in all fields of corporate and commercial law, with particular emphasis on capital markets, banking and finance law, mergers and acquisitions, EU and competition law, dispute resolution, tax law as well as IPR.
Commercial litigation requires skills in providing effective and practical advice, both in order to avoid disputes and to resolve disputes already arisen. The role of the litigator is to prevent disputes by working with the client to identify and defuse potential problems and to deal with complex disputes efficiently and intelligently.
Waselius & Wist´s Dispute Resolution team represents clients in domestic and international arbitration and all stages of commercial litigation covering areas such as contract law, employment law, environmental law, intellectual property law, technology law, tax law, transaction and post-closing disputes, white collar crime litigation and administrative law procedures.
Our highly experienced Dispute Resolution team has represented clients before all instances of Finnish civil and administrative courts, as well as special courts such as the Market Court of Finland.
Our arbitration work is an integral part of our commercial litigation practice. We have extensive experience of arbitration proceedings under the rules of major institutions world-wide, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Finland Chamber of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Institute of Arbitration. Our partners are also frequently engaged as arbitrators in major proceedings.
Furthermore, we offer the services of trained mediators to deal with disputes out of courts and with the aim of achieving a settlement agreement acceptable for both parties rather than a decision on the dispute.
"Most in demand arbitrator; Senior Statesman Jan Waselius (Waselius & Wist)."
"Founding partner and head of department Jan Waselius is a highly experienced disputes practitioner. He is regularly appointed as arbitrator in proceedings concerning complex domestic and international disputes. One source enthuses: "There's 100% trust between us and we have a very close relationship; he knows our company and our business and he's very easy to approach."
"Bernt Juthström receives effusive praise from clients: "Everything he produces is of really high quality, well thought through and well structured, with great research backing it up." He is noted for his particular expertise in intellectual property litigation, and recently acted as counsel on a case of alleged trade mark infringement on behalf of Hardware Group Finland."
"The firm provides really excellent service; the lawyers always give really good help and offer a lot of support"
"Jan Waselius is "very capable and very intelligent". One impressed client notes "He has extensive experience of Finnish law and industry, he understands our business, and he has a lot of experience"
"The highly experienced and "very impressive" Jan Waselius remains a widely revered figure in the Finnish market, thanks to his extensive experience as litigation and arbitration counsel and growing prominence as a domestic and international arbitrator. His recent case highlights have involved clients from jurisdictions as broad as France, Norway and China, and across a variety of industries"
"Jan Waselius has been described as arguably Finland’s greatest litigator"
"Highly respected figure Jan Waselius frequently brings his extensive experience to domestic and international arbitration proceedings as chairman, tribunal member or counsel. Interviewees note: There is no case you can’t refer to him"