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Advised LocalTapiola Finance (LähiTapiola Rahoitus Oy) as the originator in the warehouse securitisation of a portfolio of consumer and corporate auto HP contracts arranged by BNP Paribas. The transaction is a private STS securitisation notified to ESMA on 2 June 2021. Read more
Jouni Weckström is a speaker at the yearly seminar on white collar crime on 7 May 2021. In his presentation Jouni will focus on the interrelation of tax related administrative investigations and tax fraud related criminal charges. As administrative courts in Finland deal with administrative acts like tax audit originated tax decisions whereas general courts deal with criminal cases like tax fraud, there are both overlapping and non-binding features attached to this assumed interrelation which must, therefore, be adequately accounted for by the taxpayer under scrutiny.
Fore more information and registration, please visit: Talousrikospäivä – Lakimiesliiton Koulutus – Alma Talent Koulutus
Waselius & Wist has partnered up with the world class opera event, Savonlinna Opera Festival. The festival is organised every summer in a medieval castle Olavinlinna in the city of Savonlinna in Southern Finland. It is a pleasure for us to have been given the possibility to support this important Finnish cultural event, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, as the cultural sector has been severely impacted by the crisis.
The Savonlinna Opera Festival represents premium quality and gathers opera lovers from all over the world to enjoy high-class opera in an extraordinary atmosphere. We feel that this partnership is a true match; both parties committed to providing service of the best quality in our own fields of expertise.
This summer, the medieval castle will echo with one of the world’s finest baroque operas, Julius Caesar, the lyrical French drama Werther, the fervent classics Carmen and La Traviata, and the most rollicking romp of the summer, The Barber of Seville.
Welcoming all opera lovers to this premiere cultural event in an ever-so-beautiful environment.
See more on the Festival’s official website: https://operafestival.fi/en/
Waselius & Wist arranged practical course in dispute resolution for law students from the University of Helsinki
Again this autumn, Waselius & Wist arranged the popular course in practical dispute resolution of commercial disputes for the law students of the University of Helsinki. This is a course that not only entitles the students to five ECTS credits but also gives them valuable insight in practical aspects of dispute resolution in business life.
The basic idea of the course is to apply theory from the school books to practice through reality-like exercises. The students were asked to, among other things, draft dispute resolution strategies for fictitious client companies, and draft case summaries, recommendations and next step plans for the board of directors in a fictitious trademark infringement dispute, as well as prepare and file a request for arbitration with the Finland Arbitration Institute. Read more
Henri Kaskimo has been appointed Specialist Partner as of 1 January 2021 and will head the firm’s real estate team.
Henri’s practice focuses on advising both domestic and international real estate investors and developers on a broad range of commercial property matters that may arise during the life of a real estate transaction or project from strategic guidance, land use, letting arrangements and financings to the acquisition or disposal. Read more
Instead of mailing any Season’s Greetings, we wanted to give our support to both children and elderly and, as an added benefit, a youngster gets employed.
Our donation enables a “dream come true” for a child suffering from severe long-term illness. A dream day can be anything from meeting an idol, a trip away, a pet or trying a profession. A dream come true gives the child and the whole family strength, hope and help while fighting the illness. Read more
Waselius & Wist expands its IP practice with the recruitment of European Trademark Attorney Marianna Karjanlahti.
Marianna joins Waselius & Wist from her position as Trademark Specialist at another Finnish law firm. Marianna has more than 10 years of experience in advising international and national companies in trademark, design and domain name protection and enforcement matters including management of portfolios, clearance and availability searches, monitoring services, administrative proceedings, advising on filing strategies and drafting of trademark strategies. Read more
Ambitious Africa is a novel initiative from the Nordics that is on a mission to enable young people from Africa and the Nordics to collaboratively reach the SDG30s (Sustainable Development Goals). The organization initiates and facilitates social impact projects within entrepreneurship, education and entertainment. The not for profit movement was started in April 2020 and has established teams in 25 countries, held 100+ online events, engaged 300 volunteers and launched 40 projects; all of this with no funding.
Waselius & Wist has been working with Ambitious Africa since its inception and helped the founders to navigate the legal environment of running a multinational organization, including setting up contracts, MoU’s, organizational structures etc. Read more
Waselius & Wist expands its IP practice with the strategic appointment of Åsa Krook as partner in the firm
Åsa joins Waselius & Wist from her position as IP partner at another Finnish law firm. Åsa has more than 25 years of experience in advising companies across an array of industries on trademark, copyright, market law and trade secret matters. In particular, Åsa advises companies on strategic management of IP portfolios and she also regularly counsels them on licensing, franchising and distribution arrangements as well as anti-counterfeiting and unfair business practice related issues and disputes. Read more