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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
Waselius & Wist enhances its financial regulatory capabilities with the appointment of Olli Kiuru as partner. Olli joins Waselius & Wist from another Finnish law firm where he headed their Finance, Insurance & FinTech practice.
The appointment signifies further growth of the firm’s finance practice and enables the firm to offer even greater support across the regulatory spectrum to its clients in the future. Read more
As the Corona virus is spreading fast all over the world, we want you to know that we have implemented several measures to safeguard our employees from the risk of infection and to maintain a seamless service to our clients.
We closely monitor the Finnish Government’s and the World Health Organisation’s Covid-19 guidelines and review daily our contingency plans, internal instructions and processes to ensure that we can continue serving our clients without any disruptions. Read more
Maria Lehtimäki has been appointed Specialist Partner as of 1 January 2020.
Maria’s practice focuses on advising financial institutions, investors and corporates on cross-border financing and capital markets transactions and related regulatory matters. She has experience in structured finance across a variety of asset classes, as well as special situation investments and distressed investments. Read more