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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
Loneliness amongst elderly is an enormous problem. Every second day an elderly commits suicide in Finland and over 300,000 Finnish elderly spend Christmas alone.
Instead of mailing any Season’s Greetings, we have given a gift of companionship and weekly help to a lonely elderly for the entire year 2020. The mission is to reduce loneliness amongst elderly, helping them to live happier, longer and healthier. At the same time, we offer valuable part-time work for one year to a young person. Read more
Waselius & Wist has partnered up with Hanken School of Economics and its Start-up lab. We want to help startups to get in touch with legal services from the start. We offer the startups valuable information and knowledge of what foreign buyers or investors are looking for in companies and at the same time the entrepreneurs will give us useful insight into the start-up world. The collaboration will include both legal advisory as well as seminars about essential subjects to the start-ups of Hanken Business Lab. Read more
Children do not start wars, yet they are the most vulnerable to the deadly effect of wars. In Yemen, more than eleven million children are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Instead of mailing any Season’s Greetings we have made a donation to help these children. We wish you all a peaceful year 2019. Read more
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.
On 5 October 2018 Waselius & Wist is hosting a seminar in Helsinki on tax litigation, with specific focus on transfer pricing disputes. The seminar is part of a legal event called Käräjät, arranged by Edita Publishing Oy, one of the major producers of legal training in Finland. Waselius & Wist’s session will discuss the specific features of tax litigation at Court level. More particularly, the topics reflected in light of Court proceedings are inter alia transfer pricing and the specific features therein, alternative dispute resolution, display of evidence and the various economical methods as used in litigation for argumentation purposes. Certain State Aid cases will also be looked at as specific proceedings with a transfer pricing dimension as well as the Mutual Agreement Procedure as a means to solve cross-border conflicts. The session is chaired by our Tax partner Jouni Weckström. Read more
Nordea to be supervised by the European Central Bank together with the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority
Nordea, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the largest banks in Europe, has resolved to move its headquarters from Sweden to Finland. A large majority of 96.6 % of the shareholders at Nordea Bank AB’s annual meeting on 15 March 2018 voted in favor of relocating the headquarters to Helsinki, readily surpassing the required two-thirds majority vote. The target date for the relocation is 1 October 2018.
Waselius & Wist is sponsoring the upcoming Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2018, organized by The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on 24th May 2018 at Restaurant Pörssi, Fabianinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland . We look forward to meeting you there! Read more
Jouni Weckström joins Waselius & Wist as Specialist Partner on 1 January 2018 to strengthen the firm’s Tax & Structuring practice. Jouni has more than 18 years of prior experience from tax practices of other leading Finnish law firms and as a tax litigator for the State of Finland and the City of Helsinki. Jouni is recognized as a leading tax disputes practitioner in Finland and is also renowned for his analytical mind and tax structuring skills, especially within the field of cross-border M&A and real estate. Jouni is a regular panel speaker at Finnish and international tax conferences. Read more
Waselius & Wist is pleased to welcome four new associates as part of our highly talented team. Mona Numminen and Henri Kaskimo both join from Roschier, Attorneys Ltd., while Emilia Saloranta and Helena Wist are new graduates and have both previously worked as Trainees at Waselius & Wist. Henri has also been previously employed by the firm as an associate between 2013-2015. Read more