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Fredrik Lassenius joins Waselius & Wist as Specialist Partner on 1 March 2016 to strengthen the firm’s M&A practice. Fredrik has more than 15 years of prior experience in M&A and corporate transactions as the head of Deloitte’s M&A Legal in Finland, the head of Nokia’s M&A Legal and as a lawyer with the law firm Roschier.
“We are delighted to welcome Fredrik whose expertise is well recognized by clients and M&A market specialists”, says Niklas Thibblin, the firm’s Managing Partner. “Fredrik’s dual experience as both in-house and external counsel and his experiences of Nokia’s landmark transactions gives him a unique perspective from which to advise clients in complex business transactions. His arrival will definitely add further depth to the firm’s domestic and international transactional capability.”
“I am truly excited to join Waselius & Wist. The firm has a reputation for excellence and has established itself as one of the leading M&A practices in Finland. I look forward to contributing to its outstanding profile”, says Fredrik Lassenius.
Waselius & Wist is representing the winning tenderer Moventia & Smoove in the public procurement by Helsinki City Transport (HKL) of a city bicycle system, and in related contract negotiations and Market Court proceedings. The Market Court has pursuant to an interim decision granted leave to enforce the procurement despite a pending appeal by a competing tenderer.
Value: some EUR 13 million + outdoor advertising income
Waselius & Wist was featured in a special M&A enclosure of Kauppalehti, the leading Finnish financial newspaper.
Waselius & Wist represented BravoSolution in the negotiations of a collaboration with Stora Enso whereby BravoSolution was selected as the global partner of Stora Enso for building a new SRM solution for all Stora Enso business units. BravoSolution is a leading global strategic procurement solution provider with operations in twelve countries across four continents (www.bravosolution.com).
Waselius & Wist represented the joint bookrunners in the Finnish law aspects of the issuance of USD 85 million Senior Notes due 2019 by Coveris, a Sun Capital portfolio company. The Notes will constitute a single series with, and will be consolidated and fungible with, Coveris’s existing senior notes due 2019. Coveris is a leading global plastic packaging company and has been formed by the combination of Exopack, Britton Group, Kobusch, PACCOR and Paragon Print & Packaging.
Niklas Thibblin has been appointed new Managing Partner of Waselius & Wist as of 1 January 2015.
Waselius & Wist represented Ovako AB (publ), a Triton portfolio company, as the issuer in the Finnish law aspects of the issuance of EUR 300 million Senior Secured Notes due 2019 and the related financing arrangements. Ovako is a leading European producer of engineering steel for customers in the bearing, transportation and manufacturing industries.
Waselius & Wist represented First Quantum Minerals Ltd in the Finnish law aspects of the offering of 7,25% Senior Notes due 2022.
Value: USD 850,000,000.
Waselius & Wist was involved in two out of the four transactions in Finland in 2013 with a deal value exceeding EUR 1 billion. The firm was ranked number 4 of independent Finnish law firms in deal value in Mergermarket 2013 league table of legal advisors to M&A.
Christoffer Waselius has been appointed partner as of January 1, 2014.
Christoffer Waselius joined Waselius & Wist in 2005 after having received his Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki. He performed his court practice in 2007 and obtained an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. Christoffer has also practiced law in Frankfurt and is fluent in Swedish, Finnish, English and German.