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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
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.