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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 was featured in a special M&A enclosure of Kauppalehti, the leading Finnish financial newspaper.
Niklas Thibblin has been appointed new Managing Partner of Waselius & Wist as of 1 January 2015.
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.
Timo Lehtimäki has been appointed partner as of January 1, 2013.
Timo Lehtimäki’s main areas of practice are banking and finance, including restructuring, and capital markets. He has a particular focus on complex, cross-border transactions. Timo graduated from the University of Turku in 2005 and joined Waselius & Wist in 2007. He was admitted to the Finnish Bar in 2010. Timo has already won praise from clients as being ‘excellent’ (Legal500).
Timo has represented clients in a broad range of demanding banking, capital markets and finance transactions as well as in financial restructuring and other distress scenarios. He also has solid experience in financial regulatory work.
Jan Waselius, senior partner and co-founder of Waselius & Wist: “We are delighted to welcome Timo as a partner. His expertise enhances and strengthens the core practices of Waselius & Wist and will add to the firm’s continued success. He has demonstrated exceptional commitment to serving our clients and with his energy and proficiency we will continue to grow the business.”
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Tanja Jussila has been elected President of AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers). Tanja is the first Finnish President in the association’s 50-year history.
Tanja Jussila has been a member of AIJA since 2000. In 2003-2006, Tanja was the National Representative of Finland. During 2005-2008 Tanja was Vice-president of the Litigation Commission and 2008-2010 President of the Litigation Commission, after which she was elected Vice-president of AIJA in 2010 continuing as President during 2011-2012.
AIJA, founded in 1962, is a global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsels aged 45 and younger. The aim of the association is to promote professional cooperation and friendship among career building legal professionals around the world through a wide range of meetings and seminars.
Tanja Jussila, partner of Waselius & Wist, was elected 1st Vice President of AIJA during the Annual Congress in Charleston in August 2010, entailing that she will serve as President of AIJA in 2011- 2012.
AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats) is a global association of career-building lawyers aged 45 and younger. This is the first time the association will have a Finnish lawyer as 1st Vice President.
Bernt Juthström, an experienced and well recognised IPR lawyer, will join Waselius & Wist as of 1 September. Bernt Juthström is since 2007 a Senior IPR Legal Counsel with Nokia Corporation. Before joining Nokia Corporation, Bernt Juthström was a partner of Roschier’s Technology Group.