We regularly publish articles in national and international publications.
Two Q&A guides to Tax on Transactions in Finland. Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, November 2018.
The Q&A guides provide a high level overview of corporate tax and finance tax in Finland, looking at key practical issues including, the main taxes, reliefs and structures used in share and asset sales, dividends, mergers, joint ventures, reorganisations, share buybacks, private equity deals as well as restructuring and insolvency. They also focus on corporate lending and borrowing (including withholding tax requirements), bond issues, plant and machinery leasing, taxation of the borrower and lender when restructuring debt, securitisations, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and bank levies.
A new tax blog by our tax partner Jouni Weckström, published on Edilex.
View the blog post here.
Please click here for a more comprehensive analysis in Finnish (published in Defensor Legis 4/2018).
An updated Q&A guide to Litigation in Finland. Published by Globe Business Media Group. The Q&A provides a high level outline of enforcement of foreign judgments in Finland.
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Two Q&A guides to Energy law in Finland. Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, July 2018.
The electricity regulation Q&A gives a high level overview of the domestic electricity market, including domestic electricity companies, electricity generation and renewable energy, transmission, distribution, supply and tax issues. It covers the regulatory structure; foreign ownership; import of electricity; authorisation and operating requirements; trading between generators and suppliers; rates and conditions of sale and proposals for reform.
The oil and gas regulation Q&A gives a high level overview of the domestic oil and gas sector, rights to oil and gas, health safety and the environment, sale and trade in oil and gas, tax and enforcement of regulation. It covers transfer of rights; transportation by pipeline; environmental impact assessments; decommissioning; waste regulations and proposals for reform.
A Q&A guide to secured lending in Finland. Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, June 2018.
This Q&A gives a high level overview of the lending market, forms of security over assets, special purpose vehicles in secured lending, quasi-security, negative pledge clauses, guarantees, and loan agreements. It covers creation and registration requirements for security interests; problem assets over which security is difficult to grant; risk areas for lenders; structuring the priority of debt; debt trading and transfer mechanisms; agent and trust concepts; enforcement of security interests and borrower insolvency; cross-border issues on loans; taxes; and proposals for reform.
An updated Q&A guide to Finance and Secured Lending in Finland. Published by Globe Business Media Group.
The Q&A gives a high level outline of secured lending in Finland, including key issues such as structuring, security take and enforcement. This Q&A guide will serve as a useful tool for both bank and alternative lenders considering lending into Finland or taking guarantees and security from Finnish companies.
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Global Legal Insights to Initial Public Offerings, published by Global Legal Group in May 2018. The book covers common issues in initial public offerings, including: the IPO process, regulatory architecture, public company responsibilities, potential risks, liabilities and pitfalls in 28 jurisdictions.
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The Finnish chapter can be read here.
A Q&A guide to M&A in Finland. Published by Globe Business Media Group, May 2018.
The Q&A gives a high level outline of M&A in Finland; Trends and Climate, Legal framework, Preparation; including due diligence requirements and stakebuilding, Documentation, Foreign Law and Ownership, Valuation and Consideration, Strategy; including general tips and hostile takeovers, Warranties and Indemnities, Tax and Fees, Management and Directors, Employees, as well as other Relevant Considerations; including competition, anti-bribery and receivership/bankruptcy.
Set-Off Law and Practice: An International Handbook, third edition, has now published. The third edition of this guide covers the application and practice of the law of set-off in over 30 jurisdictions spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Published by Oxford University Press in February 2018.
A Q&A guide to structured finance and securitisation law published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, December 2017.
This Q&A provides an overview of the markets and legal regimes, issues relating to the SPV and the securities issued, transferring the receivables, dealing with security and risk, cash flow, ratings, tax issues, variations to the securitisation structure and reform proposals.