Our rankings in leading international publications.
Waselius & Wist has been recognized as one of less than 45 international law firms to appear as the only Finnish law firm in the first edition of IFLR1000 Firms to Watch. The guide is a spin-off supplement produced by the IFLR1000 designed to highlight firms which have recently been developing in interesting ways.
From a pool of thousands of firms researched by the IFLR1000 team in 2017, less than 45 were selected to appear in Firms to Watch. Those firms which feature in the supplement were chosen for successfully breaking into new markets or generally expanding astutely in footprint or headcount (or a combination of both), for gaining in market share of interesting transactional work, and for adopting new and innovative client services and internal programmes.
Waselius & Wist’s was selected because of its increasing activity on significant deals and its remarkable international clientele. “Despite challenges in the Finnish market, Waselius & Wist has not only maintained its level of activity but increased it. The firm has been able to strengthen both its banking and finance and M&A practices in recent years and in 2017 it saw a growth rate of 15%, far outstripping the performance of the national market”.
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Senior associate Maria Lehtimäki is recognised as rising star in Banking by the recently published Expert Guide 2018; the world’s finest lawyers chosen by their peers.
Maria focuses on advising banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers on complex, bespoke cross-border financings and re-financings. She also has experience in transactions combining bank lending with debt issuances and banking litigation. Industry Sector expertise includes debt portfolio financing and commodities financing. Maria joined Waselius & Wist in 2012.
Expert Guides has been researching the world’s legal market for over 20 years and has become one of the most trusted resources for international buyers of legal services.
For further information, please visit https://www.expertguides.com/experts/waselius-and-wist/lehtimaki-maria/latpsvpq
Our partner Bernt Juthström has been ranked as Patent and Trademark star in Finland by IP Stars 2018/19. Managing Intellectual Property IP STARS is a leading specialist guide to IP firms and practitioners worldwide. Managing IP has been researching and ranking firms since 1996, covering more than 80 jurisdictions today.
For further information, please visit https://www.ipstars.com/countries/finland/fi#/ip-stars
Tarja Wist is recognised as one of the Women Leaders by IFLR1000. Tarja Wist is a founding partner of Waselius & Wist, a leading Finnish law firm, and an internationally highly recognised professional who boasts more than 20 years’ in practice, making her one of the most experienced finance and capital markets lawyers in Helsinki. Her work has ranged the first and to-date most significant auto-loan securitisations in the country’s history to landmark IPOs and public takeovers.
The guide recognises 300 female lawyers they consider to be among the best transactional specialists in their markets and practice areas. All the lawyers in Women Leaders are IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers and all the individuals who appear in the guide have impressive track records and are consistently recommended by clients and peers.
The proportion of women in the legal profession is increasing at entry level and the hope is women will soon be better represented in senior positions too. With this guide IFLR1000 aims to promote women who, in spite of working in what has traditionally been a male dominated profession, have progressed to the top of the financial and corporate law market.
Women Leaders, a new supplement by the IFLR1000, is now available to view online, Read more.
Our partner Bernt Juthström has been ranked as recommended expert in The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018. The guide is a resource for those seeking legal patent expertise as it identifies the leading lights in 70 jurisdictions globally.
Quotes from the guide include: “Bernt Juthström now cements rock-solid pacts between major corporate outfits. He takes a thoroughly business-oriented approach to IP instructions he receives at Waselius & Wist”
Further information on the rankings can be found on the IAM website.
Mergermarket ranks Waselius & Wist third in the Finnish advisory league table for the first quarter of 2018. The ranking is based on the total deal value of M&A transactions, where the target company was located in Finland. Mergermarket is a leading M&A data and intelligence provider.
For more information, please visit https://www.mergermarket.com/pdf/MergermarketLegalLeagueTableReport.Q12018.pdf or contact any of our partners.
Waselius & Wist won the ”Impact case of 2018” award yesterday at the Managing IP Awards gala in London. The award is for work well done in the trademark case Abloy v Hardware Group that IP partner Bernt Juthström successfully litigated all the way to the Finnish Supreme Court. Waselius & Wist represented Hardware Group.
Congratulations to the whole team!
Our partner Tarja Wist has been inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame based on her continued excellence and her recognition as an elite leading lawyer in the field of Capital Markets in Finland.
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. The criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years.
For further information, please visit http://www.legal500.com/hall-of-fame
Partner Lotta Pohjanpalo has been chosen as the exclusive winner of the Client Choice Award 2018 in the category Competition & Antitrust in Finland.
Client Choice recognises law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for this recognition focus on an ability to add real value to clients’ business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated by corporate counsel. Clients are asked to rate nominated lawyers on various client service criteria including quality of legal advice, commercial awareness, industry knowledge, strategic thinking, value for money, responsiveness, clarity of documentation and sharing of expertise.
Clients speak highly of Lotta in these areas stating e.g. that:
“Lotta provides proven invaluable support; she handles complex cases and aggressive timelines very well.”
“She ensures her clients are able to make informed, risk based decisions in negotiations; she always provides options with clear pros and cons that are relevant to the business and industry.”
“Lotta works as a collaborative partner rather than a supplier of services; she leverages her professional network to support her clients.”
“Lotta is one in a million!”
For further information, please visit www.ClientChoice.com.
Waselius & Wist is ranked as one of the leading Finnish IP law firms by the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. “Waselius & Wist is highly versatile within the IP space and can obtain, enforce and monetise rights with striking proficiency.”
We are proud of our partner Bernt Juthström, who was highly ranked again this year. Quotes from clients include: “celebrated for his “clever argumentation and presentation in court” and “cultivates close relationships with clients, whose business needs he understands acutely.”