Our rankings in leading international publications.

Rankings / 02.08.2019

Jouni Weckström selected as Thought Leader in Corporate Tax by Who’s Who Legal

Our partner Jouni Weckström has been selected as Thought Leader in both Tax Advisory and Tax Controversy by Who’s Who Legal. Only three other Finnish Tax lawyers made it to this list.

Thought Leaders are those individuals who have performed exceptionally well in Who’s Who Legal’s research of business lawyers, with only a small proportion of those considered selected. The Thought Leaders are selected based on their expertise and experience advising on some of the world’s most significant and cutting-edge matters, but also on their ability to innovate and inspire. The Thought Leaders truly stand out as being leaders in their field, and are held in the highest esteem by their clients and fellow practitioners.

In addition to the Thought Leadership, Who’s Who Legal ranks Jouni as a Global Leader in both Advisory and Controversy Corporate Tax Law.

Who’s Who Legal has since 1996 identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law. Further information on the rankings and on Who’s Who Legal can be found on Who’s Who Legal’s website.

Rankings / 18.06.2019

Bernt Juthström ranked again as Leading Patent Professional by the IAM Patent 1000

The new rankings of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals has been published in June 2019. Our partner Bernt Juthström is again recommended as Patent transactions expert in Finland. Quotes include: “Bernt Juthström engages in sophisticated IP work at Waselius & Wist. His litigation experience brings comfort whenever trouble brews.”

The guide is a resource for those seeking legal patent expertise as it identifies the leading lights in 70 jurisdictions globally.

Further information on the rankings can be found on the IAM website.

Rankings / 12.02.2019

Waselius & Wist endorsed in the 2019 edition of GCR 100

GCR100 (Global Competition Review) again recommends the competition practise of Waselius & Wist headed by partner Lotta Pohjanpalo. GCR 100 is a comprehensive listing of top competition practices, providing a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the law firms and economic consultancies doing the most important antitrust work around the world.

For more information, please visit: https://globalcompetitionreview.com/edition/1001287/gcr-100-19th-edition

Rankings / 06.02.2019

Waselius & Wist ranked as one of Finland’s leading IP law firms by the World Trademark Review 1000/ 2019

Waselius & Wist is again this year ranked as one of the leading Finnish IP law firms by the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals.

Our IP partner Bernt Juthström, is recommended and quotes from clients include: “Bernt Juthström always has his facts straight. Incredibly smart and highly experienced, he hones in on the most relevant issues. Bernt is a pleasure to work with or even against.”

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Rankings / 17.01.2019

Jan Waselius and Bernt Juthström ranked as Dispute Resolution Stars by Benchmark Litigation Europe

Our partners Jan Waselius and Bernt Juthström have been ranked as Dispute Resolution Stars by the Benchmark Litigation Europe 2019. Benchmark Litigation Europe is the definitive guide to the leading dispute resolution law firms and lawyers in the region. Benchmark Litigation has been in the market since 2008. It covers the litigation and disputes markets and aim to provide law firm and lawyer rankings on the market’s most important cases and firm developments.

Client feedback quotes from the guide include:

Highly competent and motivated. Good to work with.

Very competent. Smart.”

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Rankings / 12.11.2018

Waselius & Wist highly ranked in the 2019 edition of IFLR1000

Waselius & Wist is once again ranked as one of the top law firms in Finland by the recently published IFLR1000 annual guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The firm is highly ranked in all practice areas included in the research (Banking & Finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Project development).

The guide recognize our partners Jan Waselius and Tarja Wist as “Expert consultants”. Only six lawyers in Finland are ranked as Expert consultants. Partners Christoffer Waselius, Fredrik Lassenius, Lauri Peltola and Timo Lehtimäki are ranked as “Highly regarded”.

We are delighted to receive continuous praise and acknowledgement by our clients and peers.

For more information, please visit: www.iflr1000.com

Rankings / 18.10.2018

Waselius & Wist selected as a ”Firm to Watch” by IFLR1000

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 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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Rankings / 04.09.2018

Maria Lehtimäki recognised as rising star in Banking by the Expert Guides 2018

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

Rankings / 21.06.2018

Bernt Juthström ranked as Patent and Trademark star by IP Stars 2018/19

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

Rankings / 20.06.2018

Tarja Wist recognised as a Women Leader by IFLR1000

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.