Our rankings in leading international publications.
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.”
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 five lawyers in Finland are ranked as Expert consultants. Partners Christoffer Waselius, Fredrik Lassenius and Lauri Peltola are ranked as “Highly regarded” and Timo Lehtimäki as “Rising star”.
We are delighted to receive continuous praise and acknowledgement by our clients and peers. Quotes in IFLR1000’s 2018 edition include:
“Waselius & Wist are highly attentive, user-friendly and plugged into international business. They are competent and diligent in their service delivery.”
Performance surpassed expectation. Response was very quick and well organised. […] The requirement level which international companies expect from law firms is rather high, but Waselius & Wist could fulfil such wilful demands.”
Waselius & Wist’s Partner Bernt Juthström has been recognised as Lawyer of the Year 2017-2018 in Finland in Intellectual Property law by Best Lawyers®. Only one lawyer is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for each speciality and location.
Our partners Jan Waselius, Tarja Wist, Niklas Thibblin, Lotta Pohjanpalo, Tanja Jussila and Lauri Peltola were also recommended by Best Lawyers®. The “Best Lawyers in Finland 2017-2018” list is based on a survey process in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.
Once again Waselius & Wist has been recognized as a top-tier firm and the firm’s partners as top-tier individuals in the Legal500. The firm is highly ranked in the following practices: Banking and finance, Capital markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, EU and competition, Intellectual property and Tax.
Our partners were well regarded, comments including:
“Extremely thorough in all of his work” (Niklas Thibblin)
“Provides a highly responsive and reliable service” (Tarja Wist)
“Depth of experience and market knowledge” (Lauri Peltola)
Read more: http://www.legal500.com/firms/13644/14442
We are proud to have once again been highly ranked in the Chambers Europe 2017, one of the leading directories to the world’s best lawyers. Our firm and our lawyers continue to be recommended in all our core practice areas.
Our clients and peers have praised our work, describing us as follows:
• “It’s an outstanding service; we were thrilled and will retain them for future issues.”
• “Hard-working and always delivers top quality.”
• “Always very responsive, helpful and happy to get on the phone and talk about new ways of doing things.”
• “Their advice is accurate and client-oriented.”
• “Has excellent knowledge of our case and business, focuses his attention on the most relevant points.” (Bernt Juthström)
• “Very responsive and friendly to work with.” (Niklas Thibblin)
• “Well versed in dispute resolution, commercial and corporate law.” (Tanja Jussila)
• “It’s been a pleasure to work with her, she’s always available and she’s been very helpful.” (Lotta Pohjanpalo)
Read more: www.chambersandpartners.com/guide/europe/7
Waselius & Wist was highly ranked in the Chambers Global 2017 edition, a leading directory to the world´s best lawyers. Our company was recognized in all the reviewed practice areas: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property. Our Founding partner Jan Waselius (Senior Statesmen) was again recognized among the “Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland”.
Our lawyers Lauri Peltola (Banking & Finance), Timo Lehtimäki (Banking & Finance), Jan Waselius (Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution), Tanja Jussila (Dispute Resolution) and Bernt Juthström (Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property) were all ranked in the Guide. Our clients and peers describe them as follows:
“Responsive and gets things done quickly.” (Timo Lehtimäki)
“Extremely experienced, he knows our company inside out and knows the background, so you don’t even need to explain things at the start.”
“A skilful lawyer.” (Jan Waselius)
“A good negotiator who is customer-oriented, diplomatic and flexible.” (Bernt Juthström)
“Really nice guy but also really no-nonsense and gets things done.” (Lauri Peltola)
For more information about the rankings, please visit the Chambers Global web page: http://www.chambersandpartners.com/Global/firm/4295/waselius-wist