Our bright team

While each of our lawyers is specialised in one or more practice areas, they nevertheless develop and maintain professional knowledge in general business law. We train our lawyers to be exceptionally well-rounded practitioners in order to ensure that specialisation is achieved without sacrificing the important perspective of the generalist. Strict adherence to quality is reflected in the selection and training of our professionals.

Jan Waselius

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Position:
Founding Partner
Joined Firm:
1997
Education:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1968; Trained on the Bench, 1972
Languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution; Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy Law; Intellectual Property and Information Technology; Employment and Incentives; Real Property; Trade Law

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist, Founding Partner 1997-; Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius, 1968-1997 (Partner 1970-1995, Senior Partner 1986-1995, of Counsel 1996-1997)

Jan Waselius has acted as Chairman, Sole Arbitrator, member of the Arbitral Tribunal and pleading counsel in numerous arbitration proceedings in Finland and abroad (including ad hoc proceedings and proceedings under the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Danish Institute of Arbitration (Voldgiftsinstituttet), and the ICC).

Member

Finnish Bar Association, Finnish Arbitration Association, Legal Society of Finland, AIPPI, IBA, International Fiscal Association.

Decorations:
OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) (UK), Knight of Dannebrogen (Denmark), Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands), Officer First Class of The Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden); Honorary Legal Adviser in Finland to a number of foreign sovereigns; Member of the Board of Directors of several Anglo-American, European and Nordic corporations in Finland and abroad.

Recognitions

*Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
*Recommended as ”Eminent Practitioner” in the field of Corporate/M&A by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
* Recommended as leading lawyer by IFLR1000
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets, Banking, M&A, Corporate Governance and Project Finance by the Euromoney Legal Experts

"Senior statesman Corporate/M&A"
– Chambers Global 2018

"Most in demand arbitrator/leading individual"
– Chambers Global 2018

"He is extremely experienced, he knows our company inside out and knows the background, so you don't even need to explain things at the start. He is a skilful lawyer." (Corporate/M&A)
– Chambers Global 2017

"Most in demand arbitrator; Senior Statesman Jan Waselius (Waselius & Wist)."
– Chambers Global 2016
"Founding partner and head of department Jan Waselius is a highly experienced disputes practitioner. He is regularly appointed as arbitrator in proceedings concerning complex domestic and international disputes. One source enthuses: "There's 100% trust between us and we have a very close relationship; he knows our company and our business and he's very easy to approach."
– Chambers Global 2016
"He is very experienced and well connected internationally. He is trustworthy and reliable.” (Corporate/M&A)
– Chambers Global 2015
"Jan Waselius is “very capable and very intelligent.” (Dispute Resolution)
– Chambers Global 2015
"He has extensive experience of Finnish law and industry, he understands our business, and has a lot of expertise.” (Dispute Resolution)
– Chambers Global 2015
"The highly experienced and "very impressive" Jan Waselius remains a widely revered figure in the Finnish market, thanks to his extensive experience as litigation and arbitration counsel and growing prominence as a domestic and international arbitrator."
– Chambers Europe
"Jan Waselius has been described as arguably Finland’s greatest litigator."
– Legal 500

Recent Publications

* Lexology Navigator – Litigation: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Tiina Eskola

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Selected experience:

* Acting as party appointed co-arbitrator in a dispute concerning warranty claims under a sale and purchase agreement between a Finnish seller and a Vietnamese buyer. – Finland Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2018)
* Acted as DIA appointed sole arbitrator in a dispute between a Danish and two Dutch companies concerning royalty payments and patent utilization and infringement. – The Danish Institute of Arbitration (2018)
* Acted as party appointed co-arbitrator in a dispute between a Swedish and two Finnish communication industry service companies concerning the interpretation of a sale and purchase agreement a related non-compete obligation including anti-trust considerations. – Finland Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2017)
* Acted as FAI appointed sole arbitrator in a squeeze-out dispute between a Finnish company and a number of Finnish and foreign minority shareholders. – Finland Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2017)
* Acted as party appointed co-arbitrator in a dispute concerning the funding of nuclear energy production investment under a draw-down agreement between a holding company and its shareholders. – Finland Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2017)
* Acted as party appointed co-arbitrator in a dispute concerning warranty claims under a sale and purchase agreement between a corporate buyer and a single multi-entrepreneur relating to the sale of a food-stuff business. – Finland Chamber of Commerce arbitration (2016)
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* Delivery security arrangements for Gardner Denver;
* Sale of Vantaco Oy;
* Divestment by BASF of its Finnish slurry production sites;
* Assisting SCA in the establishment of an energy joint venture company;
* Acquisition by FSI, Borealis and Finnish pension funds of Fortum Corporation’s electricity distribution business in Finland;
* Sale of production line in Finland by one of the world’s largets companies in personal care products;
* Sale by ICECAPITAL Securities Ltd of ICECAPITAL Asset Management Ltd and its subsidiaries;
* Acquisition by one of the world’s largest companies in personal care products of its competitor;
* Acquisition of Digita Oy;
* Sale of Mondo Minerals by HgCapital;
* Acquisition by Ejendals AB of minority shareholders’ shares in Urho Viljanmaa Oy ;
* Divestment by BASF of its European starch business to Chemigate Oy;
* Divestment by Norwegian Property AS of Norgani Hotels AS to Pandox AB;

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller