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.

Tarja Wist

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Position:
Founding Partner
Joined Firm:
1997
Education:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1989
Languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German
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Practice Areas

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions

Career and qualifications

Member of the Legislative Working Group for the Securities Law Reform 2009- 2011 ; Member of the Legislative Working Group for the Implementation of the Takeover Directive 2004-2005; Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius 1989-1997; Secretary to the Legislative Commission for Securities Market Legislation 1990-1993; Trainee at Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Schmidt, Wiederman und Hintermayer, Nürnberg, Germany, 1988

Member

Member of the Banking Law Committee Advisory Board 2018-2019; Member of the Legal Practice Division Council 2015-2016; Finnish Bar Association: chair of the Securities and Finance Law Expert Group; 2006-2010, member 2011-2013, International Bar Association: co-chair of the Banking Law Committee 2010 – 2011.

Recognitions

* Recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Capital Markets by Chambers Europe
* Recommended as leading lawyer by IFLR1000
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Capital Markets by The Legal 500
* Recommended in the field of Banking and Finance Law, Capital Markets Law and Mergers and Acquisition Law by Best Lawyers® and named as lawyer of the year 2016 in the field of Banking and Finance Law
*Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Transport by Who’s Who Legal
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Capital Markets by PLC Which Lawyer
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the fields of Capital Markets; Banking;
Banking, Finance and Transactional; Project Finance and Women in Business Law by the Euromoney Legal Experts.

“Provides a highly responsive and reliable service’” (Capital Markets)
– The Legal500 2017

“She has a great knowledge of the law and current market practice, is very solutions-driven and is especially good in an international context” (Capital Markets)
– Chambers Europe 2014

“Good and thorough lawyer” (Capital Markets)
– Legal500 2014

Recent Publications

* Finance Global Guide 2018
* Initial Public Offerings 2018|Finland
* Set-Off Law and Practice
* Structured Finance & Securitisation Global Guide 2017/18
* The Legal 500: Banking & Finance Global Comparative Guide
* Finance Global Guide 2017
* Banking regulation Global Guide 2017
* Restructuring & Insolvency Global Guide 2016

Laura Paalosmaa

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Selected experience:

* Acquisition by CMA CGM of Containerships Oyj;
* Acquisition of VR Track by NRC Group;
* Acquisition of DIARC Technology Oy by Oerlikon;
* Offering of 6 1/2% senior notes due 2024 and 6 7/8% senior notes due 2026 by First Quantum Minerals Ltd.;
* Fingrid Oyj EMTN Debt Issuance Programme listed on the LSE;
* Public takeover bid for Nets A/S;
* Offering of 7.250% senior notes due 2023 and 7.500% senior notes due 2025 by First Quantum Minerals Ltd;
* Securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts by Santander Consumer Finance Oy;
* Sale- and leaseback of Airbus A350-900 Aircraft;
* Securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts by Santander Consumer Finance Oy;
* Sale by TE Connectivity of its Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses;
* Sale of kh-kiinteistöpalvelut -group;
* Financing of the acquisition of Musti ja Mirri Group Oy;
* Securitisation of hire purchase contracts by Santander Consumer Finance Oy;
* Sale by Rockwood Holdings, Inc. of its titanium dioxide pigments and other non-strategic businesses;
* Financing of the acquisition of Nets Holding A/S and its Finnish subsidiaries;
* Offering of 7,25% Senior Notes by First Quantum Minerals Ltd;
* Advised Eurex Clearing AG in connection with its admission as a clearing house pursuant to the EMIR;
* Exchange Offering and Consent Solicitation by First Quantum Minerals Ltd;
* Consent Solicitation by First Quantum Minerals Ltd;
* Acquisition of Renesas Mobile Europe Oy;
* First Ever Auto Loan Securitization in Finland;
* Investment by RUSNANO in Beneq Oy;
* Acquisition of Finncomm Oy by Flybe Finland Oy;
* Equity financing of Nexstim;
* Kevitsa Mining Project by First Quantum Minerals Ltd;
* Acquisition by OptoGaN Group of Elcoteq SE’s Russian subsidiary, Elcoteq CJSC;
* Private placement of convertible notes by GeoSentric;
* Placing of new shares of Talvivaara Mining Company Ltd

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller