International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Borenius is a highly regarded Finnish firm with a strong reputation across a full-service range of practice areas. It is highly engaged in international issues, assisting clients through its experience with foreign markets and collaboration with firms overseas and through its own offices abroad. The firm has a presence in St Petersburg and regularly acts for clients on issues crossing Russian and Finnish borders through cross-office teams. The firm also has an office in New York which facilitates Nordic and Finnish companies doing business in the USA or entering that market. Other areas of international activity include a consistent flow of deals in the Nordic and Baltic regions and issues involving China.

Capital markets and banking mandates are particularly active areas of cross-border instruction, with the firm providing Finnish law advice on IPOs, project financing and banking deals across the EU. Cross-border M&A and disputes involving Russia are also a feature of the firm's work while as a member of the renowned Taxand law firm network, the team is also often engaged on international tax matters.

Strengths One client notes that the firm is "able to co-ordinate the foreign counsel’s work and expedite the process by keeping all relevant matters in focus," saying this ensured that "all worked well" on their matter.

Another client praises the firm's "good understanding of the whole process and experience on cross-border transactions."