Dittmar & Indrenius

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

Finland
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What the team is known for Dittmar & Indrenius has impressive experience acting for global clients and international law firms from across Europe and the USA, partnering with them on cross-border instructions involving Finland, for which the firm provides Finnish law input and support. The firm has a long-standing track record of acting for foreign entities in Finland on transactional matters and receives praise for its familiarity with international customs.

The firm's client base includes major regional and global private equity houses as well as corporates which need help with Finnish law aspects of major international M&A and finance transactions, recently acting in conjunction with other leading firms in Europe to advise on financing, structure and execution of inbound investments into large Finnish corporations. The firm also offers strong competition and employment departments which are well placed to advise on all aspects of transactional matters, including cross-border issues relating to merger control procedures.

Strengths Sources enthuse over the firm’s experience of acting for international clients and the ease of doing business with the lawyers: "The consistency across the people we dealt with puts them ahead of the competition. They are more conversant with international norms and appear to have more interaction with international investors. As a consequence, they are easier to use."

Interviewees appreciate the firm's ability to collaborate and think creatively about local realities in a way that is helpful for overseas counsel. One source comments: "When US lawyers go overseas, it can feel really difficult and onerous, but I don't think this deal could have happened without the assistance of this team," adding that the lawyers "went above and beyond what I have seen other firms do and really felt like partners with us."

Sources also comment on the firm’s ability to advise on risks and its expertise in cross-border tax matters. One client reports: "They are able to anticipate the complications and also have foresight which helps to plan operations. There was a cross-border matter in corporate tax planning and they were extremely effective, including in tax controversy."