International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for As one of a small number of international firms in Finland, DLA Piper has a relatively unique offering, providing clients with a growing Finnish team and direct access to a large and expansive network of DLA offices worldwide. This ensures cross-border and international work is a key part of the team's role in the market, with clients noting good experiences in working with the firm in Finland while collaborating with other offices to cover multiple jurisdictions abroad. Work involving various jurisdictions across Europe, North America and China are all mentioned. The team has also recently led deals focused on the Nordic region, particularly smaller cross-border transactions involving Sweden.

The team in Finland is largely noted for small to mid-sized M&A deals and dispute resolution when it comes to international work, often acting for Finnish companies engaging in deals with foreign investors as well as international clients. The practice also has a good reputation in real estate work and is mentioned for its good work on complex real estate transactions with multi-jurisdictional components.

Strengths One client reports: "Our company operates in multiple countries so it is essential to have a legal partner with international coverage and the ability to co-ordinate cross-border matters. This happens with DLA." The client adds that the firm provides a "true international office network."

Another client reports on good experiences dealing with the firm in Finland together with multiple other jurisdictions, praising the team's "really good international skills."