Roschier

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

Finland
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What the team is known for Roschier's impressive Nordic platform encompasses its long-heralded Finnish practice and a high-quality team in Sweden. Roschier has a leading presence in the Finnish market, with the Finnish team having been the original foundations of the firm. It maintains a highly impressive reputation in Finland and deeply embedded relationships with large corporations headquartered in Helsinki. It has also carved out a role as one of the leading regional firms in the Nordic countries for cross-border work, also taking on high-profile matters extending well beyond its primary office locations, utilising a network of well-established relationships with 'best friend' firms across different jurisdictions.

The firm acts a trusted adviser to its clients, frequently assisting pan-European and global companies headquartered in Finland and Sweden with outbound business expansion and investment. The Finnish team regularly takes a lead counsel role on pan-Nordic and other multi-jurisdictional matters, teaming up with its Swedish colleagues, and performs strongly across all areas of commercial law within Finland, with a leading reputation in all areas of transactional work, major disputes and areas such as IP, tax and competition law. The team also plays a prominent role on inbound work, acting alongside high-end US, UK and international law firms to co-ordinate legal advice within the Nordics.

Strengths Roschier's Helsinki team receives strong feedback on its international co-ordination experience: "Roschier has been able to take a leading role in complex cross-border transactions. They are highly talented professionals with a strong commitment." Other sources working with the firm in an international context say they would choose the firm for any "very complex and risky transaction."

One client gives strong praise to the Finnish team for its problem solving in an international context, describing the lawyers as "deal-makers" and adding that the practice stands out in areas such as IP and new technology in Finland: "Roschier is the only relevant IP firm for companies that do global business. It is the only one which has enough resources, enough knowledge and a network of affiliates all over the world. It is super important for us."