White & Case LLP

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for White & Case Helsinki is a standout firm among international and domestic firms and is readily marked out as the most prominent international firm in the Finnish market. The firm's appeal covers both the Nordic and global levels and it is renowned for guiding clients through cross-border work. Its well-established office in Helsinki can provide strong coverage across the Nordic states on various transactional matters, together with a similarly strong team in Sweden. Further support from the firm's global offices, particularly New York and London, makes the practice a popular choice for some of the more complex, high-profile transactions involving English and US law.

Much of the cross-border work undertaken by the firm's Finnish team involves core transactional areas, excelling at capital markets on behalf of banks and private companies. It also has strong expertise in cross-border M&A, finance and private equity deals, where the office advises multinational clients across the Nordics, often being the first port of call on investments into Finland. The firm is consistently praised for having a high-profile international clientele, while it also serves a list of high-profile Finnish companies and banks for pan-European and US-related work.

Strengths Sources confirm that "in cross-border transactions White & Case is one of the toughest competitors," with one adding: "They are genuinely international and they offer US law advice as well."

Clients like to use the firm for its international network as well as its top-notch expertise in Finland, with one client saying the firm has the "highest level of competence in terms of capital markets expertise in Helsinki. The team is high quality and very service-minded." Clients are also very enthusiastic about the firm's international project management, one saying: "I think they have the best co-ordination."