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Dittmar & Indrenius

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Managing Partner: Anders Carlberg
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 58
Languages: English, Finnish, Swedish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian

Firm Overview:
Dittmar & Indrenius is a leading Finnish law firm established in 1899. Since 1899 the firm has been engineering landmark transactions, solving major disputes and been there for its clients in times of significant changes, even revolutions. D&I serves its clients in three core service areas: transactions, disputes, innovations with its client-centric ‘powerhouse’ method. Powerhouses are client-centric hubs of high-end expertise and experience from landmark cases. Seamlessly connected teams support our clients in achieving their objectives and growth. As a powerhouse the firm takes a global approach to a case and assemble a mix of specialists with experience from across practice groups and industries to form teams capable of delivering exceptional added value.

Main Areas of Practice:

Transaction:

D&I is known for its high-end work in large and complex transactions, frequently with cross-border and capital markets elements.
D&I focuses on providing comprehensive advice to sophisticated market participants in complex transactions, with an emphasis on public M&A including takeover defence and public to private transactions as well as divestments, reorganisations and structured sales processes.
D&I is also known for its solution-oriented approach and capabilities in the cross-border space in lending and acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance, derivatives, structured products and distressed situations.
In the field of capital markets D&I advises clients on issuance of debt and equity instruments, other securities transactions, disclosure, corporate governance and regulatory issues.
D&I serves international and regional private equity houses and corporates, including Finnish listed and leading global companies, within various industries, such as ICT, technology and manufacturing, including regulated industries such as aviation, banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media and energy and infrastructure.
D&I’s core service area transaction powerhouse fall under the Chambers research areas such as: 
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Competition/European Law
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Real Estate
■ Tax

Dispute:
D&I offers integrated dispute resolution services combining in-depth knowledge of all our specialist areas of law and industry sectors with unparalleled experience in advocacy, mediation and settlement negotiations.
D&I is known for its success in challenging international arbitration proceedings, complex commercial litigation as well as high-profile cartel damages litigation proceedings.
D&I serves demanding corporate clients in preventing and resolving all commercial conflicts, often involving complex cross-border elements requiring professional experience from various different jurisdictions.
In addition to arbitration, mediation and alternative dispute resolution as well as commercial litigation and administrative proceedings, D&I regularly advises clients on disputes relating to taxation, IPR, employment, competition, data protection and cyber security matters, as well as relating to M&A and other transactions.
D&I’s core service area dispute powerhouse fall under the Chambers research areas:
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Competition/European Law
■ Employment
■ Intellectual Property
■ Tax
■ TMT

Innovation:
D&I’s innovation powerhouse is all about its clients’ innovations.
D&I offers one-stop-shop strategic legal advice for companies in any industry dealing with new innovations transforming their business. D&I is known for being the leading digital disruption team in Finland. D&I’s exceptional track record covers new digital business models, data, cybersecurity, Fintech, blockchain and other disruptive technologies.
D&I’s core service area innovation powerhouse fall especially under the Chambers research areas:
■ Intellectual Property
■ TMT

Recent D&I work highlights include advising:
■ Rusta in its acquisition of Hong Kong group, a Finland-based retail store chain with 24 retail stores across Finland
■ Swedish business and credit reference agency UC AB and its six Nordic shareholder banks on the combination of UC AB and its Finnish competitor Asiakastieto Group Plc. Deal value EUR 325 million  
■ Copart, Inc., a global leader in online vehicle auctions and remarketing services, on the acquisition of Autovahinkokeskus Oy, the leading Finnish salvage vehicle realisation company, from several Finnish insurance companies
■ Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), Allianz Capital Partners and The State Pension Fund of Finland on their acquisition of Elenia Oy and its subsidiaries, and on related financing garrangements. The transaction was the largest infrastructure deal in Europe in 2017. Deal value approximately 3.9 billion in Mergermarket
■ Mondi Group on the acquisition of Powerflute Group, a division of Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings. The transaction values Powerflute at EUR 365 million on an enterprise value basis
■ A Northern European full-stack data house Affecto Plc on CGI Group. Inc.’s voluntary recommended approx. EUR 100 million public tender offer for all shares in Affecto Plc.
■ Örum Oy Ab, a leading car spare parts wholesaler in Finland, in a high-profile follow-on cartel damages case. The EUR 66 million damages claim against our client was dismissed entirely in both the District Court and the Court of Appeal. This is the first Finnish cartel damages case to proceed to a final judgment on the merits, which is still relatively rare Europe-wide
■ Fonecta, the biggest B-to-B service provider of digital sales and marketing solutions in Finland, in a cross-border M&A-dispute. The dispute involved arbitration proceedings and court proceedings in several courts as well as interim measures

Clients:
D&I represents leading domestic and international corporations and institutions as well as acts for a number of governments and international organisations. D&I continuously represents half of the 50 largest listed companies in Finland and more than every third Dow Jones Industrial Average company in their operations in Finland.

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