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Roschier

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Head of Office: Mikko Manner
Number of partners worldwide: 45
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 234
Languages: Swedish, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Danish, Italian

Firm Overview:
Roschier is one of the leading law firms in the Nordic region with offices in Helsinki and Stockholm. It is well-known for its excellent track record of advising on demanding international business law assignments and large-scale transactions. The firm’s focus is on long-term client relationship management and offering business-oriented solutions to clients. Roschier works actively on increasing the co-operation with its clients within all the firm’s practice areas in order to maximize the quality of its work.

Main Areas of Practice:

Brand Protection:

High-end services in trademark, design, domain name and copyright prosecution and portfolio management, IP valuation and IP strategy work.

Corporate Advisory:
Main focus on corporate governance, risk management and board liability for public companies as well as advice in public company transactions.

Corporate Compliance & Investigations:
Advising corporations, sovereigns and governmental bodies on compliance and regulatory matters in the Nordic region and internationally by providing preventive counselling, remedial advice and techniques to protect commercial stakeholder value and the moral and civic integrity of clients’ officers and staff.

Data Protection & Digitalisation:
Advising clients in various sectors on matters relating to data protection and privacy, cyber security and digitalisation.

Dispute Resolution:
Main focus on international arbitration and complex commercial court disputes, including IPR litigation and white-collar crime as well as legal risk management, regulatory and compliance.

Employment & Benefits:
Services cover all legal aspects of human resources, including representation in union negotiations as well as dispute resolution.

Equity Capital Markets:
Wide range of regulatory and transactional work, including equity capital markets issuance, IPOs, share buybacks, capital structure optimisation, fund structuring, derivatives and other equity-related instruments.

EU & Competition:
Full range of competition law services, including merger control, cartel and dominance proceedings, compliance, state aid, procurement and private enforcement.

Finance & Restructuring:
Wide range of complex finance and restructuringrelated matters, including for example, leveraged and structured finance transactions, bonds and other debt capital markets work as well as strategic advice to banks and management of borrowers.

General Commercial:
Main focus on commercial business agreements e.g. purchase and supply contracts, distribution agreements, agency agreements and maintenance contracts. Intellectual Property: Services cover the full range of intellectual property from copyright and trade secrets to patent advice including litigation for companies in all fields of technology including pharmaceutical, bioscience, media and brand-intensive industries.

Marketing & Consumer:

Advice in all areas of marketing and consumer law, including litigation, with a strong focus on regulated industries such as the pharmaceutical, alcohol, foodstuff, daily consumer goods, tobacco and betting industries on EU and national level.

Outsourcing:
Full range of technology and business process outsourcing – expertise extending to IT, infra, HR, payroll and other outsourcing projects in business areas, including telecoms, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, banking and pulp and paper. Private Equity: Tailor-made services for structuring and executing private equity transactions, also offering in-depth expertise in structured financing and lending.

Private M&A:
Services cover all aspects of a transaction from its initiation to completion with extensive experience in a wide range of different industries.

Projects & Energy:
Expert advisory services for individual clients or a consortium of partners in the public and private sectors involved in significant energy or infrastructure projects, industrial production sites, datacenters, complex real estate developments or operation and maintenance projects.

Public M&A:
Services in relation to high-end advice and transactional work in public takeovers, reorganisations and mergers and demergers of public companies.

Public Procurement:
Assisting clients on all aspects of public procurement; supporting clients in the public procurement process but also advising on related areas such as ICT, competition, intellectual property and various regulatory issues.

Real Estate & Environment:
Services cover real estate acquisitions, property development, fund formation, tax and structuring, finance and environmental regulatory, processes and liability.

Tax & Structuring:
Main focus on tax structuring, public company restructurings and tender offers.

TMT:
All aspects of operational, regulatory, contentious and transactional technology, media and telecommunications related legal services, with both regional and global capability. Clients: Clients include leading domestic and international corporations, financial service and insurance institutions, investors, growth and other private companies with international operations, as well as governmental authorities.

International Work:
Roschier is the Finnish member firm of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms covering more than 100 jurisdictions. In addition, the firm has a vast network of established relationships with the leading law firms across Europe, the US and other jurisdictions and works closely with these firms to provide its clients seamless cross-border service. The firm has extensive experience in applying joint working procedures and in acting as lead counsel in complex multi-jurisdictional assignments.

Roschier’s Recent Work Highlights Include:
■ Acting for the investor consortium led by ANTA Sports Products on its EUR 4.6 billion cash tender offer for Amer Sports
■ Acting for the funds managed by global private equity firms KKR and Triton in the sale of Mehiläinen Group, a leading provider of private health care and social services in Finland, to CVC Capital Partners, LähiTapiola, Varma and Ilmarinen
■ Acting for A-Katsastus Group Oy and Bridgepoint in the sale of A-Katsastus Group’s business operations in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Poland to IK Investment Partners
■ Acting for Orkla on its EUR 146.1 million cash tender offer for Kotipizza