Dittmar & Indrenius

Helsinki Office

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Managing Partner: Anders Carlberg
Number of partners: 16
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 available for clients in times of significant change, including revolutions.
The firm serves 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 clients in achieving their objectives and growth. As a powerhouse the firm takes a global approach to each case and assembles a range of experienced specialists from numerous practice groups and industries to form teams capable of delivering exceptional added value.

Main Areas of Practice:

Transaction Powerhouse:
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, aviation, banking and finance, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, media and energy and infrastructure.

Dispute Powerhouse:
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, 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 M&A and other transactions.

Innovation Powerhouse:
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.

Recent Work Highlights:
The firm is advising/has advised:
■ D&I advises Juuri Partners in the combination of LeadCloud and the data business of Fonecta, creating one of the largest Finnish providers of sales contacts targeting services. In connection with the transaction, the majority ownership of LeadCloud is transferred from LeadDesk Plc to Juuri Partners.
■ D&I advised the FCA Group in the sale of its Finnish importer company FCA Finland Oy to the Bergé Auto Group
■ D&I advises Veho on its acquisition of Silberauto, an Estonian importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Estonia and Lithuania, from Mr Väino Kaldoja
■ D&I acted for Infracapital’s Greenfield Fund in its acquisition from OX2 of two ready-to-build wind farms consisting of 14 wind turbines with total capacity of 60 MW in Ostrobothnia, Finland
■ D&I advises CapMan and the other sellers in the sale of Kämp Collection Hotels, the leading luxury and lifestyle hotel group in Finland, to Nordic Choice Hospitality Group
■ D&I advises MB Funds on its acquisition of A-Katsastus Group, the largest Finnish provider of vehicle inspection, driver examination, registration and road traffic licensing services, as well as damage inspection and collision repair services, from Bridgepoint
■ D&I advises Telenor on its acquisition of a majority stake and the subsequent public tender offer for all the shares in DNA Plc, the Finnish telecom operator, valued at EUR 3.1 billion
■ D&I advised Anamered Investments, an investment vehicle owned by Mr. Chip Wilson, on the Finnish law aspects of the announced EUR 4.6 billion public tender offer for all the shares in Amer Sports Corporation by Mascot Bidco Oy. The offer is the largest public tender offer ever for a Finnish listed company
■ D&I advised Providence Equity Partners L.L.C (‘Providence’) on the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of OpusCapita Solutions Oy and its subsidiaries from Posti Group Oyj
■ D&I advised 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

Clients:
D&I represents leading domestic and international corporations and institutions, as well as acting 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.

International Work:
A majority of D&I’s clients are international. D&I is continuously engaged in cross-border transactions and disputes.