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Avance Attorneys

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Chairman: Ulf-Henrik Kull
Managing Partner: Carl-Henrik Wallin
Number of partners: 15
Number of lawyers: 45
Languages:English, Finnish, French, German, Swedish, Russian, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Avance is a business law firm managed by a team of experienced attorneys that share an enthusiasm for providing legal services of the highest quality. The firm handles some of the most demanding transactions, large projects and disputes involving its market, with a focus on matters that call for the skills and sophistication of the Avance team. The firm’s high partner-associate ratio reflects the core strategy of providing a senior-oriented service that ensures concrete value-add to clients and distinguishes the firm from its key competition. Avance combines high-end advisory work with a unique breadth of international experience, focusing on regulated industries that are relevant for Finland, such as energy and infrastructure, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, media and telecommunications, and real estate and construction.
Evidencing the success of its strategy, the firm can showcase a broad selection of transactional advisory in key industrial arrangements in Finland. The work has in most cases also included advice on complex regulatory, competition law and financing issues. Please visit www.avanceattorneys.com/references/deals for further details.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
The firm advises clients in banking and finance transactions, including syndicated and bilateral loans, acquisition, real estate, structured and project financing arrangements, as well as securitisations and restructurings. The banking and finance team also provides counsel relating to regulatory matters.
Contact: Sari Wallgren, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Selinda Näse, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robin Nordblad, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
The firm assists various market participants in connection with capital market transactions, such as private placements, rights issues, bond offerings, IPOs and other offerings of both equity and debt securities. Avance also advises clients in corporate governance, disclosure and insider matters and provides regulatory advice to international securities and financial institutions in their provision of services in Finland.
Contact: Robin Nordblad, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elisa Heinonen, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ilkka Perheentupa, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Advisory:
The firm advises boards of directors and senior management on high-level corporate governance matters and legal and strategic issues that are of critical importance to the interests of the company and its shareholders. Avance also assists on matters relating to shareholders’ meetings of publicly and privately held companies.
Contact: Ulf-Henrik Kull, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Carl-Henrik Wallin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Contract & Commercial:
The contract and commercial team offers legal and business advice on day-to-day corporate, contractual and commercial issues, such as strategic co-operation and industrial alliance, purchase and delivery, manufacture, procurement and supply agreements.
Contact: Ilkka Perheentupa, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Erkki-Antti Sadinmaa, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Compliance:
The dispute resolution team advises both domestic and foreign clients in their business disputes and regulatory investigations and proceedings. The members of the team have extensive experience in litigating and arbitrating commercial and corporate disputes. The team also advises clients and provides training in compliance related matters with a special focus on securities market and anti-corruption issues.
Contact: Ulla Vuokila, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Salla Suominen, Partner
Email: [email protected] 

Competition, Economics & State Aid:
The firm advises clients on a broad range of EU, competition law, state aid and related market regulation, including the management of applications to the Finnish and the European Commission competition authorities.
Contact: Mikko Alkio, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Katja Jaakkola, Senior Associate
Email: [email protected]
Contact:Petri Rouvinen, Senior Economist
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Technology:
The firm advises clients on a broad range of intellectual property matters, including the acquisition, creation and development, implementation, integration, protection, use and licensing, and sale of intellectual property rights and technologies, as well as the complex agreements governing the various aspects of such rights.
Contact: Mikko Alkio, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Topi Siniketo, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elina Saviharju, Senior Associate
Email: [email protected]

Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures:
The firm advises parties in public tender offers and a full range of privately negotiated mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structures, and related arrangements. Avance has the resources and capability to coordinate projects from commencement to completion, covering, as applicable, strategic planning and corporate structuring, legal due diligence, negotiation and documentation, regulatory filings and communications with authorities, as well as board advisory matters and defense strategies.
Contact: Ulf-Henrik Kull, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Carl-Henrik Wallin, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mathias Lindqvist, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Elisa Heinonen, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
Members of the firm’s PE team have a long and well-recognised track-record in private equity and venture capital transactions. Avance represents investment funds in leveraged investments, add-ons and exit transactions, recapitalisations and restructurings, management incentive arrangements and on-going portfolio management.
Contact: Ulf-Henrik Kull, Senior Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ilkka Perheentupa, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Erkki-Antti Sadinmaa, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm represents domestic and international clients in connection with the sale and purchase of both individual properties and real estate portfolios. Avance also advises on traditional property law, including zoning and building legislation, easements, lease legislation, regulation and real estate projects (such as development and life cycle projects).
Contact: Christoffer Charpentier, Partner
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mathias Lindqvist, Partner
Email: [email protected]