HPP continues to serve its clients at top European level. Our key practices and practitioners are recommended and ranked high.
The ranking is based on law firm and client interviews about different firms and their lawyers.
Chambers and Partners has ranked eight of our departments. In addition, Marko Wainio has been recognised as a Most in Demand Arbitrator in Dispute Resolution and Henna Kinnunen has been ranked in Employment. Altogether, 13 of HPP’s lawyers have been ranked in their respective fields.
HPP has been recommended in the following key practice areas:
Banking & Finance
HPP Attorneys is noted for its presence on real estate and project finance transactions. The law firm is also experienced in acquisition and corporate finance matters, in addition to refinancing mandates.
Clients describe the lawyers as “proactive and solution-driven.”
Antti Rintakoski is appreciated, because “He is very skilled, solution-oriented and very easy to work with.”
HPP Attorneys has significant experience assisting clients with antitrust compliance and training mandates. The lawyers are also knowledgeable in abuse of dominance and cartel investigations. The law firm is additionally well-versed in the notification of corporate transactions, including phase II investigations.
Tuomas Saraste has proven experience in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations carried out by the FCCA. His broad practice also encompasses merger filings, work on the defendant side of private enforcement actions and ongoing competition compliance or training mandates. Clients say that “He has both a broad knowledge and a sense of the details.”
Corporate and M&A
HPP Attorneys has a notable practice advising corporates, investment companies, private equity houses and industrial clients. The department acts on a variety of mandates, including tender offers and auction processes. The lawyers also assist with corporate governance topics. The team has a particular focus on transactions in the energy sector.
Notable practitioners Antti Säiläkivi and Andrew Cotton are key contacts for clients.
The firm boasts notable expertise in employment, bankruptcy, and construction and real estate matters.
One client remarks that “HPP Attorneys provided tailor-made advice” that was “very detailed and comprehensive.”
A client describes Marko Wainio that “He’s always a pleasure to deal with. He understands our needs and business. Marko Wainio handles post-M&A and construction litigations, being also well versed in domestic arbitration matters.
Energy & Natural resources
HPP Attorneys is renowned for its strength in environmental and permitting matters, particularly in relation to the natural resources sector, with notable experience in mining projects.
One client notes that HPP Attorneys “has very good experience and competence in the energy sector,” adding that the team is able to draw upon “the entire law firm’s expertise to solve complex issues.”
“They have experts in different areas and their approach is excellent,” confirms another source.
Kari Marttinen ”has a good knowledge of administrative issues.” He advises on the development of projects across a range of areas, including power plants, smelters and mines.
Tarja Pirinen has “negotiation skills, and ability to listen and understand.”
Björn Nykvist advises clients on power purchase agreements and wind farm transactions. Clients enthuse: “ ”We consider him to be among the best in his field of expertise.”
HPP Attorneys assists clients with a range of real estate deals, including land acquisitions. The firm has additional experience in lease negotiations. It is knowledgeable in mandates relating to a range of office, retail and residential assets and also advises on planning issues. HPP is also particularly noted for its expertise in environmental law issues linked to construction ventures, such as infrastructure projects.
Jari Tuomala is a respected lawyer who frequently advises clients on transactions involving commercial properties. He has a particularly strong track record acting for developers.
Restructuring & Insolvency
HPP Attorneys’ respected insolvency practice often acts as administrator in bankruptcy proceedings. The firm’s lawyers also have experience as supervisor and administrator in restructuring programmes.
Sami Uoti is instructed as an administrator in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Sources laud his “Top-level expertise and experience in all insolvency-related matters.”
Clients appreciate Klaus Majamäki because of “His ability to open up the situation in an understandable language for non-legal experts.”
Juho Lenni-Taattola assists creditors with the restructuring and bankruptcy processes of distressed companies.
HPP Attorneys possesses a strong TMT practice. The department is noted for its expertise in the acquisition of IT systems, including contract negotiations. The team also advises on outsourcing and service agreements.
Kari-Matti Lehti assists clients with contract negotiations and the purchase of IT systems. One source describes him as “excellent and innovative,” adding: “He is able to understand the commercial realities and find solutions.”
Pekka Raatikainen is known for his expertise in contract negotiation and IT litigation, with one client enthusing: “He has the skills to look at the bigger picture and find the best strategy.”
Henna Kinnunen was ranked in Employment and she regularly handles employment disputes, as well as assisting with the employment aspects of M&A transactions.
A client reviews her glowingly: “I have been really happy with all the support we’ve received through her expertise; Henna is a very good listener, easy to approach and brilliant at explaining legal issues in an understandable way, which creates the right level of trust and confidence.” Another client says: “Henna is a professional with very high customer service skills.”
We are humbled by the continued recognition in the latest Chambers Europe rankings for 2022. We thank our clients and employees for helping us to be consistently recognised as one of the leading Finnish law firms comprising of leading lawyers.