HPP has been ranked high again in the latest edition of Chambers Europe 2021. Our key practices and practitioners are recommended and ranked high. We are happy to continue to support our clients to reach their business goals with high value-added legal solutions.
HPP has been recommended in the following key practice areas:
Banking & Finance
Clients appreciate that they “get assistance in every matter concerned,” while adding that the team “also actively suggests points to be considered beyond the client’s awareness.”
Antti Rintakoski is highlighted by clients for his “excellent knowledge and experience in financial deals,” and is further described as a “sharp and intelligent problem solver.” He regularly advises lenders on credit facilities and financing arrangements across infrastructure, renewable energy and real estate projects.
Clients say that the firm is “large enough to have sufficient resources but is still agile.”
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 leads the team from the front” and highlight his “superb dedication and responsiveness.”
Corporate and M&A
Clients appreciate that the team is “very flexible in its availability and very constructive when preparing feedback on the issues to be covered, making the process very smooth.”
Andrew Cotton is a key point of contact for clients.
A market source praises the lawyers for being “easy to collaborate with,” adding: “It feels that we are a team with the same targets and full ownership of the issue at hand.”
Marko Wainio is lauded by clients for his “excellent combination of theoretical and pragmatic approach.” He handles post-M&A and construction litigations, being also well versed in domestic arbitration matters.
Energy & Natural resources
A client enthuses: “HPP’s environmental team is very experienced and I appreciate the pragmatic and business-oriented approach.”
Kari Marttinen is described by clients as “one of the leading environmental law specialists in Finland.” He advises on the development of projects across a range of areas, including power plants, smelters and mines.
Tarja Pirinen “has good knowledge in her field of expertise,” according to a client, who adds: “She provides clear solutions and answers to problems, and is also able to provide fast answers.” Sources note her expertise in mining, and she assists clients with permitting and exploration matters.
Björn Nykvist advises clients on power purchase agreements and wind farm transactions. Clients enthuse: “His ability to look at topics from multiple angles really helps. He is always on time, even with tight schedules.”
Henna Kinnunen is “extremely competent, precise, reliable and hard-working,” according to clients. She enters the rankings this year and regularly handles employment disputes, as well as assisting with the employment aspects of M&A transactions.
A client describes the lawyers as “flexible, quick and productive,” adding: “It feels that we are a team with the same targets and full ownership of the issue at hand.”
Jari Tuomala advises private and public entities on transactions involving commercial properties. He is described by clients as “experienced, straightforward, easy to work with and solution-oriented.”
Restructuring & Insolvency
One impressed client describes the team as being “very capable” and consisting of “talented lawyers.”
Juho Lenni-Taattola assists creditors with the restructuring and bankruptcy processes of distressed companies. He is also frequently appointed as bankruptcy administrator.
Sami Uoti is instructed as an administrator in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. Sources laud his “long experience in litigation and also insolvency matters.”
Strong TMT practice, representing clients from the IT, software and pharmaceutical sectors. Acts on outsourcing and service agreements, and advises on systems procurement, regulatory and contractual issues. Additionally handles regulatory data protection developments and GDPR implementation. Offers comprehensive advice on complex digitalisation projects.
Kari-Matti Lehti is an “experienced person to help you manoeuvre negotiations with customers,” according to one client, who also recommends him for outsourcing mandates, as well as related litigation. He further advises on large IT projects and contract negotiations.
Pekka Raatikainen is known for his expertise in contract negotiation and IT litigation, with one client enthusing: “He has been providing excellent feedback; he is a very skilled person who turns the strategy in your favour in complex disputes, and has good knowledge and experience.”
HPP wishes to thank its peers and clients for helping us be consistently recognised as a leading Finnish law firm comprising of leading lawyers.