HPP is pleased to announce that it has signed a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC) to support economic and investment cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and Finland.
Head of HPP’s China Desk and partner Markku Mäkinen comments: “This is a unique opportunity for a Finnish law firm to collaborate closely with Chinese governmental authorities and support HPP clients and Finnish businesses in finding funding from Chinese sources as well as support the business activities of Chinese and Finnish companies in both countries. We are very much looking forward to assisting in identifying opportunities and increasing the flow of deals and projects between Finland and China”.
The collaboration will involve jointly identifying relevant investment projects and opportunities in both countries, the active exchange of information and targeted seminars and delegations to both countries as well as legal support during the execution of relevant projects.
The agreement recognizes HPP’s significant experience in advising on Chinese-related transactions and projects. In addition to Markku Mäkinen’s experience leading Nokia’s Chinese legal team in Beijing HPP counts amongst its lawyers a Mandarin-speaking lawyer, Yanhuan Zhou. The firm has advised on both inbound and outbound Chinese matters particularly in the M&A and investment fields.
HPP is a leading Finnish corporate law firm with significant cross-border experience in international transactions and matters. HPP focuses on specific key sectors (energy and infrastructure, financial services, technology, media and telecoms, transport/logistics and pharma/life sciences) and has developed market-leading knowledge of the legal issues clients in those sectors face in their business operations and transactions and projects. Based in one office in Helsinki, HPP counts some of Finland’s and the world’s leading companies and institutions as its regular clients.
The Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC), a research and advisory arm affiliated to the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), is a policy-oriented institute set up in 1948. The main objective of the academy is to support the formulation of trade and trade-related policies by timely and in-depth research and analysis of emerging issues and challenges as well as policy proposals.