Transactions

HPP has extensive experience in advising domestic and foreign companies, private equity houses, institutional investors as well as public institutions and government bodies in complex transactional work encompassing mergers, acquisitions, disposals, spin-offs, de-mergers and share exchange arrangements. Whether it is a strategic acquisition, add-on/bolt-on, a buy-out or restructuring of corporate group in connection with a finance workaround, HPP ensures that an appropriate level of competence and resources are available to suit the size, complexity and value of a specific transaction by putting together multi-disciplinary teams from across the firm’s practice groups.

From the kick-off meeting, through the due diligence and negotiation process to completion and post-closing integration work, HPP’s experienced transactions team is renowned for its hands-on senior involvement and the ability to ensure that the legal transaction process is clear, streamlined and easy-to-understand for the client, allowing the client to devote its attention to the commercial and other issues relevant to the transaction. Regularly involved in cross-border transactions, our lawyers have completed a significant number of deals across a vast range of sectors with a particular focus on energy and environmental, service business, software and IT, retail, technology and infrastructure.

In providing its clients a fully integrated service, HPP’s transactions team draws from other key areas of the firm’s practice. These include the firm’s outstanding competition practice, which assists on issues such as merger control and with notifications to competition authorities, and the firm’s renowned dispute resolution practice. HPP’s dispute resolution lawyers have represented clients in numerous arbitration proceedings – sometimes lasting for several years – involving complex disputes over liabilities arising from mergers, acquisitions and disposals of companies. Owing to the international background of our dispute resolution and transaction lawyers, HPP has an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in and complexity of interpreting international documents in a Finnish law context thereby combining two of our key strengths, M&A and dispute resolution.

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Expertise

  • Joint ventures

    HPP regularly assists its clients in establishing joint ventures in key sectors such as energy and renewable energy, mining, technology and pharmaceuticals. Joint venture projects often involve sector-specific issues and require sector-specific knowledge as well as legal specialisms including licensing or technology transfer issues and joint venture related competition questions. HPP puts together multi-disciplinary teams from across the firm’s departments to provide the client comprehensive and business-focused advice with a view to ensuring that there are appropriate corporate and contractual mechanisms in place for the efficient on-going management and control of the joint venture and for achieving the client’s strategic aims and goals.

  • Outsourcing

    When it comes to outsourcing business operations, HPP is among the leading law firms in Finland. In addition to drafting the outsourcing agreement, we advise on essential related issues pertaining to labour and competition law and we have been involved in several extensive ICT outsourcing arrangements for the top 30 Finnish companies.