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Peltonen LMR Attorneys Ltd.


Peltonen LMR Attorneys Ltd. - Helsinki
  • Fabianinkatu 23
  • Helsinki
  • Uusimaa
  • Finland
  • FI-00130
  • Chairman of the Board: Leif Itäinen
  • Managing Director: Johan Schmidt
  • Number of partners worldwide: 18
  • Number of other lawyers worldwide: 30
  • Languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Swedish

Firm Overview:
Peltonen LMR is a leading law firm in Finland, serving domestic and foreign corporate clients as well as governmental entities in all key areas of business law. The lawyers at the firm are highly skilled legal professionals with diverse capabilities and backgrounds, gained in private practice as well as in various in-house positions. The firm’s mission is to serve the Finnish and international business community and governmental entities by delivering legal excellence in a way that each time is best suited for the client’s needs. The firm thrives on the prospect of understanding each client’s specific interests and on the opportunity to provide legal services of highest standards for every client. Peltonen LMR offers comprehensive legal advisory to its diverse clientele from various industry sectors. Clients are served with a hands-on, multidisciplinary approach, built on the core expertise from the firm’s practice areas. Peltonen LMR was established on 1 September 2011 through the merger of Peltonen, Ruokonen & Itäinen Attorneys-at-law Ltd. and LMR Attorneys Ltd. Peltonen LMR operates in one location in Helsinki.

Main Areas of Practice: Mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, private equity, dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, EU and competition, IP and technology, real estate and construction, environment and energy, transportation and insurance, employment.

International Work: Lawyers at Peltonen LMR have extensive experience in working with international clients. A substantial part of all assignments have a cross-border dimension.

Clients: Peltonen LMR’s clientele includes major Finnish and international corporations, banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, SME’s as well as growth enterprises. Governmental entities use the firm’s services on a regular basis.


Banking & Finance - Finland

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises international clients on their financing concerns in the Finnish market. Noted for recent prominence in export credit matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers were responsive and communicated well - if I requested anything with a tight deadline, they would provide it."

What's new? New clients include major international financial players such as Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank.

Work highlights Acted for Finnvera and Finnish Export Credit on the financing of a EUR369 million ship credit for TUI Cruises.

Notable practitioners

Janne Tuulos is appreciated for his long experience in banking and finance, with particular expertise in export credit cases. Recent highlights include advising HSBC on two major export credit facilities for Gazprombank.

Antti Niemi remains a respected presence. He has notable expertise in cross-border structured finance and financial restructuring matters.

Significant clients BNP Paribas, Finnish Export Credit, Finnvera, HSBC, Citibank, RBS. 

Competition/European Law - Finland

Basic facts about the department 
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Offers substantial breadth and depth of competition law experience to clients. Recently successful in cartel disputes and merger control procedures, especially those involving technology and media companies.  

Work highlights Advised leading broadcasting group Digita on numerous FCCA investigations regarding the alleged abuse of a dominant market position.

Notable practitioners

Senior figure Jukka Luostarinen enjoys a strong market reputation. His vast experience includes a period as a European competition law official in Brussels, as well as extensive activity across the Finnish legal market.

Ilkka Leppihalme is the firm's most prominent and active figure in competition law cases. He continues to advise on some of Finland's most significant matters, including representing road construction companies NCC Roads and Interasfaltti in major damages proceedings relating to the high-profile asphalt cartel case.

Significant clients Modern Times Group/Viasat Broadcasting, the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA), Nortal.

Corporate/M&A - Finland

Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Represents a range of clients across the M&A market, from international corporations to smaller, domestic operations. Notably active in advising on the Finnish aspects of large cross-border transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"This firm is everything you could hope for - reliable, fast, effective."

Work highlights Advised global industrial technology giant OM Group on the Finnish law aspects of the divestment of its cobalt business, including cobalt refinery assets in Finland, to a joint venture led by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

Notable practitioners 

The "responsive and pragmatic" Petri Morelius is this team's foremost individual in the M&A market. Lately he has been active with a variety of domestic industrial clients, such as advising OMG Kokkola Chemicals on a range of corporate law issues.

Significant clients Solteq, Rashed Abdul Rahman Al Rashed & Sons, Outokumpu, Solteq. 

Dispute Resolution - Finland

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Broad practice with notable strength in white-collar crime cases and growing prominence in both domestic and international arbitration. Provides particular knowledge of disputes relating to the financial services industry, especially cases involving insurance clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"This team approached the case in an extremely logical and structured way - it was very pragmatic."

Work highlights Represented the Helsinki City Transport Authority in a substantial dispute against multinational technology giant Siemens, concerning delays in a project for the extension and development of the Helsinki metro system.

Notable practitioners

Jukka Peltonen remains a prominent figure in the firm's dispute resolution practice, with a particular focus on arbitration. He is widely revered for his long-standing experience in the field.

Jussi Savonen is an established and highly active member of the team, known primarily amongst sources for his litigation strength. His recent work includes representing numerous high-profile clients in sensitive white-collar crime disputes.

Rising star John-Henrik Spåre enters the rankings following a year of increased prominence in the field, with a notable presence in contentious matters involving IP, banking and insurance clients. Sources recommend him as "pragmatic and structured in his way of working." 

Significant clients Fennia Mutual Insurance, Danske Bank, NCC.

Employment - Finland

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Substantial experience of redundancy and labour negotiation cases, alongside general advisory and transactional knowledge. Significant presence amongst international companies with Finnish employment law concerns, as well as recent prominence in advising clients in the Finnish public sector.

Notable practitioners  

Katriina Vierula is this firm's standout figure for employment law issues and receives broad praise from across the market for her knowledge and experience in the area. She has an extensive record of acting on cases involving Finnish industrial clients, also having experience in mandates involving parties from areas as broad as healthcare, software and the public sector.

Significant clients Metsäliitto Group, Danske Bank, NCC, Wulff. 

Restructuring/Insolvency - Finland

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Retains its reputation for acting on wide and varied restructuring and insolvency work, with notable expertise in major bankruptcy cases with white-collar crime aspects.

Notable practitioners

Leif Itäinen is widely respected for the substantial range of insolvency cases he has advised on, primarily in the domestic market. In addition he has an active wealth management practice.

Dispute resolution practice head Jussi Savonen in considered an active presence in domestic restructuring and insolvency cases, largely in small and mid-sized insolvency matters. He acts for individuals, companies and public institutions.