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Firm Profile

Dittmar & Indrenius

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Pohjoisesplanadi 25 A
  • Helsinki
  • Uusimaa
  • Finland
  • FI-00100

Firm profile submitted by Dittmar & Indrenius

Managing Partner: Anders Carlberg
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 52
Languages: English, Finnish, Swedish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian

Dittmar & Indrenius is a leading Finnish law firm established in 1899. The firm is focused on creating exceptional added value, quality of its services and thinking ahead for the benefit of demanding corporate clients. Dittmar & Indrenius is known for its landmark expertise in complicated M&A and finance transactions, dispute resolution and preventive legal advisory work. The firm serves its demanding corporate clients through offering comprehensive multi-practice legal advisory through its 13 interlinked practice groups.

M&A & Private Equity:
D&I’s M&A and private equity practice is known for its high-end work on large and complex transactions, frequently with cross-border and capital markets elements. D&I’s transaction powerhouse approach offers its clients integrated full-service advice on all transactional matters including M&A, financing, capital markets, tax and structuring.
Key Strengths: Integrated full-service approach, exceptional level of expertise and experience, highly developed project management capabilities.
Contacts: Jan Ollila, Wilhelm Eklund
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Finance & Capital Markets:
D&I’s finance and capital markets team advises their clients in debt and equity capital markets issues and a full range of financing transactions, including lending and acquisition finance, project finance and distressed situations. The firm’s capital markets work is often linked to its M&A work.
Contacts: Juha-Pekka Mutanen, Hanna-Mari Manninen
Emails: juha-[email protected]; [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
D&I’s dispute resolution team covers commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Its aim is to offer the best legal services available in its jurisdiction to clients facing a demanding commercial dispute. The firm represents clients from a wide variety of industry sectors in all types of commercial disputes ranging from litigation related to the ordinary course of a client’s business to complex arbitration proceedings. The firm’s team offers knowledge and expertise of a multitude of legal disciplines. The team integrates five partners from different practice areas (i.e. dispute resolution, corporate advisory and CSR, employment law, competition law and M&A and private equity), which ensures that all possible angles of the client’s dispute are fully explored and specialised and tailor-made advice is offered in each case.
Contact: Jussi Lehtinen
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Advisory, Compliance & CSR:
D&I renders advice in all relevant fields of the law to ensure that its clients can meet the compliance obligations they face in their day-to-day businesses. The firm focuses on advising boards of directors and senior management of listed and non-listed companies in matters having legal and strategic importance to the company and its shareholders.
Contacts: Hanna-Mari Manninen, Kari Lautjärvi
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Competition & Public Procurement:
D&I handles day-to-day competition law advisory as well as competition law and public procurement related litigation. The firm has significant experience in merger control procedures.
Contact: Ilkka Leppihalme
Email: [email protected]

Data Protection, Marketing & Consumers:
D&I advises companies on how to navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment of data protection, marketing and consumer law with a solution-oriented approach.
Contact: Jukka Lång
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Benefits & Pensions:
As the leading employment practice in Finland, D&I advises clients in all aspects of employment and pensions law from day-to-day employment issues to disputes and outsourcing.
Contacts: Seppo Havia, Suvi Knaapila
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources:
D&I focuses on all legal aspects of large-scale projects, including mining, energy, and construction and infrastructure projects, as well as public-private partnerships (PPP), and life cycle projects.
Contact: Mikko Eerola
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
D&I combines traditional IP protection services with cutting edge legal services of a top business law firm. The firm provides clients insightful advice from brand protection and domain name disputes to trade secrets and complex litigation involving multi jurisdictional aspects.
Contact: Henrik af Ursin
Email: [email protected]

Life Sciences & Healthcare:
D&I advises clients from regulatory and distribution matters to marketing and research related issues.
Contact: Johan Åkermarck
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Construction & Environment:
D&I covers all areas of real estate law ranging from transactions to commercial leases, construction, financing and general real estate issues and provide advice in transactions with cross-border dimension.
Contact: Antti Aaltonen
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Structuring:
D&I advises clients on their most complex tax questions. Typically these relate to acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, or financings, and involve a cross-border dimension.
Contact: Kai Holkeri
Email: [email protected]

Technology & Outsourcing:
D&I focuses on traditional information technology work, encompassing i.e. software licensing, development, distribution and maintenance contracts, as well as outsourcing, including both information technology and business process outsourcing.
Contact: Kai Erlund
Email: [email protected]

The firm represents leading domestic and international corporations and institutions as well as acts for a number of governments and international organisations. The firm continuously represents more than one third of the 50 largest publicly listed corporations in Finland and more than every third Dow Jones Industrial Average company in their operations in Finland. Recent mega-deals and work highlights include:
■ The largest ever corporate transaction involving a Finnish company, Nokia’s EUR 15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, was finalised in 2016
■ D&I has been involved in all the largest energy related deals on the Finnish market in recent years including advising AMP Capital and Infracapital in their acquisition and related financing of Adven Group, a provider of critical energy infrastructure and services in Finland, Estonia and Sweden; and advising SL Capital Partners in its acquisition of Gasum’s local gas distribution network, the largest gas DSO in Finland
■ In the largest circular economy transaction on the Finnish market D&I advised the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the second largest shareholder of Ekokem Corporation, a leading Nordic circular economy company, in connection with Fortum’s acquisition of Ekokem at €700m on a debt and cash free basis
■ D&I has advised Hewlett Packard on the Finnish law and tax aspects of its separation into HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, the largest corporate splitup globally ever, and D&I has advised Bonnier and Ratos in the sale of a majority stake in Nordic Cinema Group to Bridgepoint in a transaction with an enterprise value of SEK 4.7bn.
■ D&I has also provided strategic advice in a number of large-scale international data protection and data security compliance projects for large Finnish corporates
■ D&I acted for a number of claimants in a precedent-setting antitrust damages case following the conviction of a nation-wide asphalt cartel
■ D&I successfully defended a leading Finnish forest industry company in complex multi-million euro international arbitration proceedings against a German manufacturer in a dispute