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 M&A team serves international corporates and private equity houses, and increasingly Finnish listed companies and regional private equity houses. 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.
Finance & Capital Markets:
D&I’s finance and capital markets team advises 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.
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.
Corporate & Compliance:
Dittmar & Indrenius advises every third Dow Jones Industrial Average company in their operations on the Finnish market. The firm 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.
Recent D&I work highlights include:
For recent work highlights, please visit www.dittmar.fi/ news/.
■ D&I’s recent mega-deals and large transactions have includedthe following:
■ 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 advised Alcatel-Lucent
■ D&I has been involved in all the largest energy related deals on the Finnish market in recent years including advising AMP Capital, a leading global infrastructure manager, and Infracapital, a leading European infrastructure investor, 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 also 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, the leading cinema operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, 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.
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. International Work: A majority of Dittmar & Indrenius’ clients are international. The firm is continuously engaged in crossborder transactions and disputes.