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2017  »
22 June 2017

D&I advised Ahlström Capital in its acquisition of approximately 39% of Detection Technology, an X-ray technology company, and approximately 18% of Glaston, a glass processing technology company, from G.W. Sohlberg. Detection Technology's shares are listed at the Nasdaq First North Finland and Glaston's shares are listed at the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange

21 June 2017

D&I Alert: The National Implementation of the GDPR in Finland Takes the First Step

15 June 2017

D&I Alert (in Finnish): Sote-toimialalle väliaikainen velvollisuus ilmoittaa yrityskaupat KKV:lle

D&I Alert (in English): Temporary Obligation to Notify Concentrations to the FCCA on Social and Health Care Sector

5 June 2017

Euromoney's Expert Guides ranks D&I Senior Partner Jan Ollila as one of the 30 best M&A lawyers in the world. He is the only lawyer in Finland and one of only two lawyers in the Nordics on this exclusive list.

1 June 2017

D&I Alert (in Finnish): Tietosuoja-asetus aiheuttaa pitkiä ja vaikeita oikeudenkäyntejä

30 May 2017

Euromoney's Expert Guides ranks D&I Partner Petteri Uoti as one of the 30 best Labour and Employment lawyers in the world.  He is the only lawyer in Finland and one of only two lawyers in the Nordics on this exclusive list.

23 May 2017

D&I Alert: Update on the Reform of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

22 May 2017

D&I advises Ratos in the sale of Nebula to Telia in a transaction valued at EUR 165 million. Nebula is a market leading provider of cloud, managed and network services to Finnish SME's.

12 May 2017

D&I Alert: The Finnish Government Publishes Proposal on Patient's Freedom of Choice

12 May 2017

D&I Alert (in Finnish): Julkisiin hankintoihin osallistuminen edellyttää rikosrekisteriotteiden käsittelemistä yrityksissä

2 May 2017

D&I's Partner Johan Åkermarck, Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare, has been recognized as a leading expert in the Who’s Who Legal 2017 editions of: Life Sciences - Transactional and Life Sciences - Regulatory .  Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research.

26 April 2017

D&I Alert: Further Guidance on GDPR Published by the EU Data Protection Regulators

21 April 2017

D&I Alert: The Central Tax Board Rules on Interest Deductions for Private Equity Structures

12 April 2017

D&I highly ranked in all practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and its Partners Anders Carlberg, Petteri Uoti, Juha-Pekka Mutanen, Jussi Lehtinen, Seppo Havia, Kai Holkeri and Ilkka Leppihalme ranked as Leading Individuals. Suvi Knaapila, Henrik af Ursin, Samuel Kääriäinen and Tom Ehrström recognized as Next Generation Lawyers.
 

10 April 2017

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 in the following listed categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

16 March 2017

D&I's Partner Ilkka Leppihalme, Head of Competition & Public Procurement, is one of only three partners from Finland selected by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers for recognition in a first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017 – a guide to the world’s leading competition experts aged 45 or under. The guide will be published in June.

16 March 2017

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2017 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

14 March 2017

D&I Alert: FSA imposes maximum fine for violation of investor protection rules.

3 March 2017

D&I advises Veho in the sale of the Citroën, Peugeot and DS import business in Finland to Bassadone Automotive Group.

14 February 2017

D&I's Partner Ilkka Leppihalme, Head of Competition & Public Procurement, has been selected by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers for recognition in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition – a guide to the world’s leading competition lawyers and economists. The guide will be published in June.

10 February 2017

We are proud to be ranked as one of the best workplaces in Finland in the 2017 Great Place to Work® Finland survey. “Our management is fully committed to make D&I one of the best employers in Finland. We want our people to feel good about coming to work, every single day”, says D&I's HR Manager Mirka Palm. Read more on her thoughts on D&I's culture and organizational development in our Q2/2016 "Trust is Paramount".

9 February 2017

D&I's Henrik af Ursin is the  2017 winner of the ILO Client Choice Awards for Intellectual Property – Copyrights. The Client Choice Awards recognize lawyers around the world that stand apart for the excellent client service they provide. Read what clients say about Mr af Ursin here.

7 February 2017

D&I advises Auris Kaasunjakelu, a portfolio company of SL Capital Partners, in its acquisition of Gasum’s natural gas retail business and heat business in 13 areas in Finland.

1 February 2017

D&I Intellectual Property practice headed by Counsel Henrik af Ursin is recommended in Trademark Contentious category in IP STARS 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property, the guide to the world's leading IP firms and practitioners.

27 January 2017

D&I advises Enics, one of the biggest EMS providers in the world focusing on industrial electronics, and its owner Ahlström Capital, in the acquisition of PKC Electronics.

24 January 2017

D&I advises Bridgepoint and Bonnier in the sale of all shares in Nordic Cinema Group including Finnkino to AMC Entertainment in a transaction valued at approximately USD 929 million.

20 January 2017

D&I Alert: Debt Push Down Allowed, Supreme Administrative Court Says

19 January 2017

D&I's Intellectual Property practice is highly ranked in WTR 1000, World's Leading Trademark Professionals for 2017. Henrik af Ursin of our uniquely integrated Technology, Data Protection and IPR service is ranked as a Tier 1 leading individual in Finland and also recognized as a leading lawyer within anti-counterfeiting work.

16 January 2017

D&I Competition & Public Procurement practice headed by Partner Ilkka Leppihalme is highly recommended in the Global Competition Review GCR 100 17th edition (Finland), a guide to the world's leading competition law and economics practices.

9 January 2017

D&I Alert: The Finnish Pension Reform has entered into force – Will the pension liabilities increase in your company?

2016  »
30 December 2016

D&I Transaction Powerhouse Deal Announcement: D&I advised CapMan in the Acquisition of Forenom

29 December 2016

D&I Alert: Valio fined for competition infringement, amount largest in Finnish history

23 December 2016

D&I Alert: The Finnish Government Publishes Draft Proposal on Patient's Freedom of Choice

20 December 2016

D&I Alert: First Guidance on GDPR Published by the EU Data Protection Regulators

7 December 2016

D&I advises CapMan Buyout X fund in its acquisition of a majority equity share in Forenom, a leading Nordic temporary housing service operator.

2 December 2016

D&I Quarterly Q4 2016 is published. Our newsletter, D&I Quarterly, is dedicated to inspire, stimulate discussion and think ahead for your benefit.

29 November 2016

OECD has published the multilateral instrument on 24 November 2016. Read More on D&I Tax Alert in Finnish.

25 November 2016

D&I Alert: The Central Tax Board Rules on Carried Interest

25 November 2016

D&I Alert: New Support Scheme for Renewables in Finland as of 2018

18 November 2016

D&I advised Kotkamills Group Oyj on the strategic review of its Malaysian operations and the sale of L.P. Pacific Films, Kotkamills' Malaysian subsidiary producing and selling phenolic resin impregnated products, to Surfactor Germany GmbH.

7 November 2016

D&I Alert: Government Proposal for New Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

2 November 2016

Nokia finalizes its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, the largest ever corporate transaction involving a Finnish company. D&I advised Alcatel-Lucent on the transaction.

1 November 2016

D&I advised MB Funds on the formation of its fifth buy-out fund, MB Equity Fund V Ky, with commitments of EUR 236.5 million.

17 October 2016

D&I is highly ranked by IFLR1000 in all listed categories: M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure. Anders Carlberg, Mikko Eerola, Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan Ollila are ranked as Leading Lawyers, and Wilhelm Eklund and Hanna-Mari Manninen as Rising Stars.

4 October 2016

D&I Employment Alert on the equality plan. Read More

3 October 2016

New partners in Finance & Capital Markets and Employment, Benefits & Pensions practices as of 1 January 2017. Read More

19 September 2016

D&I advised Dasos Timberland Fund II in its acquisition of Metsä-Botnia Metsät, holding 34,000 hectares of forests in Finland, from Metsä Group.

10 August 2016

D&I advised the majority shareholder in the sale of a 40 % stake in Alexandria Pankkiiriliike, one of Finland’s largest investment service companies, to Ajanta, a Finnish investment company.

21 July 2016

D&I advised Sievi Capital, a Finnish listed private equity company, in its investment in Suvanto Trucks, the largest independent seller of pre-owned trucks in Finland.

6 July 2016

D&I advises Sulzer, the Swiss group, in the sale of its foundry business in Finland to Karhulan Valimo.

1 July 2016

D&I is the only Finnish law firm listed in the Transactional -category of Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2016. Partners Johan Åkermarck and Mikko Eerola are listed as leading experts in Finland.

30 June 2016

D&I advised Rabobank and ING Bank in the financing of Spliethoff's acquisition of Bore, a shipping company with a fleet of nine ro-ro vessels.

21 June 2016

D&I Quarterly Q3 2016 is published. Our newsletter, D&I Quarterly, is dedicated to inspire, stimulate discussion and think ahead for your benefit.

16 June 2016

D&I advised BNP Paribas, Société Générale and other lenders in the Finnish aspects of the USD 2.2 billion refinancing of the FQM Group, the owner of the Pyhäsalmi copper and zinc mine.

31 May 2016

D&I Real Estate Alert: All Mortgage Deeds to Become Electronic

27 May 2016

D&I advises the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the second biggest shareholder of Ekokem Corporation, a leading Nordic circular economy company, in connection with Fortum's acquisition of Ekokem. The deal values Ekokem at approximately EUR 700 million on a debt and cash free basis.

18 May 2016

D&I's Henrik af Ursin ranked as Trademark Star in IP STAR 2016, ranking leading firms practicing in IP in over 70 jurisdictions. 

4 May 2016

D&I Data Protection Alert: Final Version of the General Data Protection Regulation Published.

3 May 2016

D&I Quarterly Q2 2016 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics from our newsletter. D&I Quarterly is dedicated to inspire, stimulate discussion and think ahead for your benefit.

27 April 2016

D&I Alert: New Industrial Participation Rules Applied.

25 April 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2016 in the following listed categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

19 April 2016

D&I advises Autoklinikka's owners in the combination of Autoklinikka, the largest private vehicle damage repair chain in Finland, with the Swedish Werksta chain controlled by a fund managed by Procuritas Partners.

19 April 2016

D&I advises Juuri Partners, a Finnish private equity investor, in its investment in Puuha Group, designer and manufacturer of children's playground equipment.

13 April 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked in all 10 practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016.

31 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes. The Alert in Finnish is available here.

18 March 2016

D&I advised the European Investment Bank in connection with its EUR 175 million loan facility for the construction of a new EUR 400 million combined heat and power plant in Kilpilahti by a joint venture between Neste, Borealis and Veolia.

17 March 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2016 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

16 March 2016

Mr Kai Erlund joins the partnership of Dittmar & Indrenius to become Head of the Technology & Outsourcing practice and strengthen the firm's uniquely integrated Technology, Data Protection and IPR service. Read More

14 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 2016:14.  The Alert in Finnish is available here.

11 March 2016

D&I advised Kotkamills, a portfolio company of private equity firm MB Funds, on the listing of its EUR 105 million senior secured bond on Nasdaq Helsinki.

9 March 2016

D&I highly commended in "Law Firm of the Year: The Nordics" by The Lawyer, European Awards 2016.

4 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 2016:12.  The Alert in Finnish is available here.

29 February 2016

D&I Alert: Supreme Court Rules on Time-Barring in Antitrust Damages.

18 February 2016

D&I Quarterly Q1 2016 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics from our newsletter.

17 February 2016

D&I's Jukka Lång and Henrik af Ursin are winners of the ILO Client Choice Awards 2016. Read what clients say about Mr Lång and Mr af Ursin.

12 February 2016

D&I ranked as one of the best workplaces in Finland and best of all participating law firms by Great Place to Work® Institute.

10 February 2016

D&I has assisted Nordea with the implementation of revised know your customer procedures.

3 February 2016

D&I Data Protection Alert by D&I's Partner Jukka Lång and Associate Iiris Keino on Safe Harbor 2.0.

29 January 2016

D&I Tax & Structuring Alert by D&I's Partner Kai Holkeri on Anti Tax Avoidance Package.

27 January 2016

D&I Alert on Anti-Money Laundering Legislation by D&I's Partner Raija-Leena Ojanen and Senior Associate Eeva Airamaa.

19 January 2016

D&I shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year Nordics 2016 by The Lawyer.

18 January 2016

D&I ranked among leading practices in Finland by World Trademark Review 1000.

15 January 2016

Mergermarket ranks D&I fourth among law firms with a Nordic presence on Nordic M&A deal value in 2015.

12 January 2016

Mr Ilkka Leppihalme joins the partnership of Dittmar & Indrenius to become Head of the Competition & Public Procurement practice and a member of the Corporate Advisory, Compliance & CSR team. Mr Leppihalme joins Dittmar & Indrenius together with his trusted team, Counsel Matti J. Huhtamäki and Associate Heidi Muukkonen. Read More

2015  »
21 December 2015

D&I Life Sciences Alert by D&I's Partner Johan Åkermarck and the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice on the latest Finnish updates 2015 of this practice area.
 

16 December 2015

D&I Data Protection Alert by D&I's Partner Jukka Lång and Associate Iiris Keino on Data Protection Regulation.

15 December 2015

D&I advises 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.

11 December 2015

D&I Survey on M&A Disputes in Finland:

Post-acquisition disputes more common, but increasingly amicably settled. Read more from the press release. The material is available here.

8 December 2015

D&I advised Kämp Group in the construction and lease negotiations for the five star Hotel St. George in Helsinki.

19 November 2015

D&I advised Ratos in the refinancing of its portfolio company Nebula, a leading provider of cloud services in Finland, enabling Ratos to take out a distribution of approximately EUR 20 million, representing almost 60 % of Ratos' initial investment.

3 November 2015

D&I Quarterly Q4 2015 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics from our newsletter.

1 November 2015

D&I advised Hewlett-Packard on the Finnish law and tax aspects of its separation into HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, the largest corporate split-up ever.

30 October 2015

D&I advised Umbra Software, a Finnish 3D graphics software company, in its financing round with Finnish venture capital investors, Inventure and Lifeline Ventures, and a British investor, Initial Capital.

14 October 2015

D&I advised a global investment firm in a cross-border financing arrangement for Euroloan Group and the related sale of a consumer loan portfolio.

12 October 2015

D&I advises ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe, in its SEK 2.2 billion acquisition of Etraveli Holding, a leading pan-European online travel agent for flights, from Segulah.

6 October 2015

D&I Data Protection Alert by D&I's Partner Jukka Lång and Associate Iiris Keino on CJEU's Safe Harbor -decision.

6 October 2015

D&I ranked third in Nordic M&A transactions in Q1-Q3 2015 (value) by Mergermarket.

1 October 2015

D&I advises CityJet in its acquisition of Blue1 from SAS as part of a larger collaboration between the parties, in which CityJet wet leases eight new aircraft to SAS for regional jet services.

16 September 2015

D&I ranked second in Nordic M&A transactions in H1 2015 (value) by Mergermarket.

30 June 2015

D&I Quarterly Q3 2015 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics from our renewed newsletter.

23 June 2015

D&I advises SL Capital Partners in its acquisition of Gasum's local gas distribution network, the largest gas DSO in Finland, comprising Gasum Paikallisjakelu Oy and Helsingin Kaupunkikaasu Oy.

10 June 2015

D&I advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a significant real estate loan arrangement in relation to H.I.G. Capital's and Trevian's Finnish retail portfolio.

28 May 2015

D&I advised Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. and its Finnish subsidiary Meira Oy in the Finnish aspects of Zanetti's IPO.

26 May 2015

D&I advised Ålandsbanken in its EUR 250,000,000 Covered Bond issue. The issue was made under the EUR 2 billion EMTN and Covered Bond Programme.

18 May 2015

D&I advised CapMan and Kämp Group in the acquisition of Oy Union Hotels Ab comprising Hotel Haven, Hotel Fabian and Hotel Lilla Roberts.

29 April 2015

D&I advises Dasos Timberland Fund II in its acquisition of a majority stake in Finsilva Plc, one of the largest independent forest owners in Northern Europe holding 130,000 hectares of forests, from Metsäliitto and Taaleritehdas Metsärahasto.

28 April 2015

D&I advises 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 4.7 billion.

27 April 2015

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Employment, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

15 April 2015

D&I advises Alcatel-Lucent in its EUR 46.6 billion combination with Nokia, the largest transaction ever involving a Finnish company.

8 April 2015

D&I advises ACTA*, the holding company of Kiwa and Shield Group International, in the acquisition of Inspecta, the leading Nordic player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) industry with operations in 8 countries, from 3i.

8 April 2015

D&I highly ranked in all ten practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015.

1 April 2015

D&I Quarterly Q1-2 2015 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics.

30 March 2015

D&I advised Doric GmbH in the sale and lease back of six Finnair's ATR 72 aircraft. Following the conclusion of the EUR 80 million arrangement, the aircraft will be leased to and operated by Finnair companies.

30 March 2015

D&I advises Dufry in the Finnish aspects of its EUR 3.6 billion potential acquisition of World Duty Free.

12 March 2015

We are delighted for our D&I practices and individual lawyers excelling among the best in Finland in the most recent rankings by the Chambers Global 2015.

5 March 2015

D&I advises MB Funds, the Finnish private equity firm, in its announced acquisition of Kotkamills, a Finnish forest industry company specializing in laminating base papers, impregnated products, magazine papers and sawmill products, from OpenGate Capital.

27 February 2015

D&I advised MB Funds, the Finnish private equity firm, in its add-on acquisition of Arho Nordic, a company specializing in food processing, importing and representation. Arho Nordic will be a part of Makua Foods.

23 February 2015

D&I joins FIBS, the leading non-profit corporate responsibility network in Finland.

13 February 2015

D&I's Partner Kari Lautjärvi defended his doctoral thesis on Mezzanine Finance Instruments on 13 February 2015. Read More

2 February 2015

Mr Mikko Eerola joins the partnership from Waselius & Wist to become Head of the Energy, Infrastructure & Natural Resources practice and a member of the M&A & Private Equity practice. Read more

 

20 January 2015

D&I Tax Alert: Supreme Administrative Court ruling exempts a third country investor from dividend withholding tax under the EU principle of free movement of capital.

2014  »
29 December 2014

D&I Quarterly Q4 2014 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics.

18 December 2014

D&I advised J.P. Morgan Limited, acting as arranger, in the Finnish aspects of the financing of Geberit AG's SEK 9.7 billion public tender offer for all the shares in Sanitec Oyj.

1 December 2014

D&I's Suvi Knaapila named Advocate of the Year 2014 by Helsinki Bar Association.

11 November 2014

D&I advises Adelis Equity Partners Fund I in its acquisition of a majority stake in Med Group Oy, one of the fastest growing healthcare services companies in Finland, from Terveysrahasto Oy and the company’s two founders. The founders together with the broader management team continue to own a significant part of the company. The company caters to the public sector as well as individual customers across Finland.

6 November 2014

D&I advised Karolinska Development AB, the Swedish listed Life Sciences company when it closed its financing round in the Finnish drug development company Forendo Pharma Oy, which announced the successful closing of the EUR 12 million financing round. Novartis Venture Fund and MS Ventures participates in the financing round, alongside the current major shareholders Karolinska Development AB, Novo Seeds and Finnvera.

16 October 2014

IFLR1000 ranks D&I as a leading firm in M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure.

9 October 2014

Mr. Anders Carlberg has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Dittmar & Indrenius as of 1 January 2015. The long-term Managing Partner, Mr. Jan Ollila, returns to client advisory work and takes on the role as Senior Partner and Chairman of the Board. Read more

2 October 2014

D&I advised Aller Media Oy in its acquisition of Dingle Oy, a social media business advisory company.

30 September 2014

D&I Quarterly Q3 2014 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics. 

27 June 2014

D&I advised the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority in a case where the Market Court ordered Valio to pay the largest ever sanction imposed on an individual company due to breach of competition law. i.e. a EUR 70 million fine due to predatory pricing. The second largest sanction was the EUR 68 million fee imposed on Lemminkäinen Corporation for the nation-wide asphalt cartel, where the FCCA also was advised by D&I.

25 June 2014

D&I advised Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and other lenders in the Finnish aspects of the USD 3 billion syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility for the First Quantum Minerals Group which in Finland operates the Kevitsa and Pyhäsalmi nickel, copper and zinc mines. 

4 June 2014

D&I appoints two new partners. Mr Wilhelm Eklund and Mr Jukka Lång join the partnership as of 1 January 2015 to strengthen the firm's M&A and Data Protection, Marketing & Consumers practices. Read More

2 June 2014

D&I advised Mellby Gård AB, the Swedish investment company, in its acquisition of the joinery installations business of Mestarinikkarit Oy and its Swedish subsidiary Nikkarit AB.

25 April 2014

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Employment, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

22 April 2014

D&I advised Nordea Funds Ltd, the Finnish fund management company, in the application for its AIFMD license in Finland and in its establishment as the sole management company of Nordea's Nordic funds through the transfer of Nordea's Danish, Norwegian and Swedish fund management companies to Finland. The transaction created the largest fund management company in the Nordics with total assets under management of approximately EUR 75 billion.

31 March 2014

D&I Quarterly Q1 2014 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics.

19 March 2014

Jan Ollila, Managing Partner of D&I, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, Amcham Finland.

13 March 2014

We are delighted for our D&I practices and individual lawyers excelling among the best in Finland in the most recent rankings by the Chambers Global 2014.

10 March 2014

D&I has appointed Katja Hollmén as Director of Client Relations as of March 4, 2014. Katja Hollmén has worked as an associate at White & Case and Hannes Snellman and as an associate director at Nordea Corporate Finance. Katja Hollmén joins Dittmar & Indrenius from Talentum where she has most recently served as director of M&A. Katja Hollmén has an LL.M degree from New York University, USA. Read more

3 March 2014

D&I acted for a number of claimants in a precedent-setting antitrust damages case following the conviction of a nation-wide asphalt cartel. Read articles on the court's rulings.

21 February 2014

D&I advised Calderys, a world leader in Refractory Solutions and a subsidiary of Imerys, in its acquisition of Termorak Group from the private equity house Helmet Capital.

20 February 2014

D&I advises Portfolio Recovery Associates in the Finnish aspects of its USD 880 million acquisition of Aktiv Kapital, a company specializing in the acquisition and servicing of non-performing consumer loans. 

14 February 2014

D&I advises Savings Banks in the public offering of equity-linked notes.

11 February 2014

D&I advises Aller Media in its acquisition of the Finnish lifestyle magazines Costume, Divaani and Olivia from Bonnier Publications.

4 February 2014

D&I advises Finnish private equity firm MB Funds in its acquisition of Makulaku Lakritsa Oy, a company specializing in liquorice, and Runebergin Makeistukku Oy, a retail sales concept selling the Makulaku confectionery and imported sweets.

24 January 2014

D&I's Head of Data Protection, Marketing & Consumers Jukka Lång has been appointed to the European Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

23 January 2014

D&I advised the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications in relation to matters affecting decisions by international companies to establish data intensive business activities in Finland.

20 January 2014

Henrik af Ursin joins D&I and strengthens its Technology, Outsourcing & IPR team. Henrik is one of Finland's leading experts on brand protection and anti-counterfeiting and advises clients on all aspects of IPR.

17 January 2014

Dittmar & Indrenius celebrates its 115th anniversary in 2014. The anniversary will be celebrated in a number of ways throughout the year.

2013  »
30 December 2013

D&I Quarterly Q4 2013 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics.

20 December 2013

With this Christmas letter by Nobel Peace Prize winner President Martti Ahtisaari, we send you our Season's Greetings and wish you a Prosperous New Year!

2 December 2013

D&I advised institutional investors in relation to the divestment by ThyssenKrupp of its shareholding in Outokumpu.

28 November 2013

D&I acted for a number of claimants in precedent-setting antitrust damages litigation following the conviction of a nation-wide asphalt cartel. The claimants won on almost all points of the law and the court ordered the respondents to pay EUR 37.4 million in damages, costs and interest.

18 November 2013

D&I advised Neukirchen Metsä, advised by Latifundium Management, in the acquisition of 2,850  hectares of forest land from UPM and a contract for wood sales and forest management.

31 October 2013

D&I advised Sulzer Pumps, part of the Swiss group Sulzer, in its acquisition of Tartek, a specialist in the development, manufacture, repair and maintenance of high quality mechanical seals.

24 October 2013

New D&I Focus - Changing Credit Data Reporting discusses certain key features of the changing credit data reporting and how Finnish credit data legislation differs significantly from European counterparts both as regards data content and credit reporting systems.

1 October 2013

D&I advised Respol Group, the privately-held Portuguese company in the acquisition of Forchem, an industry leader in the processing of tall oil, from the Finnish private equity house MB Funds.

30 September 2013

D&I Quarterly Q3 2013 is published. Read the latest Finnish law topics.

27 August 2013

D&I advised Arrow Electronics on the Finnish law aspects of its EUR 230 million acquisition of Computerlinks.

30 July 2013

D&I advised Qualcomm Ventures and Nokia Growth Partners in their investment into Grand Cru, a Finnish gaming company.

4 July 2013

Mergermarket ranks D&I one of the top 3 Finnish firms in M&A transactions on the Finnish market in H1/2013 by value.

25 June 2013

D&I advised Karolinska Development, a Swedish listed medical company, in its investment into Forendo Pharma, a new drug development company based in Finland.

5 June 2013

D&I's Annual Thesis Award granted for the 15th time: Sanna Alku and Anna Dimoulis awarded for best business law thesis.

2 May 2013

D&I advised Ratos, the Swedish private equity house, in the combination of the cinema chains Finnkino and SF Bio together with the media conglomerate Bonnier.

26 April 2013

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Employment, Real Estate, Intellectual Property and Tax and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.

27 March 2013

D&I highly ranked in all ten practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2013. 

25 March 2013

D&I advised Ratos AB, the Swedish private equity house, in its EUR 82,5 million acquisition of Nebula Oy, the leading provider of cloud services to small and medium-sized companies in Finland.

15 March 2013

D&I ranked as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and Tax, i.e. in five out of six practice areas surveyed by The Chambers Global 2013.

5 February 2013

D&I advised Rexam, one of the leading global beverage can manufacturers, in relation to its new manufacturing plant opened in Mäntsälä in January 2013.

2012  »
30 October 2012

D&I advised Nobina, the largest bus passenger transport company in the Nordic region, in the issuance of new EUR 85 million secured high yield notes and the exchange of existing notes for shares in Nobina.

27 September 2012

D&I is the co-operation partner of WWF Finland for legal services. The partnership entails pro bono work and other joint activities. WWF Finland is part of the global organization of the WWF.

5 September 2012

D&I advised NIBE Industrier, a leading European company in the heating industry, in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Akvaterm, the market leader in accumulators and cold storage vessels in Finland.

28 May 2012

D&I is the co-operation partner of Crisis Management Initiative for legal services. The partnership will include pro bono work for CMI and other joint activities. CMI is a Finnish independent non-profit organization working to resolve conflict and to build sustainable peace. CMI is chaired by President Martti Ahtisaari.

11 May 2012

11 May 2012

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Employment, Real Estate and Intellectual Property and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.

4 April 2012

D&I recommended in all 10 practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 - every third D&I lawyer recommended.

1 February 2012

D&I advised the Swedish insurance company Folksam in the Finnish law aspects of its acquisition of the majority of the shares in Aktia Skadeförsäkring Ab, a Finnish insurance company, from Aktia Abp.

25 January 2012

Mergermarket ranks D&I third among Finnish law firms in Nordic M&A deal value during 2011. 

17 January 2012

D&I advised AEW Europe, Tristan Capital Partners and European Property Investors (EPI) in extending 186 retail leases with Suomen Lähikauppa.
 

2011  »
30 December 2011

D&I advised Ålandsbanken in the establishment of its EUR 1,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note and Covered Bond Programme.

13 October 2011

D&I advised Mendor, a leading company in new diabetes technologies and services, in relation to its EUR 8.1 million venture capital financing.

10 August 2011

D&I advises Coor Service Management, the leading service management company in the Nordics, in its acquisition of Lujapalvelut Oy, a provider of facility management services.

30 June 2011

D&I advises AstraZeneca in the Finnish aspects of its approximately USD 1.8 billion cash sale of Astra Tech to DENTSPLY International

28 June 2011

D&I advises Hansainvest, part of the Signal Iduna Group, one of the largest German insurance and financial service providers, in the approximately EUR 56,5 million acquisition of the Triotto Business Park which is under construction in Helsinki from YIT Construction Ltd.

28 June 2011

D&I advised BNP Paribas and other lenders in the USD 250 million project loan arrangement for the construction of the Kevitsa nickel and copper mine in Sodankylä.

16 June 2011

D&I advises Finnish private equity firm MB Funds and other owners in the sale of Finland's largest social care services company Mainio Vire (formerly Medivire Hoiva) to British private equity investor HgCapital.

10 May 2011

D&I and Pohjoisranta, member of Burson-Marsteller, conducted a survey regarding M&A disputes of Finnish listed companies and private equity houses. According to the survey, almost every third transaction leads to negotiations on the liabilities of the parties.

2 May 2011

D&I advises Aurubis AG on the Finnish aspects of its EUR 200 – 250 million acquisition of the Rolled Products Division of Luvata Group.

4 April 2011

Chambers Global 2011: D&I "has forged a sterling reputation across a variety of practice areas. The team is … noted for 'its excellent quality from the most senior lawyer down to the youngest'."

21 March 2011

D&I advises Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in its EUR 116 million acquisition of Finnkino, the Finnish movie theatre group operating in Finland and the Baltic countries, from the media group Sanoma.

3 January 2011

D&I advised Fonecta, a leading media and directory services company in Finland, in the EUR 2 billion restructuring of its parent group European Directories.

2010  »
1 November 2010

IFLR1000 2011 recommends D&I in all categories, i.e. M&A, Capital Markets and Banking, stating: "The firm has been praised by clients and peers for the level of expertise its lawyers possess. "I admire the knowledge of the lawyers at the firm ..." says one peer.

22 September 2010

D&I advised Capgemini in the Finnish aspects of outsourcing the Global Order Management Services of Nokia Siemens Networks, a Finnish-based leading global enabler of telecommunications services.

17 September 2010

D&I represented GlaxoSmithKline in legal proceedings where the Market Court confirmed the correctness of the National Institute for Health and Welfare's public procurement of pneumococcal vaccines from GlaxoSmithKline.

25 August 2010

D&I advised Fonecta, a leading Finnish media and directory services company, in its acquisition of certain assets relating to the offline and online business of its competitor Eniro, including the yellow pages trademark, in Finland.

10 June 2010

D&I advised Dasos Timberland Fund I in an arrangement with UPM covering the acquisition of an appr. 6,000 hectare forest property and a contract for long-term wood sales and forest management services.

8 June 2010

D&I is advising Pohjola Capital Partners and funds under their management in the acquisition of Musti ja Mirri, the largest pet product specialty retail chain in the Nordics.

26 May 2010

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Employment, Real Estate and TMT and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.

23 April 2010

D&I advised Catella, an independent European finance group, in an arrangement with UPM covering the acquisition of a forest entity of 2,500 hectares located in Central Finland.

29 March 2010

D&I advised Veho Group, a leading Finnish car importer and dealership, in the acquisition of Maan Auto, the importer of Peugeot passenger cars and vans in Finland.
 

24 March 2010

D&I advised Sulzer Pumps in the divestment of its factory in Mänttä to Javasko and the continued supply of machining and assembly services from the factory to Sulzer Pumps.

17 February 2010
16 February 2010

Mergermarket ranks D&I third among Finnish law firms in M&A deal value during the last three years. 

25 January 2010

D&I advised Rockspring PIM in the sale of Chydenia I, the leading shopping centre in the Kokkola region, to a fund managed by Aberdeen Property Investors.

2009  »
10 December 2009

D&I advised Areva T&D in its acquisition of Vamp Ltd, a world leading manufacturer of arc flash protection systems and distribution relay protection applications.

18 November 2009

D&I advised Samlink, a supplier of IT banking and related support services, in the outsourcing of its infrastructure services to IBM in a seven-year deal to a value of EUR 55 million.

29 September 2009

D&I advised Catella, an independent European finance group, in an arrangement with UPM, covering the acquisition of a forest entity of 2,115 hectares located in Central Finland, the long term sourcing of wood and forest management.

14 August 2009

D&I advised Huurre Group, a leading commercial refrigeration company, in its major balance sheet restructuring process.

3 August 2009

D&I advised Fiskars in the combination of its share series and its merger with Agrofin.

23 April 2009

Chambers Europe ranks D&I as a leading firm in Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Real Estate, Employment and TMT and ranks every third D&I lawyer as leading in their field.
 

26 January 2009

D&I is ranked third by Mergermarket among Finnish law firms advising on Finnish deals in 2008 by value.

20 January 2009

D&I advised the AL-KO Kober Group, a global provider of vehicle technology, gardening & hobby and air technology solutions, in its acquisition of Kovil Oy, the leading Finnish automotive towbar manufacturer.

20 January 2009

D&I advised Qualcomm in its USD 65 million acquisition of handheld graphics and multimedia technology assets from AMD.

2008  »
11 December 2008

D&I advised Specsavers, the world's leading private optical retail group, in its acquisition of 26 optical retail stores from Eyen, a Finnish optical retail chain.

27 November 2008

D&I advised IKEA in the acquisition of real property in Kuopio for the planned fifth IKEA store in Finland and a shopping centre with a combined building right of 116,000 floor square metres.

5 November 2008

D&I advised Capgemini in the global outsourcing of the financial transaction processing of Stora Enso Oyj, a Finnish global group producing integrated paper, packaging and forest products.

3 November 2008

D&I advised the four selling banks and the target in the Finnish aspects of the sale of the Swedish and Finnish NCSDs to Euroclear.

30 September 2008

D&I advised Affecto in its approximately EUR 10 million sale of Contempus, a provider of software solutions for Enterprise Purchase to Payment and Enterprise Content Management solution areas, to Basware.

10 September 2008

D&I advised Hansainvest, part of Signal Iduna Group, one of the largest German insurance and financial service providers, in its approximately EUR 30 million acquisition of the Koskelo Trade Park in Espoo.

3 September 2008

D&I advised Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in the refinancing of its portfolio company GS-Hydro, providing Ratos with a cash payment of approximately EUR 50 million.

28 August 2008

D&I advised a bank syndicate on Finnish aspects of the USD 320 million financing to Talvivaara for the construction of one of the largest nickel mines in Europe (named 2007 European Mining Deal of the Year by Project Finance Magazine).

3 April 2008

D&I is ranked second among Finnish law firms in Nordic M&A deals by volume in the first quarter by Mergermarket.

1 April 2008

D&I advised Specsavers in its acquisition from Kesko of one of the leading optical retail chains in Finland with 129 stores.

1 March 2008

D&I advised BE&K in its sale of Rintekno, a provider of architectural services, to Neste Jacobs.

28 February 2008

D&I is ranked third among Finnish law firms representing purchasers of Finnish targets by value in 2007 by Mergermarket.

3 January 2008

D&I advised AREVA T&D in its acquisition of Nokian Capacitors Group, the manufacturer of power system components with a sales organization covering 50 countries.

2007  »
30 November 2007

D&I advised Hansainvest, part of Signal Iduna Group, one of the largest German insurance and financial service providers, in its EUR 35 million acquisition of the KONE Building in Espoo from KONE Corporation.

9 November 2007

D&I advises Carrier, a subsidiary of United Technologies, in its approximately EUR 48 million sale of Fincoil-teollisuus, an air heat exchanger company, to Alfa Laval.

5 September 2007

D&I advised Russian Railways in the EUR 120 million financing and procurement by Karelian Trains, a joint venture between Russian Railways and the Finnish railway company VR, of four high-speed trains for the Helsinki - St.Petersburg route.

13 August 2007

D&I advises Lite-On Technology Corporation in its EUR 277 million cash tender offer for Perlos Corporation, the world's largest handset casing company, listed in Helsinki.

13 August 2007

D&I advised Compagnie de Saint Gobain, a world leader in engineered materials, in the Finnish aspects of its EUR 2,125 million acquisition of maxit Group from HeidelbergCement.

24 July 2007

D&I advised The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms, in the Finnish aspects of its EUR 1,480 million acquisition of Applus, the Spanish certification group.

13 July 2007

D&I advised Hagemeyer Group in the Finnish aspects of the EUR 545 million refinancing of the Group.

2 July 2007

D&I advised Wayfinder, a leading mobile navigation company, in its acquisition of Navicore, a provider of interactive onboard navigation products.

29 June 2007

D&I advised MB Group, the Finnish private equity house, in its EUR 127 million sale of Medivire Työterveyspalvelut, a healthcare company, to Suomen Terveystalo.

27 June 2007

27 June 2007

D&I advised ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, Germany's largest TV corporation, in the Finnish aspects of its EUR 3.3 billion acquisition of SBS Broadcasting Group, creating the second-largest pan-European broadcasting company.

11 June 2007

D&I advises Affecto in its approximately EUR 50 million combined share and cash tender offer of Component Software, a Nordic IT-company listed at the Oslo Stock Exchange.

30 May 2007

The Helsinki Court of Appeal rendered a landmark judgment in favor of General Motors, represented by D&I, in a dispute concerning GM's termination of a major automobile distribution agreement.

14 May 2007

D&I advises United Technologies in its over EUR 250 million acquisition of Marioff Corporation Oy, a global provider of water mist fire suppression systems for land and marine applications.

20 April 2007

D&I advised IKEA in the acquisition of real property in Tampere for the planned fourth IKEA store in Finland.

19 March 2007

19 March 2007
D&I advised Veho Group, Finland's leading car dealer, in its acquisition of Sisu Auto Huoltopalvelut.

16 February 2007

Mergermarket ranks D&I third among Finnish law firms representing purchasers of Finnish targets by value in the last five year period. 

9 February 2007

D&I advised Capgemini in the global outsourcing of the IT infrastructure and SAP support services of Kemira, a Finnish global group of leading chemical businesses.

15 January 2007
2006  »
18 December 2006

D&I provided Finnish-law advice to Consolis in connection with its sale by Industri Kapital to LBO France.to Consolis

13 December 2006

D&I advised AffectoGenimap, the Finnish listed IT group, in its acquisition of Intellibis, a Swedish leading business intelligence consulting company.

8 December 2006

Anders Carlberg and Raija-Leena Ojanen new partners as of 1 January 2007.

13 November 2006

D&I advises the Finnish Competition Authority in the largest ever cartel case in Finland.

31 October 2006

D&I advised Lagercrantz Group, the Swedish listed technology trading group, in its acquisition of K&K, a distributor of telecom and access network systems and components.

1 September 2006

The new Companies Act enters into force.

15 August 2006

D&I advises Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in its acquisition of Perlos' Healthcare division.

1 July 2006

The implementation of the takeover directive introduces new rules on public takeovers in Finland. See D&I Focus.

28 June 2006

D&I advises Curzon Global Partners and IXIS AEW in the acquisition of 250 retail properties from Tradeka, a leading Finnish retailer.

19 May 2006

According to the Finnish Supreme Court, stock options constitute salary when determining compensation for illegal termination.

21 April 2006

D&I advises Boston Scientific on Finnish aspects of the combination with Guidant creating one of the world's largest medical technology companies.

1 April 2006

D&I advises Fujitsu Siemens Computers on the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of Siemens' IT service company, the sixth-largest in the world. 

1 February 2006

D&I advises CapVest Capital Partners in the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of Findus, a leading Nordic frozen food company. 

20 January 2006

D&I advises Veho Group in the acquisition of part of the operations of Stockmann-Auto creating the leading car dealer chain in Finland. 

15 January 2006

15 January 2006
D&I advises Honeywell in a construction and lease transaction concerning a new office building at Innoteknia Business Park in Kuopio.

1 January 2006

Judge driven mediation introduced in Finnish District Courts. The mediation is subject to the consent of the parties.

2005  »
20 December 2005

D&I advises Aller, the Nordic publishing house, in its acquisition of Katso magazine.

1 September 2005

Government proposal for new companies act. See D&I Focus.  

5 July 2005

D&I advises on the Finnish integration of the USD 13,500 million merger between Symantec and Veritas Inc.

21 June 2005

D&I acts as local counsel for Microsoft Corp. in its acquisition of Sybari Software Inc.

9 June 2005

D&I advises Hagemeyer Group on Finnish aspects of its EUR 615 million refinancing of the group.

26 May 2005

D&I advises MB Group, the Finnish private equity house, in its sale of Panda, the Finnish liquorice and chocolate producer to Felix Abba, part of Orkla Group. 

15 May 2005

D&I advises the Finnish management in the EUR 1,825 million sale of YBR Group to a consortium lead by Macquarie Capital Alliance Group.
 

29 April 2005

D&I advises Affecto-Genimap in the first genuine IPO in Finland for almost three years. 

4 April 2005

D&I successfully acts for the claimant, an international consumer goods manufacturer, in the first ever community trademark case in Finland concerning the breach of a community trademark by a leading retailer.

1 April 2005

The new Annual Vacations Act enters into force. The new Act does not contain material changes to the basic principles of the Finnish annual vacations system.

1 March 2005

D&I advises Proventus Industrier AB in the reorganisation of the Finnish commercial broadcasting sector.
 

1 February 2005

The Finnish Supreme Court renders a precedent concerning the liability of arbitrators. An arbitral award was reversed due to the arbitrator's lack of impartiality and independence. The arbitrator was held liable for the legal costs of the parties.