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We represent both domestic and foreign companies as well as multinationals from a wide range of industry sectors. We also act on behalf of a number of governments and international organisations. We also aim at providing the best legal services in complicated transactions and demanding dispute resolution in our jurisdiction.
 
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Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

The Best Lawyers® has recognized D&I's Counsel, Head of Real Estate, Construction & Environment Antti Aaltonen in the Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland in the field of Environmental Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Best Lawyers® 8th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

D&I and 13 of its lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 8th edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland for the following listed categories: Environmental Law, Biotechnology Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law, Tax Law, Banking and Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Competition Law, Labor and Employment Law and Litigation.

The Legal 500 EMEA 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.
 

Chambers Europe 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.

Elite Vuokratuotto

D&I advised Finnish special investment fund Elite Vuokratuotto in the acquisition of a 4,960 sqm office property in Vantaa from Aberdeen European Balanced Property Fund.

D&I Quarterly Q3/2016 - What You Need Is a TPH and Don't Forget CSR

Senior Partner Jan Ollila's thoughts on Transaction Powerhouse in the editorial of our Q3/2016.

D&I Quarterly Q4/2016 - What's the Big Deal With Mega-Deals?

D&I's Transaction Powerhouse lists issues to take into account when planning and executing a mega deal. Read More in our D&I Quarterly Q4/2016.

Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy

D&I advised Sulzer Pumps Finland Oy in the sale of an industrial property in Helsinki.

Dasos Timberland Fund II

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.

D&I Real Estate Alert 31 May 2016

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

Chambers Europe 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.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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

Kämp Group

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

CapMan and Kämp Group

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

Guiding through the nuances of Finnish law

"The team kept us informed and was good at guiding us through the nuances of Finnish law. It delivered a great quality product."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

AXA Real Estate

D&I advised AXA Real Estate in two separate acquisitions covering a total of 5,570 hectares of forest land from UPM and a contract for wood sales and forest management.

Neukirchen Metsä

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.

AEW Europe

D&I advised AEW Europe in extending 186 retail leases with Suomen Lähikauppa Oy and in the sale of several properties, including a major retail property in Lappeenranta.

Successfully Representing NREP in Court Proceedings

D&I represented NREP, a leading Nordic Private Equity Real Estate company, in court proceedings against the City of Lappeenranta and Lappeenranta Free Zone Oy Ltd concerning the acquisition of real estate in Lappeenranta.

Hansainvest

D&I advised Hansainvest, part of the Signal Iduna Group, one of the largest German insurance and financial services providers, in the approximately EUR 56.5 million acquisition of the Triotto Business Park from YIT Corporation.

Rockspring PIM

D&I advised Rockspring PIM in the sale of Chydenia I shopping centre in Kokkola to Aberdeen Balanced Lux 1 S.à.r.l. and the sale of a shopping centre in Hollola to Hämeenmaan kiinteistöt Oy.

Huurre Group

D&I advised Huurre Group in the sale and leaseback of industrial properties in Ylöjärvi and Hollola. 

Rexam

D&I advised Rexam in the acquisition of an industrial property in Mäntsälä from Philips Oy.

IKEA

D&I provided legal advice in the acquisition of properties in Raisio, Tampere and Kuopio for new IKEA stores in Finland.

Snellman Properties Oy

D&I advised Snellman Properties Oy in two separate acquisitions of two major residential properties in Helsinki.

Catella

D&I advised Catella in two separate arrangements with UPM covering the acquisitions of forest entities totalling 4,615 hectares.

McDonald's

D&I provides legal assistance relating to all of McDonald's leases and purchases of real estate in Finland. 

Specsavers

D&I provides continuous legal assistance relating to all Specsavers' leases in Finland.

Very Skilled on Transactions

"This team has traditionally represented many foreign investors. Though transactions remain less frequent than in previous years, the group has secured the custom of a number of major industrial clients, and increased its activity serving its domestic clientele. It has also been busy with financing, refinancing and insolvency matters within the sector. Key mandates include advising Rockspring PIM on the sale of Chydenia I shopping centre to Aberdeen Balanced Lux. Further clients include Catella Real Estate and IKEA. "The team was responsive, easily available, acted quickly and worked over weekends when required," says a client. Raija-Leena Ojanen is recommended by interviewees as "skilled, responsive and extremely convincing." Antti Aaltonen "maintains an international client base and is very skilled on transactions," clients confirm."
(Chambers Europe, The World´s Leading Lawyers for Business)

High-quality Advice

"Clients rate the firm's industry knowledge, good response times and high-quality advice."
(The European Legal 500)

Sterling Reputation

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'."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Significant Team

"Sources remain impressed with this small yet significant team."
(Chambers Europe, The World´s Leading Lawyers for Business)

Attracts Major International Investors

"Dittmar & Indrenius attracts major international investors, such as UBS and Henderson Global Investors, advising the latter on the acquisition of the Unilever headquarters in Helsinki by a German fund. A strong team includes practice head Antti Aaltonen and fellow partners Raija-Leena Ojanen and Jan Ollila, whom clients ‘think very highly of’ and find ‘very capable and competent’."
(The European Legal 500)

High-level Real Estate Expertise

"The team has really come to the fore in recent years, riding on the crest of the transactions wave. It has typically represented foreign investors, such as Henderson Global Investors, which it advised in connection with its role as manager of a German fund that purchased Unilever's Helsinki headquarters. Playing a key role on this transaction was Raija-Leena Ojanen, 'a creative and attentive adviser' who has high-level real estate expertise. IKEA, UBS and Nordic Real Estate Partners are other key clients. Whilst transactions have been very much the focus in the past few years, the firm also advises on other matters such as commercial leases. Practice head Antti Aaltonen is admired for his 'brilliant negotiation skills'."
(Chambers Europe, The World´s Leading Lawyers for Business)

Boutique Brand

"Dittmar has a boutique brand, and an excellent one at that."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)