D&I's Employment, Benefits & Pensions law practice has once again been ranked as the leading employment law practice in Finland by both The Legal 500 (Tier 1) and Chambers Europe (Band 1).
The Legal 500 2017
"Highly responsive, with to-the-point counsel"
In total, The Legal 500 recognized 7 employment lawyers in Finland, 4 of which were D&I's lawyers. D&I's partners Petteri Uoti and Seppo Havia were ranked as Leading Individuals and Partner Suvi Knaapila and Senior Attorney Samuel Kääriäinen as Next Generation Lawyers. Petteri Uoti is a ‘recognised master of Finnish employment law’, according to one client.
Chambers Europe 2017
"The service quality is outstanding and questions asked are always replied to promptly."
The Chambers Europe 2017 highly ranked our Partner Petteri Uoti as Star Individual and Partner Seppo Havia as Band 1 lawyer.
In Chambers Europe 2017 both Petteri Uoti and Seppo Havia are noted under Notable Practitioners:
"Petteri Uoti is heralded as "one of the best lawyers in Finland in his area of profession". He is renowned for handling employment law issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and company restructurings, drafting of employment-related contracts establishing HR policies in Finland and individual and collective dismissals. He recently assisted Santen Pharmaceuticals with a complex cross-border transfer of business and the reorganisation of operations and in co-operation consultations.
Seppo Havia specialises in domestic and international employment and pensions law, M&A, reorganisations, outsourcing arrangements and litigation. He recently advised Thermo Fisher Scientific on labour practices, benefit plans, recruitment of new personnel, dismissals, redundancies and collective employee consultation matters. Clients praise his "effectiveness, technical knowledge and client service"."
D&I was highly ranked in all practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and 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.