In this issue of the D&I Quarterly, we are rethinking holding structures and taking a look at Finnish social infrastructure transactions, as well as the newly established transparency register in Finland. We also discuss the winning features of an excellent negotiator, along with sustainability and ESG.
We hope that you will find these articles useful and interesting!
The Thing that Distinguishes an Excellent Negotiator from a Good One
“I have seen some excellent negotiators over the years, but I must admit I’ve seen some really lousy ones too. At least I think that’s what I’ve seen.” Partner Jan Ollila writes about the winning feature of an excellent negotiator.
Sustainability and ESG have become a top priority for businesses, stakeholder demands are high, and the EU is preparing multiple legislative initiatives in this area. Managing Partner Gabrielle Dannberg writes about the ESG questions in business.
Rethinking Holding Structures
“Having business reasons for a holding structure is not always enough. Nowadays, structuring requires a comprehensive understanding of complex tax frameworks so that unexpected pitfalls can be avoided.” Partner Kai Holkeri and Senior Attorney Vilho Lammi write about holding structures.
Practical Insights from Finnish Social Infrastructure Transactions
Social infrastructure assets continue to draw a considerable amount of attention from real estate investors. Dittmar & Indrenius’ Counsel Antti Aaltonen, Senior Attorney Tuomas Tiensuu and Director Erkki Hakala from Catella Corporate Finance provide us insights from Finnish social infrastructure transactions.
Transparency Register Established in Finland: Lobbying Data Becomes Public
“Stakeholder consultation is an integral part of all legislative processes: it produces relevant information used in law-drafting. Hearing experts, organisations, and other interested parties is necessary, as legislation does not come into existence in a void.” Senior Attorney Inari Kinnunen writes.
Uniting Strategy and Sustainability: A New Wave of Collaboration
In order to meet the requirements of the changing business environment and increasing cross-border regulation, a new level of strategic sustainability is needed. Eeva Taimisto, Director of Sustainability and Communications of Miltton, and Partner Hanna-Mari Manninen and Katja Hollmén, Director of Client Experience and Communications from Dittmar & Indrenius discuss the new kind of collaboration.
The Power of Diversity and Attorney Wellbeing
Katja Hollmén went to New York to interview Deborah Enix-Ross, The President of the American Bar Association.