Mannerheimintie 20 A
00100, Helsinki

+358 20 155 5140

+358 20 155 5141

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Carl-Henrik Wallin
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Partner: Mathias Lindqvist
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 45
Network memberships: Finnish Bar, New York State Bar
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German, French, Vietnamese

Avance is a Finnish law firm focusing on demanding cross-border transactions and large projects as well as complex business disputes.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

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Recent transactional highlights:

  • The recommended public cash tender offer for all issued and outstanding shares in Neles Corporation by Alfa Laval;
  • The cash tender offer for all shares in Pihlajalinna Plc by Mehiläinen Yhtiöt Oy;
  • The sale of Alma Media’s regional news media business and printing operations to Sanoma;
  • The sale of Seriously Digital Entertainment to Playtika;
  • The acquisition by Antilooppi of a portfolio of nine properties in Ruoholahti from Sponda Oyj and its subsidiaries;
  • The divestment by Ruukki Constructions, a subsidiary of SSAB of its Building Systems business to Donges Group and
  • The acquisition by Greenfood Group of Apetit’s fresh fruit and vegetables business.

  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport
  • Utilities