There has been no shortage of twists and turns on the capital markets in 2016. Despite unexpected events, such as Brexit and the US elections, Finnish issuers have remained active in raising equity and debt capital, which has been reflected in our workload.
In 2016 we continued to hold a strong position as a leading practice in our sector. We were involved in several of the year’s most prominent equity issues, and in debt capital markets the total value of the assignments handled by us reached a record-high level of 4.5 billion euros. All in all, we acted as a legal advisor in a total of 16 capital markets offerings in 2016.
Our capital markets team is the largest on the market, and its strengths include market-proven expertise, innovative approach and seamless teamwork. We are at home navigating continually changing financial regulations and blazing a trail for new market practices. Our capital markets services are continuously ranked as first-tier by leading legal directories, such as Legal500 and IFLR1000.
Our team is headed up by market leaders Merja Kivelä and Janne Lauha. Our versatile and experienced associates include senior associates Thomas Landell, Anna-Maarit Laurila and Erika Saarela; associates Hannu Huotilainen, Niko Johansson, Erno Kaskinen, Aksu Tuominen and Viola Valtanen; as well as professional support lawyer Kristina Mirtti.
Our team wishes you all a happy and above all innovative 2017!