Avance appoints three new partners

Avance is pleased to announce the promotion of Katja Jaakkola, Tytti Laajanen and Henrikki Tahkokallio to the partnership.

Katja has extensive experience in competition law and regulatory matters. She advises Finnish and international clients on all aspects of competition law, specializing in merger control and antitrust investigations as well as regulatory and compliance matters. She has broad international experience and holds a degree from the College of Europe. Having advised on some of the most complex transactions on the Finnish market in recent years, Katja is highly regarded for her competence and project handling skills.

Tytti has broad and in depth knowledge in the fields of banking and financing, covering complex finance transactions and financial regulation. Having over 15 years of experience from both law firms and the banking sector, including general counsel of a large corporate bank, she has been praised for her deep business understanding. Tytti advises lenders and borrowers on a wide range of debt financing and debt capital market transactions. In addition, she advises on regulatory and compliance matters.

Henrikki has significant expertise in real estate transactions, joint ventures and development projects as well as mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments. He has gained international experience working as an M&A lawyer in a major US law firm in New York. Henrikki has established himself as a trusted advisor to many of the firm’s key clients and has received recognition from several international legal directories.

We are very delighted to welcome Katja, Tytti and Henrikki to the partnership”, said Managing Partner Carl-Henrik Wallin. “They have all demonstrated extraordinary commitment to our client service and they will be crucial contributors to our future offering. We founded Avance to be an environment for everyone to excel and we are proud to see that this outstanding group of lawyers have proven themselves to be trusted advisors in their respective areas of practice.

Being promoted to partner is a notable career milestone and we would like to congratulate our colleagues on this achievement”, said Senior Partner Ulf-Henrik Kull. Their appointments acknowledge the contribution each has made to our clients and our firm, but also the success of the whole organization in both attracting and developing talents. They are already leaders in their fields, and we are confident that their exceptional capabilities and expertise support the growth of our clients and their capability to adapt to the changing world.