Strong performance for Avance in Chambers rankings

Avance and its individual lawyers continue their strong performance in the Chambers Europe rankings. The newly released 2020 edition ranks, as in previous years, the firm’s market-leading Corporate/M&A and Real Estate practices in the top tier (Band 1). Also the firm’s Banking & FinanceCapital MarketsCompetition/European LawEnergy & Natural Resources, Dispute Resolution and Restructuring/Insolvency competences receive praise from clients and market participants, e.g. as follows:

  • Impressive practice offering expertise in large, international M&A transactions. Clients praise the team for its “responsiveness and commercial, problem-solving mind set.(Corporate/M&A)
  • Another client highlights the firm’s “really good people, who always think of the benefit of the client,” adding that “you don’t need to ask them to do something, because they have already done it, so they are proactive as well.” (Corporate/M&A)
  • Market-leading department universally revered for its unrivalled transactional expertise. Clients laud the team’s “high level of expertise and entrepreneurial attitude.” and highlight the lawyers’ “good responsiveness and collaborative approach“. (Real Estate)
  • Advises national and international clients from the healthcare and financial services industries on a range of competition law issues. Active on both abuse of dominance and merger clearance mandates, as well as broader competition law compliance. Assists with public procurement and state aid mandates. Also conducts in-depth analyses for clients on competition law matters. (Competition/European Law)
  • One client praises the team’s “excellent lawyers, who are very knowledgeable and engaged” and another client comments: “All Avance’s experts we worked with have the ability to think bigger and put issues in larger context. This was very important to us.(Competition/European Law)
  • Solid banking and finance practice with an established presence in the Finnish market. Sources highlight the firm’s client service, stating that the lawyers are “very flexible and devote lots of time to understanding the customer.” A client further notes the team’s ability to “see the big picture; they get the most important things done for us.”(Banking & Finance)
  • Robin Nordblad is noted for his broad capital markets practice, handling both ECM and DCM mandates. He has experience in bond and note issuances as well as IPOs. (Capital Markets)
  • Ulla Vuokila handles corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. Clients laud her flexible approach and value that she “always makes things happen within the required time”. (Dispute Resolution)
  • Salla Suominen has experience defending clients in recovery claims and clawback proceedings. She also assists companies and their subsidiaries with the process of filing for bankruptcy. Sources enthuse that she is a “very bright and skilful lawyer who is able to understand her clients’ cases and present elegant proposals.” (Restructuring & Insolvency)
  • Acts for a diverse clientele of energy companies and investors with interests in the energy business. Particularly experienced advising on matters relating to distribution networks. The firm is praised for its “efficient use of resources on assignments.(Energy & Natural Resources)