The Legal 500 2024: Avance is “very commercial” and “able to support beyond legal discussions”

Avance and its individual lawyers have once again been highly ranked in The Legal 500, one of the most reputable global ranking publications.

In the newly released EMEA 2024 edition, Avance maintains its Tier 1 rankings in Banking and finance, Commercial, corporate and M&A, EU and competition, and Real estate and construction. We are recommended in Capital markets, Dispute resolution, TMT, and Intellectual property. Avance has also been recognized as “Firms to Watch” in Tax.

In addition, a total of 15 of our lawyers received individual rankings for their standout contribution to their respective practices.

The very positive client feedback includes the following:

“Excellent market knowledge. Partners are very easy to reach and discuss issues with. What they are typically better at vs competitors is being very commercial and being able to support beyond legal discussions and trying to find solutions.” (Commercial, corporate and M&A)

“The strongest Real Estate practice in terms of senior capacity. Partner level assignment handling secures consistent high quality. Pleasant to work with.” (Real estate and construction)

“The essential strengths of the team are its flexibility, efficiency and dedication. As a client, we appreciate the stability of the relationship and the long-term relationship built with the team. Due to this advantage, their lawyers understand the client’s financial structure and history very well and it makes the collaboration very easy.” (Banking and finance)

“They are very good with the Finnish market regulation and work a lot with M&A, IPOs and P2P transactions. Deep knowledge of bonds, listed and private. Available, hardworking and fast in delivering hefty documentation turns. Approachable and very nice to work with.” (Capital markets)

“Avance has established a highly dedicated team. In the court preparations and proceedings, they have full overview of all details in a complicated fact-heavy matter.” (Dispute resolution)

“The Avance team has exemplary performance and competence for equity rounds and especially for start-up and growth companies. They do not only provide legal services, but are able to consult and advice on business perspectives as well.” (TMT)

“The advice and support that Avance provides on IP matters is phenomenal – you feel that you are in good hands.” (Intellectual Property)

The Legal 500 is an independent guide, which assesses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions. Their research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. For more information, please visit The Legal 500 website.