The Legal 500 highlights that “the team is led by the ‘highly respected’ Ulla Vuokila and Salla Suominen, who are both highly experienced litigators; Vuokila is also in demand as an arbitrator, chairing a number of significant panels.” Dispute Resolution team is praised for expertise, professionalism and dedication. One source describes that our firm has “a really good reputation and has extremely good and experienced personnel who truly are the real experts in company law” and continues that our “experience was evident and assuring.”
Legal 500 2020, Dispute Resolution
“Avance Attorneys Ltd leverages its corporate capabilities to advise clients across the technology, media and telecoms industries on a range of mandates including financings, acquisitions and regulatory matters. Noteworthy clients include media organisations, electronic entertainment companies and telecoms operators. Practice head Topi Siniketo is highly regarded and recently advised Small Giant Games on its Series C financing and subsequent $700m exit to Zynga.”
Legal 500 2020, TMT
“Avance Attorneys Ltd handles a range of capital markets matters including public transactions, block trades, IPOs, bond issuances, and dual-track private equity exits. Practice head Robin Nordblad is an experienced transactional lawyer with a particular focus on financing and debt capital markets work.”
Legal 500 2020, Capital markets
EU and Competition team is praised for having “excellent competence.”
Legal 500 2020, EU and Competition
Clients highlight that Banking & Finance team has a “deep knowledge of loan documentation preparation and excellent assistance in negotiations.”
Legal 500 2020, Banking and Finance
Real Estate and Construction practice continues to rank in Tier 1. Clients highlight that Avance has a “high-level of expertise within real estate, construction and financing.” Our team is described as a “very professional and deal-savvy.” Christoffer Charpentier and Mathias Lindqvist are recognised as leading individuals in Real Estate and Construction.
Legal 500 2020, Real Estate and Construction
Commercial corporate and M&A practice is praised for having “a very practical and solution-oriented approach.” The team “includes a high number of experienced transactional lawyers with international qualifications and experience.” Ulf-Henrik Kull and Ilkka Perheentupa are recognised as leading individuals and Anders Floman as a rising star in Commercial corporate and M&A.
Legal 500 2020, Commercial corporate and M&A
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.”
Chambers 2020, Energy & Natural Resources
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.”
Chambers 2020, Banking & Finance
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.
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.”
Chambers 2020, Competition/European Law
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.”
Avance’s Real Estate practice is ranked in the top tier (Band 1).
Chambers 2020, Real Estate
Impressive practice offering expertise in large, international M&A transactions. Clients praise the team for its “responsiveness and commercial, problem-solving mind set.”
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.”
Avance’s Corporate/M&A practice is ranked in the top tier (Band 1).
Chambers 2020, Corporate/M&A
Capital Markets – Recognised Practitioner
Chambers 2020, Capital Markets
In the newly released Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2020, Avance continues to rank as #1 among all law firms in Finland as regards clients’ willingness to recommend the firm to other potential clients.
Avance also ranks again as the clear #1 law firm in Finland in a majority of all researched key categories, including legal advisory, business mindedness, strategic speaking partner, client understanding, personal contacts, project staffing, and project management.
Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2020
Several Avance experts are recognised by Who’s Who Legal:
Ulf-Henrik Kull is listed as a Global Leader in Corporate Governance and M&A. Sebastian Kellas is listed as a Global Leader in Corporate Tax. Christoffer Charpentier and Mathias Lindqvist are listed as Global Leaders in Real Estate. Christoffer is also listed as a Global Leader in Energy.
Who’s Who Legal 2019
“Avance is a top-tier M&A firm with a reputation for handling demanding work.”