Avance was recognized by the International Financial Law Review for the firm’s role in advising DoorDash, Inc. in its acquisition of Wolt Enterprises Oy in an all-stock transaction. The deal was the winner of the M&A Deal of the Year category at IFLR Europe Awards 2023. Avance represented DoorDash in collaboration with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Allen & Overy LLP.
IFLR Europe Awards 2023
“Avance has a practical approach and tries to solve the issue at hand rather than get stuck on technicalities.”
“Strong banking experience in the team.”
The Legal 500 2023, Banking and finance
“Unique blend of legal and commercial excellence. The most important quality of an M&A/Capital Raise deal lawyer is to think in terms of solutions, not risk. Avance excels at providing strategic advice, allowing parties to move forward, instead of getting stuck in theoretical risks.”
“They work efficiently and in small group with high knowledge – close to the business.”
“Team very professional and engaged in the M&A project; great project management and output.”
The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, corporate and M&A
“Expert, experienced, flexible, committed, versatile, comprehensive.”
The Legal 500 2023, EU and competition
“Very senior team providing hands on attention and premium quality with short response time.”
“Expertise in and knowledge of industry, co-operation skills, availability and support whenever needed, approachability, youthfulness.”
“Very experienced team with a capability to solve problems in challenging environment.”
The Legal 500 2023, Real estate and construction
“The Avance team is rock solid in all aspects: capable in leading complex negotiations, suggesting new approaches to tough disagreements and collaborating among various stakeholders (management, investors etc.).”
“Exceptional experience and drive to manoeuvre through the complex deal and litigation.”
“Avance Attorneys Ltd has competence to assist with many kinds of business disputes. Also cases which contain suspicion of crime against the client. People in Avance have good contact with professors and other specialists, when needed.”
“Hard working team which has practical approach.”
“Very experienced, which provides credibility to everything they do.”
The Legal 500 2023, Dispute resolution
“They know how to take things quickly and start working on the assignment, taking into account the client’s schedule and other important issues. Their reporting and communication are in an understandable form and efficient. There always have the right person in the team to join the assignment.”
“The most pragmatic and experienced tech team in Finland.”
“Team has excellent pedigree and long-standing experience in technology start-up law and they are very good in M&A. They also have great industry knowledge from (mobile) gaming.”
The Legal 500 2023, TMT
“The response time is short, and partners and associates are easily accessible.”
Chambers Europe & Global 2023, Banking & Finance
“We are very happy to work with Avance and will keep working with them in the future.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Competition/European Law
Avance has a market-leading department with unrivalled transactional expertise.
“All team members are excellent, from junior to senior level and they always provide quick relevant responses.”
“It is a top-of-the-class team, with great experience and commercial knowledge.”
Chambers Europe & Global 2023, Corporate/M&A
“The Avance team handles transactions in a simple and efficient manner whilst also ensuring their advice is clear and concise.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Energy & Natural Resources
Our “market-leading” Real Estate practice has once again been the sole firm selected for top tier (Band 1) inclusion.
“Avance responds quickly to all questions and requests, with clear knowledge of the subject matter and sound counsel.”
“The team has an excellent eye for detail, as well as the capability to understand what actually matters in the big picture.”
“It is a senior team with extraordinary legal skills and strong negotiation power.”
Chambers Europe 2023, Real Estate
For the second year in a row, Avance receives the “Excellence in Client Relations” award in Regi’s Law Firm of the Year Finland study.
Regi’s Law Firm of the Year 2022/2023 Finland
In the Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2023, Avance once again ranks as clear #1 among all law firms in Finland as regards clients’ willingness to recommend the firm to other potential clients. In the overall ranking, All Tier 1, Avance ranks #2 in overall performance and as #1 law firm in Finland in the following key categories: legal advisory, business minded, client understanding, personal contacts, availability & service, project staffing, project management, and specialist competence.
Prospera Tier 1 Law Firm Review 2023
For the second consecutive year, Mergermarket has awarded Avance the Finland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year Award.
Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2022
Avance recognized as a ”Leading” Legal Advisor in Nordics and as an “Established” Legal Advisor to Technology deals in EMEA.