We offer domestic and international clients across various industry sectors a full spectrum of conflict avoidance and dispute management services. We assist clients with corporate, commercial and regulatory disputes, in negotiations, litigation, arbitration, administrative proceedings and mediation. We also act as arbitrators in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations and squeeze-outs, and as mediators.
Further, we advise clients in compliance, investigations and corporate crime cases, and with insolvency and restructuring related matters. We work closely with our colleagues from across the firm to resolve disputes in specialist areas, such as M&A, construction, real estate, data privacy, cybersecurity, IP, and tax. Our entire team is focused on ensuring that the client reaches the best possible outcome and achieves its goals in each individual case.
We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients, and provide our clients with exceptional service, senior attention on each case and a high level of communication throughout the process. We understand that every case is unique and work closely with our clients to develop effective strategies that align with their goals.
Advised a multinational listed company in misconduct-related cross-border internal investigation and related liability matters.
Represented a multinational company providing e-platform solutions in a post-transaction dispute related to breaches of the seller’s warranties.
Represented a listed, multinational company providing digital solutions in a supply agreement related dispute against another listed company.
Advised a company in misconduct-related cross-border internal investigation and related liability matters.
Represented a multinational real estate property development company in a major construction dispute against a contractor.
Represented a company providing energy solutions in a corporate crime case based on suspected environmental offence, and in related damages claims.
Represented a real estate investment company against a multinational warranty and indemnity (W&I) insurer in a post-transaction dispute related to the seller’s breach of disclosure and the coverage of the W&I insurance.
Represented a trade association in a dispute against a listed company, relating to unfair market practice under the Act on the Regulation of Contract Terms between Businesses (1062/1993).
Represented a mobile gaming company in a case concerning an application for injunction before the Finnish Market Court. The Market Court rejected the application lodged against our client.
Represented a major Finnish company in a high-profile, complex construction related litigation regarding a 20 MEUR claim for damages.
Represented a former employee of a Finnish listed company in a court case related to trading of complex financial instruments. The case concerned 34 MEUR claim for damages and charges of misuse of position of trust.
Represented a former CEO and a member of the board of a Finnish subsidiary of a global group company against damages claim amounting to over 25 MEUR and bankruptcy related criminal charges.
Represented a global financing service company in arbitration proceedings under FAI Rules concerning termination of licensing agreement and the related damages.
Represented a Finnish company in arbitration proceedings under FAI Rules related to a breach of a non-competition undertaking.
Represented a Finnish industrial manufacturing and development company in arbitration proceedings related to an earn-out clause in a share purchase agreement.
Represented a Finnish subsidiary of a global chemical development and industry group of companies in arbitration proceedings under FAI Rules related to a share purchase agreement, in particular the earn-out clause therein.
Represented a Finnish insurance company in arbitration proceedings under FAI Rules related to termination of a cooperation agreement.
Represented a Finnish real estate investment company in a debt collection case involving complex judicial issues. The case was finally decided by the Finnish Supreme Court.
Represented a Finnish financial management company in a dispute regarding a claim for damages, heard and decided finally by the Finnish Supreme Court, based on the marketing of certain financial products and investor duty of care.
Represented a Finnish company providing defense, security and aviation life-cycle support services and technology solutions in a landmark case with regard to corporate criminal liability and related to an alleged aggravated bribery of foreign public officials in connection with supplying defense material to a foreign state.
Represented a Finnish company in a dispute concerning the alleged nullity of a general meeting resolution and related share issue.
Represented a Finnish private equity company in a dispute concerning the invalidity of a share purchase agreement.
Represented an international engineering and electronics group company in a Market Court litigation related to marketing of products and unfair business practices.
Represented a Finnish insurance company in a large debt collection matter and advised the client also with related board liability issues.
Advised a Finnish company in complex corporate and debt restructuring matters as well as various board liability issues.
Advised a private equity company in a dispute over an alleged breach of the sellers’ warranties under a share purchase agreement.
Represented a Swedish private equity company in a court case regarding a significant recovery claim.
Represented a former CEO in a dispute regarding the termination of managing director agreement.
Advised a company within energy business in a dispute regarding a major claim for damages based on an electricity disturbance in its customer’s production plants.
Advised a Finnish company in a dispute related to termination of an agent contract of a cross-border nature.
Advised a major Finnish construction company in disputes regarding alleged faults in planning, design and building of large office and business premises.
Advised a foreign technology company in a commercial dispute regarding an IT system related supply contract.
Represented a Finnish subsidiary of a global industrial manufacturing and development group of companies in criminal court cases related to the misuse of our client’s business secrets.
Represented a former director of a development company in a police investigation regarding an alleged fraud and misuse of public funding in connection with a major cross-border real estate project.
Represented a major Finnish retail company, as a plaintiff, in a criminal court case regarding suspected bribery in business.
Continuous advisory of corporate clients in board and management liability cases.
Continuous advisory of corporate clients with regard to cross-border and national compliance related issues, conflict management situations, internal and external investigations, corporate and white-collar crime related matters as well as criminal court proceedings with a special focus on anti-corruption, business secrets and securities market issues.
Continuous advisory on various insolvency related questions related to M&A, finance and other transactions.
Served as sole liquidator in a Finnish company’s liquidation proceeding carried out in accordance with the Finnish Companies Act.
Served as sole arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional proceedings in various commercial disputes including e.g. share purchase agreements and consultancy agreements. Acted as arbitrator and trustee in redemption proceedings concerning the minority shares of limited liability companies.
Served as sole arbitrator under FAI expedited arbitration rules.
“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
“Clear and uncomplicated, practical advice.”
“The Avance team has a nice range and has over the years covered a wide range of topics for us, everything from tenant disputes to negotiating with city representatives on our behalf.”
“The team is very competent, agile and fast.”
“To the point people, pragmatic, result oriented, competent and fast. Valuable advice received on difficult cases.”
The Legal 500 2022, Dispute resolution
Avance’s Dispute Resolution practice area recognized again in Benchmark Litigation. Our capabilities in tax, insolvency and corporate and commercial litigation are highlighted by the key cases.
Benchmark Litigation 2022
“The whole process from day one all the way to the final resolution was extraordinary. Everything was done with 100% attention to detail and with outstanding professionalism.”
The Legal 500 2021, Dispute Resolution
Avance’s Dispute Resolution team is ranked by Benchmark Litigation 2021 edition. Our key cases highlight our capabilities in tax, insolvency and corporate and commercial litigation.
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