Gustaf Möller

Gustaf Möller works as an international arbitrator and adviser in demanding legal proceedings. He is one of northern Europe’s leading international arbitrators. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Möller has served as a Justice at the Supreme Court of Finland. He has also served as the chairman of the board for the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Mr Möller has numerous domestic and international memberships and positions of trust. He has written many articles, mainly in the fields of arbitration, civil procedure and private international law.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration, Chapter on Finland (Kluwer Law International, 2008)
  • Välimiesmenettelyn perusteet (Arbitration Fundamentals) (Lakimiesliiton kustannus, 1997) (available only in Finnish)
  • Report on the Convention on Jurisdictions and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters Done at Lugano on 16 September 1988 (Official Journal of the European Communities, 1990) (co-author)
  • Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Access to Justice Convention (HCCH Publications, 1983)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Chair of the Finnish branch of the International Law Association
  • Member of the Executive Council of the International Law Association
  • Chair of the Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Member of the European Group for Private International Law

The Dispute Resolution Law Practice:

Our lawyers provide a full range of commercial litigation and arbitration services, many of which frequently involve international aspects. We have a strong record of bringing parties to an early and successful resolution of their disputes. We act on a broad range of disputes across all industries and have considerable experience in complex and high-value litigation.

Many of our practitioners frequently serve as arbitrators. We are also experienced in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

Krogerus:

Krogerus is a premier business law firm whose practice covers a broad spectrum of transactional, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. We have a particularly strong focus in the energy, finance, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and telecommunications sectors.

Our frequent involvement in international assignments means that Krogerus lawyers are on the forefront of transactions that drive global business operations. Clients value the common sense we bring to discussions and our ability to see past the clutter to those issues that are relevant.

The firm’s achievements stem from the talent of our professionals, our focus on providing results and the strength of our commitment to clients and each other. We are regularly retained in some of the most challenging and high-profile assignments in the market.

Teemu Kauttu

Teemu Kauttu specialises in construction law and issues of real estate development. He has been engaged in and consulted on a considerable number of large scale real estate deals and real estate development projects in the Helsinki metropolitan area. He has extensive experience in major and demanding litigations and arbitrations of construction and real estate disputes. Teemu is a member of the Finnish Arbitration Association and he is accredited as a mediator by the Finnish Bar Association.

EXPERTISE:

  • Construction law and real estate development
  • Litigation of construction and real estate matters
  • Contract law
  • Arbitration
  • Insolvency in construction and real estate matters
  • Settlement proceedings

WORK EXPERIANCE:

  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2010 –
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2000 – 2010
  • Kauttu, Attorneys-at-Law, Partner 1998 – 2000
  • Teperi & Kauttu, Attorneys Ltd., Partner 1995 – 1998
  • Haka Oy, Construction Company, Lawyer 1990 – 1995
  • Suomen Yhdyspankki, Union bank of Finland, Lawyer 1989 – 1990
  • Matti Toppola Ky, Attorneys-at-law, Lawyer 1986 – 1989
  • Kokko & Tuomaala, Attorneys-at-Law, Lawyer 1984 – 1986
  • Local District of Oulu, Judge Trainee 1983 – 1984

LANGUAGES:

  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • English

Education:

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 1982
  • Trained at the Bench, 1984
  • Attorney-at-Law, 1985

Ossi Haapaniemi

Ossi heads our Finnish Tax practice. His fields of expertise include public and private M&A, capital markets, financial instruments, incentive schemes, EU tax law and tax litigation.

Ossi’s career to date has included positions as tax auditor at a provincial tax office, tax manager at Arthur Andersen, as well as director and partner in charge of structuring and taxation of M&A and capital markets transactions at Evli Corporate Finance (later Evli Bank). Ossi has vast experience and in-depth knowledge of corporate taxation, especially of financial instruments, corporate finance transactions and incentive schemes. He is a frequent speaker at seminars and has written numerous articles and books on taxation (e.g. the Finnish national report for the 2000 IFA Congress on ‘Tax treatment of hybrid financial instruments in cross-border transactions’). In 2006, he successfully defended his tax law dissertation on the Tax Treatment of Stock-Based Incentive Schemes. In 2009 he was again the IFA national reporter on the subject “Foreign exchange issues in international taxation”.

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST:
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Chairman of the Tax Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Associate member of American Bar Association
  • Board member and former chairman of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals
  • Member of the tax working group of the Finnish Federation of Industry
  • Member of the former tax working group of the Finnish Association of Securities Dealers
  • Member of Institute for International Taxation

The Tax Law Practice:

Hannes Snellman’s tax practice specialises in tax planning and structuring of public and private M&A transactions; capital markets transactions; financial instruments; private equity, venture capital and other types of investment funds; and incentive schemes. Our tax practitioners have a strong international reputation for providing sophisticated tax counselling on domestic and cross-border tax issues and provide high quality, innovative tax solutions in an increasingly complex field of law.

Hannes Snellman also provides advice on EU tax law, general corporate tax matters, and represents clients in tax litigation. Our tax practitioners include some of the most experienced tax litigators in the Nordic region whose excellence in tax law has also been recognised with multiple public awards. Most recently in Prospera’s 2017 and 2016 client surveys our tax competence is rated as #1 in the Finnish market.

 

Pekka Valo

Pekka has wide experience in business law both in Finland and England where he has worked several years as Solicitor and In-house lawyer.

Mr. Valo is specialised in International Contract Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, IP and ICT Law. He has represented several internationally known brand names especially in the fashion and design industry in their issues relating to Trade Marks, Design Rights, Franchise and Distribution. He has advised in numerous international corporate arrangements, English sports teams with their establishment as corporate entities, online gaming companies setting up and running the their business and an Arctic expedition team in their sponsorship issues. He has also worked in a Financial Services company in the City of London as a Legal Counsel and FSA (currently FCA) approved Compliance Officer and MLRO.

In addition to his work Pekka has done research as Doctoral Associate in Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) University of London. The focus of his research was in Copyright issues of audio-visual works. During the time he wrote numerous articles involving Design Right, Patent, Trade Mark and Copyright to an online publication of an international law firm. He took part to teaching of the Institute by familiarising the representatives of EU candidate states with Intellectual Property Rights.

Pekka is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.

Practice:

Kauttu & Co is a business law firm, offering the highest quality legal services. We assist domestic companies with local and overseas matters, while also helping foreign companies to do business and invest in Finland and the Nordic region. Being a boutique law firm, we aim to assist clients by delivering the quality of professional service expected from large firms, but with greater flexibility, efficiency and responsiveness. We fully realize that in order to be effective and to offer real value, we must be able to react to your legal needs and to make ourselves available whenever required. We pay special attention to getting to know and understand your businesses and operations rather than simply pointing out problems. We represent companies at all stages of their growth, from start-ups and emerging growth companies, to multinational public corporations. Our practice focuses on all forms of business ownership, including family-owned businesses, and both private and public companies.

Hanna-Maija Elo

Hanna-Maija Elo specialises in handling different types of cases related to intellectual property rights. She is particularly experienced in infringement of trademark, design and commercial name rights and IPR, and counterfeit and parallel import cases based on customs control. Additionally, Hanna-Maija has many years of experience in contract law, particularly in franchising agreements and generally in franchising law. Hanna-Maija is one of the founders of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group and has also served as the chair of the Group.

Hanna-Maija also provides training both for authorities and for our clients and has authored several publications in her areas of expertise. Hanna-Maija’s expertise has been acknowledged in international publications, such as:

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global: Ranked in the category of Ranked Lawyers / Band 2 and mentioned as one of the “Key individuals” as follows: ”Practice head Hanna-Maija Elo is recognised by many as the prominent figure at the firm, and is noted for her ‘fantastically pragmatic advice.’ She is well known for her expertise in anti-counterfeiting work.”

Legal 500: Mentioned as a recommended lawyer as follows: “Juridia Ltd Attorneys-At-Law’s large and dedicated practice is nationally respected for its expertise across all areas of IP including franchising, disputes, and enforcement. IT is a notable specialism. Hanna-Maija Elo and Petteri Häkkänen are recommended.

JB Eversheds:

is one of Finland’s leading full service law firms with a nationwide coverage of five offices.

Our services cover all fields of corporate and business law, with a particularly strong focus on transactions and M&A, corporate law, dispute resolution, TMT, IPR and insolvency. Besides our core services for business, we also serve notable public sector clients and private individuals.

JB Eversheds has pursued a successful growth path to become one of Finland’s largest law firms, and we are nowadays a trusted provider of legal services to various industrial and business sectors. Clients often entrust us with some of their most complex and challenging legal assignments. We collaborate and share clients and legal work with an extensive international network of law firms, and particularly through various professional affiliations and our memberships within legal networks.

For more than half a century, our subsidiary and IPR specialist arm Heinonen & Co has provided internationally distinguished IPR expertise and worldwide registration services for trademarks and registered designs, together with advisory and protection services for domain names and other forms of intellectual property.

Our approach encourages all of our professionals to take pride the success of our clients, with commitment to hands-on, responsive working practices that deliver seamless quality and accountability for the benefit of our clients. JB Eversheds prides itself on combining professional experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and the traditions of our partners. We show commitment to our professionals through a strong focus on continuous development and training of their professional skills in a flexible and modern working environment.