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D&I Finance & Capital Markets Alert 15 Jan 2018: PSD2 Implemented in Finland

D&I Finance & Capital Markets Alert 15 Jan 2018: The Second Payments Services Directive (PSD2) has been implemented in Finland on 13 January 2018 by amending two laws, the Payment Services Act and the Payment Institutions Act.

D&I Transaction Powerhouse Deal Announcement Dec 14 2018

D&I Transaction Powerhouse Deal Announcement: D&I advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), Allianz Capital Partners and Valtion Eläkerahasto in the acquisition of Elenia

Pandion Mine Finance, LP

D&I advised Pandion Mine Finance, LP in a financing transaction involving the acquisition by Firesteel Resources Inc. of an indirect shareholding in Nordic Mines Oy and provision of financing, including related complex security and pre-paid gold delivery arrangements, to the Laiva gold mine operated by Nordic Mines Oy in Raahe, Finland.

IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 2018 Rankings

D&I is highly ranked in Financial and corporate 2018 ranking by IFLR1000 in all listed categories: Banking and finance, Capital markets, M&A and Project development.

D&I Finance & Capital Markets Alert 5 Oct 2017

D&I Alert: Progress in the Implementation of PSD2 in Finland

Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

The Best Lawyers® has recognized D&I's Partners Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Kari Lautjärvi in the Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland in the field of Banking and Finance Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.

Best Lawyers® 8th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

D&I and 13 of its lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in the 8th edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland for the following listed categories: Environmental Law, Biotechnology Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law, Corporate Law, Information Technology Law, Media Law, Technology Law, Telecommunications Law, Tax Law, Banking and Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Competition Law, Labor and Employment Law and Litigation.

D&I Finance and Corporate Advisory Alert 23 May 2017

D&I Alert: Update on the Reform of Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

The Legal 500 EMEA 2017

D&I highly ranked in all practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2017 and its Partners Anders Carlberg, Petteri Uoti, Juha-Pekka Mutanen, Jussi Lehtinen, Seppo Havia, Kai Holkeri and Ilkka Leppihalme ranked as Leading Individuals. Suvi Knaapila, Henrik af Ursin, Samuel Kääriäinen and Tom Ehrström recognized as Next Generation Lawyers.
 

Chambers Europe 2017

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2017 in the following listed categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

Chambers Global 2017 Rankings

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2017 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

D&I Finance & Capital Markets Alert 14 March 2017

D&I Alert: FSA imposes maximum fine for violation of investor protection rules.

D&I Quarterly Q3/2016 - What You Need Is a TPH and Don't Forget CSR

Senior Partner Jan Ollila's thoughts on Transaction Powerhouse in the editorial of our Q3/2016.

D&I Quarterly Q4/2016 - What's the Big Deal With Mega-Deals?

D&I's Transaction Powerhouse lists issues to take into account when planning and executing a mega deal. Read More in our D&I Quarterly Q4/2016.

CapMan Buyout X fund

D&I advises CapMan Buyout X fund in its acquisition of a majority equity share in Forenom, a leading Nordic temporary housing service operator.

MB Funds: MB Equity Fund V Ky

D&I advised MB Funds on the formation of its fifth buy-out fund, MB Equity Fund V Ky, with commitments of EUR 236.5 million.

IFLR1000 Rankings 2017

D&I is highly ranked by IFLR1000 in all listed categories: M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure. Anders Carlberg, Mikko Eerola, Juha-Pekka Mutanen and Jan Ollila are ranked as Leading Lawyers, and Wilhelm Eklund and Hanna-Mari Manninen as Rising Stars.

New Partners at D&I as of 1 January 2017

New partners in Finance & Capital Markets and Employment, Benefits & Pensions practices as of 1 January 2017. Read More

Alexandria Pankkiiriliike

D&I advised the majority shareholder in the sale of a 40 % stake in Alexandria Pankkiiriliike, one of Finland’s largest investment service companies, to Ajanta, a Finnish investment company.

Rabobank and ING Bank

D&I advised Rabobank and ING Bank in the financing of Spliethoff's acquisition of Bore, a shipping company with a fleet of nine ro-ro vessels.

BNP Paribas, Société Générale and other lenders

D&I advised BNP Paribas, Société Générale and other lenders in the Finnish aspects of the USD 2.2 billion refinancing of the FQM Group, the owner of the Pyhäsalmi copper and zinc mine.

Chambers Europe 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Europe 2016 in the following listed categories: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/European Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax and TMT.

Juuri Partners

D&I advises Juuri Partners, a Finnish private equity investor, in its investment in Puuha Group, designer and manufacturer of children's playground equipment.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked in all 10 practice areas surveyed by The Legal 500 EMEA 2016.

The European Investment Bank

D&I advised the European Investment Bank in connection with its EUR 175 million loan facility for the construction of a new EUR 400 million combined heat and power plant in Kilpilahti by a joint venture between Neste, Borealis and Veolia.

Chambers Global 2016

D&I and its lawyers highly ranked by Chambers Global 2016 in all listed categories: Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property.

Kotkamills

D&I advised Kotkamills, a portfolio company of private equity firm MB Funds, on the listing of its EUR 105 million senior secured bond on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Nordea

D&I has assisted Nordea with the implementation of revised know your customer procedures.

Ratos

D&I advised Ratos in the refinancing of its portfolio company Nebula, a leading provider of cloud services in Finland, enabling Ratos to take out a distribution of approximately EUR 20 million, representing almost 60 % of Ratos' initial investment.

A cross-border financing arrangement

D&I advised a global investment firm in a cross-border financing arrangement for Euroloan Group and the related sale of a consumer loan portfolio.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

D&I advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a significant real estate loan arrangement in relation to H.I.G. Capital's and Trevian's Finnish retail portfolio.

Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group

D&I advised Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. and its Finnish subsidiary Meira Oy in the Finnish aspects of Zanetti's IPO.

Ålandsbanken

D&I advised Ålandsbanken in its EUR 250,000,000 Covered Bond issue. The issue was made under the EUR 2 billion EMTN and Covered Bond Programme.

Extra steps to solve problems

"The team is reliable, fast, service-minded and takes extra steps to solve problems."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Strong emphasis on cross-border work

The practice has "strong emphasis on cross-border work and is known for its ‘commercially sensible advice and deep market experience.’"
(The Legal 500 EMEA 2015)

D&I advised J.P. Morgan Limited

D&I advised J.P. Morgan Limited, acting as arranger, in the Finnish aspects of the financing of Geberit AG's SEK 9.7 billion public tender offer for all the shares in Sanitec Oyj.

IFLR100 2015

IFLR1000 ranks D&I as a leading firm in M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance and Energy & Infrastructure.

Dedicated Service

“They are a high quality firm” clients say, “they are dedicated and they deliver as promised.”
(IFLR1000)

Excellent service

"This firm provides an excellent service - the lawyers are very easy to deal with, and can easily handle the international aspects of a case."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and other lenders

D&I advised Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and other lenders in the Finnish aspects of the USD 3 billion syndicated term loan and revolving credit facility for the First Quantum Minerals Group which in Finland operates the Kevitsa and Pyhäsalmi nickel, copper and zinc mines. 

Nordea Funds Ltd

D&I advised Nordea Funds Ltd, the Finnish fund management company, in the application for its AIFMD license in Finland and in its establishment as the sole management company of Nordea's Nordic funds through the transfer of Nordea's Danish, Norwegian and Swedish fund management companies to Finland. The transaction created the largest fund management company in the Nordics with total assets under management of approximately EUR 75 billion.

Public offering of equity-linked notes

D&I advises Savings Banks in the public offering of equity-linked notes.

Ratos - Finnkino

D&I advises Ratos, the Swedish listed private equity house, in its EUR 116 million acquisition and of Finnkino, the Finnish movie theatre group operating in Finland and the Baltic countries, from the media group Sanoma.

Able to Put the Law into Context for Clients

Sources say: "The lawyers are able to think about issues not just from a purely academic perspective – they are also able to put the law into context for clients."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Significant Contribution to the Process

Sources say: "We are extremely happy with the work. The firm made a significant contribution to the process and we would definitely use it again."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Ålandsbanken

D&I advised Ålandsbanken in the establishment of its EUR 1 billion Medium Term Note and Covered Bond Programme and in several issuances thereunder as well as in the related credit rating process and hedging transactions.

BNP Paribas

D&I advised BNP Paribas, Standard Bank and other lenders in the Finnish aspects of a project term loan for the construction of the Kevitsa mine in Sodankylä.

Fonecta

D&I advised Fonecta in the EUR 2 billion restructuring of its parent group European Directories.

Project Term Loan Facility

D&I represented the lenders in relation to the Finnish aspects of the USD 320 million project term loan facility to Talvivaara for the construction of one of the largest nickel mines in Europe.

Rexel Group

D&I advised Rexel Group in the Finnish aspects of EUR 1.7 billion revolving credit facilities agreement and issuance of EUR 650 million senior notes.

International Investment Management Companies

D&I continuously represents some of the world’s largest investment management companies in their Finnish operations.

Nobina

D&I advised Nobina, the largest bus passenger transport company in the Nordic region, in the issuance of new EUR 85 million secured high yield notes and the exchange of existing notes for shares in Nobina.

High Client Satisfaction

"We are extremely happy with the work. The firm made a significant contribution to the process and we would definitely use it again."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Responsive and Commercially Minded

"Dittmar & Indrenius focuses on complex, cross-border deals including acquisition financings, and this ‘very responsive and commercially minded’ team recently advised a developer on the financing of a large-scale energy project."
(The European Legal 500)
 

A Regular in High-end Deals

"A regular in high-end deals, Dittmar & Indrenius provides focused expertise to international banks and major corporations..."
(The European Legal 500)

The Best Firm to Work With in Finland

"...'without doubt the best firm I’ve worked with in Finland' say clients."
(The European Legal 500)

Sterling Reputation

D&I "has forged a sterling reputation across a variety of practice areas. The team is … noted for 'its excellent quality from the most senior lawyer down to the youngest'."
(Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Issuance of Structured Notes

D&I advised a Finnish bank in connection with its issuance of structured notes linked to equity indices and commodities as well as the associated hedging transactions.

Transaction Expert

"Transaction expert Dittmar & Indrenius has reputable banking and finance capability, handling the financing for major domestic and international clients."
(The European Legal 500)

Russian Railways

D&I advised Russian Railways in the asset financing of trains for the Helsinki - St. Petersburg route.

Fiskars

D&I advised Fiskars in the combination of its share series and its merger with Agrofin.

Reputation for Excellence

"This firm has cemented its reputation for excellence in the project finance sphere."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Fast and Accurate

"A well-resourced finance practice at Dittmar & Indrenius where 'the work is done fast and in an accurate manner without producing pretentious surrounding material'."
(The European Legal 500)

Elite Corporate Practice

"...niche yet elite corporate practice specialising in choice transactions, either in terms of value or complexity."
(The European Legal 500)

Boutique Brand

"Dittmar has a boutique brand, and an excellent one at that."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

OTC Derivatives Transactions

D&I advised a Nordic bank on exchange look-alike OTC derivatives transactions.

Highly Recommended for Banking and Finance Matters

"Dittmar & Indrenius has carved a niche for itself in the Helsinki market. Though the firm maintains a lower profile than many of its rivals, its marketing is done for it by the reputation for quality that is spread by word of mouth. It is highly recommended for banking and finance matters."
(The European Legal 500)