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Top recognition in the Who's Who Legal's Labour & Employment 2017 edition

D&I's Employment, Benefits & Pensions practice's lawyers received once again top recognition in the Who's Who Legal's Labour & Employment 2017 edition. Read more.

Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland

The Best Lawyers® has recognized D&I's Partner Petteri Uoti in the Eight Edition of The Best Lawyers in Finland in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation, Labor and Employment Law, and Litigation. In addition, Petteri Uoti has been named as 2017-2018 Helsinki Labor and Employment Law "Lawyer of the Year". Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year".

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.

Euromoney Expert Guides 2017 - Labour and Employment

Euromoney's Expert Guides ranks D&I Partner Petteri Uoti as one of the 30 best Labour and Employment lawyers in the world.  He is the only lawyer in Finland and one of only two lawyers in the Nordics on this exclusive list.

The Leading Employment Law Practice in Finland

D&I's Employment, Benefits & Pensions law practice has once again been ranked as the leading employment law practice in Finland by both The Legal 500 (Tier 1) and Chambers Europe (Band 1). Read More

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.

D&I Employment, Benefits & Pensions Alert 9 Jan 2017

D&I Alert: The Finnish Pension Reform has entered into force – Will the pension liabilities increase in your company?

D&I Employment Alert 4 October 2016

D&I Employment Alert on the equality plan. Read More

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

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.

D&I Employment Alert 31 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Act on Mediation in Labour Disputes. The Alert in Finnish is available here.

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 10 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 2016:14.  The Alert in Finnish is available here.

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 3 March 2016

D&I Employment Alert on Supreme Court Ruling 2016:12.  The Alert in Finnish is available here.

Excellent handling large cases

"An excellent team handling large cases."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)
 

Outstanding experience in employment law

The team is known for outstanding experience in employment law "We use these lawyers because we know we'll get a good, reliable answer - the advice is well founded and can be supported in court. You can trust them."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Innovative ideas

"This team has shown that it can do pioneering work, coming up with fresh and innovative ideas."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

LSG Sky Chefs

We advise LSG Sky Chefs in various employment law matters including reorganisation of business and collective labour issues.

VR Group

We advise and assist VR Group in various employment law matters including employment disputes.

Finnair Plc

We have advised and assisted Finnair Plc concerning the use of precautionary measures to prohibit illegal strikes and thereto related damage claims of unions. The case is currently pending before the Supreme Court of Finland.

Ground-breaking Cases

Sources say: "This firm has a strong background with many large Finnish companies, working on numerous ground-breaking cases".
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

New Solutions to Traditional Employment Matters

"The lawyers are very innovative and consider new solutions to traditional employment matters."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Finnair Plc

We have assisted Finnair Plc in a court case regarding industrial safety dispute and acted for the company in a precedent-setting court case concerning posted workers and claims on salary discrimination of foreign employees. We are also representing Finnair Plc in a precedent-setting court case regarding validity and applicability of a local collective agreement on employees not being members of the unions, who have signed and entered into the local agreement.

Claims Against Illegal Strikes

We have advised and assisted technology industry companies, including Rautaruukki Plc, Outotec Plc, Patria Plc, Konecranes Plc and Abloy Oy, as well as forest industry companies, such as UPM Plc, Stora Enso Plc and Metsä Group, in precedent-setting cases regarding criminal and damage claims against labour unions based on illegal strikes. One of these cases is currently pending before the Supreme Court of Finland.
 

Alma Media Group

We have assisted Alma Media Group companies in various labour disputes, including both civil and criminal claims on wrongful dismissal and discrimination, which have given rise to several legal precedents.
 

Fujitsu Services Oy

We have acted for Fujitsu Services Oy in the largest ever cooperation consultation case in Finland concerning collective redundancy and eleven labour unions’ claims of approximately 10 M€.
 

Bayer Oy

We have assisted Bayer Oy in four court cases concerning collective dismissals, as well as in a salary and equal treatment case.

Santen Oy

We have assisted Santen Oy in a case concerning the closing down of the company’s operations in Tampere and thereto related cooperation consultation procedures concerning a significant number of redundancies.
 

Stora Enso Plc

We have assisted Stora Enso Plc in a case concerning the closing of a production plant and dismissals of approximately 600 employees, including related cooperation consultations.
 

Top Choice for Labour Law Matters

"This premium-level employment practice is a perennial top choice for labour law matters."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

New Insights into Legal Aspects

"The team brought a lot of new insights to our legal problems and took good care of the people involved. They made everything work perfectly."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

Clear Legal Advice

"Clients consistently praise this group's prowess in employment law. 'The firm provides extremely high-quality service and clear legal advice.' "
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)
 

The Biggest and Most Prominent Cases in the Field

"The team has in recent years taken part in the biggest and most prominent cases in the field, and serves an impressive clientele of sizeable domestic and international businesses."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)

These Lawyers See the Bigger Picture

" 'These lawyers see the bigger picture and find the most important aspects of the issue', say sources."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)
 

Exceptional Level of Experience

"Petteri Uoti has earned an outstanding reputation in the market for his 'exceptional level of experience.' Uoti is described as 'a real wizard - he is a true genius of Finnish employment law, and also a very pleasant person to work with.' Seppo Havia is the partner in charge of the practice, and is regarded by sources as 'excellent in all ways.' Havia is commended for his efficient approach and thorough knowledge of the field."
(Chambers Europe, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business)
 

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)

Boutique Brand

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