• Expertise.

    Assistance in an

    evolving environment.

    Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorneys at Law, is specialised in business law, with decades of experience of delivering legal services. We provide our clients with quality services in Finland and abroad. We pursue to resolve legal challenges related to business operations by offering individualised and proactive services. Our advanced working methods help us to gain thorough insight into the challenges faced by our clients. We successfully advocate for each case that we handle.

  • Expertise.

    Assistance in an 

    evolving environment.

    Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorneys at Law, is specialised in business law, with decades of experience of delivering legal services. We provide our clients with quality services in Finland and abroad. We pursue to resolve legal challenges related to business operations by offering individualised and proactive services. Our advanced working methods help us to gain thorough insight into the challenges faced by our clients. We successfully advocate for each case that we handle.

  • Expertise.

    Assistance in an

    evolving environment.

    Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorneys at Law, is specialised in business law, with decades of experience of delivering legal services. We provide our clients with quality services in Finland and abroad. We pursue to resolve legal challenges related to business operations by offering individualised and proactive services. Our advanced working methods help us to gain thorough insight into the challenges faced by our clients. We successfully advocate for each case that we handle.

Traditions.

Procopé & Hornborg was established in 1918 when senior lawyers Lars Hornborg and Hjalmar Procopé joined forces. The founding partners were actively involved in politics and various fields of business life. They played an essential role in the early stages of the Finnish Bar Association while also contributing to legislation for the legal profession in Finland.

The firm expanded and had by the 1970s achieved an established status as the legal counsel for a number of major Finnish and international companies. Building on our history and traditions, we continue to provide high-quality services that meet the expectations of our clients amidst a constantly evolving business environment.

We invest in expertise.

Our operations are guided by integrity, commitment and advanced processes. These principles outline both our daily work and the long-term development of our firm.  We provide individualised services in the strictest of confidence.

Procopé & Hornborg provides a work community where people have opportunities to learn, thrive and achieve their full potential. We invest in the development of expertise and customer service. We educate our lawyers to become top experts who are highly versed not only in our own field but also the various branches represented by our clients. Our lawyers are equipped with the competence to successfully and independently recognise and resolve legal issues.

Trust.

Competence in good

hands.

We understand our clients’ business activities. Two other pillars of our operations are our competence in business law and excellent customer service. Our experienced professionals will solve the most exacting challenges, regardless of whether they call for expertise in business law or concern personal legal advice or legal counselling for associations and public organisations. We have the answers to clarify any legal questions.

Our services:

IPR, Media & Technology

Competition law and public procurement

Procopé Private

Dispute resolution

Employment Law

Transactions and financing

Corporate legal counselling

We understand our clients’ business activities. Two other pillars of our operations are our competence in business law and excellent customer service. Our experienced professionals will solve the most exacting challenges, regardless of whether they call for expertise in business law or concern personal legal advice or legal counselling for associations and public organisations. We have the answers to clarify any legal questions.

IPR, Media & Technology

We provide legal expertise in all matters relating to intellectual property rights ranging, from planning our clients' IPR strategies to licensing and enforcing of rights. Our internationally experienced lawyers are specialised in copyright, design rights and trademarks. Through our network of patent professionals, we also assist clients in matters relating to patents.

We are experts in the rapidly developing media and entertainment law. We work together with technology and media companies, and assist leading film, music and game companies.

Contact persons

Jusse Rissanen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 335
M: +358 40 0416 338
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Hanna Nylund
Associate
P: +358 10 3090 346
M: +358 50 3782 388
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Anna Liinamaa

Hanna Nylund

Jusse Rissanen

Lotta Uusitalo

Competition law

We offer professional expertise in matters related to competition law across all sectors of industry, commerce and services. Our lawyers are experienced in, for example, competition-law litigating cases and administrative legal proceedings. We advise our clients in issues concerning merger control, cartel investigations, assessments of dominant position and its abuse, information exchange between competitors and joint ventures, and assist in any affairs with the competition authority. Our lawyers are also knowledgeable in drafting distribution agreements and setting up distribution channels.

We prepare competition compliance policies for our clients and educate their personnel accordingly. We also assist our clients in internal audits related to competition law.

Public procurement

Our experts assist clients in matters concerning all areas and process phases related to state aid and public procurements. Legal counselling pertaining to, for example, public competitions and procurement agreements is an important part of our services.

Contact person

Lotta Uusitalo
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 311
M: +358 40 8338 008
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Annamari Ala-Louko

Laura Mäkeläinen

Jusse Rissanen

Leea Salminen

Asta Siponen

Lotta Uusitalo

Procopé Private

We provide individual services to private persons, families and their companies. Our lawyers are experienced in family and estate law, private wealth management, strategic planning, tax law, real estate and housing transactions law, as well as in associations and foundations law.

Our aim is to ensure that you and your family's affairs are managed reliably at all stages of your life and that you have constant access to a legal expert privy to your objectives and interests. We also act as estate administrators and estate distributors, and assist in legal proceedings.

Contact person

Harriet Rydberg
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 327
M: +358 50 5544 565
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Katariina Aarnio

Kira Johansson

Harriet Rydberg

Leea Salminen

Dispute Resolution

We handle both domestic and international legal disputes in different courts and in arbitration, and act as mediators to settle disputes out of court. We have been involved in some of the largest legal proceedings in Finland regarding damages and other liability matters.

Our lawyers have extensive experience of handling large and complex matters across a range of practice areas. These include matters relating to indemnification; commercial, supply, service and cooperation agreements; competition law; administrative law; financing; information technology; construction; real estate; environment, corporate law; and IPR.

Contact person

Asta Siponen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 334
M: +358 50 0407 446
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Annamari Ala-Louko

Nadine Hellberg-Lindqvist

Keith Kessel

Jusse Rissanen

Asta Siponen

Employment Law

Businesses and organisations are constantly faced with various aspects of employment law. Finding the right solutions is critical, as misguided decisions often result in liability for damages and thus increased costs. Achieving the best results requires a thorough knowledge and continuous monitoring of national and international employment law.

We advise our clients in all matters across the employment law spectrum. Our team regularly supports employers in HRM issues by, for example, drafting agreements, navigating through cooperation negotiations, managing national and cross-border restructuring, and handling disputes. Our goal is to deliver sustainable solutions that serve our clients in the best way possible.

Our employment law team is part of the European Employment Group, a network of European experts.

Contact person

Jusse Rissanen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 335
M: +358 40 0416 338
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Annamari Ala-Louko

Antti Kauppi

Jusse Rissanen

Transactions and Financing

We provide legal expertise across the whole spectrum of M&A, restructuring and financing transactions. We help our clients find the best solution in each individual corporate transaction. Our lawyers are experienced in handling demanding PPP projects, and they are also experts on insolvency law. Our lawyers are also involved in providing the due diligence work and expertise in supporting the transaction, and do so even in instances where other international law firms are handling the legal documentation.

Through our network of legal and financing professionals, we also assist clients in international M&A and financing transactions.

Contact person

Petri Kyllönen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 322
M: +358 40 0757 732
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Annamari Ala-Louko

Nadine Hellberg-Lindqvist

Ismo Hentula

Antti Kauppi

Keith Kessel

Petri Kyllönen

Anna Liinamaa

Kirsti Myllylä

Laura Mäkeläinen

Hanna Nylund

Jusse Rissanen

Asta Siponen

Corporate Legal Counseling

We provide high-quality legal expertise in matters of contract and commercial law. Our aim is to provide strategically consistent legal solutions supporting our clients' businesses and growth, and to efficiently determine and avoid legal risks and problems.

We assist our clients in various matters relating to corporate law, commercial agreements, financing, capital markets, and environmental liability.

We have extensive experience of corporate liability issues and corporate governance. We also create compliance programs to help clients develop and implement plans and procedures that comply with laws and regulations, as well as with ethical and liability requirements.

Contact person

Ismo Hentula
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 310
M: +358 40 8338 002
E: firstname.lastname(at)procope.fi

Lawyers

Matti Aho

Annamari Ala-Louko

Nadine Hellberg-Lindqvist

Ismo Hentula

Antti Kauppi

Petri Kyllönen

Anna Liinamaa

Laura Mäkeläinen

Jusse Rissanen

Leea Salminen

Asta Siponen

Lotta Uusitalo

People.

Service-oriented

and dedicated.

Our experienced professionals are ready to provide you with all our business has to offer. All of our about twenty lawyers are specialised in their own fields of expertise. When you contact us, you will be guided to discuss your matter with the person who is best suited for the assignment. Our passion is to recognise and resolve our clients’ challenges in the field of business law with an individualised approach, and in a highly professional and efficient manner.

Thirsty for challenges?

Apply to work

with us.

Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorneys at Law, is specialised in the challenges of business law. We offer experienced lawyers an excellent and challenging environment for development. We educate young ambitious lawyers and turn them into first-class legal professionals. If you possess the required qualifications and are passionate about legal challenges, committed to integrity, client-oriented and an independent thinker, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Please submit your application and contact details by e-mail to law.firm(at)procope.fi, and we will get in touch.

In addition to hiring lawyers, we also regularly recruit law students for trainee positions of varying durations, thus offering them an excellent opportunity to learn about the daily work and routines of a law firm alongside their studies. Applications for traineeships can be submitted to the abovementioned e-mail address.

For more information about careers and traineeships, please contact Assistant Mirva Veijalainen.

News and events

9.2.2016
Morning seminar on real estate developments and contract arrangements

The Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce and the Finnish Bar Association’s group of experts on environmental law are organising a morning seminar on 2 March 2016 about the current real estate developments.

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28.1.2016
The Supreme Court ruled on group contributions and minority shareholders’ rights

The Supreme Court has issued two important precedent rulings (KKO:2015:104 and KKO:2015:105) concerning group contributions and their corporate acceptability in the light of minority shareholders’ rights, especially the minority’s right to dividend as set forth in chapter 13, section 7 of the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act. According to said section, the main rule is that at least half of the profits of the financial period, less the amounts not to be distributed under the Articles of Association, shall be distributed as dividend, if a demand to this effect is made by shareholders with at least one tenth of all shares.

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28.1.2016
Lifting economic sanctions on Iran

The Iranian market is gradually opening up to foreign goods and capital after years of strict economic sanctions. Iran has been under two separate regimes of sanctions – one related to their nuclear program and the other to their human rights situation. On 7 July 2015, the European Union and Iran signed a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, according to which the sanction regime based on Iran’s nuclear program will be wound up in the coming years.

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28.1.2016
EU Trademark Reform Paves the Way for Non-Conventional Trademarks

Companies do not only appeal to consumers’ sense of sight when distinguishing themselves and their products and services on the market – sound, smell, taste and touch are also important for brands. The new EU trademark reform paves the way for non-conventional trademarks by removing the requirement of graphical representation.

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28.1.2016
20 Million Reasons to Get Serious with Data Protection

A profound overhaul of EU data protection rules is set to be finalized in the upcoming months as European policy makers are gearing up to formally adopt the General Data Protection Regulation. Non-compliance with the new rules may lead to a 20 million euros fine or more.

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5.1.2016
Consumers to be informed about alternative dispute resolution

As of 9 January 2016, companies engaging in B to C business must inform consumers in a simple, clear and understandable manner about out-of-court dispute resolution procedures applicable to disputes between the company and the consumer on their websites and in their standard contracts. Consumers must also be provided with the address to the relevant dispute resolution entity’s webpage.

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17.12.2015
Political Agreement Reached on the EU Data Protection Reform

On 15 December 2015, an informal agreement was reached on the EU Data Protection Reform (“Reform”) in the final round of talks between the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the Council of the European Union. The long-awaited overhaul of EU data protection rules has been underway since 2012, when the European Commission put forward the Reform with a view of making Europe fit for the digital age.

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17.11.2015
Japan themed networking event on 12 November 2015

Procopé & Hornborg’s partner Petri Kyllönen hosted together with the Finnish-Japanese Chamber of Commerce a Japan themed networking event on 12 November 2015.

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4.11.2015
Panel Discussion on Private Funds and Their Distribution

Keith Kessel participated in a panel discussion at the National Society of Compliance Professionals Conference in Washington DC on 1st-4th November on “Private Funds and Their Distribution”.

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Uutisen otsikko

11.11.2015

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