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    Expertise.

    Assistance in an 

    evolving environment.

    Procopé & Hornborg Attorneys Ltd 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.

     

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Traditions.

Procopé & Hornborg was established in 1919 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:

Competition

Corporate & Commercial

Data protection, IPR and Technology

Dispute Resolution

Employment

Finance

Insurance

International Trade and Transport

M&A

Procopé Private

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.

Competition

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.

Corporate & commercial

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.

Ismo Hentula

Contact person

Ismo Hentula
Managing Partner, Attorney at Law, eMBA
P: +358 10 3090 310
M: +358 40 8338 002
E: ismo.hentula[at]procope.fi

Data protection, IPR and Technology

We believe in combining legal expertise, dedication, and creativity – especially when operating at the intersection of law and emerging technologies. Businesses interfacing with disruptive applications and services are faced with the challenge of incorporating an understanding of legal requirements into their operations. Analyzing, managing, and mitigating legal risks are essential in leveraging the potential associated with, e.g., edge computing, robotics and autonomous systems, blockchain and other forms of distributed ledger technology, and machine learning.

Our team provides legal expertise in all matters relating to technology, data protection, and intellectual property rights. Our services include, for example, establishing effective licensing arrangements, preparing practical R&D and cooperation agreements, carrying out compliance reviews, privacy audits, and data protection impact assessments, advising on data protection roles, balancing tests, and cross-border data transfers, as well as assisting in responding to data security incidents. Our lawyers also regularly advise clients in trademark and design right matters and in the protection of business secrets. Through our network of patent professionals, we also assist clients in the prosecution and enforcement of patents.

We share your excitement about the evolving digital age and are constantly keeping ahead of new developments. With the knowledge and experience of our team, we are ready to skipper your company through the rolling waves of change and match your bits and bytes with pragmatic legal solutions and strategies.

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.

Asta Siponen

Contact person

Asta Siponen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 334
M: +358 50 0407 446
E: asta.siponen[at]procope.fi

Employment

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.

Annamari Ala-Louko

Contact person

Annamari Ala-Louko
Specialist Counsel
P: +358 10 3090 313
M: +358 44 9754 599
E: annamari.ala-louko[at]procope.fi

Finance

Due to changes and increased regulation within the financial market, new and innovative financial products have emerged alongside the traditional bank financing. Procope & Hornborg’s specialists combine the latest methods and solutions with decades of experience from the financial market. We assist our clients in all finance sectors, including international syndicated loans, bond issues, ECP and MTN Programs, convertible bonds, other hybrid loans and structured finance products, private placements, and group financing.

We also advise our clients with financial restructurings and work-outs.

Kirsti Myllylä

Contact person

Kirsti Myllylä
Counsel, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 314
M: +358 50 5619 557
E: kirsti.myllyla[at]procope.fi

Insurance

The regulation regarding the insurance sector is extensive and has evolved during the recent years. Our team understands how insurance sector works and related legal requirements. We are dedicated to provide our clients with high quality and efficient legal advice in this specialized business sector.

In addition to regulatory matters such as issues related to insurance distribution and compliance, we advise our domestic and international clients in contentious insurance matters such as complex coverage and liability disputes. We have extensive experience inter alia on various liability insurance (e.g. general liability and product liability insurance) as well as on marine insurance and transport insurance matters.

Our clients include insurers, insureds and other parties acting in this field. In international matters we also have excellent contacts to law firms abroad.

Through specialism and industry knowledge we strive to best serve our domestic and international clients’ needs in this sector.

Turo Sumu

Contact person

Turo Sumu
Counsel, Attorney at Law
M: +358 40 5089 008
E: turo.sumu[at]procope.fi

International Trade and Transport

By nature, Trade and Transport are dependent of each other and one cannot exist without the other.

Our team has a long experience and understanding of the needs and risks involved in international trade and logistics service market – not only from the side of ship owners, carriers, freight forwarders or other logistic service providers but also from the side of the cargo interest, and of overall insurance issues.  As the international element is usually involved, the team is experienced in assisting the clients in international disputes before the courts and in arbitration.

On transport issues, we advise in all areas of shipping, transport and logistics - from regulatory matters to drafting of comprehensive logistics frame agreements, and from cargo claims to assistance in relation of collisions, charter parties, newbuilding contracts and related issues.

Our expertise from the international trade include drafting of various type of purchase agreements with special knowledge from the maritime and aviation sector. We also regularly give legal advice on complex customs, sanctions and other trade restrictions issues. 

Ulla von Weissenberg

Contact person

Ulla von Weissenberg
Partner, Attorney at Law
M: +358 40 8205 732
E: ulla.weissenberg[at]procope.fi

Mergers & Acquisitions

Procopé & Hornborg has been recognized as one of Finland’s premier law firms for decades. Since the very beginning, Mergers & Acquisitions has stood at the core of our firm. Our M&A team serves clients regularly in domestic, international, and cross-border M&A transactions. We provide legal advice across the wide spectrum of transactions such as in Private M&A, Public M&A, Private Equity and Venture Capital, Real Estate, and Joint Ventures.

We take pride in capturing the essential in each transaction and manage deals with their broader context constantly in mind. The approach of our team is solution-oriented and firmly led by our clients’ business objectives.

Our team pledge is to provide excellence in client service and client results, every day. We believe that the expertise and experience of our team members, combined with a modern way of driving deals and our commitment towards constant learning and self-improvement, form a solid foundation for the pursuit of redeeming our pledge. Making good on our promise takes more than words – we deliver through hard work and uncompromised commitment.

Petri Kyllönen

Contact person

Petri Kyllönen
Partner, Attorney at Law
P: +358 10 3090 322
M: +358 40 0757 732
E: petri.kyllonen[at]procope.fi

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.

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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 Attorneys Ltd 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 careers(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 Karoliina Jaakkola.

Current job openings:

There are no positions available at this time. However, we are always keen to meet talented professionals looking to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your application.

News and events

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3.7.2019
Procopé & Hornborg competition blog: Killer acquisitions – Is the transaction value threshold the right way forward?

The issue of digital mergers has been topical for some time. Competition authorities are considering the suitability of competition law tools for the new markets and racing to issue reports on the matter. One of the issues that has been raised in the digital markets are so-called “killer acquisitions” meaning transactions where an established market operator buys a small operator (e.g. start-up) with a potential to become a future challenger on the market.

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17.6.2019
New talent under our roof: introducing Heidi, Nora, and Emil

We have welcomed three fresh faces to our firm: Heidi Kaakinen, Nora Hietanen, and Emil Vartiainen. Before the warm summer breeze whisks the talented trio away on their summer holidays, we asked them to share their first impressions of working at Procopé & Hornborg and thoughts on life after law school.

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7.6.2019
Procopé & Hornborg competition blog: Amendments to Dawn Raid procedures in Finland

According to the Finnish Competition Act, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”) can conduct unannounced inspections (so-called dawn raids) at a company’s premises in order to investigate competition restrictions.

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27.5.2019
Identifying risks in M&A deals is vital

Experience helps manage risks in M&A transactions and avoid legal overthinking. Focusing on the essential brings many benefits to the client.

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27.5.2019
Accelerating M&A transactions with smart contracts?

Digitalization is booming and the use of blockchain technology is gaining more and more foothold. New use cases for blockchain are constantly being discovered and the realm of M&A is no exception. However, digitalizing complex and tailored documents may prove ineffective. Will the M&A process become automated and will smart contracts replace transaction lawyers?

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27.5.2019
Hundreds of thousands of organizations to notify ultimate beneficial owners

Registrations of companies’ and other organizations’ ultimate beneficial owners will begin in July. The EU-level aim is to get a tighter grip on the disturbances caused to the financial system due to for example terrorist financing.

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27.5.2019
Landmark EU court case calls for new terms in M&A agreements

The Finnish asphalt cartel case continues to make waves, this time affecting the application of national laws as illustrated by a recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union. In its decision, the Court ruled on the economic continuity in private enforcement and held that EU laws trump national provisions when determining the entity that is liable to pay compensation for anti-competitive conduct. M&A transactions are affected by the ruling – economic continuity should be taken into consideration in business and asset purchase agreements.

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27.5.2019
Big regulatory changes to related party transactions

New rules on related party transactions will no longer prevent participation in the general meetings and management of companies. The definition of a related party will also be changed.

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27.5.2019
Starting a limited liability company gets easier in July

Starting a business gets easier this summer, as the minimum share capital requirement for private limited liability companies will be removed. The reform is expected to benefit the lion’s share of new limited liability companies.

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