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100 years of experience and quality


Year 2019 marks a special milestone for us at Procopé & Hornborg as it was 1919 when Mr. Lars Hornborg and Mr. Hjalmar J. Procopé founded the firm. The founding partners were fellow students from the University of Helsinki, and they were trained on the bench at the same lower court in 1916. Lars Hornborg (born in 1890) had two passions, law and sports, and he was the Chairman of the Finnish Bar Association as well as a leader for many Finnish sports associations. Hjalmar J. Procopé (born in 1889) was very active in politics and represented the Swedish people’s party of Finland in the Parliament. He also served as the Minister of Foreign affairs, and the Minister of Trade and Industry of Finland.

Procopé & Hornborg has boasted many prominent lawyers throughout the years. In addition to its well-known founders, our alumni also include some of the best-known lawyers of their time. For example, politician and Minister Åke Gartz, the former President of the Supreme Court Hjalmar Neovius, Mr. Erik Salvén, and Mr. Olavi Ylänkö have all practiced law at our firm and played an important part in the firm’s history.

By the 1980s, Procopé & Hornborg had built up an established status on the Finnish market, and that status continues to thrive today. For this we owe our gratitude to all the clients we have had the privilege to work with over the years.

Our traditions remain as relevant as ever, and while looking back humbly and proudly, we focus in the present and future challenges of the legal market. Providing not only outstanding service on all aspects of our clients’ legal needs but also excellent customer care is at the centre of our work and lays the cornerstone of our profession.

The past 100 years have shown that our experience and quality of service make Procopé & Hornborg what we are – Finnish experts in business law. Already since 1919.

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