HPP highly ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

HPP has been ranked high again in the latest edition of Chambers Europe 2020. Our key practices and practitioners are recommended and ranked high. We are happy to continue to support our clients to reach their business goals with high value-added legal solutions.

HPP has been recommended in the following key practice areas:

Banking & Finance

A client states that Antti Rintakoski ‘s “availability, enthusiasm, extremely service-oriented personality and knowledge in banking and finance has impressed us.” He is active in a plethora of banking and finance matters, including real estate and project financing, assisting with sale-leaseback arrangements and loan arrangements.



One client attests: “I am absolutely satisfied with them and I don’t think anyone could do any better.”

Maarika Joutsimo advises on various competition law matters including compliance issues and merger control proceedings of transactions. She also assists clients with cartel cases.

Tuomas Saraste is “very easy to work with, very helpful and knows the competition law well.” He advises on competition law aspects of transactions including merger control and on compliance issues. He also assists clients with court cases relating to abuse of dominance and cartels.


Corporate and M&A

A client describes the team as “business-minded and straightforward.”

Björn Nykvist advises clients on energy-related M&A transactions, with particular expertise in the mining sector. He is also held in high regard by clients for his expertise on wind power matters and is highlighted for being “customer service-minded and available.”


Dispute resolution

The practice receives praise for its “excellent communication and constructive and successful analysis of matters.”

Sources hail Marko Wainio for his wealth of experience, with one interviewee describing him as “exceptionally thorough and clever.” He represents clients in corporate and construction disputes, and also regularly acts as arbitrator.


Energy & Natural resources

The team receives praise for its availability, with one client additionally stressing its “very in-depth knowledge about the field, understanding of business needs, efficiency and flexibility.”

Clients are fond of Kari Marttinen‘s “reliable service,” further highlighting his “fair and equal perspective” on the issues at hand. He has particular expertise obtaining permits for a range of different enterprises including power plants, smelters and mines, and also advises on transactions and regulatory matters in the energy sector.

Björn Nykvist advises clients on energy-related M&A transactions, with particular expertise in the mining sector. He is also held in high regard by clients for his expertise on wind power matters and is highlighted for being “customer service-minded and available.”

Clients highlight Tarja Pirinen‘s “commercial understanding and good knowledge” and further state that she is “easy to approach and effective.” She advises on a range of environmental issues, assisting clients with permitting and exploration matters, as well as administrative proceedings relating to compensation claims.


Real estate

Assists clients with a range of real estate deals, including sale and leaseback transactions. Additional experience in lease negotiations. Also advises on construction and development projects, including planning and zoning issues. Particularly noted for its expertise in environment law issues linked to construction ventures, such as infrastructure projects.

Jari Tuomala is praised by sources for being “flexible and solution-oriented.” He has a broad practice, advising on the acquisition and disposal of single assets, portfolios and development projects.


Restructuring & Insolvency

Clients say the team is “easy to co-operate with” and has “good insolvency knowledge.”

Juho Lenni-Taattola is recognised as a highly experienced practitioner. He frequently acts as supervisor and administrator on restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents creditors in insolvency mandates.

Sami Uoti is best recognised for his expertise in insolvency-related disputes. He handles restructuring and bankruptcy mandates, often acting as supervisor or administrator. Clients describe him as “very experienced, easy to deal with and very thorough.”



One client comments: “They are a solid firm, very commercial and specialised. We got answers very quickly and they have good knowledge.”

Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger is commended by a client for her knowledge of the industry: “She has an extensive understanding of shipping and legal issues related to shipping.” She is the head of the team and often advises shipyards and shipowners in relation to shipbuilding projects. Another client adds: “She is very approachable and is effective at finding practical solutions; she understands the needs of businesses particularly well.”

Matti Komonen is described by clients as “a true expert” in the shipping space. He often advises clients on contentious insurance and transport matters.



One client praises the team’s “excellent experience in IT contract negotiations,” further noting their “negotiation skills and good relationship with other lawyers.” Another client describes the practice as “a high-quality team with the ability to deliver.”

Kari-Matti Lehti is held in particularly high esteem for his work in the technology sector, where he regularly advises on large IT projects, contract negotiations and outsourcing matters. He acts for clients from the insurance, professional services and technology sectors.

Pekka Raatikainen rises in the rankings due to his impressive market reputation. He assists clients with digitalisation projects and contract negotiations. One client highlights “his experience, negotiation skills, broad understanding of comparable cases and high energy-level.”


HPP wishes to thank its peers and clients for helping us be consistently recognised as a leading Finnish law firm comprising of leading lawyers.


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