HPP’s lawyers and departments have again been recognised as leaders in their respective specialist areas by leading global law firm directory, Chambers Global. HPP’s Banking & Finance, Corporate/ M&A and Dispute Resolution teams were all ranked, with HPP Partners Antti Rintakoski, Andrew Cotton and Marko Wainio all being recognised as leading lawyers in the respective fields. The recognition is a reflection of the excellent teamwork and co-operation both within the respective HPP departments between HPP lawyers, and also with with our clients and peers in other leading firms, for which we are grateful.
The latest edition of Chambers Global’s specific rankings for HPP are as follows:
Banking & finance
Newly ranked team noted for its presence in energy-related financing. Advises lenders on financing arrangements and credit facilities, including in healthcare, technology and real estate. Also assists with refinancing mandates and handles project finance deals.
Notable practitioner – Antti Rintakoski is highlighted by clients for his “excellent knowledge and experience in financial deals,” and is further described as a “sharp and intelligent problem solver.” He regularly advises lenders on credit facilities and financing arrangements across infrastructure, renewable energy and real estate projects.
Notable practice advising corporates, investors, private equity houses and industrial clients. Particular focus on transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including deals linked to renewable energy. Additionally assists technology companies with cross-border investments and sales. Also oversees divestments and limited partnership agreements.
Notable practitioner – Andrew Cotton is praised by a market commentator for being “very good at bridging what international investors are looking for and what Finnish companies are looking for.” The same market commentator adds: “It is like having a London City lawyer who happens to be based in Helsinki.” Cotton advises investors and corporates on cross-border transactions.
Established outfit assisting with a range of disputes. Boasts notable expertise in cases involving environmental, infrastructure and corporate law. Also active in matters related to competition law. Advises on both litigation and arbitration proceedings concerning construction disputes, maritime issues and transportation-related disputes. Further experience in handling tax-related cases.
Notable practitioner – Marko Wainio is lauded by clients for his “excellent combination of theoretic and pragmatic approach.” He handles post-M&A and construction litigations, being also well-versed in domestic arbitration matters.
Marko Wainio is also listed as one of the Most in Demand Arbitrators – Finland in the Dispute Resolution spotlight table.