HPP ranked again among the leading Finnish law firms in Legal 500 2023

Once again, HPP has been highly ranked in 8 key categories of the latest edition of the Legal 500 2023.

We warmly thank our customers and colleagues for their recommendations and their trust in our teams and expertise.

Real estate and construction (Tier 1)

“HPP team has great communication. Cases move quickly and everything is solution oriented. Clients of HPP benefit from the experience of the team, they have faced and solved the majority of challenges in previous cases.”

“Leif Laitinen understands how real estate business works. He has the ability to recognise relevant matters and focus on them. There’s minimal need for briefing thanks to his high level of understanding and good listening skills. He is highly driven and result oriented and that radiates to his team.”

“Fast, uncomplicated and easy-going.”

“Business oriented mindset when comparing to other practices. Ability to provide concrete recommendations for difficult negotiations. Really good understanding for customers business.”

“Leif Laitinen and the team is highly motivated to resolve client cases. Good understanding of customers business and quick responses with high quality. Really good problem solvers with decent charges.”

Maritime and transport (Tier 1)

“A suitable variety of professionals for all kinds of purposes.”

“Strong, calm and confident professionals that take the time to familiarise themselves with the cases every time.”

“HPP is genuinely interested in its customers. Always available and has a huge experience and knowledge of issues. The lawyers’ replies are precise and reliable.”

“HPP is a treasure for our company. No need to even try any others. The specific reports and teams with the lawyer have been our huge support.”

“The team at HPP provides a professional and personable service, all while maintaining a collaborative approach. HPP goes the extra mile, highlighting a unique level of dedication and passion for what they do.”

“Nora Gahmberg-Hisinger exhibits professionalism through her unrivaled attention to detail. She is always available and responsive, making her very reliable. She has been a true pleasure to work with.”

TMT (Tier 1)

“Seamless co-operation, willingness to help and react at very short notice. The wide knowledge has given us an infinitely great advantage.”

“We have our country’s most valued GDPR know how with long experience but not forgetting other areas.”

“Fearlessness and expertise. This is a people business.”

“Representing the client in negotiations, being one of our team instead of handing out suggestions or advice.”

EU and competition (Tier 2)

“Broad team with expertise in all areas.”

“Quick to react when needed. Good expertise in key areas.”

“Very solution-oriented mindset. Good co-operation between practices in substance matters.”

“Partner Tuomas Saraste is definitely among the top competition professionals in the country.”

“Tuomas Saraste is client oriented and has an amazing ability to present difficult law terms so that everyone understands, serious matters spiced with a good sense of humour.”

“Agile team with great leadership on top.”

“Commitment to the delivery. Clear communication on results, challenges and opportunities.”

Banking and Finance (Tier 2)

“Excellent service with reasonable pricing and efficient attitude.”

“Straight forward and businesslike approach.”

“We have worked with one Senior Counsel in the team. She has excellent background and expertise on international financial institutions and impact investment funds that is crucial for us.”

“The Senior Counsel we’ve worked with has such a relevant background and expertise on matters important for us that she was the number one choice. She’s also very responsive and easy to work with, and communicates well and on timely manner.”

Corporate and M&A (Tier 3)

“They have very in-depth knowledge in specific areas such as W&I insurance and energy. In terms of client communication, they are very down-to earth and approachable.”

“I’ve worked with Andrew Cotton and was surprised how proactively and confidently he steered the assignment to the client’s benefit.”

“Lead partner Antti Säiläkivi makes the difference. His approach to transactions and ability to focus on relevant matters as well as capability to run a transaction process are of an extremely high level.”

“Antti Säiläkivi is one of the best corporate legal professionals in Finland. His understanding of Finnish company regulation is thorough and he can combine that with business aspects delivering great solutions. Broad knowledge and long experience are a superb combination for the benefit of his clients.”

“Good availability of the advisers at any time; professional preparation of documents, especially during a very fast and hectic closing procedure.”

“Very competent in drafting and negotiating contracts in English even under time pressure or during a conference call.”

Dispute resolution (Tier 3)

“Huge knowledge and experience, deep thinking about the case, out of the box thinking. Effective communication and guidance of the client.”

“Very client friendly firm. Down to earth attitude and clear advice. Very practical approach handling disputes.”

“Mikko Leppä is a true professional. Very analytical way to approach a case but still easy to understand the reasoning behind and communication towards the client.”

“Team is very forthcoming and always up the task.”

“Been working with two individuals: Mikko Leppä and Risto Sandvik. Both do exceptional work.”

“The team is unique in terms of their business mindset and understanding of customer needs. They are also very efficient in the way they process the case making it very easy for the customer.”

“Strong knowledge and experience in dispute resolution combined with a unique touch of customers business understanding.”

“HPP’s dispute resolution team stands out because of their client-orientated approach. I have been working with the team on several complex matters, and they have always succeeded to distinguish relevant matters to make decision making easy for the client and present the case successfully in court. HPP is clearly more capable to use their own initiative when resolving the cases, and have a commercial understanding of the client’s business.

Tax (Tier 3)

“Jaakko Klemettila’s service has been outstanding.”

“Very knowledgeable about the subjects in scope. Advice received of highest standard. Local expertise, always available if needed, quick turnaround, highly motivated.”

“Awake, listening and reflect upon that. Respond quickly with suggestions, which is utterly important for entrepreneurs.”

Employment (Firms to watch)

Legal 500 notes, that “HPP has continued the growth of its employment practice, which was kick started in 2019 following the recruitment of Henna Wiklund (née Kinnunen), with notable expansion at the associate level“.


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