Awards & rankings | April 23, 2020

IFLR Europe Awards: Roschier is the Finnish law firm of the year 2020

Roschier took home the national 'firm of the year' award for Finland, acknowledged by the IFLR for having the best track record of advising on the most innovative international finance deals.

Nominated as one of five law firms in Finland and one of four in Sweden on this year’s shortlist, this is the twelfth time we have won this award, most recently in 2018.

In its reasoning, IFLR concludes that two major deals, containing several novel legal issues and some “first-evers” for the Finnish market, made Roschier scoop the award:

In another competitive market, Roschier scoops the award. Two deals stand out. The firm acted as lead counsel to Helsinki- and Stockholm-listed Tieto Corporation on its cross-border statutory merger with Norwegian Evry. It represents the first ever statutory cross-border merger between two listed companies in Finland. Roschier also advised an Anta Sports, FountainVest Partners, Chip Wilson and Tencent consortium on its public offer for Amer Sports Corporation. This is Finland’s biggest cash-tender offer and its first large-scale consortium deal. The structure covered novel legal issues, from break-free escrow arrangements to Hong Kong SAR/Finnish stock exchange coordination.

The IFLR Europe Awards recognize legal innovation in cross-border transactions across Europe.

The IFLR (International Financial Law Review, a Euromoney publication) is the leading source of information on legal developments for banks, financial institutions, corporations and law firms worldwide. As the only publication to focus exclusively on international finance law, IFLR’s Annual Awards are the benchmark of excellence in the field.