Corporate Advisory

Our integrated cross-border Corporate Advisory team includes some of the most skilled and sought-after corporate lawyers in the Nordic region, providing advice and client service of the highest quality. We are experienced in advising the boards and management of large Finnish and Swedish listed companies on complex corporate matters.

The team includes the architects of the Finnish Companies Act and lawyers who have written doctoral theses in Swedish and Finnish company law. Our proven ability to solve the most complex corporate issues has made us trusted advisors to several of the largest public and private companies in the Nordic region in relation to corporate governance, risk management, board liability and other matters, such as contractual and preventive risk counseling.

The team has been extremely committed to deliver high quality advisory services on a practical level.

IFLR1000, M&A

Together with specialists from our firm’s other practices, we have developed a module-based methodology for corporate compliance implementation covering, for example, general corporate governance, market abuse, anti-corruption, cartel prevention, data privacy and EHS (Environment, Health and Safety), which includes risk assessments, documentation and program implementation, as well as a crisis management first aid kit.

The Corporate Advisory practice has long-standing, solid relationships with corporate clients and private equity sponsors and a strong network among financial and strategic advisors. Our lawyers are involved in, and regularly take initiatives to develop, corporate governance on both the local and EU level.

Practice-related services
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate compliance and investigations
  • Corporate crisis management
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics
  • Board and top management liability
  • Board exposure with respect to insolvency
  • Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings
  • Stock market rules and regulations
  • Market communication and disclosure regimes
  • Capital structure optimization
  • Share and share-related incentive schemes
  • Takeover defense strategies
  • Financial assistance, value transfers, related party transactions and conflicts of interest
  • Capital impairment and insolvency
  • Corporate restructurings
Recognitions

Roschier’s Corporate Advisory practice is top-ranked by leading  international independent legal directories, including Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won several prestigious awards, including the following most recent awards:

  • The Lawyer European Awards: European Law Firm of the Year in 2023;
  • The Lawyer European Awards: Law Firm of the Year: Northern Europe in 2023;
  • International Financial Law Review – IFLR European Awards: Law Firm of the Year for Finland and Sweden in 2023;
  • LMG Life Sciences Awards: Nordic Firm of the Year in 2023;
  • Chambers Europe Awards: the Law Firm of the Year for Finland in 2022;
  • Regi: Law Firm of the Year for Sweden in 2021.

This is what clients say about us:

“Roschier has the breadth of services as well as a high degree of expertise to be able to support us on the more complex situations.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and dedicated, they are also pragmatic and commercial. The agreed deliverables were provided in a timely fashion and flawlessly.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A

“Any question, difficulty, uncertainty – they can deliver with very deep knowledge and expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“A professional full-service firm. Top-tier in Finland.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very satisfied with our experience with Roschier all along. Smart, creative, committed and well established.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very helpful in advising how to set up the transaction and in the negotiation. Good to be commercial in their thinking.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, M&A

“Very professional and diligent.”
– IFLR1000 33rd edition, M&A

“Very good legal as well as tactical advice. Very good market knowledge and insights.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Very commercial, very responsive.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Versatile. Good team.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Superb quality and knowledge.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Highly motivated and dedicated team, experienced lawyers.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Fantastic legal experience, great business judgement, ability to provide proper balanced advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“Solution-oriented, thorough, legally sound advice.”
– IFLR1000 32nd edition, M&A

“The lawyers work incredibly hard. They are available, approachable, experts in their fields and also very practical and commercial when required.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Roschier is arguably one of the few Nordic firms that has real depth of expertise across all the Nordic jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A

“Responsive and dedicated team and seamless client service.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Our first choice as they are extremely service-minded. The firm has a good business sense.”
– Chambers Europe 2022, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity

“Roschier’s key strength is overall high quality of the work and attention to details. I have worked with them multiple times and they very rarely make any mistakes – a quality that I view as important in legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Finland

“All individuals I have worked with have showed great availability and an attitude to go the extra mile to make sure we get the best possible outcome and meet tight deadlines.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The cooperation with Roschier was seamless and very well organized. We made a huge capital market transaction and we needed the best team in Finland with broad international experience. Roschier acted as our adviser in a very critical role and in many ways enabling the transaction and managing risks related. We highly appreciate also being able to spar on strategic topics.” 
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“The Roschier team was able to produce high quality legal documentation for a very complex agreement structure which to our understanding no one had done before. The Roschier team was also very constructive and thinking ahead during the negotiations with the counterparty.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Deep and highly proactive dedication to our issues.”
– The Legal 500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Availability, top-quality legal advice and understanding client’s position.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Good speed of response. Knowledge of local market. Know banking teams in local market.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Quality outputs, ability to stretch in difficult situations.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Strong and deep advisory on legal, tax, capital markets and employee benefits related to the two transactions. Very strong competencies put to play on our behalf.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“They are solution-oriented and pragmatic advisers. Their high-level professionalism is given.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Very responsive – clearly explained complex items – good negotiators.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, Private Equity

“Knowledgeable, proactive and dedicated.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“High-quality advice and execution.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Expert advice combined with quick turnaround times.”
– IFLR1000 31st edition, M&A

“Roschier has a good ability to assist with situations involving multiple jurisdictions.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Not a single comma could have been done differently.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The Ferrari of Swedish firms; has a commercial understanding of deal making and is creative.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“The services provided are of an impeccable quality, provided without error on short notice and with extreme flexibility.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“It is our go-to team for Swedish transactions and portfolio support.”
– Chambers Europe 2021, Corporate/M&A

“Innovative thinking; capable of challenging current practices and models related to the traditional judicial concepts. High level of professionalism and attitude in everything they do.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very high-quality delivery regardless of project or transaction size. Always extremely attentive and a good long-term partner to us.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Full devotion to clients’ needs, very responsive, outstanding legal advice with commercial mind, thinking ahead, great in setting up and managing multinational, multi-firm legal teams, exceptional at actually counselling and giving well-founded advice rather than leaving client with legal analysis alone.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Very good commercial understanding, always there to answer any questions with crisp and fast advice.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

“Roschier shows commitment and great knowledge and involves the right persons for different legal matters.”
– The Legal 500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

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