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IAM Patent 1000 2019: Heinonen/Eversheds Sutherland one of the leading offices in Finland

The 2019 IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) Patent 1000 results have been published and the know-how of Heinonen & Co Attorneys-at-Law Ltd has come well to the fore. Our office is recommended especially to clients wishing to benefit from top level IP expertise, the availability of resources and a comprehensive understanding of commercial law. Our office received recommendations in all three categories.
Our office received recommendations in all three categories: in the prosecution category concerning the management of patent applications we were ranked in the highest category, and we were also recommended in the litigation and prosecution categories. Our office is thus seen as a true one-stop shop for rights holders in all fields.

Our IP professionals were commended in the publication as follows:

Petteri Häkkänen (litigation)

Petteri Häkkänen is hailed as “an experienced patent litigator with a really keen eye for strategy”. As managing partner, he does a terrific job getting all parts of the firm pulling in the same direction.

Sampo Ylätalo ja Juhani Kupiainen (prosecution)

Sampo Ylätalo is “customer-focused at all times and a flexible solution seeker who really understands the long-term strategic needs of his clients”. He focuses on high-tech prosecution alongside electronics and telecoms maven Juhani Kupiainen, who handles patent, trademark and design portfolios with equal proficiency.

Akseli von Koch (prosecution & transactions)

Vital for a specialist in emerging technologies such as blockchain and AI, “true professional” Akseli von Koch is “quick to react to new issues and developments in the international market”.

Regina Pudas (prosecution)

“Efficient and persistent, Regina Pudas navigates applications through to successful grant very effectively” in the chemistry field.

For all results, see IAM rankings pages at: IAM Patent 1000 Rankings Finland

Complete Managing IP 2019 rankings published – Eversheds Sutherland and Heinonen & Co acknowledged in all categories

Eversheds Sutherland was already earlier ranked in the highest Tier 1 group in the Trade mark contentious category and Heinonen & Co in the Trade mark prosecution category. We were also acknowledged in the categories Patent contentious, Patent prosecution and Copyright & related rights.
The final rankings in all categories are as follows:

Trade mark contentious, Tier 1
Trade mark prosecution, Tier 1
Patent contentious, Tier 3
Patent prosecution, Tier 3
Copyright & related rights, Recommended

Managing Intellectual Property also separately listed persons meriting IP Star categorisation.
IP team leader and Partner Petteri Häkkänen was chosen alongside Heinonen’s EU Trade Mark and Design Attorney Juhani Kupiainen in the Trade mark star and Patent star category. Partner Markku Varhela was also commended and ranked in the Trade mark star group.

The IP STARS categorisation is based on extensive research which starts annually in September and lasts for six months. The research team seeks information from companies and their clients through interviews and email and online enquiries.

See the full rankings on the Managing IP website

Eversheds Attorneys commended in the 2019 Legal 500

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd received several commendations in the recently published The Legal 500 survey for 2019. Our lawyers were praised, among others, for professionalism, ease of cooperation and extensive experience.
Banking and finance, Tier 3
Commercial, corporate and M&A, Tier 4
Dispute resolution, Tier 3
Employment, Tier 3
EU and competition, Tier 3
Intellectual property, Tier 2
Real estate and construction, Tier 3
TMT, Tier 3
In The Legal 500 2019 publication, our office’s practice areas are described, for example, as follows:
Banking and finance:
“The highly skilled and experienced" Merja Blankenstein “is good to work with”. She heads a practice which is commended for its ability “to respond quickly and professionally".
Commercial, corporate and M&A:
“The affordable and professional practice” is jointly led by Olli Iirola, Harri Tolppanen, Mika Taberman and Vesa Turkki.  The team was recently reinforced by Anu Mattila and Jukka-Pekka Joensuu.
Labour law:
Timo Jarmas, Pekka Jäntti and Heikki Tuomela jointly head a team commended for "wide experience and knowledge".
EU and competition:
The “hardworking and easy to work with” Olli Hyvönen leads a “very efficient” practice.
Intellectual property:
The IP team led by Petteri Häkkänen has significant experience in trademark disputes.
TMT:
The “agile and cooperative" team is jointly led by Juha Taipale and the “extremely professional” Tiina Ashorn.
The full results are available on the Legal 500 website.




IP ranked highest of our practices, and our overall rankings were the following:

Banking and finance, Tier 3
Commercial, corporate and M&A, Tier 4
Dispute resolution, Tier 3
Employment, Tier 3
EU and competition, Tier 3
Intellectual property, Tier 2
Real estate and construction, Tier 3
TMT, Tier 3

In The Legal 500 2019 publication, our office’s practice areas are described, for example, as follows:

Banking and finance:

“The highly skilled and experienced" Merja Blankenstein “is good to work with”. She heads a practice which is commended for its ability “to respond quickly and professionally".

Commercial, corporate and M&A:

“The affordable and professional practice” is jointly led by Olli Iirola, Harri Tolppanen, Mika Taberman and Vesa Turkki.  The team was recently reinforced by Anu Mattila and Jukka-Pekka Joensuu.

Labour law:

Timo Jarmas, Pekka Jäntti and Heikki Tuomela jointly head a team commended for "wide experience and knowledge".

EU and competition:

The “hardworking and easy to work with” Olli Hyvönen leads a “very efficient” practice.

Intellectual property:

The IP team led by Petteri Häkkänen has significant experience in trademark disputes.

TMT:

The “agile and cooperative" team is jointly led by Juha Taipale and the “extremely professional” Tiina Ashorn.


Chambers Europe 2019 published – once again several recommendations for our office

Chambers Europe 2019 has been published. Eversheds Sutherland Finland was mentioned in six different categories. IP and Insolvency were again top-ranked. Our TMT and Dispute Resolution practices as well as Corporate and Competition practices also earned recognition.

 

Of our IP practice, the following were recognised as Ranked Lawyers:

Tuukka Airaksinen
Petteri Häkkänen
Markku Varhela
More information on the Chambers and Partners website.

Chambers Europe 2019 acknowledgements in different practices:

Intellectual Property

Broad scope of expertise covering a range of matters related to IP and IT law. Strong trademark opposition and infringement expertise, as well as advising on unfair competition issues, patent infringement cases and design rights matters.

Notable practitioners:

Markku Varhela is known in the market for his work on copyright matters and has experience with IP disputes.

Clients praise Petteri Häkkänen as a "skilful lawyer" who provides "excellent customer service." His expertise includes trademark and patent disputes as well as marketing law. 

Tuukka Airaksinen has special expertise in trademark matters including invalidation actions and litigations.

 

Restructuring/Insolvency

Established team with strong experience acting as administrator on both bankruptcy and corporate restructurings, at both domestic and global levels. Good reputation advising clients on creditor protection measures and collection of receivables. Expertise also includes asset recovery and criminal proceedings.

Ranked Lawyers:

Pekka Kokko is a veteran insolvency lawyer and offers considerable experience in bankruptcy and reorganisation cases. He comes highly recommended by interviewees who attest to both his experience and activity in the market.

Jari Salminen is head of the practice and wins extensive plaudits from clients and peers alike, with one interviewee labelling him a "very good, very experienced insolvency lawyer." He is best known for his work acting as administrator for bankruptcy estates in the technology and transport sectors.

 

TMT

Combines experience within IT and IP rights, including on licensing issues, transactions, data protection and disputes. Also has experience in the media industry and new technology in the social media and financial services sectors.

Notable practitioners:

Juha Taipale has experience advising a range of clients from the telecommunications and technology sectors on licensing, contract and M&A matters. He also advises on investments in these areas.

 

Dispute Resolution

Recognised for handling complex dispute resolution matters, as well as having a particular focus on white-collar crime cases. Notable activity in business secrets-related disputes. Advises on matters related to the TMT and banking sectors, and enjoys a strong reputation in the area of intellectual property disputes. Additionally represents clients in cartel and follow-on damages litigation. 

Notable practitioners:

Niina Mickelsson heads the department and is a key contact for clients.

 

Our Corporate/M&A and Competition/European Law expertise have also received Europe-wide recognition.

Top ranking in Chambers Global 2019 Intellectual Property results

The 2019 Chambers Global results have been published and Eversheds Sutherland’s Intellectual Property practice in Finland has once again received top ranking.

 

Of our IP practice, the following were recognised as Ranked Lawyers:

Tuukka Airaksinen
Petteri Häkkänen
Markku Varhela
More information on the Chambers and Partners website.

 

Of our IP practice, the following were recognised as Ranked Lawyers:

 

  • Tuukka Airaksinen
  • Petteri Häkkänen
  • Markku Varhela

 

More information on the Chambers and Partners website.

The Managing IP 2019 Trade Mark Awards have been published – Eversheds Sutherland and Heinonen & Co top-ranking again

Managing Intellectual Property has published the results of the IP Stars 2019 survey. Eversheds Sutherland once again had the honour of being ranked in the highest Tier 1 group in the Trade mark contentious category, and Heinonen & Co in the Trade mark prosecution category.

 

Managing Intellectual Property publishes annually an internationally renowned listing of the best experts in the field. The selection places particular emphasis on the development and substantial accomplishments of specialist companies.

 

Eversheds Attorneys has achieved recognition in The Legal 500 2018 edition

Eversheds Attorneys has achieved recognition in The Legal 500 2018 edition as one of the leading law firms in Finland.

The firm achieved good rankings in various practice areas as follows:

-      Banking and finance, Tier 3
-      Commercial, corporate and M&A, Tier 4
-      Dispute resolution, Tier 3
-      Employment, Tier 3
-      EU and competition, Tier 3
-      Intellectual property, Tier 2
-      Real estate and construction, Tier 3
-      TMT, Tier 3

On top of the firm rankings, Partner Juha Taipale has been ranked as leading individual in TMT and Partner Tuukka Airaksinen as leading individual in Intellectual property. All in all, The Legal 500 2018 has commended the following individuals in their respective practice areas:

Banking and finance
- Harri Tolppanen
- Juha Taipale
- Merja Blankenstein

Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Juha Taipale
- Merja Blankenstein

Dispute resolution
- Janne Rainvuori
- Niina Mickelsson

EU and competition
- Kalervo Rötsä
- Marko Mononen
- Olli Hyvönen

Employment
- Heikki Tuomela
- Timo Jarmas

Intellectual property
- Tuukka Airaksinen

Real estate and construction
- Kai Salonen
- Sirkka Terho

TMT
- Juha Taipale

The IP Team of Eversheds/Heinonen & Co awarded again by Managing Intellectual Property

The IP team of Eversheds/Heinonen & Co has been chosen as the Winner of Trade Mark Contentious, Firm of the Year 2018, Finland. The selection was published at the Managing EMEA Awards 2018 ceremony in March.

Quotations from the Chambers Europe 2018 guide:

Band 2: IPR - Intellectual Property

Broad scope of expertise covering a range of matters related to IP and IT law. Also advises on unfair competition issues, patent infringement cases and design rights matters. Benefits from close ties to a large team of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Strengths  Clients appreciate that the lawyers "respond to clients' needs at very short notice.”
“They know our business very well,” says another interviewee, adding: "It is easy to work with them and they provide immediate feedback.”

Trade mark specialist Tuukka Airaksinen (Band 1) is well regarded in the market for representing clients in infringement litigation. Interviewees also laud his international expertise, saying that he "stands out for his vast knowledge of IP law in Finland and in other Nordic countries, where he can also give in-depth advice."

Petteri Häkkänen (Band 2) frequently leads trade mark infringement and unfair competition disputes. He also assists with non-contentious issues. He attracts significant praise from peers as a high-profile and experienced trade mark lawyer.

Peers highlight Markku Varhela (Band 4) for his advice to clients from the media, entertainment and communications industries on copyright and marketing issues.

Band 2: Restructuring/Insolvency

Established team with strong experience acting as administrator on both bankruptcy and corporate restructurings, at both domestic and global levels. Good reputation advising clients on creditor protection measures and collection of receivables. Expertise also includes asset recovery and criminal proceedings.

Strengths  Interviewees report that the firm has a "broad presence" and is "good at insolvency." Market commentators highlight the firm's "notable market presence."

Jari Salminen (Band 1) is endorsed for his "superior subject matter expertise" and rises to the top band this year following excellent market recommendation. Interviewees highlight his "ability to get through to the other side in difficult negotiations" and "great communication skills." He represents clients in both restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, and was appointed administrator of the Seppälä bankruptcy estate. Salminen is the head of the firm's insolvency department.

Pekka Kokko (Band 3) is described as "a very experienced lawyer with strong capacity" in this area. He handles bankruptcies and restructurings, frequently being appointed as an administrator. 

Band 3: TMT

Combines experience within IT and IP rights, including IT procurement, licensing issues, transactions, data protection and disputes. Also has experience in the media industry and new technology in the healthcare, social media and financial services sectors. Active for tech companies of late with regard to insolvency proceedings.

The team's international network stands out to clients, who note: “It is good to have advisers who have resources in more than one jurisdiction.” Sources also value that the lawyers “respond to customers' needs at very short notice” and that they are “reliable and flexible in their working method.”

Interviewees note that Juha Taipale (Band 3) is “a very experienced IT lawyer.” He advises on a broad spectrum of issues, including data protection and licensing.

Band 4: Dispute Resolution

Recognised for handling complex dispute resolution matters, as well as having a particular focus on white-collar crime cases. Active in the TMT and banking sectors, and enjoys a strong reputation in the area of intellectual property disputes. Additionally represents clients in cartel and follow-on damages litigation.

Clients appreciate the “trustworthy” lawyers, saying that they “deliver what they promise and give in-depth legal advice.” Another interviewee praises the team's “analytical approach and billing flexibility.”

Niina Mickelsson heads the department and is a key contact for clients.

Our teams and specialists ranked in Chambers Europe 2018

Chambers Europe 2018 rankings have been published. Our Intellectual Property and Restructuring/Insolvency practice groups are in Band 2, TMT in Band 3 and Dispute Resolution in Band 4. Competition and M&A are also mentioned (other noted).

Quotations from the Chambers Europe 2018 guide:

Band 2: IPR - Intellectual Property

Broad scope of expertise covering a range of matters related to IP and IT law. Also advises on unfair competition issues, patent infringement cases and design rights matters. Benefits from close ties to a large team of patent and trade mark attorneys.

Strengths  Clients appreciate that the lawyers "respond to clients' needs at very short notice.”
“They know our business very well,” says another interviewee, adding: "It is easy to work with them and they provide immediate feedback.”

Trade mark specialist Tuukka Airaksinen (Band 1) is well regarded in the market for representing clients in infringement litigation. Interviewees also laud his international expertise, saying that he "stands out for his vast knowledge of IP law in Finland and in other Nordic countries, where he can also give in-depth advice."

Petteri Häkkänen (Band 2) frequently leads trade mark infringement and unfair competition disputes. He also assists with non-contentious issues. He attracts significant praise from peers as a high-profile and experienced trade mark lawyer.

Peers highlight Markku Varhela (Band 4) for his advice to clients from the media, entertainment and communications industries on copyright and marketing issues.

Band 2: Restructuring/Insolvency

Established team with strong experience acting as administrator on both bankruptcy and corporate restructurings, at both domestic and global levels. Good reputation advising clients on creditor protection measures and collection of receivables. Expertise also includes asset recovery and criminal proceedings.

Strengths  Interviewees report that the firm has a "broad presence" and is "good at insolvency." Market commentators highlight the firm's "notable market presence."

Jari Salminen (Band 1) is endorsed for his "superior subject matter expertise" and rises to the top band this year following excellent market recommendation. Interviewees highlight his "ability to get through to the other side in difficult negotiations" and "great communication skills." He represents clients in both restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, and was appointed administrator of the Seppälä bankruptcy estate. Salminen is the head of the firm's insolvency department.

Pekka Kokko (Band 3) is described as "a very experienced lawyer with strong capacity" in this area. He handles bankruptcies and restructurings, frequently being appointed as an administrator. 

Band 3: TMT

Combines experience within IT and IP rights, including IT procurement, licensing issues, transactions, data protection and disputes. Also has experience in the media industry and new technology in the healthcare, social media and financial services sectors. Active for tech companies of late with regard to insolvency proceedings.

The team's international network stands out to clients, who note: “It is good to have advisers who have resources in more than one jurisdiction.” Sources also value that the lawyers “respond to customers' needs at very short notice” and that they are “reliable and flexible in their working method.”

Interviewees note that Juha Taipale (Band 3) is “a very experienced IT lawyer.” He advises on a broad spectrum of issues, including data protection and licensing.

Band 4: Dispute Resolution

Recognised for handling complex dispute resolution matters, as well as having a particular focus on white-collar crime cases. Active in the TMT and banking sectors, and enjoys a strong reputation in the area of intellectual property disputes. Additionally represents clients in cartel and follow-on damages litigation.

Clients appreciate the “trustworthy” lawyers, saying that they “deliver what they promise and give in-depth legal advice.” Another interviewee praises the team's “analytical approach and billing flexibility.”

Niina Mickelsson heads the department and is a key contact for clients.

Our specialists commended in Chambers Global 2018 rankings

Chambers Global 2018 rankings have been published. Eversheds Sutherland is commended in the following categories in Finland: Intellectual Property, Band 2 and Dispute resolution, Band 4.

On individual level our IPR-specialists are ranked as follows: Tuukka Airaksinen - Band 1, Petteri Häkkänen – Band 2 and Markku Varhela – Band 4. In Corporate/M&A Anu Mattila is on Band 3 as Foreign Expert based in Finland.

Quotations from the Chambers Global 2018 guide:

Band 2: Intellectual Property

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research):

Trade mark specialist Tuukka Airaksinen is well regarded in the market for representing clients in infringement litigation. Interviewees also laud his international expertise, saying that he "stands out for his vast knowledge of IP law in Finland and in other Nordic countries, where he can also give in-depth advice."

Petteri Häkkänen frequently leads trade mark infringement and unfair competition disputes. He also assists with non-contentious issues. He attracts significant praise from peers as a high-profile and experienced trade mark lawyer.

Peers highlight Markku Varhela for his advice to clients from the media, entertainment and communications industries on copyright and marketing issues.

Band 4: Dispute Resolution

“Handles complex dispute resolution matters and white-collar crime cases, with particular activity in the TMT and banking sectors. Niina Mickelsson heads the department and is a key contact for clients.”

WTR 1000 2018 rankings have been published

World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 2018 rankings have been published.

Four Eversheds Sutherland lawyers have been recommended as being among the best advisors in their field in The Best Lawyers in Finland 2017-2018 publication as follows:

Arto Palsala - Construction
Juha Taipale - Information Technology Law
Petteri Häkkänen, Markku Varhela - Intellectual Property Law
Markku Varhela - Media Law
Juha Taipale - Technology Law
Markku Varhela - Telecommunications Law

Best Lawyers® rates lawyers in 70 countries around the world. The publication’s ratings are based on experts in various fields of business law nominating the experts that they consider to be best in their field.

Eversheds Sutherland Finland receives recognition in Best Lawyers® in Finland 2017-2018

Eighth Edition of The Best LawyersTM in Finland has been published.

Four Eversheds Sutherland lawyers have been recommended as being among the best advisors in their field in The Best Lawyers in Finland 2017-2018 publication as follows:

Arto Palsala - Construction
Juha Taipale - Information Technology Law
Petteri Häkkänen, Markku Varhela - Intellectual Property Law
Markku Varhela - Media Law
Juha Taipale - Technology Law
Markku Varhela - Telecommunications Law

Best Lawyers® rates lawyers in 70 countries around the world. The publication’s ratings are based on experts in various fields of business law nominating the experts that they consider to be best in their field.

Eversheds’ and Heinonen & Co’ patent expertise recognized in IAM Patent 1000 ranking of 2017

Eversheds’ / Heinonen & Co’ IPR and patent specialists have once again received recognition in the IAM Patent 1000 ranking.

Quotations from the Chambers Global 2017 guide:

Petteri Häkkänen is a seasoned IP litigator who routinely handles cases of infringement, business secrets and unfair business practices. Clients say: "He is very experienced in IP rights issues and has a good business mind." He recently represented Veikkaus in a dispute with Unibet relating to alleged unfair business practices and infringement of trade marks on internet websites.

Markku Varhela is a copyright law expert who offers experience in marketing and consumer protection issues. He recently represented author Sofi Oksanen in two disputes against Bazar Publishing and its Swedish subsidiary before the Helsinki District Court.

In addition, our Dispute Resolution team is listed on Band 4 and M&A team mentioned as Recognised Practitioner.

Managing IP – Eversheds/Heinonen on Tier 1 also in copyrights!

The Managing IP 2017 Copyright ranking has now been published. Eversheds/Heinonen & Co reached Tier 1 also in this field.

Quotations from the Chambers Global 2017 guide:

Petteri Häkkänen is a seasoned IP litigator who routinely handles cases of infringement, business secrets and unfair business practices. Clients say: "He is very experienced in IP rights issues and has a good business mind." He recently represented Veikkaus in a dispute with Unibet relating to alleged unfair business practices and infringement of trade marks on internet websites.

Markku Varhela is a copyright law expert who offers experience in marketing and consumer protection issues. He recently represented author Sofi Oksanen in two disputes against Bazar Publishing and its Swedish subsidiary before the Helsinki District Court.

In addition, our Dispute Resolution team is listed on Band 4 and M&A team mentioned as Recognised Practitioner.

Eversheds/Heinonen & Co: “Finnish IP Firm of Year 2017”!

Eversheds/Heinonen & Co has won the “Finnish IP Firm of Year 2017” award in a global survey organised by the Managing Intellectual Property magazine. 

Quotations from the Chambers Global 2017 guide:

Petteri Häkkänen is a seasoned IP litigator who routinely handles cases of infringement, business secrets and unfair business practices. Clients say: "He is very experienced in IP rights issues and has a good business mind." He recently represented Veikkaus in a dispute with Unibet relating to alleged unfair business practices and infringement of trade marks on internet websites.

Markku Varhela is a copyright law expert who offers experience in marketing and consumer protection issues. He recently represented author Sofi Oksanen in two disputes against Bazar Publishing and its Swedish subsidiary before the Helsinki District Court.

In addition, our Dispute Resolution team is listed on Band 4 and M&A team mentioned as Recognised Practitioner.

Chambers Global 2017 - our IPR team top ranked!

Eversheds' IPR team has again been listed on the highest Band 1 -level in Chambers Global 2017 guide.

Quotations from the Chambers Global 2017 guide:

Petteri Häkkänen is a seasoned IP litigator who routinely handles cases of infringement, business secrets and unfair business practices. Clients say: "He is very experienced in IP rights issues and has a good business mind." He recently represented Veikkaus in a dispute with Unibet relating to alleged unfair business practices and infringement of trade marks on internet websites.

Markku Varhela is a copyright law expert who offers experience in marketing and consumer protection issues. He recently represented author Sofi Oksanen in two disputes against Bazar Publishing and its Swedish subsidiary before the Helsinki District Court.

In addition, our Dispute Resolution team is listed on Band 4 and M&A team mentioned as Recognised Practitioner.

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017

In Finland, Eversheds / Heinonen & Co is the only IP firm whose IP team is ranked in all trademark and patent categories of Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars 2017. Our expertise has achieved recognition on Tier 1 ranking in Trade mark contentious and Trade mark prosecution categories, while being noted in Tier 3 ranking in Patent contentious and prosecution.

Who's Who Legal 2017

Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in multiple areas of business law. 3 partners from Eversheds have again been listed in 2017 publication.

TMT (Technology, Media & Telecommunications):

- Kimmo Oila, Partner, Attorney at Law, M.Sc. (Tech.)
- Hannu Rintala, Partner, Attorney at Law
- Juha Taipale, Partner, Attorney at Law

Eversheds’ Petteri Häkkänen praised in IAM Patent rankings!

Eversheds Attorneys is noted in the IAM Patent 1000 rankings for its instant access to an extensive network of global experts through Eversheds International.

With fortes in mining, steel production and paper, the Eversheds ensemble wins warm plaudits for its adept orchestration of patent disputes nationally, before the European Patent Office and worldwide. IP specialist and crack litigator Petteri Häkkänen is credited for much of the success: “Petteri is very efficient, gets good results and always has great ideas about what to do next. He’s an intelligent man and does a thorough job.”

IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading IP business media platform. It was launched as a magazine in July 2003 to address the need for organisations to maximise the value of their intellectual property and other intangibles. IAM now produces a wide range of publications as well as a weekly email and a daily blog.

Eversheds recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2016

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 has recommended Eversheds Attorneys Ltd. as Top Tier Firm in Intellectual Property. Additionally Hanna-Maija Elo was ranked as "leading individual" in Intellectual Property.

The following practice areas were ranked in TIER 3:

  • Banking and finance

  • Capital Markets

  • Corporate and M&A

  • Dispute resolution

  • Real estate and construction

  • TMT

  • Tax

The following practice areas were ranked in TIER 4:

  • EU and Competition

On top of this the following lawyers are recommended:

EU and Competition

  • Olli Hyvönen

  • Kalervo Rötsä

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd ‘has sufficient resources to build a strong team to cover every aspect’. The firm is representing ten cities and municipalities in claims for damages arising from the national asphalt cartel case. Practice head Olli Hyvönen and specialist counsel Kalervo Rötsä are recommended.

Intellectual Property

  • Kukka Tommila

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd’s team of 30 lawyers is led by Hanna-Maija Elo. The firm acted for Bunge Finland in a trade mark dispute against Valio concerning the use of its trade mark KEIJURIINI. Other clients include McDonald’s and OP-Pohjola Group. Kukka Tommila is recommended.

TMT

  • Kimmo Oila

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd focuses on cross-border TMT matters. The firm is advising Myontec on all of its legal matters, including negotiations with sportswear companies, and is advising Trustbuddy on matters concerning a P2P lending platform. Head of department Kimmo Oila is recommended.

Our IPR team TOP ranked in Chambers Global 2016

The IPR team of Eversheds Attorneys Ltd has been top ranked in Chambers Global 2016. Several partners have been appreciated by their work with clients.

The "highly experienced and practical"  Hanna-Maija Elo is recognised for her broad practice, covering trade mark infringement, design and commercial name rights, and copyright, counterfeit and parallel import cases. Clients say: "She's focused on working with us, is interested in our company and is a nice person to work with. She's reliable, fast, trustworthy and professional."

The "very experienced"  Kukka Tommila focuses her practice on trade mark prosecution matters. She also has extensive knowledge in design rights, patents and domain name issues, alongside unfair practices. She recently represented Bunge Finland in a case concerning the use of its trade mark Keijuriini.

Petteri Häkkänen handles rights infringement, trade secrets and unfair practice cases. He is also noted for his considerable expertise in trade mark matters and marketing law. Recent work highlights include successfully representing the Julius Tallberg Corporation in proceedings concerning the sole rights to the company name Tallberg.

Markku Varhela focuses on copyright issues, particularly in the media, entertainment and communication sectors. His expertise also covers consumer rights and marketing law, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Finance Monthly 2016 Awards published – Jari Salminen from Eversheds as winner!

Jari Salminen from Eversheds has won the Finance Monthly Law Award in the category Insolvency and Restructuring Lawyer of the Year – Finland.

The winners were published in Finance Monthly’s Law Awards Edition 2016 on April 12. Finance Monthly is a global publication delivering news, comment and analysis to those at the centre of the corporate sector. Approximately 12 000 readers participated in the voting.

Eversheds and Heinonen & Co yet again successful in the survey of Managing Intellectual Property - 3.2.2016

The intellectual property know-how of Eversheds and Heinonen was ranked very high in the recent 2016 listing of one of the most noteworthy IPR publications, Managing Intellectual Property.
Eversheds admirably ranked on the highest tier of the Trademark contentious / Copyright category. Eversheds’ expertise was also praised in the Patent contentious category and the subsidiary Heinonen & Co’s skills in the Trademark prosecution category.

Eversheds’ Partners Hanna-Maija Elo, Petteri Häkkänen and Kukka Tommila were listed as IP Stars. Hanna-Maija Elo was additionally specially commended for her trademark know-how, and Markku Varhela was recommended as a capable professional in the field of copyrights.

Eversheds top ranked in Chambers Europe 2015 - 30.4.2015

Eversheds Attorneys Ltd. was ranked in the following practice areas:

Band 1 in Intellectual Property

Ranked lawyers: Band 1

  • Hanna-Maija Elo
  • Band 2

  • Kukka Tommila
  • Band 3

  • Petteri Häkkänen
  • Markku Varhela
  • Band 3 in Restructuring & insolvency

    Ranked lawyers: Band 3

  • Pekka Kokko (Restructuring & insolvency)
  • Jari Salminen (Restructuring & insolvency)
  • Band 3 in TMT

    Ranked lawyers: Band 2

  • Kimmo Oila (TMT)
    • Band 4 in Real Estate

    Ranked lawyers: Band 2

  • Ilkka Koivisto (Real Estate: Construction)
  • Band 3

  • Ilmo Korpelainen
  • Band 4 in Competition/European Law

    For more information see the Chamber and Partners website.

    Eversheds recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2015 - 15.4.2015

    Eversheds has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in one practice area;
  • Intellectual property
  • Hanna-Maija Elo was ranked as a leading individual on Intellectual Property.

    The following practice areas were ranked in TIER 3:

  • Real estate and construction
  • TMT
  • Dispute resolution
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Banking and finance
  • The following lawyers are recommended:
    Corporate and M&A

  • Harri Tolppanen
  • Mika Taberman
  • Olli Iirola
  • Vesa Turkki
  • "Mika Taberman, Olli Iirola, Harri Tolppanen and Vesa Turkki jointly head the team at Eversheds, which advised Soprano, one of the largest internet communications groups in the Nordic region, on its acquisition of shares in Management Institution of Finland through a share exchange."

    Dispute resolution

  • Niina Mickelsson
  • "Recent work for Eversheds includes representing 9Lives in various HR litigation cases with aggregate claims totalling over €1m. Specialist counsel Niina Mickelsson joined from Krogerus in July 2014."

    Intellectual property

  • Hanna-Maija Elo
  • "Eversheds successfully represented Adidas in an infringement dispute with a Finnish importer of shoes concerning its three stripes trade mark. Hanna-Maija Elo heads the team and is the go-to person for trade mark enforcement advice."

    Real estate and construction

  • Ilmo Korpelainen
  • Petri Keskitalo
  • "Eversheds advised a property investment company on a preliminary agreement regarding the sale and leaseback of a large office and educational building in Helsinki. Ilmo Korpelainen and Petri Keskitalo were both promoted to the partnership in May 2014."

    TMT

  • Kimmo Oila
  • Laura Teirikko
  • "Eversheds advises VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland on its contracts with global technology companies. The ‘extremely clever, efficient and trustworthy’ Laura Teirikko is recommended along with team head Kimmo Oila, who has the ability to produce creative solutions."

    Eversheds IPR team top ranked in Chambers Global 2015 - 26.3.2015

    Department head Hanna-Maija Elo attracts effusive praise from clients, with one saying: She is an excellent lawyer and one I really enjoy working with.

    She is very pragmatic and proactive and helps us as if she is part of our team.” Elo recently acted for adidas in a trade mark dispute with the importer of West Coast shoes. Sources agree Kukka Tommila is a strong choice for trade mark prosecution matters. Her practice also covers design rights, patents and domain name issues. Petteri Häkkänen handles patent and trade mark cases, recently advising Tallberg Group on a trade mark dispute with Oy Tallberg & Co. “He is relaxed and easy to talk to, and understands our concerns. He knows his field really well,” note interviewees. Markku Varhela has notable experience in advising on media and copyright matters. He also handles marketing and consumer protection issues.

    Eversheds awarded gold ranking in World Trademark Review - 23.2.2015

    Eversheds was awarded a gold ranking in both the Enforcement and litigation and Prosecution and strategy categories in the WTR 1000 ranking.

    The assessment mentions Kukka Tommila, Petteri Häkkänen and Hanna-Maija Elo. Petteri Häkkänen and Hanna-Maija Elo additionally received the gold ranking as individuals, and Hanna-Maija Elo was also mentioned in the listing individuals: anti-counterfeiting.

    Juridia Bützow recommended in The Legal 500 EMEA 2014 - 7.5.2014

    Juridia Bützow has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 1 one practice area:

    - Intellectual property

    Juridia Bützow has also been recommended in the following 4 four practice areas:

    - Corporate and M&A

    - Dispute resolution

    - Real estate and construction

    - TMT

    The following lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014 editorial:

    Corporate and M&A

    - Harri Tolppanen

    - Jari Salminen

    - Mika Taberman

    Dispute resolution

    - Harri Lindfors

    Intellectual property

    - Hanna-Maija Elo

    - Marja Tommila

    - Petteri Häkkänen

    Real estate and construction

    - Ilmo Korpelainen

    TMT

    - Kimmo Oila

    Who's Who Legal 2013 - 25.3.2014

    Juridia Bützow experts have received recognition as the world’s leading experts in the 2013 editions of the Who’s Who Legal:

    Franchise:
    Attorney-at-Law, Partner Hanna-Maija Elo
    Attorney-at-Law, Senior Counsel Marja Tommila

    ICT:
    Attorney-at-Law, Partner, M.Sc. (Tech.) Kimmo Oila
    Attorney-at-Law, Partner Hannu Rintala

    Sports & Entertainment:
    Attorney-at-Law, Partner Markku Varhela

    Trademarks:
    Attorney-at-Law, Partner Hanna-Maija Elo