You are here

Juridia and Bützow to create €28m law firm

Merger will be ‘largest ever' between Finnish law firms  

30 August 2013

Add comment

By Manju Manglani, Editor (@ManjuManglani)

Top-ten Finnish law firms Juridia and Bützow are merging to create a firm with a projected 2013 turnover of around €28m (£24m). Specialist IP rights practice Heinonen & Co, currently a subsidiary of Juridia, will become a subsidiary of the merged firm.

The firms say the merger will be the largest among Finnish law firms in history. The new firm, which will be known as Juridia Bützow from 1 September 2013, will have 165 professionals (of which 105 are lawyers) and offices in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Hämeenlinna and Jyväskylä.

Bützow’s managing partner, Harri Tolppanen, will serve as managing partner at the merged firm while Juridia’s managing partner, Kimmo Oila, will become chairman of the board.

“We are making history in the practice of business law in Finland,” said Tolppanen. “The merger will bring forth a modern full-service law firm strongly guided by customer orientation.”

Added Oila: “In the forthcoming years we aim to continue our growth organically without, however, excluding potential M&As.

“We are now in a better position to serve our domestic and international clients in cross-border legal matters even more than before.”

Juridia Bützow will be the only law firm in Finland to offer comprehensive nationwide business law and IP rights services, according to the firms’ joint announcement.

Categorised in:

Business development & Strategy International