Our aim is to combine our focused legal expertise and high-class project management especially within our core sectors knowledge, e.g. in financial services, ICT, gaming, consumables, healthcare and energy sectors.
We also regularly advise the Boards and management of several listed companies on bet-the-company transactions, management’s fiduciary duties and corporate governance, market regulation and stock exchange matters.
MIKA J. LEHTIMÄKI
+358 40 534 2273
mika.lehtimaki (at) TheTrust.fi
+358 50 337 7919
anne-marie.malmberg (at) TheTrust.fi
Transaction Boutique TRUST growing to a leading ICT law firm in Finland: Juha Taipale joins the company as a partner
Leading ICT and outsourcing practitioner in Finland, Juha Taipale has been appointed as a TRUST partner. TRUST’s growth is driven by increasing demand in the TMT sector, business restructuring arrangements in the industry, investments, disputes and business digitalisation projects. TRUST is already one of the few boutique law firms in Finland that is ranked among the top firms in M&A, Financial Law and Technology law. The company further strengthens its competence and experience with broad-scale technology investments and other strategic assignments.
We published the first M&A and Corporate Finance Update approximately five years ago. Needless to say, we and our clients have seen a plethora of transactions after that and we have been fortunate to have worked with some of the most challenging Finnish transactions.
Proposed new act on university inventions increases freedom of contract but may still fall short of the expectations
The Finnish act on the right in inventions made at higher education institutions is in the process of being amended. The reason behind the underlying revision is to enhance the commercialisation of inventions at higher education institutions. Statistics on patents granted from 2013 to 2016 show that Finnish universities in general produced high-quality research and a wealth of excellent research results but, unfortunately, a large portion of these results will be left unexploited. But will the amended act solve this issue and enhance commercialisation?