Lexia seminar on 8 December 2016: Impacts of the sanctions against Russia

Lexia is partnering with Dentons Europe and the Association of Corporate Counsel Europe (ACC Europe) to host an invitation-only seminar about the impacts of the sanctions against Russia. The seminar will be held on 8 December 2016 in Helsinki.   Sanctions have been in effect for two years, hampering trade…



What has the new Finnish regulation about expert witnesses meant in practice?

Provisions concerning the presentation of evidence in Finland were reformed, effective 1 January 2016, by an amendment to the Code of Judicial Procedure. One of the most significant changes was to the regulation related to expert witnesses. Previously, only a court could appoint an expert, but the courts rarely used…



Lexia attending International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Washington on 18-23 September

Lexia’s partners Samuli Koskela and Olli Kiuru are attending International Bar Association’s (IBA) Annual Conference in Washington on 18-23 September 2016. Samuli Koskela is also opening the Real Estate Committee’s workshop “Innovative Billing Models: What to Learn from Real Estate Transactional Lawyers” on Thursday 22 September. More information about the workshop…



New legal framework – Towards My Data?

My Data has conceptually a strong link with data protection as many types of data concerning people, such as health data involve personal data. Data protection laws and regulations are intended to control how personal data is used and thus are about safeguarding our right to privacy, which is enshrined…



The Government proposes amendments to trial period, fixed-term employment and re-employment obligation

The Government is proposing to extend the length of the trial period and to shorten the employer’s re-employment obligation. In addition, the hiring of long-term unemployed for fixed-term employment would be made easier. The Government presented the bill to the Parliament on June 15, 2016. Extending the trial period to…



YIT signed a EUR 75 million framework agreement to build care facilities in Finland – Lexia was YIT’s advisor in the transaction

YIT has signed a framework agreement with the Sweden-based property investor Hemsö Fastighets AB to build nine care facilities in Finland. If the projects within the framework agreement are implemented, their total value will be about EUR 75 million. The facilities to be built include care homes, day-care centers and…



Lexia hosts two workshops at Arctic15

Arctic15 is a two-day start-up matchmaking event and conference held in Helsinki 2-3 June 2016. The conference is aimed at generating real business value, getting partnerships started and deals closed. Lexia is hosting 2 workshops at the conference: Thursday 2 June at 10 a.m.: How to create a successful IPR-strategy…



Lexia validated as a member of the Meritas alliance

Lexia has been validated as a member of the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide alliance. The alliance of independent, full-service law firms operates in 234 global markets and has 176 offices around the world. More than 7,200 lawyers belong to the Meritas alliance. There can be only one member from each…



Lexia assisted LocalTapiola in outsourcing ICT services – Tieto and LocalTapiola expand their collaboration

LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company and Tieto, an IT software and service company, have agreed to continue and expand their collaboration in developing LocalTapiola’s infra environments and digital services. LocalTapiola and Tieto will develop the customer experience and automate business processes. The contract aims for cost efficiency in services production…



Lexia again receives recommendations in the respected publication The Legal 500

The Legal 500, a publication annually assessing the expertise and customer satisfaction of law firms, has recommended Lexia in its EMEA 2016 publication. Lexia’s areas of expertise recommended by The Legal 500 are banking and finance, commercial, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, EU and competition, intellectual property rights, and technology,…



Lexia aspires to be Finland’s most agile and customer-centric law firm

We want to be Finland’s most agile and customer-centric law firm. To support this goal, we recently supplemented our Advisory Board by bringing on the highly professional members Ari Rahkonen and Pekka Heikkonen. Digitalization boosts service level and expectations Ari Rahkonen is best known as the former General Manager of…



“Complementary building” strongly promoted in the Helsinki metropolitan area

Over the last few years, there has been a constant internal migration of population towards the Helsinki metropolitan area, which is facing a growing need for new apartments. Since new interesting residential plots are rarely available in the metropolitan area, The City of Helsinki is promoting the so-called “comple­mentary construction”…



“Group building” now recognized by Finnish legislation

Until recently, residential development in Finland has been a (lucrative) business reserved mainly to build­ing companies and institutional investors. Development of blocks of flats by future apartment owners was possible, however not regulated by law and, thus, an exception from the rule. The new act on group build­ing that entered…