News, Rankings / 26 Sep 2019

Borenius Receives Top-Tier Rankings in the IFLR1000 with Tier 1 Spots in All Categories

For the fourth year in a row now, our services received Tier 1 rankings in all categories in the IFLR1000’s Financial & Corporate guide 2020. The publication covers the practice areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate & M&A, and Project Development.

The IFLR1000 guide is ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis financial and corporate transactional work, and we are particularly grateful for the excellent feedback we have received from our clients:

Banking

  • “Great job. Deep knowledge, friendly and has super availability.”
  • “Their approach has been very pragmatic. Their analysis and recommendations on how to achieve the best possible outcome has been very useful for us.”
  • “Very good work overall. Excellent project management.”

Capital Markets: Debt

  • “Highly professional law services and excellent client service.”
  • “The firm has good problem solving skills, team management skills and they are able to meet tight deadlines.”
  • “Very smooth cooperation, timely responses and a high level of drafting.”

Capital Markets: Equity

  • “Intellectually adventurous and commercially aware.”
  • “They are easy to work with, very responsive and service-minded.”
  • “They provide excellent advice and I believe they are among the strongest players in the capital markets law field in Helsinki. Good know-how of regulation and further understanding of investment banks procedures and market practice in Finland.”

M&A

  • “A very high quality, pragmatic and service-oriented firm.”
  • “Excellent push for client’s benefits and value.”
  • “Extremely quick, diligent, professional and reliable. Always a reliable reply and guidance within 24 hours of any request, irrespective of which day of the week.”
  • “High quality, consistent work throughout.”
  • “It was high quality work and we were happy to hire them.”
  • “Key strengths include ability to support the client on a wide variety of topics, responsiveness and high overall quality of output.”
  • “Strengths include their high expertise level, precise advice, high commitment, practical approach, solution driven, speedy response and a good level of communication.”
  • “The professional competencies were very comprehensive, covering all aspects and areas in the transactions. The way of working was very proactive, practical and hands-on in getting things done, very well in time and as planned.”
  • “Very good overall performance. Dedicated, service minded offering with timely deliveries and good quality.”

Restructuring and Insolvency

  • “Outstanding knowledge in all aspects of insolvency law. Their advice is always practical and understandable, despite the complexity of the work.”
  • “The firm conducted our case with great skill.”

In addition to the firm rankings, the IFLR1000 guide also recognises the work of our outstanding individuals

Senior Partner Jyrki Tähtinen – Expert consultant
Partner Juha Koponen – Market leader

Six of our Partners and one Counsel – Highly regarded:
Christian Fogelholm, Casper Herler, Ari Kaarakainen, Niina Nuottimäki, Johannes Piha, Jari Vikiö and Ari Syrjäläinen.

Three of our Partners – Notable practitioners:
Jari Gadd, Paulus Hidén and Saara Paronen

Four of our Counsels and one Senior Associate – Rising stars:
Mikael Calonius, Mikko Heinonen, Robert Peldán, Tuomas Tikkanen and Jenny Shahnovskij

The IFLR1000 has been researching legal markets for 30 years with an experienced research team based in London, New York and Hong Kong. The law firm rankings are based on three key criteria: client feedback, peer feedback, and evidence of transaction values and volumes. In addition, IFLR annually rewards firms at the IFLR Europe Awards where we won the most innovative national Finnish firm of the year title this year. Read more here.

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