This year marks our 111th anniversary and we have celebrated it throughout the year with our friends and colleagues. To highlight this significant milestone, we have hosted several wonderful events around this theme in the UK, US and Finland.
This year we have also raised a toast to our full decade in New York and two years in London. Due to the global situation, we were not able to arrange the official opening ceremony of our London rep office until this year – a bigger opening event at The NED in June and a smaller event at the Finnish Ambassador’s residence in October.
After an extensive period of online gatherings, our lawyers finally headed to Miami this November to attend the annual IBA conference – it was a great pleasure to see our colleagues and friends face to face.
Borenius’ wide-ranged individuals and top-tier teams have received significant recognition in several notable legal directories throughout the year, such as The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Chambers. Many of our talents were also listed as Rising stars and a great number of them kept their positions as trusted advisors. In addition, we are proud to have many new faces listed as new talents.
Law Firm of the Year for Finland
In addition to the above-mentioned listings, Borenius won the title of Law Firm of the Year for Finland at the prestigious IFLR Europe Awards 2022 – for the second year in a row.
During 2022, Borenius has advised several significant clients and been active in the market. Our notable international client highlights include, for example, Netflix and Liesheng. In Finland, our remarkable clients include SRV, State of Finland, Evli and Keliber, among others. See all our client references here.
- GREEN TERM LOAN: We advised Danske Bank A/S and OP Corporate Bank plc on their EUR 500 million green term loan for Neste Oyj. Read more.
- STATE OF FINLAND: We advised the State of Finland on the EUR 2.35 billion bridge financing for Fortum Corporation. Read more.
- NETFLIX: We are advising Netflix, Inc. on its pending EUR 65 million voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for Next Games Corporation. Read more.
- ENDOMINES: We advised Endomines on a change of domicile from Sweden to Finland, its listing on Nasdaq Helsinki, and an EUR 13 million IPO-style offering. Read more.
111 anniversary alumni party
We celebrated our 111 anniversary together with our alumni in August. Our lawyers are agile and flexible to the needs of the rapidly changing business environment and together we will find the best path for your company. See party highlights here.
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint in order to meet sustainable development goals, and we will continue to review and develop our operations both within our organisation and in cooperation with our business partners and suppliers.
This means actual client work in terms of corporate sustainability but also up to date training in terms of constantly changing ESG landscape, both of which are tailored to the needs of our clients and stakeholders tackling with these issues in their business. Making a positive environmental impact stands close to our hearts, both through our client work and within our organisation.
Together we make a difference
We have chosen to partner with a handful of different organisations, which all have a great influence on how the society is built to involve everybody. Our carefully selected pro bono partners and programmes are a further reflection of our commitment to promoting diversity and social inclusion.
These allow us to give back to society while maximising the positive impact of our employees’ legal expertise. Our pro bono partners are Helsinki Pride, Icehearts, The Finnish Paralympic Committee, Young Office and Oikismentorointi Ry, and we look forward to continuing our cooperation next year as well.