Rankings, News/29 Apr 2021

Borenius Scoops Finland Law Firm of the Year and a Rising Star Award at the IFLR Europe Awards 2021

We are pleased to announce that we have won Law Firm of the Year for Finland at the prestigious IFLR Europe Awards 2021. In addition to the firm level recognition, our recently made partner Robert Peldán was also named a Rising Star Lawyer of the Year. These awards reflect our hard work and dedication to the development of our services in order to ensure we achieve all of our goals to best benefit our clients.

Throughout 2020, the firm displayed an impressive capacity for innovative work with roles on some of the most novel matters in the Finnish market. Boosting its cross-border capabilities, the firm opened a representative office in London, becoming the only large Finnish firm with a physical presence in the city.

Such high recognition, both at the firm and individual level, is a true indication of our capability to deploy our full talent as a Finnish law firm with extensive international relevance and experience.

The firm’s work on the restructuring of Finnish retailer Stockmann, Northern Europe’s largest department store, was particularly impressive. The deal was shortlisted for 2021 restructuring deal of the year and represents one of the most significant restructurings in Finland since the 1990’s.Other key deals included the Nanoform IPO of June 2020, the first IPO after the Covid-19 lockdown in Europe. The listing was executed entirely electronically, even without a printed prospectus, reflecting the firm’s agility in difficult circumstances.“

The IFLR Europe 2021 Virtual Awards celebrate the most innovative transactions of 2020 and the teams and lawyers behind them. Now in its 22nd year, the IFLR awards provide an unrivalled opportunity to celebrate European firms and individuals who have performed exceptionally at both local and national levels.

The full list of winners of the IFLR Europe Awards 2021 is available here.

The IFLR, a Euromoney publication, is the market-leading financial law publication for lawyers in financial institutions, corporates and private practice. As the only publication to focus exclusively on global financial markets, deals and regulatory development, IFLR’s Annual Awards are the benchmark of excellence in the field.

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