Borenius is one of the largest and most experienced full-service law firms in Finland. We have offices in Finland, Russia, and the United States, having opened our New York City office in 2012.
We operate in New York mainly for two purposes:
- We offer a convenient gateway for US companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish, Russian, Baltic and Nordic territories. We provide services in all areas of Finnish and Russian corporate law.
- We also offer specific US legal services for select corporate clients looking to enter the US market. In the US, we can assist with early investments, finance, corporate & commercial, privacy and securities law matters. We can easily access our extensive network to provide assistance with specialized legal representation and professional services in order to ensure meeting all of your business needs.
Startups and Growth Companies
Our startup clients operate in a variety of fields, such as mobile and software technology, design, healthcare/quantified self, gaming, media, internet, music, and mobile entertainment. We have developed the ability and expertise to tailor our services to meet our clients’ precise legal needs. Typically, our startup and growth company clients use our services to establish a US company and to draft and negotiate agreements with US partners and customers. We also advise our startup and growth company clients on online and mobile app terms-of-use and privacy policies, venture capital financing, and general day-to-day corporate matters.
Finnish Companies with US Operations
In our role as general counsel, we provide legal guidance to Finnish companies looking to outsource their US legal needs while maintaining their Finnish decision-making on this side of the Atlantic. We assist Finnish companies in the US with an array of legal matters, such as sales and licensing agreements, NDAs, board of directors matters, joint development and cooperation agreements, and smaller M&A. We also provide preliminary assistance in dispute and employment matters.
Privacy and Data Protection
We are particularly well-versed in advising businesses on planning, drafting and implementing privacy and data protection compliance programs and policies. We have experience in advising clients on choosing the best method of compliance with both EU and U.S. data protection and privacy laws, including e.g. privacy matters related to mobile services and applications, electronic direct marketing laws, children’s privacy protection regulation (COPPA), health information privacy regulation (HIPAA), EU-U.S. personal data transfers, and employee privacy.
Borenius New York is dedicated to effectively facilitating your US goals and delegating any matters to more specialized third parties if necessary. We are your US partner with Finnish principles, working seamlessly across jurisdictions, languages and timezones, while making full use of the collective resources of our firm.
We provide services in Finnish, English, Spanish, Swedish and Russian.