Our Corporate Crime and Environment & Natural Resources practices represented a major Finnish industrial company and its management in an extensive environmental crime case. We assisted our client both during the police investigation and in the criminal proceedings held at the District Court. The case related to the emission of a certain solvent into the environment surrounding the company’s manufacturing facility, which is located near a residential area. The prosecutor brought charges against individual defendants for aggravated impairment of the environment, and an extensive corporate fine was sought for the company at the District Court. After extensive proceedings, the District Court dismissed all charges against the individuals and the company.