Successful business calls for a proactive approach and timely legal consulting. We provide legal services for the entire lifecycle of a company, from the preparation of its foundation documents to changes in ownership.
We have 30 years’ experience in assisting businesses. We currently work in several companies as an in-house lawyer. In this approach, the legal services needed by the client are provided at a fixed contract price.
We advise our clients on numerous company-related matters on a daily basis. We also act as a company lawyer for our clients. This enables us to better understand the company and its need for legal assistance, and thus to offer precisely targeted legal services efficiently and quickly.
A part of our work consists of negotiations and the drafting of contracts for different kinds of changes in a company’s ownership structure. A good command of general company law and strong negotiation skills create the basis for these services. Issues of company law often play a central role in the planning and implementation of acquisitions, changes to corporate structure, financial and other business arrangements, capital investments, and shareholder agreements.
Our experience covers all types of construction projects, from business premises and housing through to large-scale projects. We assist our clients in projects related to new construction, refurbishments and conversions.
We support our clients both during the construction phase as well as after completion of the project, defending clients’ interests in cases related to additional work, alteration work and guarantee liabilities. Our team also has experience of representing clients in construction disputes.
We strive to thoroughly understand the client’s business activities in order to offer long-term solutions and real added value. In negotiating and drafting contracts, we aim for a result that both fulfils the client’s needs and is balanced well between the parties to the contract. We are specialised in contracts relating to product supply, services, deliveries, joint ventures, financing arrangements, licensing, trade, the acquisition and utilisation of immaterial property rights, employment contracts, and other types of contract arrangements.
In addition to agreements between companies, we have drawn up standard agreements or general contractual terms for companies, and drafted model contracts for our clients to use in their daily operations. We also assist in disputes relating to the interpretation of agreements.
We advise and represent clients in various business disputes whenever needed. When an amicable settlement cannot be reached, we are able to represent clients in all dispute resolution bodies. Our firm’s attorneys are familiar with the processes used in general courts, administrative courts and special courts – such as Finland’s Market Court. We also act as attorneys during arbitration proceedings.
As in all our activities, our aim is to find the most sensible solution for the client’s business operations. In many cases, the primary goal is to find a solution involving appropriate settlement. Achieving a successful outcome for the client requires a combination of competence in court proceedings and thorough preparation (including becoming familiar with the specific factual and legal aspects of each case). In both arbitration and legal proceedings, our success is based on a combination of uncompromising procedural know-how and thorough familiarity with our client’s business.
Each employer in Finland has a responsibility to be familiar with and observe a variety of rules and regulations related to employment law. Our firm provides legal advice and strategic guidance to employers on all aspects of Finnish labour and employment law, such as issues related to employee loyalty, non-competition and confidentiality, individual terminations of employment and redundancies, workplace environment issues, corporate restructuring, various incentive programmes, and pension-related issues.
Our lawyers also provide representation in labour-related negotiations and disputes, including litigation, and can assist you with drafting employment agreements and other agreements between employer and employees.
Immaterial property rights usually form the business basis of companies in the technology and ICT sectors. We aim at thoroughly understanding the technology that our clients use. This helps us in negotiations on different kinds of licensing, financing and M&A arrangements, and on making registration applications. Nowadays, it is essential that a company protects its immaterial property rights, knowhow and trade secrets with various kinds of contractual arrangements to minimise the risks involved. We also assist our clients in various litigations, if needed.
We advise our clients in various manufacturing, subcontracting, resale, licensing, maintenance and support agreements. In addition, we assist with the drawing up of employment contracts and guidelines on employees’ inventions for companies and other organisations in the ICT sector.
We handle matters under tort law related to both property and personal injury damage claims. In such matters, we can assist the injured party as well as the party who caused the damage. We will examine proper procedures based on whether the damage occurred in a contract or employment relationship, a non-contractual relationship, or as criminal damage.
In contractual relations, we follow the principles of compensation law. These principles are based on tort law. Under compensation practices currently in force in Finland, the injured party is entitled to claim full compensation from the party causing damage.
Compensation covers direct and indirect damages. In contractual relationships, both parties are entitled to restrict their obligation to pay damages. There are also separate regulations applicable to damages caused by employees in the course of their employment. Furthermore, there are specific features and procedures regarding criminal damages.
Often both parties have insurances, which form an important part of the practical solution. We negotiate with insurance companies when necessary. We have successfully handled claim disputes with insurance companies in court as well.
We have 30 years’ experience in bankruptcies, debt restructuring and the voluntary debt arrangements of companies. Our experience allows us to evaluate a company’s situation and its options for insolvency processes quickly and professionally. Our experts have broad financial knowhow and a good understanding of this legal area.
We regularly work in all areas of insolvency law, including the administration of corporate restructuring processes and bankruptcy estates, and representing creditor’s interests in insolvency proceedings. We also provide our clients with input on potential insolvency issues in financing and corporate transactions, including transactions involving distressed assets.
Collection agency Perintäkarhut, operating in collaboration with Almgren & Sankamo Law Offices, possesses more than 30 years’ experience in debt collection activities. We address the client’s individual needs and on this basis choose the best means for collecting outstanding payments in a professional manner. Our clients include both companies and private persons.
Our services include; contentious claims, legal proceedings, protection of claims, seizures, damages, forced evictions, and collection outside Finland.
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