Aliant is a global law firm focused on cross-border law. Aliant Finland is part of Aliant. Our attorneys assist Finnish companies with local and overseas matters, while also helping foreign companies to do business and invest in Finland and the Nordic region.
Aliant attorneys strive to provide the highest quality legal services in an approachable manner. We accomplish this by hiring talented lawyers, with extensive international and local experience, who are enjoyable to work with and who cultivate a close relationship of trust between lawyer and client.
Aliant Finland lawyers assist clients with commercial transactions and international operations in a diverse collection of industries, including technology, machinery, manufacturing, energy, airline, retail, construction and real estate. We provide corporate law services to our clients and advise them on corporate governance issues. We help high-tech companies in developing tomorrow’s technologies and managing risks arising from intellectual property issues. We represent corporate clients, institutional investors, individuals and others, in acquisitions and other transactions involving the purchase or sale of businesses. We assist domestic and foreign clients in commercial litigation and arbitration.
We advise both emerging and established businesses. We represent companies at all stages of their growth, from start-ups and emerging growth companies, to multinational public corporations. Our practice focuses on all forms of business ownership, including family-owned businesses, and both private and public companies.
Aliant Finland was organized in 2017 when Kauttu & Co joined Aliant. Kauttu & Co was founded in 2008 from a well-established, medium sized law firm that was established in 1951.
Located in a well-known address in Aviapolis, an international airport city in the middle of Helsinki metropolitan area. Its location in a traffic hub has made it the largest and strongest growing business area and employment centre in the Helsinki region. Aliant Global headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California.
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We aspire to provide you not only the best legal results,
but also the most favorable business outcome.
"Over the past 15 years, Meira Oy has obtained professional services of Aliant Finland (previously Kauttu & Co), including legal consultation on corporate law, stock acquisition transactions and commercial agreements. In my opinion, they have carried out their work and assisted Meira Oy as well as Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group with high professional ability" Raimo Sinisalo, managing director at Meira Oy
Our attorneys in Finland and abroad work efficiently and cost effectively. We fully realize that in order to be effective and to offer real value, we must be able to react to your legal needs and to make ourselves available whenever required.
Not only the best legal results, but also the most favorable business outcome.
We believe that by establishing guidelines and a strategic plan, we are able to work closely with the client to achieve not only the best legal results, but also the most favorable business outcome.
All services carried out by Aliant Finland shall be executed in accordance with a written client assignment, and with all due dispatch, care, accuracy, attention, and compliance with the rules on ethics established by the Finnish Bar Association, as well as in line with client's operating policy and guidelines for outside corporate counseling.
Upon request, a strategic plan, budget and separate billing statement shall be submitted for each project on which we are working. Since the client retains outside counsel for their expertise in the areas of law involved in a project, basic research, seminars, or other training are not part of our billing plan.
We assist start-ups, growth companies and export projects in fundraising. Learn more about the possibilities on our Business Finland Expert Search profile.
Since we aim to be flexible, a client’s law department could, therefore, be considered as a part of our working team. Productivity gains can be established where in-house legal staff and outside counsel collaborate together.
Aliant Attorneys combine cross-border transactional and litigation expertise with their knowledge of local law, and local connections, to provide clients with the best legal advice possible. We are globally present and internationally focused local lawyers. Learn more about our attorneys here.
Following awards are granted to Kauttu & Co Attorneys Ltd. Kauttu & Co has joined Aliant on November 2017 and is now Aliant Finland.
Corporate Law Firm of the year 2015 – Finland, by Acquisition International M&A Award
Phone: +358 9 3157 4101
E-mail: tkauttu (at) aliantlaw.fi
LL.M. (Helsinki), LL.M. (Washington)
Attorney at law
Trained on the bench
Specialities: Cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, technology commerce.
Tuomo Kauttu graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master of Laws degree in 1988, and gained his postgraduate LL.M. from the University of Washington, Law School in 1996.
After graduating and court training, Tuomo worked for a bank, specialising in corporate finance. Subsequently, he gained experience as an attorney intern at a New York law firm, followed by the LL.M. program at the University of Washington. The focus of the LL.M. program was on corporate law and corporate taxation, mergers & acquisitions, investments, and business planning.
Since 1996, Tuomo has advised and represented businesses in Helsinki. He has worked on commercial transactions and international operations in a diverse range of industries, including technology, machinery, airline, energy and manufacturing. He has advised various forms of business entities on corporate law and governance issues. He has represented corporate clients and institutional investors in acquisitions and other transactions involving the purchase or sale of businesses.
Tuomo is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and an associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA), being involved in the professional work of the ABA International Business Law Committee and Committee on Mergers and Acquisitions. He is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Commercial Law and Practice. Since 2014, Tuomo has been a member of the Industry Committee of Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. He has written numerous professional articles, and has lectured at various institutes in Finland and abroad.
In 2008 Tuomo founded Kauttu & Co that was an outgrowth of a well established Helsinki based law firm that was established in 1951. Tuomo has been a partner with Aliant since 2017 when Kauttu & Co joined Aliant.
Phone: +358 9 3157 4102
E-mail: pvalo (at) aliantlaw.fi
LL.M. (Turku), LL.M. (Exeter)
Attorney at law (Finland)
Solicitor (England, Wales)
Trained on the bench
Specialities: International transactions, mergers and acquisitions, trademark, design and copyright law, corporate finance, money laundering compliance, competition law, dispute resolution
Pekka Valo has wide experience in business law both in Finland and England where he has worked several years as Solicitor and In-house lawyer.
Mr. Valo is specialised in International Contract Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution, IP and ICT Law. He has represented several internationally known brand names especially in the fashion and design industry in their issues relating to Trade Marks, Design Rights, Franchise and Distribution. He has advised in numerous international corporate arrangements, English sports teams with their establishment as corporate entities, online gaming companies setting up and running the their business and an Arctic expedition team in their sponsorship issues. He has also worked in a Financial Services company in the City of London as a Legal Counsel and FSA (currently FCA) approved Compliance Officer and MLRO.
In addition to his work Pekka has done research as Doctoral Associate in Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI) University of London. The focus of his research was in Copyright issues of audio-visual works. During the time he wrote numerous articles involving Design Right, Patent, Trade Mark and Copyright to an online publication of an international law firm. He took part to teaching of the Institute by familiarising the representatives of EU candidate states with Intellectual Property Rights.
Pekka is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and the Law Society of England and Wales.
In March 2014 Pekka joined Aliant Finland (previously Kauttu & Co).
Phone: +358 9 3157 4104
Email: lpietikainen (at) aliantlaw.fi
Specialities: Corporate law and tax, finance, dispute resolution
Leo Pietikäinen graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master of Laws degree in January 2019. During his studies, Leo gained experience in various places. From 2015 to 2017, he advised Foodora Finland Oy, then a new startup in Finland, with daily legal matters regarding predominantly contract and corporate law. At the same time he was also a member of the Legal Aid Committee of his university’s law students’ association (Pykälä ry), giving pro bono legal advice to students.
From 2017 to 2018, he worked as a Legal Assistant at Kauttu & Co Attorneys Ltd, which later became Aliant Finland, participating in corporate law issues and resolution of contract disputes for corporate clients.
After Kauttu & Co, Leo joined the Legal Services team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Finland as an Associate Trainee, where he participated in a wide array of assignments regarding corporate law, finance, transactions, governance and taxation, assisting both domestic and international companies. He also regularly gave presentations on current legal matters for the Legal team.
After PwC, he finished his Master’s thesis on international taxation in late 2018, and following graduating in January 2019, he worked as an Associate at Intertrust (Finland) Oy, providing corporate law, tax law and administrative services for international companies.
In September 2019 Leo joined Aliant Finland as an Associate.
Phone: +358 9 3157 4103
Email: naura (at) aliantlaw.fi
Nina received her LL.B. in January 2018.
From 2017 to 2019 Nina worked in a start-up company doing legal work in various fields of law with focus on commercial agreements, including supply agreements. Beyond this, she has gained experience in real estate business working with real estate development and transactions, GDPR issues and international projects.
Nina has also advised start-ups in their growth and assisted start-up companies to seek venture capital, private equity and state funding.
Moreover, Nina has experience in marketing and communications. She has worked as a communications officer with focus on liaison with governmental institutions.
In November 2019 Nina joined Aliant Finland as a Junior Associate.
Aliant Attorneys Ltd.
World Trade Center Helsinki Airport
Lentäjäntie 3, Vantaa
Tel. +358 9 3157 4100
Email. finland (at) aliantlaw.fi
Fax. +358 9 3157 4110
Corporate ID 2943228-8
Registered Offices: Helsinki