Aliant is a global law firm present in 16 countries. Aliant Finland serves Finnish companies with local and overseas matters, while also providing legal assistance to foreign companies conducting business and investments in Finland and throughout the Nordic region. Our practice offers the highest quality legal services with a team of experienced and well recognized professionals.
We assist businesses with commercial transactions and international operations in a diverse collection of industries, including technology, machinery, manufacturing, healthcare, cleantech, energy, airline, retail, construction and real estate. We provide corporate law services to our clients and advise them on corporate governance, investor relations and employment issues. We help high-tech companies in developing tomorrow’s technologies and managing risks arising from intellectual property issues. We represent corporate clients and institutional investors in acquisitions and other transactions involving the purchase or sale of businesses. We counsel developers, project owners and contractors on construction projects and assist with commercial real estate transactions. 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 Helsinki based law firm that was established in 1951.
Aliant Finland office is located in the World Trade Center building, 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). They have carried out their work and assisted Meira Oy as well as Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group with high professional ability" Raimo Sinisalo, CEO, Meira Oy
Deep bench of talent
Aliant is an international law firm with a deep bench of talent across a multitude of practice areas. Our skills and experience are on par with world's best and biggest firms. We have a great love for the law, and our attorneys are capable of managing the most complex international legal transactions. When you work with an Aliant lawyer you get access to in-depth knowledge of local law combined with the ability to seamlessly work cross-border.
People above profits
Big international law firms often shuffle clients to junior lawyers to maximize leverage and billings. Aliant does things differently. Our clients work with the lawyers they hire. No one gets handed off. Everyone gets equal respect. 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. That's just one of the benefits of working with an international law firm that puts people above profits.
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, as well as in line with client's operating policy and guidelines for outside corporate counseling. We also assist start-ups, emerging growth companies and export projects in fundraising. Learn more about the possibilities on our Business Finland Expert Search profile.
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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 is a partner at Aliant and the head of the Aliant practice in Finland. He specializes in cross-border business transactions, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and IPR. Mr. Kauttu graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master of Laws degree and received his postgraduate LL.M. from the University of Washington. The focus of the LL.M. program was on corporate law and corporate taxation, mergers & acquisitions, investments, and business planning.
Over the past 25 years Mr. Kauttu has worked on over a thousand business transactions or deals. He has represented businesses of all sizes engaging in cross border transactions and international projects in a diverse range of industries, including technology, machinery, manufacturing, healthcare, clean-tech, energy, airline, and real estate. He has represented corporate clients and institutional investors in acquisitions and other transactions involving the purchase or sale of businesses or commercial real estate. Beyond transactions, Mr. Kauttu has advised various forms of business entities on corporate law and governance issues, and has helped high-tech companies with legal issues in developing tomorrow’s technologies and managing risks arising from intellectual property issues.
After graduating and court training, Mr. Kauttu worked for a bank, specializing in corporate finance. Subsequently, he worked as an attorney intern at a New York law firm for one year. Since 1996, he has practiced business law in Helsinki.
Mr. Kauttu 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 an expert member in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Commercial Law and Practice. Mr. Kauttu is elected to a position of trust in the Industry Committee of Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce. He is an alumni member of the Boardman Ltd, a leading non-profit network, developing active ownership and board work competences in Finland.
Mr. Kauttu has written numerous professional articles, and has lectured at various institutes in Finland and abroad.
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).
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