Posted Posted in Corporate Law

By Jukka Mähönen, Professor dr. juris, University of Oslo – Faculty of Law; University of Helsinki – Faculty of Law. Shareholder activism: a driver or an obstacle to sustainable value creation? Shareholder activism has a controversial history. During the last decade, the discussion has concentrated on activist hedge funds, some seeing them as agents for […]


Posted Posted in International Business, IPR

By Socrates Parparinos, Partner, Aliant Cyprus. Aliant Law’s commercial and creative law teams help filmmakers, production companies, and creative businesses make their vision a reality. Our global team of cross-functional attorneys – corporate and transactional, dispute resolution, regulatory, and business counsel – can help with every stage of pre-production and post-production, including: – Assistance and […]


Posted Posted in Court Decisions, IPR, News

By Sandip Patel, Managing Partner, Aliant London. IMPORTANT ENGLISH JUDGEMENT ON IP RIGHTS IN XML FORMATS (Software Solutions Ltd and others v 365 Health and Wellbeing Ltd and another [2021] EWHC 237 (IPEC)) This decision is important for lawyers advising on software because: —it demonstrates that though XML schemas may attract literary copyright, they will […]


Posted Posted in General, Legislation, News

Finland will adopt a three-tier hybrid plan. Under this strategy, restrictions will be tightened tier by tier depending on the development of the pandemic. At tier 1, travel restrictions will be tightened. In fact, this means that non-residents’ arrival to Finland is restricted. Also, all measures for the community under so called “transmission phase” ruling […]

Beneficial Owners Registration

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, Legislation

By Pekka Valo, Senior Counsel, Aliant Finland. The European Union 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive requires that EU member states should set up beneficial ownership registers for corporate and other legal entities by 10 January 2020 and for trusts and similar legal arrangements by 10 March 2020. I will now describe the implementation and requirements in […]


Posted Posted in General, News

The 5th Annual Aliant® Conference took place on October 21st – 23rd. Both, the program and the most advanced virtual technology were well organized. Special thanks to Jacob Stein and Alysia Leigh Camp who made this unique Aliant Annual Conference happen. Among us, Jonathan Fitzgarrald, Managing Partner of Equinox Strategy Partners and Lawrence (Larry) Kohn, president of Kohn Communications, shared great advices on “Business […]

COVID-19 -matkustusrajoitukset

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Ulkomaalaisten maahantuloa koskevia rajoituksia tiukennettiin uudelleen 12.10.2020 alkaen. Aiemmin syyskuussa lievennetty koronailmaantuvuuden raja-arvo pysyy ennallaan, mutta tartuntojen leviämisen kiihdyttyä lievennetyt raja-arvot ylittyvät yhä useamman maan kohdalla. Sovellettava raja-arvo on 25 uutta tautitapausta 100 000:ta henkilöä kohden edellisen 14 päivän aikana. Sisärajavalvonta (Schengen-alueelta Suomeen tulevat) palautettiin ja otettiin käyttöön 18.3.2020, minkä jälkeen sitä on tiukennettu ja […]

Contract Law and CSR

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, International Business

By Kaisla Yli-Juuti, Aliant Finland. The use of private contract law in international supply chains has become more common as the number of corporations working across borders has increased. Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability obligations into supply chain contracts is one way of making them legally binding and enforceable, thereby motivating suppliers to […]