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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).