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5.6.2019 – Guide on Shareholders’ Agreements

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Huhtamäki Brothers has written a Guide on Shareholders’ Agreements (“Osakassopimusopas” in Finnish) for The Finnish Business School Graduates, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland, and TEK Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. The guide has been published by the mentioned special interest organizations in May 2019, and intends to provide general guidance on the mentioned agreements to the individual members of these organizations.

Huhtamäki Brothers is a leading law firm that advises small and medium sized companies and shareholders thereof in drafting and solving disputes that concern shareholders’ agreements.

 

23.5.2019 Axel Gamba

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We are happy to announce that Axel Gamba has joined Huhtamäki Brothers as our new Associate Trainee.

Axel is currently finalizing his Master of Laws studies at the University of Helsinki. Previously Axel has worked at several major and medium-sized business law firms and has been actively involved in student association affairs. Axel also has a strong international background and studies from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Stockholm University.

Here at Huhtamäki Brothers, Axel will be assisting our lawyers and clients in a vast variety of cases.

Welcome to the team, Axel!

11.3.2019 – Heikki A. Huhtamäki’s Doctoral Dissertation

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Our partner Heikki A. Huhtamäki has been writing his (LL.D.) doctoral dissertation focusing on Finnish and EU monetary injunctions for five years. The dissertation is now at its final stage and  will be published in fall 2019. The dissertation will include an English abstact section. For more information on the dissertation, please follow this link to the publisher’s homepage (in Finnish).

6.3.2019 – Heikki Huhtamäki Lecturing

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Our partner Heikki A. Huhtamäki, along with other experts, is once again lecturing at Alma Talent´s Contract, Damage, and Liability Seminar (i.e. in Finnish Sopimus, vahinko ja vastuu) on 19.3.2019. Heikki’s lecture will focus on expert liability under Finnish law. For more information, please visit the seminar’s home page here.

21.1.2019 – Are You Our New Associate Trainee?

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We are once again looking for an Associate Trainee to join us during the spring of 2019.

What we require?

You study law in a Finnish university and, when applying, you have successfully completed all mandatory courses related to procedural law, contract law and competition law. The completion of any additional courses regarding these areas of law and strong command of the English language are considered as clear advantages.

You have prior work experience in private practice (as a legal trainee/intern in a law firm either in Finland or abroad).

You are eager to learn more and enthusiastic about the mentioned fields of law.

What we offer?

We offer a part-time traineeship during your studies from March until December 2019. By working with us you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of contract drafting, commercial disputes, competition law, and M&A assignments. This part-time traineeship will definitely benefit you in the remainder of your law studies and improve your future employment possibilities.

We offer a competitive salary and flexible working hours in accordance with the recommendations of the Finnish Lawyers’ Association.

How to apply?

If you fulfil the abovementioned requirements, and are interested in working with us, please send your application and CV in English via e-mail to office@huhtamakibrothers.fi by February 4, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this traineeship opportunity, please call Heikki (at +358 40 865 8385) on January 29 between 9am-10am, on January 30 between 9am-11am, or on February 1 between 9am-11am.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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12.12.2018 – Heikki Huhtamäki Lecturing

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Our partner Heikki Huhtamäki is chairing Alma Talent’s annual Injuctions 2018 (in Finnish “Turvaamistoimet 2018”) seminar on 12 December 2018. The seminar will be held in Finnish. During the seminar, Heikki will, with other practitioners, analyse Finnish and EU legislation modifications regarding injunctions. In addition, Heikki will present relevant case law concerning Finnish monetary injuctions as well as injunctions under the so-called EAPO regulation, which he has studied in his doctoral thesis that is going to be published later in 2019. For more information on the seminar, please visit Alma Talent’s homepage.

Heikki is also lecturing at Alma Talent’s Construction Dispute Day (in Finnish “Rakennusriitapäivä”) and Contract Drafting II (in Finnish “Sopimustekniikka II”) later in November. Both seminars are held in Finnish. For more information on the seminars, please visit Construction Dispute Day’s homepage and Contract Drafting II’s homepage.

1.10.2018 – Matti Huhtamäki ranked top

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Our partner Matti J. Huhtamäki is one of only a handful of competition lawyers from Finland nominated by Legal Media Group’s independent research with in-house lawyers for recognition in the Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Rising Stars 2018. Matti has been nominated as a Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust Law. Matti is once again honoured and humbled by this recognition, and takes this opportunity to warmly thank both clients and peers for their confidence.

6.7.2018 – New Trade Secrets Act

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The Finnish parliament has approved a new Trade Secrets Act (FI: liikesalaisuuslaki) on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The Trade Secrets Act applies to business relationships as a general law and implements EU Directive 2016/943. The Trade Secrets Act along with the numerous legislation changes made in connection therewith bring the term ‘trade secret’ into extensive use in Finnish legal system. This term combines the earlier, fragmentally used different terms for trade secrets (FI: ammattisalaisuus, yrityssalaisuus) and uniforms their meaning. The Trade Secrets Act improves the protection of companies’ confidential information and available legal remedies for breaches of trade secrets. It includes provisions regarding i.a. the unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure of trade secrets. The statute also provides new civil remedies for breaches of trade secrets. Furthermore, the provisions of the Unfair Business Practices Act concerning the protection of trade secrets and technical instructions are repealed and transferred into the Trade Secrets Act. Nevertheless, the enactment of the Trade Secrets Act does not introduce significant changes to Finnish law.

28.5.2018 – the Assignment Contract Guidebook

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Huhtamäki Brothers has written the Assignment Contract Guidebook (“Toimeksiantosopimusopas” in Finnish). The guidebook is meant for The Finnish Business School Graduates, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland, and TEK Union of Professional Engineers in Finland and is published by them. The guidebook was published on 25 May 2018. For more information of the guidebook please visit TEK’s homepage (in Finnish).

19.4.2018 – Enforcement Day

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Our partner Heikki Huhtamäki is lecturing at Alma Talent’s Enforcement Day seminar (in Finnish) on 30 May 2018.  The seminar is one of the biggest law seminars in Finland focusing on enforcement legislation and case law. For more information of the seminar, please follow this link.