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Huhtamäki Brothers assisted Neliöx Oy in its debt restructuring proceeding by filing a restructuring application to a District Court and obtaining recommendations from our client’s creditors to the application. As a result, the District Court ruled in favor of the application and started the restructuring proceedings after one day of deliberation. June 2018

Environmental Crime

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Huhtamäki Brothers assisted a company and its representatives as our clients in a police investigation wherein our clients were suspected of an aggravated environmental crime. After our written statement on behalf of our clients, the prosecutor made the decision not to prosecute any of our clients. May 2018

13.2.2018 – Service Contract Dispute

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Huhtamäki Brothers represented its plaintiff client in the District Court of Helsinki in an action for damages relating to a service contract. All claims made by our client were accepted as such, and the opposing party was ordered to compensate all of our client’s legal fees in full. The Court’s decision is final. February 2018

Corporate crime

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In a corporate crime related case Huhtamäki Brothers advised a creditor client company as an injured party in the District Court of Pirkanmaa. The criminal charges in this case concerned the illegal transfer of funds in a debtor company by its executive and a third person. The District Court convicted the mentioned executive and third person, and held them jointly liable in compensating our client for the damages it had suffered as a result of illegal asset transfers in the debtor company (including all legal fees). The judgement of the District Court was later successfully enforced and our client was compensated in full. The judgement is final. November 2017

References: Financial Offence

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Huhtamäki Brothers assisted an owner-entrepreneur of a medium-sized construction company as its client in the Helsinki Court of Appeal in a proceeding concerning an alleged financial offense. The Act on Contractor’s Obligations and Liability as well as legislation and contractual practices of the construction sector were assessed in light of criminal liability. Huhtamäki Brothers had not assisted the entrepreneur in the District Court of Helsinki, where the entrepreneur had formerly been, according to charges, sentenced to imprisonment and significant financial liability. The Helsinki Court of Appeal overturned the District Court’s judgement in its entirety and acquitted our client of all liability adjudicated by the District Court. In addition, the Court of Appeal ordered the Finnish State to reimburse our client’s legal expenses of over 50 000.00 € and to restitute to our client over 100 000.00 € previously paid to the Finnish State. The decision is final. November 2017

Huhtamäki Brothers Represented ProtectPipe

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Huhtamaki Brothers represented ProtectPipe, a Finnish microbiotechnology company, in the structuring and agreement drafting of its distribution arrangements in the EU and various other countries. ProtectPipe is a rapidly growing Finnish company specialized in the manufacture and production of non-toxic and environmental friendly bacteria which cleans household and industrial sewers. June 2017

Dispute Regarding Shareholders’ Agreement

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We are representing our client as a claimant in an arbitration proceeding concerning the terms of a shareholders’ agreement. The dispute is governed by the rules of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. February 2017

During the year 2017 we assisted several Finnish companies in their employment disputes relating to, inter alia, terminating of employment and director agreements and general employment law. From January 2017 to November 2017.

We assisted our clients in a dispute relating to a startup company’s shareholders’ agreements and Finnish company law. The case was later settled with the majority owner of the company and our clients received monetary compensation. January 2017

Represented a major Finnish listed company and market leader in notifying two add-on acquisitions of competing businesses to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA). The first acquisition was unconditionally approved by the FCCA in Phase II while the second was unconditionally cleared before the end of Phase I (reference prior to the founding of Huhtamäki Brothers). 2016