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Nordic and Baltic

With more than 70 lawyers and consultants in our Nordic and Baltic group, our International practice has extensive experience of the Nordic and Baltic regions, which include the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.

A number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in these countries speak Danish, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian and Swedish. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

McGuireWoods advises business and private clients who seek to live, work or do business in or with the Nordic and Baltic countries. The team includes lawyers and tax advisors whose primary focus is to assist transnational companies with their international and regional corporate, employment, litigation, property, taxation and reorganization concerns, and to support international high net worth clients and their families, providing ongoing tax advice, and inheritance tax planning for foreign executives and investors who seek to establish in the UK and elsewhere, outside the Nordic region.

McGuireWoods’ legacy firm in London, Grundberg Mocatta Rakison, was founded on a rich Anglo-Nordic heritage. For more than 30 years, we have encouraged lawyers to develop specific legal skills, multiple technical language capabilities and solid business acumen, retaining sensitivity toward the cultural distinctions of a growing, diversely international Anglo-Nordic client base. Our team includes lawyers qualified in England and Wales, Finland, Sweden and Norway, who sustain enduring relationships with local counsel in the Nordic and Baltic regions, including through our membership of legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi.

Alongside our corporate and commercial practitioners, the firm’s private client group has received peer recognition for their work. We regularly advise individuals and fiduciaries on generational planning related to trusts, foundations, holding companies, not-for-profit organizations, family offices and other entities, as well as on complex property issues and multi-jurisdictional probate matters.

Our lawyers are familiar with the needs of leading Nordic and other financial institutions, banks, corporate finance houses, providers and suppliers that serve the Nordic and Baltic communities. Related experience gained as independent advisors marries well with prior in-house experience gained working at some of the most important Nordic and Baltic financial services operators. Our clients range from start-up companies to conglomerates and syndicates. Our efforts span the acquisition, sale and reorganization of companies; bilateral, club and syndicated transactions; vanilla, leveraged and complex financings for borrowers in food products, logistics, paper and pulp and telecommunications, among others.

Since 2008, when the Icelandic economy collapsed, the firm has played several key roles in helping manage the crisis at one Icelandic bank that went into receivership. Previously, the bank had held €26 billion in assets, and interests across Europe. It had operations in the UK, Canada, Denmark and China, working with Icelandic, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish lending, financial advisory and brokerage operations. The Resolution Committee appointed by the Icelandic government chose McGuireWoods to serve as English counsel, and we have been working to resolve related matters since that time. This assignment has included disposal of interests in private equity and other investment vehicles, as well as the restructuring of equity interests in a number of UK high street brands.

In the Baltic region, one of our partners established and managed a Latvian law firm. The Baltics share history with Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Russia, and important current economic, legal and social connections with Western Europe. McGuireWoods has advised on a variety of Baltic client initiatives, including the setup of a supermarket network, advising a Nordic retail chain’s EBRD-backed €61 million real estate project, advising on property funds in the region, and representing acquirers in Estonian transactions ranging from €10 million to €400 million.

The firm is actively engaged with a range of Nordic business and legal networking organizations, including the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, the British-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, The Danish Club, the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce, the Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce, the Norwegian-British Chamber of Commerce, and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom. A former partner of the firm now serves as the US Ambassador to Sweden.

CONTACTS

Jura N. Junnila Partner T: +44 20 7632 1619
Michael O. Tackley Partner T: +44 20 7632 1629
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

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Leading international seafood company

Assisted a leading international seafood company based in Iceland in its auction process and sale of its U.S. operations, related procurement and manufacturing business to a Canadian seafood company for approximately $230 million.
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One of Iceland's leading banks

Acted on behalf of the Resolution Committee appointed by the Icelandic government to manage the affairs of one of Iceland’s leading banks in the winding down of its UK branch.
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Aldata Solution plc

Acted as the counsel to Finnish owned Aldata Solution plc in its £3 million acquisition of Cosmos Solutions Ltd of the UK.
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Canadian chartered bank

Represented a Canadian chartered bank in respect of claims in connection with Kaupthing, the failed Icelandic bank.
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Finnish AIM listed company

Advised a Finnish AIM listed company on regulatory issues.
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Finnish bank

Advised a Finnish bank on English security elements in a €12 million bilateral facility.
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Finnish company

Advised a Finnish company in relation to a proposed joint venture with a competitor in the field of tissue paper machinery manufacture.
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Finnish electronics and communications leader

Represented a Finnish electronics and communications leader on a €100 million Revolving Bridge Facility Agreement to refinance its original €230 million agreement.
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Finnish law firm

Established and managed a law firm in Latvia for one of the top five Finnish firms.
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Finnish originated financial solution provider

Advising a Finnish originated financial solution provider on its establishment of a successful UK short term lending business, its regulatory and compliance issues, documentation and the processes.
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Finnish telecommunications conglomerate

Advising the UK niche division operations of a Finnish telecommunications conglomerate in property related transactions.
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Finnish travel management company

Advising a Finnish travel management company’s relocation of headquarters to the UK and corporate restructuring thereof.
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Global commodities trader

Advised a global commodities trader in taking security over assets located in Kaliningrad.
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Global technology group

Advising a global technology group headquartered in Sweden, on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange, on the establishment of its UK headquarters and the relocation of its key management to the UK, and providing ongoing employment and taxation advice.
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High net worth individuals, families and individual entrepreneurs

Advising over many years successful high net worth individuals, families and individual entrepreneurs on the tax planning of the disposal or migration of their corporate holdings.
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Icelandic bank

Advising Landsbanki Islands hf Icelandic bank in relation to a freezing order obtained against it in Ukraine.
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Landsbanki Islands hf

Acting on numerous cross-border insolvency transactions for Landsbanki Islands hf, including acting for the London branch in negotiating with the UK Treasury for the payment of £100 million needed to provide emergency financing.
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Large Danish manufacturing group

Advising a large Danish manufacturing group in connection with a group bonus scheme and drafting contractual documentation.
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Large national Norwegian charity

Acting for a large national Norwegian charity in an action against a fraudulent director of a donee company.
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Large Swedish public company

Advising a large Swedish public company specializing in packaging, pulp and paper products and logistics, in connection with its recruitment of two key senior employees and directors from its target competitor to set up and run its UK business.
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Maureen Baikry Maureen Baikry
Associate
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 33
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Caroline C Cecchini Zonabend Caroline C. Cecchini Zonabend
Associate, Advokat (Sweden)
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1610
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Simon J Cox Simon J. Cox
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1721
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Laurie Craig Laurie Craig
Counsel
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1696
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Benedicte Kaare Fjeld Benedicte Kaare Fjeld
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1684
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Adam Greaves Adam Greaves
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1649
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Anders O V Grundberg Anders O. V. Grundberg
Counsel
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1604
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Matthew Hall Matthew Hall
Partner
rue des Colonies 56 - box 3
1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 629 42 34
F: +32 2 629 42 22
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Jura N Junnila Jura N. Junnila
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1619
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Josefin Lonnborg Josefin Lonnborg
Associate-Advokat(Sweden)
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1699
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Mark J Maier Mark J. Maier
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5135
F: +1 703 712 5296
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Amy B Manning Amy B. Manning
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8904
F: +1 312 558 4386
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Safet Metjahic Safet Metjahic
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 212 548 7034
F: +1 212 715 6287
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T:+1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050

Simon Clark Simon A. Neilson-Clark
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1725
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Gabriella V Olson-Welsh Gabriella V. Olson-Welsh
Senior Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1673
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Dan Peyton Daniel L. Peyton
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1667
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Robert B Rakison Robert B. Rakison
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1620
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Vivian Robinson QC Vivian Robinson QC
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1732
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Charles A Scheer Charles A. Scheer
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8173
F: +1 312 698 4547
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Michael O Tackley Michael O. Tackley
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1629
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Andrew Thornton-Dibb Andrew P. Thornton-Dibb
Associate
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1636
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Safeguarding the Right to Data Protection in the EU

The role of the national and European courts

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Antitrust Regulation in Russia

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Brussels
Belgium
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Post-Annual Leadership Training

Developments in Civil Litigation in the EU

August 14, 2014
Event

European Data Protection and Security Conference

June 24, 2014
Brussels
Belgium
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The Impact of Data Protection on E-commerce

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To Whom Are You Announcing? EU Authorities Focus on Price Signaling

"Hot Topics" in International Law
May 2014
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