The acquisition of six-lawyer Asianajotoimisto Seppälä & Co boosts KLegal Oy to 23 lawyers. The firm is aiming for 50 to equal Finland's largest firms.
KLegal Oy opened in Finland last June, and is the only accountancy-tied law firm in the country.
Finnish managing partner Lasse Lagus said: “So far we've had organic growth – we've managed to grow rapidly here and that's going to continue. Seppälä is concentrating on the same type of clients and business law that we are.
“We do a lot of work with transaction services people in KPMG. For the first part of this year they've been involved on 23 per cent of all M&A done in Finland, so M&A work is our most important thing.”
Linklaters & Alliance has topped the table for international capital markets in a survey that is dominated by US firms. The survey, conducted by Dealogic, showed how far the market has slowed. Law firms recorded 366 equity offerings over the last 12 months, compared with 379 in just the first six months of 2000.Linklaters emerged […]