Castrén & Snellman

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“An absolutely brilliant firm”, Castrén & Snellman is hailed by peers from all corners of the market as a “major player and a huge name for IP in Finland”. The full-service outfit is home to a robust IP team that consistently knocks it out of the park, even in the most complex of patent matters, and makes excellent use of the firm’s wider competition, regulatory and tax law resources to provide well-rounded and holistic services. The outfit’s steady upward trajectory is due in no small part to the hard graft put in by Sakari Salonen and Hanna Paloheimo, who have bet-the-company litigation and asset commercialisation down to a T. The pair recently linked up to represent Innohome, a developer of intelligent home safety devices, in infringement and invalidation proceedings before the Finnish Market Court. “An excellent litigator and a catalyst of all great change at C&S, Sakari is a driving force with a lot of positive energy. He is amazing to work with and can uplift just about anybody.” There are few advisers like Paloheimo, who combines her legal qualifications with a masters in genetics, to earn her place as a firm favourite among life sciences entities. Some of her key clients include Merck, Boehringer Ingelheim and Johnson & Johnson.

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