Our clients consist of private and public companies active in Finland and in international markets. Their lines of business are for example:
• Computing and telecommunication business
• Technical traders and automotive branch
• Health care
• Capital investors, asset managers and corporate reorganizers
The procurement of information and telecommunication systems as well as distribution agreements in different distribution levels and local subsidiaries of foreign companies form their own special assignment and client groups. ”Our clients represent several lines of business. They are united by the need of improving their business operations through services provided by an experienced legal adviser.”
Our most important services
ICT, TECHNOLOGY, DATA SECURITY AND DATA PROTECTION
• We act as legal advisors for both vendors and buyers in purchases and sales of various ICT-systems and service combinations and their changes.
• We draft agreements and write directions in relation to ICT-procurement and deliveries as well as data security and assist our clients in negotiations.
• We advise on applying of the EU Data Protection Regulation in practical business and draft agreements and prepare recommendations based on it.
• We have a wide practical experience in utilization of different distribution channels and contracting relating to this (e.g. agency, distribution and franchising agreements).
• We consult in drafting of distribution agreements and managing problem, change or conflict situations relating to them.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
• We structure and give legal advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions, e.g. transfers of shares and businesses or their parts as well as reorganization of companies and groups of companies.
• We carry out the required due diligence inspections and other legal audits and draft the agreements and provide thereto related legal advice.
• We act as legal advisors in connection to planning and carrying out of establishment, winding-up and transfer of companies and changes of their corporate form.
• We advise on incentive and option arrangements and draft shareholder agreements.
• We draft the documents related to the administration of companies and take care of the practical details, i.e. shareholders meetings, governance manuals and corporate risk management.
GENERAL LEGAL RISK MANAGEMENT, LABOUR LAW, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, BUSINESS SECRETS AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
• We act as legal advisors of the operative management both in the long term and in case-by-case assignments. If required, we take care of settlement negotiations and possible mediation proceedings as well as of litigation and arbitration.
• Our goal is the mapping and good management of the operative risks. In surprising risk situations, we assess the situation quickly and provide the management with an action plan the objectives of which are to prevent the problem from escalating and to minimize the harm to the company and its operations.
SUBSIDIARIES OF THE FOREIGN COMPANIES
• We provide legal advice and consultations to the management of the foreign parent company and its local management in relation to company law and operative business. We take care of corporate actions and draft the necessary documentation.
Focuslaw is collaborating with various associations and other co-operation organizations. We instruct and train our clients and their customers and give lectures in diverse events.