Karoliina Koto

Title: 
Senior Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4480
Mobile: 
+358 50 594 0128
Language: 
English
Finnish
German
Swedish
Assistant: 
Karoliina Kivelä

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4446

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Karoliina specialises in employment law with her particular expertise focused on employment and director agreements, cooperation procedures as well as collective and individual termination of employment. Karoliina is also actively involved in project and transaction work.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Scandic Hotels Group in its EUR 114.5 million acquisition of Restel's hotel operations in Finland
  • Counsel to Trust Kapital in its acquisition of Enfo Zender, Enfo Oyj’s information logistics subsidiary
  • Finnish counsel to Telia Company in the divestment of the Sergel Group, a Nordic and Baltic credit management and debt purchase service provider, to Marginalen AB and Marginalen Bank Bankaktiebolag, in a transaction valuing the Sergel Group at SEK 2,070 million (or EUR 222 million) on a cash and debt-free basis
  • Counsel to Veolia in a JV with Neste and Borealis to build a new combined heat and power plant and produce and supply steam and other utilities to Neste's refinery and Borealis' petrochemical plant in Porvoo, Finland
  • Counsel to Biotie Therapies Corp. in the public tender offer of the shares and other securities in Biotie Therapies by Acorda Therapeutics
  • Counsel to Alma Media Corporation in the exchange offer for the shares and options in Talentum Oyj. The exchange offer includes both share and cash components and the total value of the offer amounts to Eur 42.7 million
  • Counsel to Niam in its acquisition of Kaari shopping centre, and five freehold plots around the shopping centre
  • Counsel to Bridgepoint in the acquisition of cinema operator Nordic Cinema Group from Ratos and Bonnier

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2014
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Vantaa, 2010-2011
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2007
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2007
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Helsinki Business Polytechnics, 2002