Castrén & Snellman Highly Ranked in the 2016 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

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Castrén & Snellman has once again been ranked as one of the leading law firms in Finland in the 2016 Edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals – in the patent litigation and transactions categories. According to the publication, Castrén & Snellman ‘deftly straddles the contentious/non-contentious divide to provide a comprehensive offering to both small companies and leading international players’. Noting Castrén & Snellman’s ‘unique ability to provide cross-border services between Finland and Russia’, four team members received individual recognitions in the publication.

As regards patent litigation category, the publication stated that ‘at the forefront of IP practice is silver-tongued litigator Sakari Salonen’. Hanna Paloheimo was described to ‘ably lead the life sciences division’. The publication also noted that Paloheimo’s ‘MSc in genetics gives her unrivalled insight into the needs of players in this sector’.

As regards the transactional side, Kimmo Rekola, ‘with many years’ experience in private equity and venture capital transactions and technology law, is one of Finland’s go-to lawyers for technology transfer work and M&A’.

IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in the patent prosecution, transactions and litigation fields in key jurisdictions around the globe. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000. See all IAM Patent 1000 rankings in Finland on IAM’s wesite.

Castrén & Snellman’s versatile team of IP lawyers and specialists cover every area of IP, from protection to commercialisation and enforcement. Earlier this year, Castrén & Snellman was ranked as a leading IP firm by Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500, World Trademark Review 1000 and Managing IP.