Finnish Industry Investment (Tesi)
Dottir advised Finnish Industry Investment in its investment in Fira Group, a construction company for a new era.
Tesi is a state-owned investment company, which mission is to develop Finland’s venture capital and private equity market as well as to promote Finnish business and Finland’s economic growth.
Dottir advised Inderes in its acquisition of Flik Media Group, a digital video agency, specialized in high-end livestreams, online event planning and webcasts, creative video production and post production services and content distribution.
Inderes, founded in 2009, is a provider of research for stock market, redefining equity research landscape.
Dottir advised Mainframe Industries in its launch and financing round in which from leading early stage tech and gaming investors, including Maki.vc, Play Ventures, Crowberry Capital and Sisu Game Ventures invested in the company.
Mainframe Industries is a pan-Nordic game venture with studios in Helsinki and Reykjavik, which brings together a strong founding team of 13 veteran game developers.
Dottir has advised Maki.vc in numerous investment rounds. Target companies in the investment rounds included companies such as Spinnova, Universe Company and Fake Production.
Maki.vc is a Helsinki-based, top tier venture capital firm. Founded and managed by Nordic veterans of the ICT sector, startup scene and venture capital industry. With a fund size of EUR 80 MEUR, Maki.vc makes initial investments in seed and Series A. Maki.vc is one the most active venture capital investors on the Finnish market.
Billebeino Clothing and Accessories
Dottir advises Billebeino in their legal matters and in their expansion to US.
The Finnish clothing brand Billebeino recently opened a showroom in LA. Billebeino is one of the fastest-growing clothing brands in Finland.
Dottir advises Wolt Enterprises in various legal matters such as corporate, technology, privacy and employment.
Wolt is a technology company that makes it easy to discover and get food delivered to your home or office. The Helsinki-based company has operations in 19 countries and in 60 cities, serving food from over 6,000 restaurants with over 12,000 courier partners.
Dottir advised Teosto in its sale of a majority stake in Mind Your Rights to NK Digital Solutions GmbH. Mind Your Rights was established by the Finnish copyright organisation Teosto to develop a global live music copyright licensing platform. The new owner will secure wider resources for the development and global distribution of the service.
Teosto is a non-profit organization that represents more than 33,000 Finnish and almost three million foreign composers, lyricists, arrangers and music publishers.
Dottir advised Playtika, an Israeli-based mobile games company with over 22 million monthly active users, on its acquisition of Seriously Digital Entertainment, a Helsinki and Los Angeles based mobile game studio.
Seriously is the creator of hit mobile game franchise Best Fiends, with more than 100 million downloads.
Dottir has advised Icebreaker.vc in more than ten financing rounds.
Icebreaker.vc makes angel and early seed stage investments varying from 50K to 350K in Nordic & Baltic software-driven companies. Icebreaker.vc is one the most active venture capital investor on the Finnish market
Dottir advised Mount Kelvin in their investment round in which Ensto and certain other parties invested in Mount Kelvin.
Mount Kelvin is a software company focusing on the digitalization of the interior spaces.
Dottir advised Ficolo in its acquisition of Protacon’s data center business. Dottir’s work included both the drafting and negotiation of the business transfer agreement as well as the drafting and negotiation of the updated IT service agreements.
Ficolo is one of the leading data center companies in Finland, specialized in cloud delivery services.
Dottir acted as the sole legal counsel for YIT in the IT outsourcing where YIT procured networking-, capacity-, data security- and mobile services from Telia to all of its operating locations in 11 countries after the merger of YIT and Lemminkäinen.
This high-profile outsourcing case lasted for about 8 months and included a full procurement-, RFP- and negotiation process with altogether 8 suppliers.
Dottir supported YIT in the outsourcing and partnership deal with CGI on the modernisation and harmonisation of YIT's end-user services.
The scope of the deal was a mix of very traditional IT-services (workstation-, life cycle-, service desk- and system integration) together with cutting-edge technology and service offerings (such as digital self-service, data analytics, automation and software robotic technologies). The services are delivered to all 11 YIT operating countries.
Dottir continuously advises in Aller Media’s employment and commercial matters, reaching from day-to-day consultation to dispute resolution.
Aller Media is a media and marketing company in the Nordic countries, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dottir advises Freska in its employment, contractual and IP matters.
Freska is the fastest-growing home cleaning technology company in the Nordics. They offer a flexible service to their clients and their cleaners, and aim to revolutionise the cleaning industry.
Lassila & Tikanoja
Dottir represents Lassila & Tikanoja in litigation relating to termination of employment and cooperation consultations.
Lassila & Tikanoja is a service company that is putting the circular economy into practice. With operations in Finland, Sweden and Russia, L&T employs 8,600 people. Their net sales in 2018 amounted to EUR 802.2 million. L&T is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Dottir advises the rapidly growing Bolt.Works in its employment matters, from day-to-day consultation to dispute resolution.
Bolt.Works offers a staffing platform that connects jobs and workers together where workers and clients can evaluate and recommend each other.
Dottir continuously advises Sulapac in all their legal matters, including contractual matters, IT and technology transactions, R&D operations as well as corporate matters.
Sulapac is a high-profile Finnish high-tech growth company that has developed a biodegradable and microplastic-free material made entirely from renewable sources and FSC-certified wood.
Bublar Group AB
Dottir advised Bublar Group AB, Scandinavia's leading listed company in AR/VR/XR technology, in its acquisition of a Finnish AR-company Sayduck.
Sayduck enables e-commerce companies to develop their digital product portfolio into 3D and allows end consumers to deploy virtual 3D models into the real-world based on the latest Augmented Reality technology.
Endemol Shine Finland
Dottir advises Endemol Shine Finland in its commercial, corporate and employment matters.
Endemol Shine Finland (formerly Metronome Film & Television) has produced entertainment for Finnish television viewers since 2000. Endemol Shine Finland is part of the international Endemol Shine Group and their programmes include Big Brother, Master Chef and the Wall.
Dottir advises Slush in its technology, privacy, commercial and corporate matters.
Slush is the world’s leading startup event. It has grown from a 300-person assembly to a community of true global magnitude. In 2018 it attracted 25 000 changemakers, including 4000 startups and 2000 investors to Helsinki.
CapMan Growth, Finnish Industry Investment, First Fellow
Dottir advised CapMan Growth fund, Finnish Industry Investment and First Fellow in their investment in Picosun, a manufacturer of ALD equipment.
Picosun is a leading supplier of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) thin film coating technology for semiconductor and other industries.
Dottir advises Haahtela in the protection of its IP assets and licensing of its software products. Recent matters include redrafting Haahtela’s customer contracts, GDPR compliance project as well as a litigation relating to a B2B software license agreement.
Haahtela is the developer and licensor of leading budgeting and economic management solutions for construction projects and property management.
Dottir advises Elenia in its IT and technology procurements as well as in privacy and data protection related matters.
Elenia is a forerunner in weatherproof network and services. They operate in more than one hundred local districts in Kanta-Häme and Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Central Finland and Ostrobothnia.
Dottir acts as general legal advisor for Kemijoki, the most important producer of hydropower and regulating power in Finland. Kemijoki owns 20 hydropower plants in Finland. The Finnish State owns majority of the shares of Kemijoki.
Dottir was chosen as Kemijoki’s legal partner in 2018. The co-operation covers a wide range of legal services, including, e.g., contractual and corporate governance matters. Recent matters include assistance in the project of modernizing the technology of certain hydropower plants as well as updating their support and maintenance contracts.
JB Nordic Ventures
We advised JB Nordic Ventures (NordicNinja) in its investment in Flexound Systems, a company providing FLEXOUND Augmented Audio™ that adds the sense of touch to audio-visual listening experience.
NordicNinja is a venture capital firm with over 100 million euros to supporting scale-up goals in the Nordic and Baltic region. NordicNinja backed by Honda, Panasonic, Omron and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Dottir supports Teosto in a broad range of matters, advising in transactional work, technology law, as well as enforcement.
Teosto is a non-profit organisation founded in 1928 by composers and music publishers to administer and protect their rights. Teosto represents more than 33,000 Finnish and almost three million foreign composers, lyricists, arrangers and music publishers.
Dottir has advised Kodit.io (Homerun Technologies), a property technology service, in all of their investment rounds.
Kodit.io uses algorithms and automation to build and maintain a housing data platform and services designed to make the process of buying and selling property significantly easier.
Dottir advised Ficolo in its acquisition of a cloud delivery center from Fujitsu Finland and in negotiations of the co-operation agreement.
With the investment Ficolo will become one of the leading actors in the Finnish data center market.
Farmer’s Social Insurance Institution (Mela)
Dottir advises the Farmer’s Social Insurance Institution (Mela) in IT outsourcing and other technology and privacy related matters.
Mela handles the statutory earnings-related pension and occupational accident insurance of Finnish farmers, and of those receiving a grant or a scholarship from Finland. The number of Mela's customers in working life is around 62,000 and the number of people receiving MYEL pension is around 119,000
Dottir has advised Woodly in several financing rounds.
Award-winning Woodly is an environmentally friendly Finnish technology company and the developer of a wood-based, yet transparent packaging material. Woodly is a carbon-neutral material with cellulose from sustainably managed forests that can be used to substitute plastics.
Dottir represents Bring Express in a contract litigation relating to a director agreement.
Bring is a part of Posten Norge Group and aimed at the corporate market in the Nordic region. Bring ships small and large goods in the Nordic region and the rest of the world.
Dottir advised the minority shareholders of Financier Group in its acquisition of Palace and Savoy, the two most iconic restaurants in Finland. The seller and the majority shareholder of Financier Group was NoHo Partners.
Palace has recently awarded a Michelin star, and the legendary restaurant Savoy has been making culinary history for 80 years.
We represented a Finnish software vendor in arbitration proceedings under the FAI rules against a US listed company.
The case concerned termination of a software license agreement and related claims.
Post Control Helsinki
Dottir represented Post Control Helsinki, a high-end post production company, in their complaint before the Market Court against YLE, the national broadcasting company of Finland.
The complaint concerned public procurement of services for digitalisation of YLE’s film collection with a maximum estimated value of EUR 10 million.
Dottir advised Play Ventures, a Singapore based venture capital investor, in its investment in Redhill Games, a rapidly growing game studio.
Play Ventures is a venture investor which invests in early-stage companies in gaming and gaming services around the world.
Dottir has advised Sulapac, a Finnish company listed among the top-100 hottest start-ups in Europe by Wired Magazine, in all of their financing rounds.
Sulapac has raised funding from several investors, including the French luxury house Chanel. Since starting its journey in 2016, Sulapac has won many international awards with its products that combine luxury, sustainability and unlimited design possibilities.
Dottir advised Flow Festival and its founders in an investment where Superstruct Entertainment, the live entertainment platform backed by Providence Equity Partners, invested in Flow Festival.
Flow Festival is an internationally renowned urban music and arts festival in Helsinki, Finland. In August 2018, the festival’s 15th edition brought a record 84,000 attendees to the urban landscape of Suvilahti, Helsinki, to enjoy a wide variety of first class international and domestic artists.
Dottir advised Tomorrow Tech in creating a digital registry for housing company shares. In Finland holding shares in a housing company is a common form of real estate and home ownership. Owning an apartment in Finland usually means owning shares in a housing company.
The new digital registry is utilizes blockchain technology and it is operated in collaboration with Danske Bank, Nordea, Aktia, S-Pankki and OP-Group.
Dottir advised Wolt Enterprises and its founders in the acquisition of the food delivery business of Dailyvery Sp.z.oo in Poland. Simultaneously the founders and investors of Dailyvery Sp.z.oo invested in Wolt Enterprises.
Wolt Enterprises has an Apple-awarded app, and a website a for discovering and getting food in the city – home-delivered, takeaway or eat in. Wolt partners with more than 3,500 restaurants and 10,000 couriers around Europe.
Sanoma Media Finland
Dottir advised Sanoma Media Finland in its acquisition of the stake in Finnish music publisher and management company Kaiku Entertainment.
The acquisition was one of the most influential transactions in the media and music business in Finland during 2018 as a big media group expanding to artist management business. With operations in Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium and Sweden, Sanoma Group net sales totalled EUR 1,3 billion and the Group employed more than 4400 professionals in 2018.
Estée Lauder Companies Europe
Cibes Lift Group AB
Dottir advised Cibes Lift Group AB in its acquisition of Amslift.
The acquisition was one of the important transactions among privately owned lifts sold in more than 50 countries worldwide with personnel of 400 employees and net sales about EUR 100 million. Amslift is the largest privately-owned lift company in Finland.
Dottir advised Northzone, a leading Nordic venture capital firm, in their Series A investment in HappyOrNot.
HappyOrNot are the providers of the award-winning instant customer and employee satisfaction reporting service.
The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce
Dottir conducted a legal design project together with The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI), creating a digital flowchart of the arbitration process under the FAI rules.
The process flowchart was created as a result of user workshops and presented at the HIAD 2018 conference.
Dottir advised Blok Enterprises, the first Finnish digital real estate agency, in their financing round in which Lifeline Ventures and the leading Nordic media company Bonnier invested in the company.
Blok is a new real estate concept that combines the best parts of a good broker and selling real estate on your own.
Dottir advised Ficolo in its acquisition of the data center business of Cybercom in Tampere, Finland. Dottir’s work included both the drafting and negotiation of the Business Transfer Agreement as well as the drafting and negotiation of the updated IT Service Agreements.
Ficolo is one of the leading data center companies in Finland, specialized in Cloud Delivery services.
Dottir assisted Industryhack and Pivot5 in their merger. The merged leading Finnish innovation companies offer a platform, services, tools and expertise to help large companies and public organisations solve their challenges with the power of ecosystems and open innovation.
The merged companies’ offering includes open innovation strategy, innovation challenges, long-term open innovation programs, and corporate startup lab.