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The Firm

Avance is a business law firm with experienced attorneys that share an enthusiasm for providing legal services of the highest quality. We handle some of the most demanding transactions and large projects involving our market, with a focus on matters that call for the skills and sophistication of the team. Our high partner-associate ratio (1:2) reflects our core strategy of providing a very senior-oriented service that ensures concrete value-add to clients and distinguishes us from our key competition.

Our Focus

We combine high-end advisory work with a unique breadth of international experience, focusing on regulated industries that are relevant for Finland, such as Energy and  Infrastructure, Financial Services, Healthcare, Media and Telecommunications, and Real Estate and Construction.

Recent Highlights

Evidencing the success of our strategy, we can showcase a broad selection of transactional advisory in key industrial arrangements in Finland. The work has in most cases also included advice on complex regulatory, competition law and financing issues. Please visit for further details.

In addition to the sheer number of deals, we have also been highly praised for our unmatched quality. In the most recent survey of almost 200 Finnish businesses (TNS Sifo Prospera (2017)), Avance continues to dominate a majority of key categories, such as industry understanding, strategic speaking partner,  specialist competence, business mindedness, project management, assignment  staffing, availability and  service. Avance is also ranked by all leading ranking publications (Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR1000) as tier 1 for M&A / Corporate in Finland.


Ulf-Henrik Kull, Senior Partner

Direct +358 40 769 8229



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