FBCC Patron Borenius to Open a Representative Office in London

FBCC Patron Borenius is opening a new representative office in the City of London. Read more on their press release below.

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a new representative office in the City of London on 13 January 2020, which makes us the only large Finnish law firm to have an office in London. This unique opportunity enables us to provide more comprehensive and global services to our clients in addition to New York and St. Petersburg as it brings us up to five offices in four different countries.

“We see London as the key feeder market for us outside of Finland as about 50% of our revenue in any given year is sourced from abroad. Many of our good legal, banking and investor sector clients conduct their Nordic business out of London. Similarly, our current presence in New York and my own work experience from London and New York have demonstrated to us how intertwined the London and New York markets are. The key is being relevant to your clients in today’s international legal markets. We think that this is best achieved through cooperation with the other leading independent firms around the world”, says Juha Koponen, the Partner in charge of our London representative office.

Our London representative office will be located at Paternoster House, 65 St Paul’s Churchyard. This convenient location right in the heart of the City of London enables us to host client visits and meetings close to where many of our clients are located.

“We opened our New York representative office in 2012. That has been a great success and our decision to open a representative office in London builds on this experience. Timing-wise, we are entering London at an interesting moment as we are sure that many of our Finnish clients continue to have Brexit related questions. We look forward to working on those matters with English qualified law firms”, concludes Casper Herler, Managing Partner.

Global Recognition in Support of Opening our Representative Office in London

We are the 2019 winners of both the “Best Nordic Law Firm Award” awarded by The Lawyer European Awards and the “Most Innovative Finnish Law Firm Award” awarded by the IFLR Europe Awards. These prestigious awards were granted to us based on our strategic vision and cross-border capabilities together with our consistent excellence in the delivery of legal services both in the Nordics and in New York.

In addition, we are consistently ranked as a top tier firm in Finland by all leading legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners (Global and Europe), IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.

Law Firm of the Year The Nordics

“This is a small firm punching at premium level globally through a very focused engagement with the top-level firms and clients in London, New York and beyond.”
– The Lawyer European Awards 2019

Most Innovative Firm of the Year Finland

“This firm is able to drive and execute the most innovative and complex cross-border deals on the Finnish market.”
– IFLR Europe Awards 2019

 

For additional information, read more on Borenius’ website by clicking here!

FBCC patron Goodwille is recruiting an office assistant

 

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting an Office Assistant who thrives on providing great customer service to join their Front of House team in London.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

FBCC Patron Goodwille is recruiting a Marketing Executive

FBCC Patron member Goodwille is looking for an ambitious Marketing Executive, fluent in a Nordic language (preferably Swedish or Norwegian), to join their Marketing and Business Development team.

Goodwille provides essential business services to overseas companies looking to enter, grow or scale in the UK. These services include Corporate Legal, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll & Virtual Offices.

Find out more about the position here.

Finnair and Kone voted into top three most attractive employers in Finland

In the last 30 years Universum has become the global leader in employer branding, they conduct research across all seven continents in 60 different markets. Their research results can be utilized for decision-making, for instance when choosing target groups, messages and channels for future employer branding campaigns. In other words, to answer the question of how to attract new recruits.

Every year, Universum conducts their Professional Survey on Finnish Employers. The survey aims to measure how the Finnish professionals perceive the employers. The research was carried out between October 2018 and August 2019 with over 6,000 professionals from 35 different industries, and 104 different positions. Biggest samples were from Business (1,617) and Engineering (1,017)

Every year the survey results indicate the situation of the world economy, thus, affecting the factors that employees value the most. Hence, this year’s results indicate the growing insecurity of the Finnish and the world economy.

Once again, our corporate member Finnair was the chosen the number one Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals in Finland. ranked high by several other industries’ professionals, such as IT (6), humanities (9) and technical professionals.It is no wonder Finnair ranks high year after year, as it is seen as an attractive employer. The variety of jobs they offer is massive; according to Finnair’s Talent Acquisition Manager Tanja Mattila ‘Your background could be in economics, physics, humanities or engineering and you could still land a job at Finnair.’

(Source: Finnair)

 

Our Patron member KONE, who also has a history of being ranked high in the Professional Survey by Universum year after year, was again voted the number one Most Attractive Employer by engineering professionals and third Most Attractive Employer by the business professionals.

Both companies were ranked high by professionals from several fields, such as engineering, IT and business.

At FBCC we’d like to express our warmest congratulations to our members Finnair and KONE.

To read more about the most attractive employers in different fields in Finland, check our source Universum Professional Survey 2019

FBCC Patron Nokia opens a 5G Future X Lab in Finland

Nokia has opened a brand new 5G Future X Lab at its global headquarters in Espoo, Finland on September 24th. The Future X Labs are built to explain, explore and evaluate new value creation made possible with Nokia’s full end-to-end portfolio of 5G equipment, software and services.

The Lab will enable communications service providers, enterprises and infrastructure providers to learn and understand the techno-economic power of a 5G end-to-end network to better serve their customers and unleash new value. Visitors get to experience i.a. an “Experience Zone” where they can see demonstrations of Nokia technologies and innovations.

Learn more about the 5G Future X Lab and its highlights here.

 

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member Miramar Global

We are excited to welcome Miramar Global as our newest Patron Member.

 

 

Miramar Global exists to help the best companies fulfil their ambitions, by finding world-class talent, as efficiently as possible. They combine deep commercial insight with leading edge head hunting capabilities to deliver talent that sets their clients apart. Miramar Global sees your goals from a people perspective. They have the privilege of working globally with some of the world’s best companies in a range of industry sectors from offices in London and Philadelphia. They believe that people are at the heart of the matter and Miramar Global’s talent solutions enable companies to deliver on their goals.

Miramar Global advances business, through people.

Find out more about Miramar Global and their services on their website.

Contact
info@miramar.global
UK +44(0)203 8622 080

https://www.miramar.global

We proudly welcome our new Patron Member Cool N Talk

Cool N Talk United Kingdom is a modern online platform for keynote speakers, hosts, facilitators and training. The speaker agency company is owned by speakers and famous serial entrepreneurs.

Companies can easily find the best suitable speaker for their events with competitive prices. The management have done over 3000 engagements since 2006. Cool N Talk’s experienced consultants will serve you from need to final applause. In 2019 they will deliver more than 600 speaking engagements globally.

They have a global network for speakers, but majority comes from Scandinavia. Booking keynote speakers is more transparent than ever before. Welcome to Cool N Talk’s shop for their international speakers and hosts. To find out more about Cool N Talk, visit: https://coolntalk.co.uk

WE PROUDLY WELCOME OUR NEW PATRON MEMBER BORENIUS

Borenius is one of the largest and most experienced law firms in Finland, with offices in Helsinki, Tampere, St. Petersburg and New York. They provide services in all areas of Finnish and Russian law for corporate clients, and advise Finnish clients mainly on corporate matters in the United States. Borenius is ranked as a top tier Finnish firm by all leading legal directories and in any given year, the firm is at the top of the deal tables in Finland in IPOs, M&A and financing transactions.

FULL-SERVICE LAW FIRM
Borenius was established in 1911. Since then they have handled some of the most challenging assignments for the most interesting clients. As businesses have become increasingly globalised, the demand for high-calibre legal advice has followed – they have grown to a firm that currently employs over 110 lawyers. Borenius’ key service areas are transactions, advisory and dispute resolution, in which it serves clients’ needs with leading practitioners in some 20 separate practice areas.

GLOBAL OPERATOR AND SERVICES IN THE UK
Borenius has always been committed to extending its global reach. Their global presence is built on their own Russian and US offices and  Chinese, Nordic and London desks supporting inbound and outbound clients together with a network of leading independent law firms in these and other jurisdictions. This offers a convenient gateway for international companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish, Russian, Baltic and Nordic territories. In the United Kingdom, Borenius operate through an extensive network of local law firms to ensure effective and comprehensive legal coverage. In addition, they employ lawyers who have been educated in English universities and many of their lawyers have also lived and worked in England. www.borenius.com

Welcome to the FBCC!

Patron Member Nordea ranked as one of the most sustainable banks in the world

FBCC Patron Member Nordea has been ranked amongst the Most Sustainable Companies of 2019! Corporate Knights ranked Nordea as the 47th most sustainable with an overall score of 66.70% from the list’s indicators. This places Nordea as one of the most sustainable banks in the world.

The Global 100 ranking is compiled by a Canada-based sustainability-focused financial information company and magazine, Corporate Knights. The list was compiled from 21 quantitative indicators from all across the environmental, social responsibility and good corporate governance spectrum. Read more about the study and its results from the Corporate Knights Global 100 website.

Congratulations to Patron Member Nordea and thank you to all companies striving towards sustainability!

Patron Member Nokia one of the Most Sustainable Companies in the world

FBCC Patron Member Nokia has been ranked amongst the 100 Most Sustainable Companies in the world 2019 by Corporate KnightsNokia ranked 64th with an overall score of 62.19% from the list’s indicators.

The Global 100 ranking is compiled by a Canada-based sustainability-focused financial information company and magazine, Corporate Knights. The list was compiled from 21 quantitative indicators from all across the environmental, social responsibility and good corporate governance spectrum. Read more about the study and its results from the Corporate Knights Global 100 website.

Congratulations to Patron Member Nokia for their amazing achievement!

Finnish-British Chamber of Commerce

The FBCC is an independent, non-profit organisation, recognized throughout the Finnish, British and international business communities. The Chamber offers four different membership categories: Patron, Corporate, Professional and Junior.