Magnusson, leading Nordic and Baltic law firm, announces new chairman of its international committee – Global Legal Chronicle
At Magnusson, 2022 announces the appointment of a new chairman of its international committee, partner Ville Salonen, Co-Head Dispute Resolution at Magnusson Finland. This decision reinforces the firm’s strategy of developing a modern, leading Nordic and Baltic business law firm, full service, with a truly international reach.
Past President of Magnusson International, Tomi Merenheimo, Managing Partner at Magnusson Finland, has successfully led the company’s transformation in recent years from a centralized management system to a more flexible and inclusive decision-making culture, passes the role of President of Magnusson International on in Ville Salonen to take the company to the next stage as of January 3, 2022.
“During my three years as President, Magnusson has moved internally from a centralized management model to engaging all partners in our seven jurisdictions to take the initiative and responsibility for the firm’s success. Our joint marketing efforts have focused on networking, which is starting to yield satisfactory results by increasing the contacts and interest of international law firms as well as potential clients to work with us. Our business is a business built on trust and I have no doubts that we will continue to deliver. As well as being a qualified international lawyer, Ville is also a soccer coach and team player, which means he has the inherent understanding of leadership and teamwork to take Magnusson to the next level, ” commented Tomi.
The pursuit of a truly independent and strong Nordic-Baltic presence has already paid off, with all Magnusson offices reporting a significant increase in referrals and work from top international law firms from outside the region as the firm is increasingly seen as a partner rather than a competitor. In addition, the joint engagements between Magnusson offices in international direct sales and marketing are not only beneficial from a business point of view, but also continue to strengthen and develop skills and cross-border cooperation.
“This is a team sport and indeed success lies in joint efforts, so I am honored and eager to take on the role of President. We will continue to strive to achieve our goals of increasing the awareness of the Magnusson brand, being the preferred legal partner for business law needs in the Nordic and Baltic region and attracting businesses directly to it. leading organizations in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and the Middle East. We can only get the best job if we have the best people, so one of the crucial goals is to attract and keep the best talent and to have Magnusson ahead of future lawyers, ”said Ville.
Founded in 2004, Magnusson is an independent international business law firm, with no exclusive network restrictions. Magnusson has a well-established presence in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia, comprising a specialist network of around 120 specialist lawyers (including 30 partners) and offering one-stop integrated legal services. unique. Thanks to the firm’s many global connections, Magnusson’s legal reach extends well beyond its own jurisdictions, making its international offering unique in the region.
Magnusson is continuously recognized by the main international legal directories, being ranked among the best advisers in the latest editions of Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, Chambers Fintech Legal, IFLR and World Tax. Magnusson was shortlisted for The Lawyer European Awards 2021 Law Firm of the Year in the Scandinavia and Nordic and Baltic countries categories.