Nordic Region

  • Editorial

  • Introduction

    Baltic states ready for foreign investment EU accession will mark the end of the Baltic states' transition to a market economy says Mika Salonen of Borenius & Kemppinen

  • Finland: acquisition finance

    Financial assistance and acquisition finance Laws governing financial assistance can cause difficulties in MBO and LBO transactions. By Ari Kaarakainen, Borenius & Kemppinen

  • Finland: mergers and acquisitions

    Finnish shareholders need better squeeze-out guidelines Finnish law provides little help on determining the right price for minority shares in squeeze-out procedures. By Tarja Wist and Charlotta Waselius of Waselius & Wist

  • Finland: securities

    Issuers queue up as Finland prepares for recovery Kari Lautjärvi and Reija Ylönen of Hannes Snellman outline changes in the Finnish securities market during 2003

  • Norway: securities

    Norway softens laws to boost new issues Norway has updated its securities laws in an effort to increase market activity. Sverre Tyrhaug of Thommessen outlines the developments

  • Sweden: intellectual property

    Intellectual property as financial security Gabriel Lidman and Per Victor, both of Advokatfirman Cederquist, give a Swedish perspective on the value of intellectual property rights as funding tools

  • Sweden: securities

    Sweden sharpens takeover rules and listing requirements Sweden is strengthening its stockmarket regulations, explain Klaes Edhall, Jan Darlin, Charlotta Grähs and Eva Kanyuk, of Mannheimer Swartling

  • Sweden: tax

    Swedish limited liability companies primed for use in corporate structures Jens Baastrup of Hamilton & Co discusses the value of Swedish limited liability companies as holding companies in international corporate structures