Lauri Railas of Railas Attorneys Ltd. discusses how contracts can help you prepare for unforeseeable hardships

Lauri Railas takes part in our most recent podcast discussing ‘International Contracts: How contracts can help you prepare for unforeseeable hardships’, hosted by our podcast host – Jennifer Riggins. Lauri and Jennifer discuss commercial contracts and unforeseeable hardships, force majeure, the digitization of signatures, contracts and potential difficulties you might run into +++ much more! […]

Lauri RailasFounder of the Firm, Railas Attorneys Ltd.

Lauri Railas participates in the IR Virtual Series – International Contracts: How has the global pandemic impacted international contracts?

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers The COVID-19 pandemic is one of those once-ina-lifetime events that few people predict but which affects everyone – individuals, businesses and governments. During the past four months the pandemic has caused huge disruption to companies across the globe as many have suddenly found it impossible to fulfil their contractual obligations. From […]

Lauri RailasFounder of the Firm, Railas Attorneys Ltd.

Recent changes to Finnish legislation due to COVID-19

By Nina Aura, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland On March 16, 2020, Finland declared a nationwide state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result of this, the Finnish government submitted a decree implementing the Emergency Powers Act. The two commissioning decrees for the Act were given on March 17 and 19, respectively.  Last time the […]

Tuomo KauttuPartner, Aliant Finland

Recent changes to Finnish labour legislation due to COVID-19

By Nina Aura, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland In addition to the Emergency Powers Act, The Finnish government has reacted to the situation by submitting several temporary changes to legislation. The amendments to the Employment Contracts Act, the Maritime Employment Contracts Act, and the Act on Co-operation in Enterprises are in force until 30 June 2020 […]

Tuomo KauttuPartner, Aliant Finland

Force Majeure In The Sale Of Goods And Covid-19 Logistics – Legal And Commercial Implications

Introduction The objective of this article is to take a look into the legal side of the logistics problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The purpose is not to indulge the legal profession or scholars with a thorough analysis of the intricacies of the subject but to introduce the subject to a more general academic […]

Lauri RailasFounder of the Firm, Railas Attorneys Ltd.

Tuomo Kauttu features in the IR Global & ACC collaboration Publication “A Jurisdictional Guide of how to Manage Risk in Multinationals”

QUESTION ONE When representing a client with significant business activities in foreign jurisdictions, what are some key risk-related concerns that arise in a cross-border context and how can a parent company minimise such risk? When representing a client with significant business activities in foreign jurisdictions, the key risk concerns are generally related to the structure […]

Tuomo KauttuPartner, Aliant Finland

Trade Wars – Global protectionism as a threat to cross-border transactions Global protectionism as a threat to cross-border transactions

Protectionism is nothing new. Governments and companies have been engaging in it for time immemorial in order to support their own interests. What is new, is the global scale of […]

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