Finland: Distant relations
Finnish law firms have retained a high degree of independence throughout the country's history, but the merger of the Stockholm and Helsinki stock exchanges and the emergence of plans for a pan-Scandinavian financial market have meant law firms may have to start thinking outside their traditional boundaries. Derek Bedlow reports
It takes more than a transnational merger of stock exchanges to get the phlegmatic Finns excited – and they are not, in the short-term at least, particularly worked up about the merger of Scandinavia’s two largest exchanges, Sweden’s OM and Finland’s HEX respectively, announced last month.
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