If you want to bet on which European legal professions will best weather the financial storm, then you could do worse than put a few euros on Finland.Although the Finnish economy is hurting, its problems are less acute than those of many other states. The Finnish legal profession is stable and not overly risk-prone. The leading law firms seem aware of the threats facing them and are responding accordingly.Hannes Snellman is the most adventurous - and the firm to watch. One of the three big Helskinki firms, it has just opened up over the Swedish border in Stockholm, as well as starting a second China office in Shanghai, having set up in Beijing in 2006. It has also -strengthened its Russia and Ukraine branches.
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