We turn risks to opportunities
From the beginning, it has been obvious for us that we want to do things differently than other law firms: we are genuinely proactive and customer-oriented legal partner. Our experts see things the same way and are eager to carry out the change in the industry.
We are specialized in demanding domestic and international business law. In addition to our own specialists, we have a large network of international lawyers, investors and business professionals. Our credit rating is the highest AAA class.
Our international networks enable the effective and reliable execution of our assignments worldwide. We co-ordinate the progression of our clients’ assignments in our international partner firms, whilst ensuring the assignments follow the agreed principals and quality criteria. Our international partner firms are well recognized within the field of business law.
Lexia is a member of the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide alliance. The alliance of independent, full-service law firms operates in 234 global markets and has 176 offices around the world. More than 7,200 lawyers belong to the Meritas alliance. There can be only one member from each country in the alliance – Lexia is the Finnish member in Meritas.
In addition Lexia is a member of TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance), comprising a variety of independent law firms, covering all European countries. TELFA works closely with USLAW. In addition, TELFA has partner offices in the APEC countries, South-America and Africa. Our network includes over 100 firms, with a total of 5000 lawyers.
Ethical business principles guide our activities
Our activities are based on ethical ways of operating and good governance. Lexia’s Code of Conduct is our guiding principle and it also creates the foundation for our collaboration with our stakeholders. Our financial reporting complies with prevailing laws and standards.
In line with the Finnish Bar Association’s regulations, we do not support money laundering or the financing of terrorism in any way whatsoever. We comply with the Code of Conduct and require identification from all our clients. In ambiguous situations, we will not take on the assignment.
Contributing to society in a variety of ways
In 2018 we are supporting the Team Rynkeby charity cycling event by raising money for seriously ill children through the Sylva ry organization and the Aamu Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Our lawyer Jari Maaranen is the captain of Team Rynkeby Helsinki, and he is blogging about preparing for and taking part in the charity cycling event >>.
We also want to be a culturally engaging player. Again this year we are the law firm partner of the Savonlinna Opera Festival, and Lexia Partner Olli Kiuru is a member of the Savonlinna Opera Festival’s Board of Trustees.
Our personnel vote for an Employee of the Quarter from amongst their teams; this individual is someone who has demonstrated the best Lexia work camaraderie by being helpful, enterprising, professional, and easy-going. The colleague who is voted as the Employee of the Quarter gets to decide on a target for a Lexia monetary donation. We have made donations to, e.g., White Helmets, Team Rynkeby and the Icehearts (sports program).
Lexia’s female leadership network is an invitation-based, no-fee network providing information and networking opportunities. The informal network meets a few times a year to focus on topical issues. We also invite law students to the events through student associations so that they can build their own networks and get more familiar with the business world.