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Gerrit van Setten

Attorney at law (admitted in Helsinki/Finland and Cologne/Germany)


  • Associate, Attorneys at law Boesebeck Barz & Partner (today Hogan Lovells), Frankurt/M. 1989
  • Admitted to the Bar in Cologne 1991
  • Legal advisor to the Estonian Privatization Agency in Tallinn, Estonia, 1992 - 95
  • Admitted to the Bar in Helsinki 1995
  • Partner of the Tallinn and Helsinki offices of the law and auditing firm of Rödl & Partner 1994 - 97
  • Attorney, Attorneys at law Sundström Jaanti & Co, Helsinki 1998 - 2000
  • Partner, Attorneys at law van Setten Helsinki 2001 - to date

Main Areas of Practice

  • Contract and commercial law, international trade
  • Company and corporate law, M & A
  • Foreign investments and privatisation
  • Construction and real estate
  • Litigation, Arbitration


  • Author of the Finland chapter of the „Das Recht der Kapitalgesellschaften in Europa“, Ecomoica Verlag 2006, Ars Legis e.V., a handbook on limited liability companies in Europe
  • Author of the chapter on Finland of the ″Handbuch Immobilienrecht in Europa″, a hand book on the civil and tax law of real estate transactions in Europe, published by C.F.Müller Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 2004
  • ″Puolan uudet liikelait″ A publication on the new Polish business laws, published by FINTRA (Finnish Institute for International Trade) Helsinki, Finland, 2001
  • Co-author of the Finland-chapter of the ″Steuerberater Handbuch Europa″, a publication on tax law in Europe, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, published by Stollfuß Verlag, Bonn, Germany, 1997, update 1999
  • Estonia-chapter ″Acquiring Enterprises, Employment Regulations, Intellectual Property″ (co-author: the former Estonian Supreme Court Judge Jaak Kirikal) in ″Business Transactions in Eastern Europe″, S. Breidenbach and C. Campbell, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, published by Matthew Bender, U.K., Publication 273, December 1996, including a later update
  • Sub-author to ″Investitionsführer Mittel- und Osteuropa″, a guide to investments in Central and Eastern Europe, published by Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung GmbH Informationsdienste, Frankfurt, manager magazin Verlagsgesellschaft mbH; Hamburg, and Rödl & Partner GmbH, Nuremberg in co-operation with Berliner Bank AG, October 1996
  • Author of the ″Saksan EU-Direktiivien mukainen Matkailulainsäädäntö″ (The German law on Package Tours in Light of the EU-Directives), Suomen Matkailun Edistämiskeskus (The Finnish Tourismn Board), published by Nord Info GmbH Nordeuropa Marketing, Frankfurt/M., Germany, December 1994