Company

Company

Ms. Ulrika Larpes has acted as a legal counsel and Attorney-at-Law for business corporations and law offices and in Ministry of Transport and Communication and in MInistry of Justice. Since the beginning, the operations and services we offer have focused on the legal services needed by companies. Our clientele consists of Finnish and international companies and their owners.

We also represent foreign companies in their investments and operations in Finland. This includes drafting commercial contracts, employent contracts including joint ventures, different consortium agreements and contracting and sub-contracting agreements, and also procurement and delivery agreements as well as consulting in these issues-

We also represent clients in Finnish courts, arbitration tribunals and regulatory authorities.

In order to succeed in our work in these areas of expertise, we must understand our client’s business operations, operating environment and current situation. This is essential for us to offer the client the exact legal services needed.

Pricing

Pricing

General

Our pricing is based on the time used in accomplishing the assignment and an hourly fee. All price information and price estimates are always quoted without value-added tax (VAT), so VAT at the rate in force must be added when appropriate.

We usually invoice for our services on a monthly basis. Our terms of payment are 7 days net. Penalty interest is levied for late payment under the provisions of Finland’s Interest Act.

For new customers, we usually charge an advance payment in line with the fees and expenses incurred by performing the assignment.

Hourly rates

Hourly rates range from 240 to 320 euros per hour plus VAT, depending on the nature of the assignment. Higher prices are charged for assignments that are exceptionally demanding or urgent.

Agreed prices

At the client’s request, we can also agree on special pricing principles, such as a fixed fee for a specific assignment. Whenever possible, we give a price estimate of the probable cost of an assignment.

Expenses

We always charge the client for the direct expenses and official fees incurred in accomplishing the assignment.

Personnel

Personnel

Ulrika Larpes

Education and Areas of Expertise

Graduated 1990 from Helsinki University (Master of Laws) and the University of Lund, Sweden in 1985 (Master of Laws). Specialised in litigation and commercial law as well as maritime, transport, insurance, contract- and tort law. Also risk management and employment law.

2009 -      Ulrika Larpes Attorneys Ltd.

Since December 2009 engaged in her own Attorney-at-Law firm practise and since autumn 2015 in co-operation with Jari Sotka Attorneys Ltd., both attorneys having their office premises at Olympiaranta 3, 00140, Helsinki.

Ulrika also has some positions of trust such as the trustee and board member of the foundation Varustamosäätiö.

2007 – 2009 Shipping Enterprise Finstaship (today called: Arctia Ltd.) as a Legal Director

In charge of legal affaires and risk management. Providing legal advice to the four business units; commercial negotiations, co-operation with Nordic business partners. Also development of the risk management of the business units. Commercial law and Charterparty issues, employment law issues and negotiations with labour unions within the maritime sector.

2004 – 2007 – member of the board of the Shipping Enterprise Finstaship

2001 – 2007 -  Oy Gard (Baltic) Ab as Claims executive, Lawyer

Gard (Baltic) Ab is a Norwegian subsidiary controlled by the Norwegian global marine- and liability insurance provider named as Assuranceföreningen Gard AS. As a member of a global team of lawyers she provided legal advice to customers, i.e. mainly shipping companies and their representatives. Also claims handling, mainly within the liability insurance sector. She was focused on the co-operation with Gard lawyers in London and Norway when developing the legal advice service and risk management issues in Finland. Also lecturing to clients and colleagues on charterparty issues and liability and loss prevention together with other experts within Gard AS.

1997 – 2000 at the Ministry of Transport and Communication; Senior governmental secretary (Vanhempi hallitussihteeri)

Responsible of the (Scandinavian) Maritime Code and its liability issues and the Nordic co-operation as well as the international co-operation in relation thereto.

1996 – 1997 at the Ministry of Justice and its European Law Unit; Legal drafting secretary (Lainsäädäntösihteeri)

Drafting of opinions of Community institutional law and participating in the preparation of the processes pending at the Commission or at the European Court of Justice.

1990 – 1995 Commercial Law firm Nordic Law; Lawyer and attorney
Commercial law, contract law and litigation, disputes. Company languages: English, Finnish and Swedish.

EDUCATION

2016     Arbitrator education by the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce, listed as approved arbitrator
2014     Listed as Mediator in the Finnish Bar Association list of approved mediators
2011      Exam and member of the Finnish Bar Association
1998      Shipping law degree at the Oslo University, Norway
1990      Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, Finland
1985      Juristexamen (LL.M.), Lunds universitet, Sweden

Languages
1. Swedish – mother tongue 2. Finnish – perfect 3. English – excellent
4. French – small talk 5. German – small talk.

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