Finnish Structure

In Finland 4 organizational structures exist pursuant to the Finnish Limited Liability Companies Act (in Finnish: “Osakeyhtiölaki”):

  1. A Board of Directors (in Finnish: “Hallitus”) only.
  2. A Board of Directors and a Managing Director (in Finnish: “Toimitusjohtaja”)
  3. A Board of Directors and a Supervisory Board (in Finnish: “Hallintoneuvosto”)
  4. A Board of Directors, a Managing Director and a Supervisory Board.

Generally, 2 types of Limited Liability Companies exist in Finland. A Limited Liability Company may be a Private Company (in Finnish: “Osakeyhtiö” or “Oy”) or a Public Company (in Finnish: “Julkinen osakeyhtiö” or “Oyj”). Each of the above mentioned structures apply to both Public Company and Private Company.

Please see, respectively, “Board of Directors”, “Managing Director” and “Supervisory Board” in the left side menu for a more in-depth description of each structure, including how to change the respective board members.

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Castrén & Snellman has provided all input about changing board members in Finland.

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