“One thing that makes Fondia unique is that it’s a listed company, which isn’t the case with most consultation companies,” says Perolainen. “We develop our services as a start-up would in order to pro-actively offer our clients IT solutions. Take our platform, MyFondia – it can only be accessed by our clients and our lawyers, and all communication and exchange of documents takes place there. On the one hand this means that clients can always access their documents, while on the other it means that the platform makes it possible to bring all of your documents together in one place, rather than keeping them in separate folders on your computer.”
This spares companies the pain associated with document management and simplifies communication with Fondia’s lawyers, since legal matters typically involve the exchanging of hundreds of e-mails and endless rifling through inboxes for the right documents. On the MyFondia platform, everything can be searched for very easily. Documents can be amended and added to throughout by anyone involved. In the case of larger companies, access to different information can be assigned to different positions – sales-related information all in one place, sensitive HR-related information accessible only by certain people and so on. Moreover, Fondia’s lawyers save the templates for all client contracts and documents on the platform, making them easy to find.
Perolainen adds that Fondia naturally also offers project-based consultation, such as when buying or selling a company. “It makes sense to bring legal advisers on board in the planning and preparation stages, when you’ve only just decided to sell or if it’s a family-run company and one generation is passing the baton on to the next,” she explains. “Also, one of the things we offer is the automated preparation of contracts, which makes our work a lot more efficient. We’re constantly developing new digital solutions with our partners to make our services even more effective and better to use for both our staff and our clients.”