HPP lets you challenge yourself in a versatile way with the aim to develop into a top lawyer. We give our employees responsibility and independence according to each employee’s competence. You do not need to survive on your own, as our expert teams give you their full support to succeed in your job.
As a lawyer, you have the opportunity to specialise in a number of fields. You can expand your competence and participate in a variety of assignments and projects led by HPP’s partners. We handle a wide range of significant and groundbreaking assignments where you get to work together with experts from other areas of legal practice. At HPP, you also get to participate in developing the expertise of the relevant competence group and to mentor younger employees. At HPP, we provide you with great opportunities to affect your specialisation and to advance in your career.
As a trainee at HPP, you will get the opportunity to work while completing your legal studies and to learn under the guidance of leading lawyers. Read more about our trainee programmes.
In HPP’s support team, you will be surrounded by a fun and uncomplicated administrative team. As a Legal Assistant, you assist our lawyers with client assignments, invoicing and varied administrative tasks. We will also give you other areas of responsibility according to your interests and skills.
“I began working as a trainee at HPP one year before I graduated in 2009. Since then I have been working full-time at the firm. As work experience increased, I decided to pursue on the career of an attorney. I prefer setting myself concrete goals to aim at on the long run, even if the daily focus is fulfilling expectations in completing assignments with the best of my ability.” Getting ready for his first oral main hearing in a civil case was probably one of the most important places of professional learning and growth.
During the years Klaus has specialised in insolvency law – the tasks relating to this field are varied and interesting.
Klaus believes that it takes time to appreciate the career of an attorney: the assignments become more rewarding as the attorney’s proficiency develops. He is now one the newest partners at the firm.
“At HPP, we have the best environmental law team in Finland. Our team has some truly experienced experts who are genuinely interested in solving environmental law questions, each one more challenging than the other. Throughout the years, I have been able to follow their actions and learned so much about this sector and the role of a lawyer. Even though I started as a trainee and have been in the company for years, it does not feel like the learning ended even after I started working full time.
As I have gained more experience, I have constantly received more responsibility and freedom to handle assignments independently. At the same time, I have been given a clearer understanding of what the lawyer’s task actually is and what the client expects of us. I have become a better lawyer, especially in that I have been able to focus on the exact things that matter to the client.”
“I think HPP is a relaxed work community, it’s not so hierarchical and stiff. I have worked at HPP for ten years already, first as a trainee and then, as a lawyer after graduation.
At HPP, the variety of work tasks and specialisation in what you are interested in are balanced nicely. My thesis was in the field of environmental law, and once I graduated, I primarily worked with assignments that dealt with environmental law. However, with time and as my interests have changed, I have transferred entirely into the transactions team.”
“I graduated as a lawyer approximately six years ago and since then, I have worked in law firms, mainly with assignments that deal with dispute resolution. I have been at HPP since the spring 2017. My work in HPP’s dispute resolution team focuses on assisting clients resolve commercial disputes.
The work of a dispute resolution lawyer is especially versatile, as the lines of business and objects of disputes vary so much. In my work, diverse legal questions connect to strategic thinking over what is for the client’s benefit at a given time. I appreciate the fact that HPP’s open atmosphere supports development and well-being at work. Everyone has the chance to invest in the things that matter the most, to receive help from others—and to help others in return.”
“I graduated about a year ago and transferred to HPP in autumn 2018. In the short time that I have been here, I have gotten an extremely positive impression of what it’s like to work here. You really get to focus on the essential here, which is assignment work. The organisation has a light structure, so time is not wasted on unnecessary things.
I work in the technology team and specialise in contract law and dispute resolution. When you are starting out your career as a lawyer, your chances to independently decide what you do and how are often limited. However, here you definitely have the opportunity to affect what kind of opportunities are offered to you and where your assignments take you. The atmosphere is fair in the sense that what each person can and wants to do and what they are capable of doing is considered. For example, in my case we have considered how I could utilise my background and language skills in my work.”
“HPP is a familiar employer for me. I worked as an assistant at the company that preceded HPP for six years in the 1990s, after which I moved abroad with my family for 15 years. When I returned back to Finland, I worked as a legal assistant at a forest company for a few years until a position as an assistant opened up at HPP. I got the chance to return to a working environment I enjoyed, and there are even some familiar faces still around. This is my tenth year at HPP. The job description and methods have changed entirely, but the basics are still the same. I enjoy my work tremendously!
I work as an assistant for the environmental and real estate group. I assist 11 lawyers with their assignments and take care of, for example, finalising documents, document management and financial administration tasks, like invoicing. My daily tasks also include meeting and travel arrangements, keeping track of deadlines, formatting documents and delivering them to authorities as well as acquiring and documenting background materials.
As a working environment, I find HPP to be positive, encouraging and community-minded. My work days vary a lot, and they cannot really be planned in advance. A new, rushed work task changes the day’s plans instantly. I am very happy with the fact that my work days are so varied and lively!”