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  • Aaltonen Anu

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 747 9544
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 747 9544 /

    Ms. Aaltonen specialises in competition law. She has wide experience in different competition law assignments for example from the telecommunications, forest, pharmaceutical and construction sectors. Her core expertise includes representing clients before competition authorities and the Market Court.  In addition to assessing their agreements and practices Anu also actively trains companies in competition law related matters, such as cooperation between competitors and permissible practices for firms in dominant position.

    Furthermore, Anu has extensive experience in questions relating to competition damages actions and state aid.

    In addition to competition law, Anu specialises in EU-law and assists clients in questions on free movement of goods and services.

    Worked for HPP since 2008. Also experience from the DG Competition of the Commission.

  • Ahtiainen Maija

    Associate
    +358 50 435 5342
    Associate
    +358 50 435 5342 /

    Ms. Ahtiainen specializes in commercial litigation and arbitration. She advises clients on the full range of dispute resolution issues and also litigates in criminal proceedings. Ms. Ahtiainen also regularly advises clients in the field of general contract law and especially in questions related to IT-agreements. She has also acted as a secretary of arbitral tribunals.

    Ms. Ahtiainen has graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2013. She has also studied contract law and company law in the University of Glasgow in UK.

    Ms. Ahtiainen joined HPP in 2017 after having worked for several years at an international law firm. She has also done an internship in the Supreme Court of Finland. Ms. Ahtiainen was trained at the bench in Pirkanmaa District Court.

    Her working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 775 7171 /

    Mr. Alanen specialises in EU Internal Market and competition law and public procurement. His areas of expertise also include legal issues related to the waste and energy industries and also to the pharmaceutical and aviation industries. He is in charge of the firm’s public procurement group.

    Jouni has particularly extensive experience in litigation concerning abuse of a dominant position in the market, as well as in other types of assignments. He has written literature, articles and other publications on the topic of the European Internal Market and competition law. He has also drafted ample legal opinions and accounts on national application and interpretation of EU law to various authorities, enterprises and organisations in different industries.

    Jouni is a graduate of the University of Helsinki, where he also obtained the degree of Licentiate in Laws. He completed his postgraduate studies at Saarland University, Germany. HPP employed him as a Partner in 2001.

    Jouni’s working languages are Finnish, English and German.

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    Andersin Atte

    Associate
    +358 44 783 3926
    Associate
    +358 44 783 3926 /
  • Associate
    +358 45 176 8100 /

    Stefan Boshkov is an Associate and part of HPP’s transactions and investments practice group.

    Stefan focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as equity financing. Stefan advises our clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Stefan also specializes in contract and corporate law as well as corporate advisory.

    Stefan is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. Stefan joined HPP at the start of 2016.

    Before joining HPP Stefan worked for another law firm focused on business and investment cases. Prior to his career as a lawyer, Stefan has gained extensive experience in various tasks for the Public Sector.

    Stefan’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 45 657 5758 /

    Mr. Cotton specialises in corporate and commercial law and IP and technology-related legal issues. He advises both Finnish and international clients on their cross-border business operations. Andrew is a qualified Finnish lawyer, and also a qualified English solicitor.

    His expertise is focused particularly on cross-border corporate acquisitions and reorganisation, and investments and associated commercial agreements arising in the IT, technology, cleantech and telecommunications industries. Andrew has negotiated agreements on behalf of clients with, for example, well-known international telecoms groups, major hardware suppliers and pharmaceutical groups . Before moving to Finland and joining HPP, he worked as a partner at law firms in the City of London.

    In addition to his regular advice to clients, Andrew also trains his clients as well as other lawyers on issues arising from cross-border contractual and compliance issues.

    Andrew qualified as an English Solicitor in 2001 after graduating from the University of Nottingham and passing his professional exams at the College of Law in Guildford, UK. He joined HPP in 2009.

    Andrew’s working language is English.

  • Erkkilä Mikko

    Senior Advisor
    +358 40 773 7311
    Senior Advisor, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 773 7311 /

    Mr. Erkkilä specialises in environmental and property law. Based on his 20 years of professional experiences in each, he also has practical familiarity with court and other official proceedings. He works as part of the firm’s environment and dispute resolution groups. Among Mikko’s strengths is also his excellent overall knowledge of business jurisprudence. With the exception of in-court training, Mikko has conducted his entire career practicing law.

    A graduate of the University of Lapland, Mikko completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Helsinki, where he majored in EU and environmental law. He started work at HPP in 2001.

    Mikko’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Gahmberg-Hisinger Nora

    Partner
    +358 50 532 2532LinkedIn
    Partner
    +358 50 532 2532 /

    Mrs. Gahmberg-Hisinger specializes in maritime and transport  law, international commercial law, insurance law and dispute resolution. Nora heads HPP’s market-leading logistics team comprising inter alia maritime, transport and insurance law with decades of experience from all kinds of matters within the shipping and transport industry.

    Before joining HPP Nora worked in Norway as a lawyer for the shipping company Teekay Petrojarl Production AS, which is a subsidiary of the Canadian Teekay Corporation. Previously Nora worked for a Finnish law firm specialized in maritime and transport law. Nora assists domestic and international insurance companies, shipping companies, forwarding agencies, their customers and national authorities.

    Nora is a member of the Finnish Maritime Law Association (CMI Finland) and a member of the board of the WISTA Finland (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association).

    Nora is a graduate of both the University of Helsinki (LL.M) and the University of Uppsala (LL.M).

    Nora’s working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English.

  • Haapasalo Toni

    Associate
    +358 44 033 0331
    Associate
    +358 44 033 0331 /

    Mr. Haapasalo specialises in labour law. He has extensive experience in handling different types of assignments related to labour law. Prior to his employment at HPP, he worked as an occupational health and safety authority and as a lawyer in a federation of employees and in an international law firm.

    He has graduated from the University of Helsinki. In addition, he has studied a year at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He joined HPP as a lawyer in autumn 2016.

    Mr. Haapasalo’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Halkilahti Jenni

    Associate
    +358 50 537 3387
    Associate
    +358 50 537 3387 /
  • Hammarström Jörgen

    Partner
    +358 40 501 5274
    Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 501 5274 /

    Mr. Hammarström specialises in dispute resolution, arbitration proceedings and litigation, as well as company law and different types of corporate reorganisation. His areas of expertise include company and business agreements and transactions.

    For almost 30 years, Jörgen has represented the firm’s domestic and international corporate and association clients in various business-related arbitration and legal proceedings in Finland, other Nordic countries and in the Baltic countries. He has also acted as arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

    During his career, Jörgen has counselled the firm’s domestic and international corporate and association clients in all types of matters pertaining to company law and business operations in general.

    Jörgen is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He became an employee of HPP in 1985 and Partner in 1988.

    Jörgen’s working languages are Swedish, Finnish and English.

  • Hamro-Drotz Markus

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 568 9470LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 568 9470 /

    Mr. Hamro-Drotz specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. He assists clients particularly at litigation and arbitration proceedings as part of the firm’s dispute resolution group.

    Markus is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He started work at HPP in 2011.

    Markus’s working languages are Swedish, Finnish and English.

  • Hanninen Aleksei

    Senior Associate
    +358 41 527 9816
    Senior Associate
    +358 41 527 9816 /

    Aleksei Hanninen specializes in corporate acquisitions and reorganisations. His additional areas of expertise include contract and company law.

    Aleksei works as a part of HPP’s corporate reorganisation group. He also assists in assignments that have connections to Russia.

    Aleksei is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. In addition, he has studied law at the University of Sheffield in England and at the St. Petersburg State University in Russia. Aleksei joined HPP as a lawyer in 2013.

    Aleksei’s working languages are Finnish, English, Russian and Swedish.

  • Heinonen Ella

    Associate
    +358 41 507 5868
    Associate
    +358 41 507 5868 /
  • Helvola Amanda

    Associate
    +358 44 5353 882
    Associate
    +358 44 5353 882 /
  • Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
    + 358 40 505 3666 /

    Harri has in-depth experience in complex corporate, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution matters. He advises leading domestic and international companies on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious matters, in several sectors. His clients include local and international investment banks, Finnish private equity firms focusing on midmarket buyouts and mezzanine, foreign corporations and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki listed companies active.

    Harri is especially active in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, public offerings and takeovers.

    He also advises on general company law, corporate governance and regulatory matters, as well as in dispute resolution matters. He has represented individuals, institutions, businesses and corporations in numerous matters over the years in both the district courts and Court of Appeal in various dispute resolution proceedings. Most recently he was involved in a large scale dispute in securities market.

    He is recognised by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 EMEA for his expertise in Corporate M&A, capital markets and dispute resolution. In addition, he has been nominated by peers in the Best Lawyers in the practice area of Private Equity Law in Finland.

    Harri has a degree from the University of Turku (LL.M.). He is a member of the Finnish Businessmen’s Association and the Finnish Company law Association.

    Harri’s working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Iso-Markku Outi

    Associate
    +358 50 359 1363
    Associate
    +358 50 359 1363 /

    Ms Iso-Markku specialises in environmental law. She is part of the firm’s environmental law team and assists mainly in issues concerning environmental offences and environmental permits.

    Outi has graduated from the University of Helsinki. She joined HPP as a lawyer in 2015, prior to which she worked at HPP as a legal trainee for three years. Before Outi started her career at HPP, she worked as a trainee at another business law firm.

    Outi’s working languages are Finnish, English and French.

  • Jaarinen Tatu

    Senior Associate
    Senior Associate

    Mr. Tatu Jaarinen is specialized in litigation and domestic and international arbitration. Mr. Jaarinen has advised clients e.g. in disputes related to construction, projects, M&A, shareholders’ agreements and distributorship agreements.

    Mr. Jaarinen has graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2012. He joined HPP in 2017 after having worked for another Helsinki based law firm specialized in dispute resolution. Mr. Jaarinen was trained at the bench in Pirkanmaa District Court.

    Mr. Jaarinen’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Joutsimo Maarika

    Senior Associate
    +358 50 338 8495LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 50 338 8495 /

    Ms. Joutsimo specialises in competition and EU law. She has extensive experience in different assignments pertaining to competition law and the communications and financial markets sector. Before she was employed by HPP, Maarika worked as a Research Officer, Senior Research Officer and Head of Research at the Finnish Competition Authority, as an EU trainee at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and as an EU-EEA specialist at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company.

    Maarika is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. She started work at HPP in 2005.

    Maarika’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Juhola Minna

    Associate
    +358 40 557 1210
    Associate
    +358 40 557 1210 /

    Ms Juhola specializes in environmental law. She is part of the firm’s environmental law team and assists mainly in issues concerning environmental permits and appeals and also nature conservation legislation. In addition, she has experience on energy law, mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions.

    Minna is a graduate of the University of Turku specializing in European environmental law. She wrote her master’s thesis on international climate change conventions. In addition, she has studied environmental and energy law at University of Reykjavik, Iceland.

    Before joining HPP in 2015, Minna worked at another business law firm specialized in environmental and real estate law.

    Minna’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Kauppila Teresa

    Senior Associate
    +358 45 7730 3991LinkedIn
    Senior Associate
    +358 45 7730 3991 /

    Teresa Kauppila specializes in mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate law. Teresa advises our clients regularly in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Besides these, Teresa’s range of expertise includes legal questions pertaining to private equity funds, contract law, insolvency law and corporate advisory.

    Teresa joined HPP as a lawyer after having graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2013, and she works as a part of HPP’s transactions and investments practice group.

    Prior to switching over to law, Teresa worked several years as a journalist.

    Teresa’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Klemetti Jari

    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 717 3870
    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 717 3870 /
  • Koivula Perttu

    Senior Advisor
    +358 40 630 4758
    Senior Advisor, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 630 4758 /

    Mr. Koivula specialises in public procurement and dispute resolution.

    Perttu has a versatile experience on public procurements and dispute resolution. Before joining HPP, Perttu has worked as a judge at the Market Court, as a legal counsel in an insurance company and as a referendary secretary at the Helsinki Court of Appeal. Perttu is a  graduate of the University of Helsinki. Perttu has worked at HPP since 2014.

    Perttu’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 512 3104 /

    Mr. Komonen specialises in maritime and transportation law, dispute resolution, and insurance and indemnity law.

    Matti assists Finnish and foreign shipping companies and companies in the forwarding and transportation business, and their customers. Insurance companies and Government institutions and authorities are also among his clients. In addition to his long legal career, Matti has experience in working in the insurance industry. His expertise has been noted in Chambers and Partners.

    Matti is a member of the Association of Finnish Lawyers, Finnish Maritime Law Association/CMI Finland and the Finnish Association of Insurance Lawyers. In addition, he is a member of the Finnish Bar Association expert task force on insurance and indemnity law.

    Matti is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He transferred to HPP in connection with the firm’s merger with Gahmberg & Co. in 2009.

    Matti’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Koski Marko

    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 758 2475
    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 758 2475 /

    Marko Koski is specialized in tax law and is the head of HPP’s tax team.

    Marko has previously worked in the Finnish Tax Administration. In his most recent position as the tax director of the Large Taxpayers’ Office he was responsible for the income tax and value added tax, the taxation of employer and other contributions and tax inspection matters of international groups of companies as well as of Finland’s largest companies. Before working in the Finnish Tax Administration Marko was the head of import and car taxation at the Finnish Customs.

    Marko has also been involved in the drafting of tax and customs legislation and acted as the Finnish representative i.al. in the OECD’s Large Business Network and in several working groups of the EU Commission. His most recent involvement was in the Ministry of Finance VETO project whose objective was the administrative transfer of all taxation matters from the Finnish Customs to the Finnish Tax Administration.

    Marko has an LLM degree from the University of Helsinki and he has trained on the bench at the District Court of Helsinki.

    Marko’s working languages are Finnish and English.

    Expertise
  • Lehti Kari-Matti

    Partner
    +358 50 560 6264
    Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 50 560 6264 /

    Kari-Matti has an excellent reputation as a leading information technology (IT) and outsourcing lawyer. He co-heads the firm’s technology practice with Pekka Raatikainen.

    Kari-Matti specialises in providing legal services in the areas of commercial, non-contentious intellectual property (IP), outsourcing, and privacy as well as data protection law, both on a national and international level, to clients active within the communications and IT sectors, both as vendors and as customers. Kari-Matti has a wealth of experience advising clients and negotiating commercial agreements and arrangements on a wide range of communications, outsourcing and IT-related issues.

    Leading business newspaper for the ICT industry Tietoviikko placed Kari-Matti as the only lawyer in their annual list of the top 100 most influential people in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in Finland. Kari-Matti is ranked as one of the top lawyers in Finland in the IT and communications sectors in the most notable international directories (EMEA Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and the Best Lawyers).

    Before joining HPP, Kari-Matti worked at another leading law firm as partner.

    His working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Lehti Mikko

    Associate
    +358 44 791 5522
    Associate
    +358 44 791 5522 /

    Mikko Lehti is specialized in tax law and he works in HPP’s tax team. Mikko serves our clients in tax related assignments with particular expertise on domestic and international corporate taxation.

    Mikko holds an LL.M. –degree from the University of Helsinki and he has joined HPP in 2017. He has previously worked in Large Taxpayer’s Office and Ministry of Finance as well as in a Big Four firm.

    Mikko’s working languages are Finnish and English.

    Expertise
  • Leino Laura

    Senior Associate
    +358 50 412 0869
    Senior Associate
    +358 50 412 0869 /

    Ms. Leino specializes in environmental and water issues. She is part of the environmental law team and assists mainly in issues concerning environmental permits, environmental impact assessments and nature conservation legislation. In addition, she has vast experience on environment, nature and water related surveys and impact assessments.

    Before joining HPP, Laura has worked as a senior consultant in an international consulting company and as an environmental biologist in an energy company. She also worked as a Junior Professional Officer for the secretariat to the Espoo Convention at UN Economic Commission for Europe.

    Laura graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2014 specializing in environmental law. In addition, she holds a degree in biology (M.Sc.) from the University of Helsinki. She started at HPP as an environmental specialist in the beginning of 2014.

    Laura’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnsh Bar
    +358 40 734 3214 /

    Mr. Lenni-Taattola specialises in insolvency law, financial reorganisations and corporate acquisitions. He is in charge of the firm’s insolvency group.

    Juho counsels clients especially with regard to corporate acquisitions and reorganisations related to industry and capital investment. He has extensive experience in the fields of insurance and finance and as a board member.

    Juho is a graduate of the University of Turku and the Turku School of Economics. He became an employee of HPP in 1999 and Partner in 2003.

    Juho’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 750 5663 /

    Mikko Leppä specializes in dispute resolution. He co-heads the firm’s dispute resolution practice with Marko Wainio.

    Mikko has fifteen years of experience in representing domestic and foreign clients in court and arbitration proceedings relating to commercial disputes. In addition, Mikko assists domestic and foreign companies in drafting and negotiating commercial agreements.

    Mikko lectures regularly on themes related to dispute resolution and contract law.

    Before joining HPP, Mikko worked at another leading Finnish law firm as Specialist Partner. He has also acquired international work experience at a leading German law firm. Mikko has also worked as a legal counsel for an eminent Finnish company specialized in large international infrastructure projects.

    Mikko is ranked in international directories (Chambers Europe, Chambers Global), where the clients praise him:

    “Mikko is praised for his ability to “explain complicated issues in an understandable way.”

    “He constantly exceeds our expectations; he really digs up the detail and makes a strong case”.

    “He’s been very good, and we’ve been very happy with him; his way of thinking is very broad and he understands public services legislation”.

    Mikko is a graduate of the University of Turku.

    Mikko’s working languages are Finnish, German, English and Swedish.

  • Lievonen Pauliina

    Associate
    +358 40 564 6699
    Associate
    +358 40 564 6699 /

    Pauliina Lievonen specialises in real estate and environmental law. She assists in matters related to zoning and construction legislation, cadastral procedures and real estate transactions.

    Pauliina graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2013. She is also currently studying real estate economics at Aalto University School of Engineering with real estate management as her major subject. Before graduating Pauliina worked as legal trainee at HPP for three years. Prior to that, she also worked for an insurance company for a few years.

    Pauliina’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Lind Mikaela

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 702 9029LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 702 9029 /

    Mrs. Lind specialises in dispute resolution and intellectual property law. She works as part of the firm´s dispute resolution and IP & technology groups.

    Mikaela is a graduate of the University of Helsinki, in additon to which she has completed the Master’s Degree Programme in Intellectual Property Law at the Hanken School of Economics. She became a lawyer at HPP in 2010, having worked as a trainee at the firm since 2008.

    Mikaela’s working languages are Swedish, Finnish and English.

  • Luoma Lasse

    Senior Associate
    +358 400 518 956LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 400 518 956 /

    Lasse Luoma specialises in dispute resolution and insolvency proceedings. Further, Lasse has a wide experience in corporate law. Lasse has acted in several positions of trust, as an administrator in bankruptcy proceedings and as a liquidator.

    Lasse is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He joined HPP in 2011.

    Lasse’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Lähdevuori Iiro

    Senior Associate
    +358 50 527 5357LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnsh Bar
    +358 50 527 5357 /

    Mr. Lähdevuori specialises in dispute resolution. His assignments include counselling clients particularly with regard to contract and company law. In addition, he has extensive experience in handling different types of assignments related to labour law. Prior to his employment at HPP, he worked as a trainee and after graduation, as a lawyer at different law firms.

    Iiro started work at HPP in 2010. He is a graduate of the University of Helsinki.

    Iiro’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Majamäki Klaus

    Senior Associate
    +358 50 3737 283LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 50 3737 283 /

    Mr. Majamäki specialises in insolvency law, public procurement and mergers & acquisitions.

    Klaus is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He was hired at HPP first as a trainee in 2008, and in 2009, took over the responsibilities of a lawyer.

    Klaus’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 779 7878 /

    Mr. Marttinen specialises in environmental law and dispute resolution related to the field. His areas of expertise include permit procedures, matters pertaining to the application of administrative law, matters pertaining to environmental liability and nature protection, waste management and recycling and infrastructure projects. He is in charge of the firm’s environmental group.

    Kari has particular experience in liability issues related to old industrial areas and complex matters related to permits and complaints in accordance with the Water Act, Environmental Protection Act and Land Use and Building Act, and also in dispute resolution concerning environmental liabilities. He has held the principal responsibility as an attorney in several major projects. In addition, he has taught at the University of Helsinki and the University of Technology in Espoo.

    Kari assists enterprises in the energy sector, and also commercial and industrial enterprises, along with those in the forest, metal and recycling sector, and different institutions and interest groups. He has extensive experience in the recycling industry and in matters pertaining to producer responsibility particularly in the packaging industry. At the core of his expertise are also matters pertaining to nature protection, expropriation and related dispute resolution. His expert status is recognised within the field of environmental law in Finland, as well as internationally.

    Kari was one of the first lawyers specialising in EU law to graduate from the University of Helsinki in 1991. He received the qualification of Licentiate in Laws in 1995.

    Kari’s working languages are Finnish, Swedish and English.

  • Marttinen Suvi

    Senior Advisor
    +358 40 580 7686LinkedIn
    Senior Advisor, Member Of The Finnsh Bar
    +358 40 580 7686 /

    Ms. Marttinen specialises in environmental and property law. Her areas of expertise include zoning and construction law and legal issues concerning nature protection and mining rights. She also has expertise in earth as well as hydraulic construction projects, expropriation matters and land rights litigation.

    Suvi assists companies in the industrial, excavation, energy, waste and logistics sectors. She is also a notary public. Prior to her employment at HPP, she worked as an environmental and property lawyer at the Valuation Centre and the National Survey Board.

    Suvi is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. She started work at HPP in 2006.

    Suvi´s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Mustonen Marika

    Associate
    +358 40 847 9430
    Associate
    +358 40 847 9430 /
  • Mäkinen Markku

    Managing Partner
    +358 40 761 9177LinkedIn
    Managing Partner, Member Of The Finnih Bar
    +358 40 761 9177 /

    Mr. Mäkinen specializes in technology, media and telecommunications transactions and projects as well as matters pertaining to intellectual property rights. He has also extensive experience in the fields of sales and distribution, marketing, mobile services, licensing, research and development and venturing. He is in charge of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications group.

    Markku assists companies in the fields of commerce and industry, particularly in the ICT sector. He has significant experience of large-scale technology implementation and delivery projects and technology development in an international environment. He has lead several legal teams including the Nokia China and Nokia North America legal teams as well as been responsible for the legal support to Nokia Research Center and Nokia Ventures Organization and head of legal for Nokia’s global marketing, retail, online sales, logistics and care functions. Prior to his career in Nokia he was a partner of a Helsinki based law firm. Markku acts also as a Board member of a Finnish start-up company.

    Markku is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He joined HPP in 2012. Markku’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnsh Bar
    +358 40 558 7581 /

    Mr. Nevasalo specialises in legal issues in the field of technology, as well as intellectual property rights, data security and privacy protection. He works as part of the firm’s technology group with responsibility for ICT assignments. He has 15 years of experience in this area.

    Terho counsels clients in data system procurement and other assignments related to the development of electronic business operations. He has extensive experience in different data system procurement and maintenance agreements, licensing agreements and other ICT-sector agreements from the point of view of the buyer, as well as that of the supplier. In addition, he has experience in extensive data security and privacy protection legislation-related projects and litigation concerning the ICT sector. Previously, he worked as a lawyer at the consulting company KPMG performing similar duties.

    Terho completed his postgraduate studies at Stockholm University. He started work at HPP in 2006.

    Terho’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 725 9252 /

    Klaus Nyblin specializes in pharmaceutical and health care law as well as dispute resolution. He is also an acknowledged expert in protection of trade secrets, electronic communications and privacy law. Klaus heads the Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences and the Corporate Criminal Liability -groups of the office.

    Klaus’ expertise has regularly been noted in international publications within the field. Legal 500 has for several consecutive years named him as one of the leading experts within the field of Technology, Media & Telecommunications in Finland, and has cited the experience of Klaus’ pharmaceutical clients in the following terms: “Klaus Nyblin is a leader in the field of pharmaceutical-related law. Showered with praise, Nyblin ’has the best expertise in Finland’, ‘a deep understanding of this very complex pharmaceutical environment’ and ‘is an excellent analytical lawyer’.”

    Klaus’ work “Riidanratkaisu – Käsikirja yritykselle” (Dispute Resolution – Handbook for a Company, 2012) is an in depth and wide-ranging information package for a company which is a party to a dispute. The book “Työelämän sähköposti” (E-mail in Working life, 3rd edition 2009) is, in turn, recognized as a fundamental work on the protection of privacy in electronic communications. Klaus’ articles on the protection of trade secrets are regularly referred to in case law and his articles on pharmaceutical law have a recognized position in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Klaus graduated from the University of Helsinki. He started working at HPP in 1999 and became a partner in 2007.

    Klaus’ working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 753 7387 /

    Mr. Nykvist specialises in banking and finance, M&A and real estate transactions. He is also involved in corporate and financing aspects of infrastructure projects on aregular basis. He is head of HPP’s finance group, which was described as a “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 publication in 2009.

    Björn’s finance work mainly relates to acquisition and asset finance, project finance and distressed finance as well as security and refinancing arrangements relating thereto, covering the whole range of issues from regulatory matters to enforcement issues. Björn is also increasingly involved in advising on investment and structuring issues arising from renewable and wind energy projects for overseas investors.

    In addition to finance, Björn is regularly involved in cross-border M&A matters and joint venture arrangements. He advises a diverse client base, including Finnish and international banks, private equity houses and major corporate clients in arange of sectors such as energy, mining, retail, construction and aviation.

    Björn is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. He joined HPP as a Partner in 2007.

    Björn’s working languages are Finnish, English, Swedish and German

  • Paajanen Sini

    Associate
    +358 40 829 1988
    Associate
    +358 40 829 1988 /

    Sini Paajanen specialises in mergers and acquisitions and tax law. Additional areas of her expertise also include corporate law and banking and finance.

    Sini has graduated from the University of Helsinki. In addition, she has studied in the University of Seville in Spain. Sini started as a lawyer at HPP in 2014, prior to which she worked at HPP as a legal trainee for three years. During her studies she has also worked for other law firms, a bank as well as at the legal department of a Finnish listed company.

    Sini’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Pekkala Julia

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 837 6008
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 837 6008 /

    Julia Pekkala specialises in EU and competition law as well as public procurement. She advises our clients in all matters relating to competition law and public procurement at both national and EU level. Julia also advises clients in dispute resolution as a part of the firm’s dispute resolution group. Julia started working at HPP in 2013.

    Before joining HPP, Julia worked at another leading Finnish law firm and as a trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

    Julia is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. In addition, she has completed her postgraduate studies in the fields of EU competition law and international arbitration at King’s College, London.

    Julia’s working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Pirinen Tarja

    Partner
    +358 40 350 7797
    Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 350 7797 /

    Tarja Pirinen specialises in advising on exploration and mining projects. She has extensive experience of mining law and the legal questions arising from client involvement in the mining industry. She also has significant experience of assisting companies with commercial agreements in the IT and technology sectors. Tarja is in charge of the firm’s mining group and is also part of the environment group and IP and technology group. Tarja assists mining companies with regard to legal questions arising in different phases of exploration and mining projects. She has assisted several domestic and international mining companies in permit processes and the obtaining of rights, in acquisitions, transactions including financing transactions relating to mining projects as well as in contracts relating to procurement and delivery.

    Tarja is a graduate of the University of Turku. Prior to joining HPP she worked at another Finnish law firm and before that in a New York-based law firm in Helsinki. She has also worked at a law firm in New York. Tarja started work at HPP in November 2012. Tarja’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Pråhl Johan

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 559 5544
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 559 5544 /

    Mr. Pråhl specialises in matters pertaining to contract law and in solving extensive and complex disputes. He has strong experience in handling assignments in these areas. He assists mainly major commercial and industrial corporations in extensive dispute resolution matters.

    Johan is a graduate of the University of Turku. He started work at HPP in 2003.

    Johan’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Pyykkö Lari

    Associate
    Associate
  • Raatikainen Pekka

    Partner
    +358 40 751 9457
    Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 751 9457 /

    Pekka has an excellent reputation as a leading real estate and construction, commercial, and dispute resolution lawyer. He co-heads the firm’s technology practice with Kari-Matti Lehti.

    He has over 20 years’ experience in business law and an outstanding background advising clients on commercial, intellectual property (IP) and dispute resolution matters, both on a national and international level. Pekka has extensive experience in advising information and communication technology (ICT) clients on a wide range of communications and IT-related issues including procurement, outsourcing, exploitation, regulatory and licensing issues.

    For many years he has been acknowledged as one of the experts in the field of IT in Finland in international legal directories such as EMEA Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. In addition, he has been listed in the editions of the Best Lawyers since 2009 for Finland in the field of Information Technology Law.

    He is a mediator accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). He is also an active member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Finnish Industrial Property Rights Association and the Finnish IT-law Association.

    Pekka received his master of law degree from the University of Helsinki in 1992. Before joining HPP, Pekka worked at another leading law firm as partner.

    Pekka’s working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Rahko Laura

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 163 6565LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 163 6565 /

    Laura Rahko specializes in dispute resolution and competition law.
    Laura assists clients in litigations and disputes concerning various business fields and advices clients in questions concerning Finnish and EU competition law as part of the firm’s dispute resolution and competition groups.

    Laura is a graduate of the University of Turku where she specialized in competition law. Laura has also studied political science in the University of Stockholm.Laura has acquired international work experience at a leading French law firm and in 2013 Laura worked as a Trainee Judge at the District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa. In 2014 Laura was seconded to a listed newspaper company.

    Laura started work at HPP in 2010.

    Laura’s working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Rantanen Miikka

    Associate
    +358 44 334 36 38
    Associate
    +358 44 334 36 38 /

    Mr. Rantanen specialises in dispute resolution, particularly tort law and labour law disputes. Miikka also advices our clients in the field of  ICT law, with the focus on contractual issues as well as data protection and privacy.

    Miikka has graduated from the University of Helsinki. Miikka has joined HPP as a lawyer in 2013, having worked as a trainee at the firm since 2010.

    Miikka’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Rekilä Terhi

    Associate
    +358 44 287 1182
    Associate
    +358 44 287 1182 /

    Ms. Rekilä specializes in technology and contracts. She is part of the firm’s technology team and assists mainly in issues concerning technology contracts.

    Terhi has graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2015 and started as a lawyer at HPP after graduation. In addition to legal studies she has graduated from Aalto University School of Economics with a master’s degree in economics and business administration. Before joining HPP, Terhi has, among other things, served as an intern in a law firm in New York, acted as the CEO of a staffing and recruitment company which is focused on the legal field and worked as an assistant in a small Finnish law firm.

    Terhi’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Rikala Antti

    Senior Associate
    +358 44 368 1804LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 44 368 1804 /

    Mr. Rikala specialises in property, corporate and financial reorganisation. He has worked in extensive projects involving Finnish and international property targets, and is very familiar with the transaction structures, negotiation processes and market practices. Besides property transactions, he has been responsible for corporate reorganisation between industrial operators, capital investment processes and corporate restructuring and contract matters.

    Antti has worked at law offices since 2002, concentrating on property, corporate reorganisation, private equity and special financing projects. He has been thanked for his practical solutions and energetic grasp of the projects in effectively moving them forward.

    Antti is a graduate of the University of Lapland. He started work at HPP in 2010.

    Antti’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Saarinen Juha

    Specialist Counsel
    +358 50 512 1569
    Specialist Counsel
    +358 50 512 1569 /

    Juha Saarinen is specialized widely on labour law and he advises clients on all employment related issues and disputes.

    Juha has wide experience on advising companies of a different size and type on organisational changes, co-operation procedures and in all stages of employment relationships.  He has especially helped company management and HR functions on different employment issues.

    Juha started at HPP on 2017 and he was previously in charge of all labour law matters of a large Finnish exchange-listed company.

    Juha’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Saraste Tuomas

    Partner
    +358 40 743 5234
    Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 743 5234 /

    Mr. Saraste specialises in competition law, public procurement and corporate acquisitions. He is in charge of the firm’s competition law group.

    Tuomas is listed among the leading experts in the field (including Chambers, Legal 500, PLC, Best Lawyers). He has written articles for several publications in the field of competition law.

    Tuomas is a graduate of the University of Helsinki, where he also later obtained the degree of Licentiate in Laws. He was employed at HPP in 1996 and became a Partner in 2001.

    Tuomas’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Saulny Emmi

    Associate
    +358 40 838 0499
    Associate
    +358 40 838 0499 /
  • Siivola Jyrki

    Senior Advisor
    +358 40 747 2962LinkedIn
    Senior Advisor, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 747 2962 /

    Mr. Siivola specialises in intellectual property rights and dispute resolution. His areas of expertise include, in particular, issues pertaining to patents, utility models, trademarks and copyrights.

    Jyrki assists clients in different types of civil trials, drafting contracts and addressing issues pertaining to intellectual property rights. He has handled extensive trials in different sectors of civil and commercial law. He assists companies in the fields of commerce and industry, telecommunications, service and construction, among others. Prior to taking up advocacy work and employment at HPP, Jyrki handled legislative matters at the Ministry of Trade and Industry, taught at the University of Lapland and worked as a patent attorney for an electronics industry company.

    Jyrki is a graduate of the University of Lapland, where he also obtained the degree of Licentiate in Laws. He started work at HPP in 1999.

    Jyrki’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Sundström Mikko

    Specialist Counsel
    +358 45 179 4114
    Specialist Counsel, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 45 179 4114 /

    Specialist Counsel Mikko Sundström (LL.M) is specialised in corporate transactions (M&A and finance) together with aviation law,transport law and labour law.

    During his two-decade legal career Mikko has worked in various managerial and legal assignments within several separate fields. In addition to that he has worked with assignments related to the financial sector. He has successfully accomplished challenging corporate transactions, funding projects, organisational changes, outsourcings and been involved in building successful business in Finland and in Germany.

    Mikko has worked over 5 years in Germany and he has got an LL.M-postgraduate Diploma from J.W. Goethe Universität (Franktfurt am Main) which gives a strong professional point of view to the German speaking areas in Central Europe.

  • Syrjälä Santeri

    Associate
    +358 40 827 0483
    Associate
    +358 40 827 0483 /

    Santeri Syrjälä specialises in real estate and construction law. He is also a part of the firm’s environmental law team.

    In addition to Master of laws degree, he holds a degree in civil engineering (B.Sc) from Tampere University of Technology.

    Before joining HPP, Santeri worked in the Ministry of the Environment in the Department of the Built Environment.

    Santeri’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 400 241 114 /

    Mr. Säiläkivi specialises in M&A and equity-based financing arrangements. He has over 10 years’ experience in this area. Antti’s areas of expertise also include demanding issues pertaining to corporate law and governance issues. Antti’s clients include domestic and international private equity houses, listed and medium-sized companies, as well as banks and other financial institutions. He participates regularly in cross-border M&A and financing transactions. In addition, Antti lectures and writes regularly, especially on company law and corporate governance. He also frequently acts as Chairman at the annual meetings of companies and associations.

    Antti is a graduate of the University of Turku. He started work as a Specialist Counsel at HPP in 2011. Before transferring to HPP, Antti worked at another leading Finnish law firm. He also has experience in working as a lawyer at an exchange-listed company, specialising in international M&A and joint venture arrangements.

    Antti’s working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

  • Takalahti Anni

    Associate
    +358 40 546 7952
    Associate
    +358 40 546 7952 /
  • Tarkkila Liisa

    Associate
    +358 50 351 3927
    Associate
    +358 50 351 3927 /

    Liisa Tarkkila specializes in Competition and EU law. She has particular experience of private enforcement issues.

    Liisa graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2015 and joined HPP as an Associate in 2016. Prior to joining HPP, she worked as a lawyer for the European Chemicals Agency.

    Liisa’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 553 1010 /

    Mr. Tuomala specialises in property and environmental law. His areas of expertise include, in particular, property reorganisations and development projects, construction, environmental liabilities and permit procedures. He is in charge of the firm’s property group and is also part of the environmental group.

    Jari assists property investors, developers and property users from different sectors. He also assists companies and industrial operators with regard to administrative and civil proceedings related to environmental liability and permit issues. Before his employment with HPP, Jari worked as a lawyer in an international audit organisation, focusing on corporate reorganisations.

    Jari is a graduate of the University of Helsinki. In addition, he completed a Master of Laws postgraduate degree in European and environmental law at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. He became an employee of HPP in 2003 and Partner in 2010.

    Jari’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Vasala Visaperttu

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 73 33 623LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +358 40 73 33 623 /

    Mr. Vasala specialises in dispute resolution, particularly disputes related to construction or labour law.  In addition Visaperttu advices our customers in all matters related to labour law.
    His additional areas of expertise are maritime and transport law and public procurement.

    Visaperttu has graduated from the University of Lapland. In addition, he has studied in the Charles University in Prague. Visaperttu has joined HPP as a lawyer in 2012.

    Visaperttu’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Viljanen Jesse

    Associate
    +358 40 776 1620
    Associate
    +358 40 776 1620 /

    Mr. Viljanen specialises in environmental law. He is part of the firm’s environmental law team and assists mainly in issues concerning environmental permits, environmental offences and environmental liability. In addition, Jesse has experience in labour law and dispute resolution.

    Jesse has graduated from the University of Helsinki. In addition to legal studies he has completed environmental multidisciplinary study module as his minor subject. He started at HPP as a lawyer in 2015. Before joining HPP, Jesse has worked as a trainee and lawyer at another law firm specialised in labour law and criminal law.

    Jesse’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +358 40 500 3868 /

    Marko Wainio has excellent reputation as a dispute resolution lawyer especially in domestic litigation and arbitration. He has wide experience of complex commercial disputes. He regularly acts as an arbitrator in arbitral tribunals.

    Chambers Europe, Legal 500, the Best Lawyers and Who´s Who Legal rank Marko among Finland’s leading legal experts in dispute resolution.

    “His legal skills and knowledge are outstanding. He’s quick to understand things and obviously highly intelligent.” (Chambers Global, Dispute resolution, 2017)

    “Marko Wainio receives wide-ranging praise from clients for his dispute resolution expertise.” (Chambers Europe 2016, Dispute resolution)

    “He is a very analytical litigator and an especially good writer; I would simply say he has outstanding advocacy skills.” (Chambers Global, Dispute resolution, 2015)

    “Marko Wainio is highly recommended by sources for domestic litigation cases and also for his expertise in construction-related dispute. His written statements and performance in court are brilliant.” (Chambers Global, Dispute resolution, 2015)

    ”Marko Wainio draws praise from across the market for his strength in dispute resolution.” (Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2014)

    “Marko Wainio is well regarded as a “fearless” advocate in domestic litigation and arbitration.” (Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2013)

    “One of the best litigators in Finland.” (EMEA Legal 500, Dispute Resolution, 2012)

    Marko was educated at the University of Helsinki (LL.Lic.). He is also a member of the Finnish Association for Arbitration.

    His working laguages are Finnish, Swedish and English.

  • Associate
    +358 40 719 8216 /

    Yanhuan Zhou specialises in corporate acquisitions and in legal issues pertaining to contract law. Additional area of expertise include company law.

    She also assists in assignments that have connections to China (China Desk). Prior to her employment at HPP, Yanhuan worked at Wärtsilä Oy and Outokumpu Oyj. She became a lawyer at HPP in 2010.

    Yanhuan is a graduate of the University of Turku.

    Yanhuan’s working languages are Finnish, English and Chinese.