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  • MaijaAhtiainen

    Ahtiainen Maija

    Senior Associate
    +358 50 435 5342
    Senior Associate, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +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.

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    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 ranked in international directories (Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal500), where the clients praise her:

    ”An excellent lawyer, a skilful negotiator, extremely effective and flexible.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    “Brilliant negotiator.” (Legal 500)

    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.

  • Tatu-Jaarinen

    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.

  • PerttuKoivulaHPP3-Pieni

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

    ”Very hard-working lawyer.”  (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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.

  • 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.

  • HPP-Akerberg

    Lind Mikaela

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 702 9029LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar, on parental leave
    +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.

  • HPP-Lahdevuori

    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.

  • 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.

  • HPP-julia-pekkala

    Pekkala Julia

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 837 6008
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar, on parental leave
    +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.

  • HPP-Prahl

    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.

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    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.

    ”Very good negotiation abilities.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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.

  • HPP-Olkkonen

    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.

  • Miikka-Rantanen

    Rantanen Miikka

    Senior Associate
    +358 44 334 36 38
    Senior Associate, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +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.

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    Sandvik Risto

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 578 1023
    Senior Associate, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +358 40 578 1023 /

    Mr. Risto Sandvik specialises in international and domestic arbitration and litigation. Mr. Sandvik has, inter alia, advised clients in disputes related to construction, project deliveries, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders’ agreements and distributorship agreements as well as in complex criminal proceedings.

    Mr. Sandvik graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2010. In addition to his Master of Laws degree, he holds a B.Sc. in computer science. Mr. Sandvik joined HPP in 2018 after having worked for a telecommunications operator and an international law firm.

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

  • HPP-Siivola

    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.

  • HPP-Anni-Takalahti

    Takalahti Anni

    Associate
    +358 9 474 21
    Associate, on study leave
    +358 9 474 21 /
  • Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +358 400 409 702 /

    Sami Uoti has been practicing law since 1991. He has gained diverse experience both from both small-scale and extremely large restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Uoti has litigated before state courts and other tribunals throughout his career. He has represented his clients in several complex criminal and civil proceedings. Uoti is also an experienced arbitrator.

    Sami Uoti was a board member of Helsinki Bar Association over 10 years and acted as its Chairman in 2006-2010. He lectures frequently, especially on matters relating to court proceedings.

    Sami Uoti was appointed Chairman of the Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Affairs in 2013.

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    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.

  • Jesse Viljanen

    Viljanen Jesse

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 776 1620
    Senior Associate, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +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.

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    Villanen Jasmin

    Senior Associate
    +358 400 904 461
    Senior Associate
    +358 400 904 461 /

    Jasmin Villanen is spesialised in insolvency law and dispute resolution. Additionally, Jasmin has expertice in IP law.

    Jasmin joined HPP in 2018,  after working in another attorneys office.

    Jasmin graduated from University of Helsinki (LL.M.) and Hanken school of economics (MSc.).

    Jasmin’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.