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  • 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 cross border M&A, corporate and commercial law with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure transactions and projects. He also advises both Finnish and international clients on their cross-border business operations. Andrew is a qualified Finnish lawyer, and also a qualified English solicitor.

    Andrew has long-standing experience of advising specialist funds, overseas investors and strategic buyers on the acquisition Finnish assets as well as investments into Finnish targets. He regularly advises sponsors in their acquisition and financing renewable energy projects in Finland and has advised on renewables projects across Europe, the US and the Middle East. In recent years, Andrew has been particularly active in advising international insurers on the underwriting of Warranty & Indemnity insurance in respect of Finnish transactions, assisting in the underwriting of transactions with a deal value in excess of €5B euros.

    Before moving to Finland and joining HPP, he worked as a partner at law firms in the City of London.

    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.

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    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 and Russian.

  • HPP-Ella-Heinonen

    Heinonen Ella

    Associate
    +358 41 507 5868
    Associate
    +358 41 507 5868 /

    Ms. Ella Heinonen specializes in mergers and acquisitions, contract law, and company law. Ella works as a part of HPP’s transactions and investments practice group.

    Ella has graduated from the University of Turku, and has completed additional studies in the University of Örebro in Sweden. Prior to graduating Ella has worked in law firms and in different courts of law.

    Ella started as a lawyer at HPP in 2017, prior to which she worked as a trainee for HPP’s M&A team.

    Ella’s working languages are Finnish and English.

     

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    Klemetti Jari

    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 717 3870
    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 717 3870 /
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    Kärhä Tatu

    Associate
    +358 44 989 9277
    Associate
    +358 44 989 9277 /
  • Kari-Matti Lehti

    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).

    ”One of the best in that market. Long experience in the market.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

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

    His working languages are Finnish, English and Swedish.

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    Lehtomaa Anna

    Associate
    +358 50 567 5979
    Associate
    +358 50 567 5979 /

    Anna has an extensive experience in tax law and she advises clients in tax related matters as well as in mergers and acquisitions.

    Anna joined HPP in 2018. She graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2011 and studied also in the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before joining HPP she gained experience at a tax department of a Big Four auditing company and also by working as a tax lawyer in a major Finnish retail corporation SOK.

    Anna’s working languages are Finnish and English. She is a member of the Association for Finnish Tax Professionals and International Fiscal Association (IFA).

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

    ”He’s pragmatic. Tries to find solutions. Excellent in all areas.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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.

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    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.

  • HPP-Marika-Mustonen

    Mustonen Marika

    Associate
    +358 40 847 9430
    Associate
    +358 40 847 9430 /

    Marika focuses on mergers and acquisitions and company law. Marika also specializes in contract law, corporate advisory as well as corporate governance. Marika advises our clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions. She works as a part of HPP’s transactions and investments practice group.

    Marika graduated from the University of Helsinki and she also studied in the University of Warwick.

    Prior to joining HPP in 2016, Marika worked in other law firms both in Finland and in the United States as well as in a Finnish public company.

    Marika’s working languages are Finnish and English.

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    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.

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    Niemisvirta Reeta

    Specialist Counsel
    +358 40 359 2880LinkedIn
    Specialist Counsel
    +358 40 359 2880 /

    Reeta Niemisvirta has specialized in corporate law. Reeta has worked as a group legal counsel for a global listed company and provided legal advice for the company’s top management in questions related to corporate law, corporate governance and securities market law. Reeta has established and managed several global compliance programs. Previously, Reeta has practiced law as an attorney at law specialized in mergers and acquisitions at another leading law firm.

    In addition to the Finnish LL.M. degree Reeta holds an LL.M. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA degree from the Aalto University.

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

    ”Commanding grasp of commercial concepts.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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

  • HPP-Pirinen

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

    ”Good knowledge, especially in environmental and mining law.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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.

  • HPP-Rikala

    Rikala Antti

    Senior Advisor
    +358 44 368 1804LinkedIn
    Senior Advisor
    +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.

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    Rinne Ella

    Associate
    +358 400 166 464
    Associate
    +358 400 166 464 /
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    Rintakoski Antti

    Partner
    +358 50 344 5606
    Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar
    +358 50 344 5606 /

    Antti specialises in banking and finance. He has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border finance and debt capital markets transactions, including leveraged and acquisition finance, corporate and investment grade lending, real estate finance, project and infrastructure finance, investment grade and high yield bond financing, asset finance and restructuring.

    Antti is a respected finance lawyer in the Finnish legal market through his involvement on some of the most complex and significant finance cases in the market to date. In addition to his decade-long career in a reputable Finnish law firm, he has gained expertise at OP Corporate Bank and European Investment Bank, giving him an excellent insight into the commercial and practical requirements for financial institutions.

    Antti graduated from the University of Helsinki in 2008 and started work at HPP in 2018.

    Antti’s working languages are Finnish and English.

  • SaarinenJuha

    Saarinen Juha

    Specialist Counsel
    +358 50 512 1569
    Specialist Counsel, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +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.

  • HPP-Saraste

    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).

    ”Good commercial awareness and client service.” (Chambers Europe 2017)

    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.

  • Silaskivi-Vesa

    Silaskivi Vesa

    Executive Advisor
    +358 50 329 9900
    Executive Advisor
    +358 50 329 9900 /
  • HPP-MikkoSundstrom

    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.

  • 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.

  • TuominenRosa

    Tuominen Rosa

    Associate
    +358 40 148 7755
    Associate
    +358 40 148 7755 /

    Rosa Tuominen specialises in mergers and acquisitions as well as tax law. Besides these, she also advices our clients in corporate law. Rosa works as a part of HPP’s transactions and investments practice group.

    Rosa has graduated from the University of Turku. She has also studied law in the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

    Rosa started as a lawyer at HPP in 2017, prior to which she worked as a legal trainee at HPP’s transactions and tax practice groups.

    Rosa’s working languages are Finnish and English.

     

  • HPP-Yanhuan

    Zhou Yanhuan

    Senior Associate
    +358 40 719 8216LinkedIn
    Senior Associate, Member Of The Finnish Bar
    +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 and English. She also speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.