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Hannes Snellman

ETELÄESPLANADI 20, PO BOX 333, 00130/00131 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 9 228 841
Fax:
Fax +358 9 177 393
Email:
Web:
www.hannessnellman.com
Helsinki, Stockholm

Panu Siitonen

Tel:
Work +358 9 2288 4245
Email:
Hannes Snellman

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Panu Siitonen heads our Intellectual Property practice in Helsinki. He has vast experience in intellectual property (IP) and information and communications technology (ICT) matters as well as IP and ICT related litigation. Panu also has substantial experience in life sciences, regulatory, marketing and e-commerce as well as sports, media and entertainment.

Panu has advocated several cases relating to trademarks and domain names, patents and utility models, copyrights and databases and complex IP-intensive contractual issues. In addition, Panu has advocated several cases relating to marketing and unfair business practices. Panu has represented clients in arbitration and litigation before the Market Court, the Helsinki District Court, the Helsinki Court of Appeals, the Supreme Administrative Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

As to ICT, Panu has advised and represented clients in numerous ICT-related assignments, such as ERP and other complex projects as well as ICT-related disputes. Panu is also an experienced negotiator and has advised clients in various agreement negotiations relating to IT system deliveries, software licensing and services, research and development projects, supply of components, manufacturing and co-operation projects. In addition, Panu advises regularly in transactions with respect to IP and ICT matters.

Panu also provides strategical advice and, according to clients, he is “able to use his intelligence to direct the client. He is a trusted person” (Chambers Europe, 2016). According to another client, “Panu has an exceptional business-oriented approach in addition to his extensive professional expertise.”(ILO Client Choice 2017).

Languages

English, Finnish

Member

Member of the Finnish Bar Association, Member of the IPR Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association 2013-2016, Chairman of the IPR Expert Group 2016-
Member of the Finnish AIPPI Group, treasurer 2012- and Member of the Board 2013-
Member of Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
Member of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Member of the Board 2013-
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of the Finnish IT Law Association, Member of the Board 2009-2011
Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Member of the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
Member of the Finnish Sports Law Association

Education

Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2011
Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2006
Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2004
Associate, Mäkitalo Rämö Virolainen Attorneys at Law, 2004
Associate, Risto Kurki-Suonio Attorneys at Law, 2002 – 2004
IPR Specialist, IPR University Center 2003
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2001


Finland

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The team at Hannes Snellman advised Vitec Software Group on the IP issues connected to its acquisition of software company Futursoft. The ‘knowledgeable and dedicated’ practice head Panu Siitonen assisted Microsoft with a domain name dispute. Other clients include Sanoma Group, Accenture and Kone.

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TMT

Within: TMT

The ‘excellent, responsive and very accommodating’ team at Hannes Snellman advises Berner on drafting and negotiating IT procurement agreements. Panu Siitonen heads the team, which includes new arrivals Jesper Nevalainen and counsel Outi Jousi from Bird & Bird. Microsoft Corporation, Accenture and Kone Corporation are other clients.

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