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Markus Oksanen

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate and M&A; IPR and ICT; Private equity.


Partner, Head of IPT - Markus Oksanen practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, as well as commercial contracts. In addition to general M&A related financing issues, he focuses on seed and venture capital investments advising both investors and owners of target companies. He possesses years of experience in ICT matters, advising clients in various business sectors on matters such as IT procurement and outsourcing transactions.


2016 - , Partner, Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy; 2003 to 2016, Partner, Associate, Finnish law firm; 2000 to 2003, Legal Counsel, VDSL Systems Oy; 1999 to 2000, Contract Consultant, Oracle Finland Oy.


Finnish, English.


Finnish Bar Association; Association of Finnish Lawyers; Finnish IT-law Association.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2001).


Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

John-Henrik Spåre and Markus Oksanen head the practice at DLA Piper, which has experience in contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Clients include Verifone, Solteq and Samlink. The well-regarded Timo Ruikka is a key contact for copyright and digital media matters.

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Within: TMT

DLA Piper assisted Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Infocare with outsourcing transactions and agreements. Practice head Markus Oksanen is a key contact. Solteq and Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company are also clients.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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