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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

DLA Piper counts Solteq, Verifone Finland and Samlink as key clients and recently advised Lehtipiste on post-transactional trade mark issues. The practice is jointly headed by John-Henrik Spåre and Markus Oksanen; senior counsel Timo Ruikka is also a name to note.

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Within: TMT

Markus Oksanen heads up the group at DLA Piper, which recently assisted Thirdpresence, Verifone Finland and InfoCare with GDPR compliance and data protection matters. Senior counsel Timo Ruikka is also a key name to note.

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