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Timo Ruikka

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Senior Counselor - Timo Ruikka specializes in contracts for large transactions and projects, in IP and technology law, as well as business and policy issues related to digital media. Timo's experience covers most areas of business law and transactions and he has served for 30 years in three major industries (paper industry, metals and engineering, electronics). During his career of two decades in senior positions at Nokia, he has gained a keen understanding of business management and global technology industries in addition to his role as a lawyer.


2016 - , Partner, Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy; 2009 to 2016, Senior Counselor, Finnish law firm; 2007 to 2009, Strategy Advisor, (IPR Intellectual Property), Nokia Corporation; 2005 to 2007, Strategy Advisor, (Corporate Strategy), Nokia Corporation; 2001 to 2005, Vice President, (Technology Platforms), Nokia Corporation; 1999 to 2001, Vice President, Nokia Internet Communications, Mountain View, California; 1997 to 1999, Senior Vice President, Nokia Telecommunications; 1994 to 1997, Vice President, Nokia Telecommunications; 1990 to 1999, Management group member, Nokia Telecommunications; 1988 to 1999, Group Legal Counsel, Nokia Telecommunications; 1983 to 1987, Legal Counsel, Outokumpu Oyj; 1981 to 1983, Legal Counsel and Company Secretary, FINNPAP.


Finnish, English, Swedish.


Finnish Bar Association; Industrial Lawyers' Association (Finland); Licensing Executives Society (LES) - Scandinavia.


Master of Laws, University of Turku (1981).


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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