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Jussi Savonen

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Dispute Resolution; Insolvency; Employment; IPR and ICT.


Partner, Head of Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations - Jussi Savonen is an experienced and prominent litigation lawyer. He has acted for clients in complicated civil and criminal proceedings, notably in bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings. Savonen also has extensive experience in labour law, IPR and ICT law, as well as in litigating contract and company law matters.


2016 - , Partner, Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy; 1985 to 2016, Partner, Associate, Finnish law firm.


Finnish, English.


Finnish Bar Association; Finnish Arbitration Association; EELA, European Employment Lawyers Association; International Bar Association.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1987); Trained at the Bench (1989).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

DLA Piper's 'hands-on' team defended the former director of Nokian Tyres in a trade secrets case. The practice, which has 'a good mix of fresh and senior competences', is headed by Jussi Savonen, who is particularly experienced in insolvency litigation.

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Maritime and transport

Within: Maritime and transport

Recent highlights for DLA Piper include advising HSBC on amending a vessel financing agreement, and representing Helsinki City Transport in a contract termination dispute with Siemens. The group's client roster also includes the Finnish Transport Agency and Nurminen Logistics. Janne Tuulos and Jussi Savonen jointly lead the team and specialise in finance work and litigation matters respectively

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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©
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