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Work +358 9 681 700
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Dittmar & Indrenius, Seppo Havia, Helsinki, FINLAND

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Seppo Havia

Tel:
Work +358 9 681 700
Email:
Web:
www.dittmar.fi/people/seppo-havia/
Dittmar & Indrenius

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Employment, Benefits & Pensions

Position

Partner Seppo Havia heads the firm’s Employment, Benefits & Pensions practice. He focuses on complex precedent-setting employment law matters and employment law related dispute resolution.

Seppo has an extensive experience and insight of Finnish and international employment and pensions law and employee benefits related matters, including reorganizations, M&A, outsourcing arrangements and dispute resolution.

He represents clients in complex employment litigations. He has been the Lead Partner in representing the largest Finnish listed forest industry companies as well as technology industry companies in precedent-setting and high-profile court cases regarding criminal and damage claims against labour unions based on illegal strikes.

He is also the lead advisor for several well established Finnish and multinational companies in their employment related matters.

Career

Joined Dittmar & Indrenius 2004, Partner 2010; Head of Department and Lawyer of the Association of Support Service Industries 1999-2004; another law firm 1992-99

Languages

Finnish, Swedish and English

Member

Finnish Bar Association, International Bar Association, Industrial Lawyers Association, European Employment Lawyers Association

Education

University of Helsinki, LL.M., 1991; Trained on the Bench, 1992


Finland

Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Seppo Havia - Dittmar & Indrenius

Within: Employment

Dittmar & Indrenius' practice is recognised for its 'strong knowledge of employment law in theory and practice'. The team recently represented three leading wood pulp companies in a precedent-setting damages claim arising from illegal strikes, and acted for the Orthodox Parish of Helsinki in two employment disputes. Seppo Havia and Suvi Knaapila lead the department, which also includes 'excellent trial lawyer' Petteri Uoti. Senior attorney Samuel Kääriäinen departed the firm in 2019 for Dottir Attorneys Ltd..

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