Mr Jesper Nevalainen > Hannes Snellman > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Hannes Snellman
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI

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Jesper heads our Technology practice in the Helsinki office, and his practice focuses on commercial, technology, and data protection law, including outsourcing in the TMT sectors, and he has particular expertise in open source licensing issues. He advises both buyers and suppliers of information technology on a wide range of business-critical matters ranging from strategic advice, project management, contract drafting, negotiations, and disputes to re-engineering of distressed projects. In addition to outsourcing, his expertise also covers complex technology transactions, data protection and privacy, as well as non-contentious IP, software licensing, and compliance matters.


English, Finnish, Swedish


Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of ITechLaw
Member of the Finnish IT Law Association (Member of the Board 2008–2012, Secretary of the Board 2009–2010, Chairman of the Board 2011–2012)
Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)


Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2017–
Partner, Head and Co-Head of the Tech & Comms group (Finland), Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2012–2017
Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2008­–2012
Associate, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2006–2008
Legal Counsel, Tecnotree Corporation, 2006
Associate, Roschier Attorneys Ltd, 2004–2006
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2004

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > TMT

Hannes Snellman focuses on providing procurement and outsourcing advice to large clients, and is recommended for complex outsourcing mandates. Other core pillars of the practice include technology transactions, IT public procurement issues, contracting work and project disputes. Jesper Nevalainen is noted for his expertise in technology law and data protection issues; he jointly heads up the team with litigator Panu Siitonen.

Finland > Intellectual property

Hannes Snellman is distinguished by its trade mark practice, and also advises on patent, trade secret, copyright and privacy litigation. The department is active in IP-intensive transactions and IP-related advisory and contractual matters. Sector strengths include the technology and telecoms, media, entertainment and sports, consumer goods and services, and healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences industries. Panu Siitonen jointly heads up the group with Jesper Nevalainen; managing associate Sarita Schröder is noted for representing clients in trade mark, patent and copyright infringement litigation.