Ms Åsa Krook > Waselius & Wist > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Waselius & Wist
ETELÄESPLANADI 24A
00130 HELSINKI
Finland
Åsa Krook photo

Work Department

Intellectual Property and Technology, Corporate and Commercial law, Marketing Law

Position

Partner

Career

Waselius & Wist, Partner 2020-; Borenius Attorneys (Partner 2014-2020, Specialist Partner 2011-2013, Senior Advisor, 2010–2011, Senior Associate 2006–2010); Forum Partners Attorneys, Attorney at Law (2004–2006), KPMG, Legal Counsel (2001–2004), Canon Europa, Amsterdam, Legal Counsel (1998–2000), Rakennus Oy Lemminkäinen, Legal Counsel (1997), District Court of Parainen, court traineeship (1995–1996), Keijo Heinonen Attorneys, Lawyer (1994–1995)

Languages

English, Swedish, Finnish

Memberships

Finnish Bar Association; Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY) (Member of the Board 2009-2018, Vice Chairman 2015-2018); Finnish Anti-counterfeiting Group (Member of the Board 2009-2013), INTA (International Trademark Association); AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property); Finnish Cité Internationale des Arts Foundation (Chairman of the Board 2019-).
Åsa was a member of the working group that revised the old Finnish Trademark Act. The new Trademark Act (544/2019) and related laws came into force on 1 May 2019.

Education

University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1994; Amsterdam University, LL.M. 1998

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Intellectual property

Waselius & Wist focuses primarily on copyright, trade mark, patent, trade name and trade secret enforcement and defence work, with specialist expertise in assisting clients accused of IP rights infringements. It is often involved in cases before the Finnish Market Court acting on behalf of clients in the pharmaceuticals and gaming sectors. Practice co-head Bernt Juthström is particularly experienced in advising on the misuse of trade secrets, while co-head Åsa Krook deals with strategic IP management work and complex franchising arrangements.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Waselius & Wist focuses on both domestic and international transactions, as well as the sale, purchase and financing of companies. The team is also experienced in handling mergers, takeovers, venture capital issues and management buy-outs for international clients, and is noted for its work on distressed M&A transactions. Co-head Christoffer Waselius focuses on complex cross-border M&A mandates, especially in the infrastructure sector; Fredrik Lassenius  handles complex M&A transactions for technology companies, private equity houses and corporates. Corporate specialist Olli Kiuru and contract expert Åsa Krook also contribute to the practice.