Mr Jan Waselius > Waselius & Wist > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Waselius & Wist
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Work Department

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial Law; Dispute Resolution; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy Law; Intellectual Property and Information Technology; Labour Law; Real Property; Tax Law; Trade Law.


Partner (Founding Partner)


Waselius & Wist, Founding Partner 1997-; Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius, 1968-1997
(Partner 1970-1995, Senior Partner 1986-1995, of Counsel 1996-1997)


Finnish, Swedish and English.


Partner (1997-); OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) (UK), Knight of Dannebrogen (Denmark), Officer of the Order of Oranje-Nassau (The Netherlands), Officer First Class of The Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden); Honorary Legal Adviser in Finland to a number of foreign sovereigns; Member of the Board of Directors of several Anglo-American, European and Nordic corporations in Finland and abroad.


University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1968. Trained at the Bench, 1972.

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Employment

Waselius & Wist advises multinational corporations on business developments in Finland, with particular expertise in day-to-day employment advice and employment litigation. Founding partner Jan Waselius  is an expert in employment disputes and arbitrations, while Jouni Kautto  covers the employment elements of corporate transactions.

Finland > Dispute resolution

Waselius & Wist focuses on commercial litigation and arbitration matters, ranging from IP claims and tax litigation to post-M&A disputes. Senior partner and founding member Jan Waselius specialises in dispute resolution and arbitration work, while Bernt Juthström is known for IP and IT-related disputes. Christoffer Waselius covers commercial disputes, bankruptcy and restructuring petitions, and ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.