Firm Profile > Lexia Attorneys Ltd > Helsinki, Finland

Lexia Attorneys Ltd

TMT Tier 2

The practice at Lexia Attorneys Ltd has notable experience acting for start-ups and also counts Finnair, LähiTapiola and GetJenny as clients. The practice also has a long-standing relationship with Varjo and regularly advises it on its technology, IP and IT contracts. Privacy and media specialist Markus Myhrberg jointly leads the practice with newly promoted partner and 'skilful negotiator' Susanna SariolaSami Rintala joined DLA Piper in mid-2019.


We’ve been very happy with our relationship with Lexia. Their quality-price ratio is excellent, and it’s a pleasure to work with their partners and counsels.

We’ve mainly worked with Lexia’s partner Susanna Sariola. She has in-depth experience e.g. with complex tech contracts and her previous in-house background has turned out to be very helpful in many cases. She is a skilful negotiator and provides timely responses – it is always a pleasure to work with her.

Key clients

LähiTapiola General

Mutual Insurance Company

Etsimo Healthcare Oy

Kamux Corporation

HMD Global Ltd

Magic Add Oy

Aiforia Technologies Oy

GetJenny Oy

Zora Bioscience Oy

Aito Media Oy

Employment Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd is a key name in the market for day-to-day employment matters and restructuring issues, expanding on the group's primary strength in employment litigation. Recent mandates encompass wrongful termination and transfer of business disputes, workplace environment issues and harassment proceedings. The team's litigation strength attracts a variety of clients including media companies, real estate investors and security services providers. The practice is led by Tomi Korpiola, who is an employment specialist who regularly acts for corporate clients.

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Down-to-earth approach- Quick answers and very easily approachable.

Team is compact and all members are capable lawyers. Team has good understanding all around labour law in Finland. Excellent in litigation.

We are always happy with the content of legal documents drafted by Lexia. They are excellent in formulating answers and finding solutions and new point of views. This applies to all of the Lexia people we have worked with.

Tomi Korpiola is a good all around labour lawyer. Good experienced lawyer, does what he promises efficiently and is not afraid to say if client is acting against their own best interest. 

Key clients


AVARN Security Oy

Attendo Oy

Kotipizza Group Oyj

Invalidiliiton Asumispalvelut Oy

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Led by Arto Kaikkonen and Samuli Koskela, the practice at Lexia Attorneys Ltd handles contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction matters for a roster of construction companies, real estate owners, contractors and financiers. While the group has notable strength in traditional transactional and development work, it also has significant experience in real estate and construction disputes. Other work includes providing day-to-day advice to real estate companies and constructors including assisting with due diligence work and construction agreements; the team also advised Fira on the creation of a group building agreement for residential accommodation.

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Flexible, innovative, pays great attention to customer needs.’

Key clients

Finnish Ministry of the Environment

Fira Oy

Banking and finance Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd specialises in advising lenders, particularly credit institutions, on regulatory matters, licensing issues and restructuring mandates. The group's client roster encompasses several notable international companies including Fennia Group, Axa and Armada Mezzanine Capital. Practice head Olli Kiuru is well-regarded for his knowledge of financial regulations and corporate advisory matters.

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Excellent compliance-as-a-service business model to outsource and support compliance functions.’

Experienced team with wide knowledge and willingness to understand customers’ business goals.

Key clients

Fennia Group / Fennia Asset Management

Nokas CMC Oy

Tessin Nordic AB

Dahabshiil Money Transfer and Exchange Oy

PYN Fund Management Ltd.

Armada Mezzanine Capital Ltd.

United Bankers Plc; UB Rahoitus Oy

AXA Partners

Fortegra Europe Insurance Co Ltd

Bittisiirto Oy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Led by Mikko Räsänen and Samuli Koskela, Lexia Attorneys Ltd assists clients with day-to-day corporate advisory work and also advises on M&A transactions. The team is active in transactional work and recently acted on a number of deals in the technology and healthcare industries, where it primarily acts for businesses and investment funds on the sell-side of matters.

Key clients

PlayRaven Oy

Cinia Oy

Hartela-yhtiöt Oy

RemoteA Oy

Three Plus Group Oy

Suomen Hoivatilat Oyj

Plastone Oy

Mekalasi Oy

Headstar Oy

EcoOnline AS

Dispute resolution Tier 4

The practice at Lexia Attorneys Ltd works closely with industry specialists in the wider firm to provide expert advice on healthcare, insurance and construction disputes. Kenneth Svartström leads the practice with Leena Kujansuu-Tikkanen; both represent clients in general, administrative and market court proceedings. Svartström's recent work includes representing Rohoo and Polartum in a precedent-setting dispute against a co-operative society regarding the legality of a share issuance and the clients' dismissal from the society.


Down-to-earth approach. Quick answers and very easily approachable.

Talented and committed lawyers.

They are excellent in formulating answers and finding solutions and new point of views.

Key clients

Destia Oy

IF Insurance Company


Terveyspalvelut Oy

Rooho Oy and Polartum Oy

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)

The Finnish Patient Insurance Centre

Netplaza Oy

ILP-Group Logistics Oy

Sputnik Oy

Intellectual property Tier 4

Led by experienced IP lawyer Markus MyhrbergLexia Attorneys Ltd advises clients on the full spectrum of IP matters including licensing agreements, strategy work and IP protection issues; the team also represents clients in copyright and trade mark disputes. Notable international clients include Sony and Aito Media.

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Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Finland Oy

Myontec Oy

Kotipizza Group

Varjo Technologies Oy

Axopar Boats Ltd. /Axopar Holdings Oy


Sputnik Oy

HMD Global Oy

Aito Media Ltd.

Premix Oy

Zora Bioscience Oy

Minimani Group

Action Stadium

Lexia Attorneys is an independent full-service law firm and the fastest growing attorney-at-law offices in Finland offering expertise in domestic and international business law. Founded in 2007 with its roots in 1996, we want to do things differently than other law firms and to be genuinely proactive and customer-oriented legal partner.

Pro & relaxed
We combine legal excellence with a positive service attitude through our 70+ experts offering comprehensive business law services. We create value for our clients and we bring them peace of mind. We aim to have the most satisfied clients and employees in the legal field.

Cultivating client value
We foster our clients’ business success and cultivate value with our business-driven and proactive legal services. We explore our clients’ expectations and customize our services accordingly. In addition to traditional project-specific services, we also offer a continuous, planned and proactive service concept.

Our continuous service maximizes the success of your business. In addition to legal assistance, we invest in the client relationship by offering a sparring partner to develop your business. We go beyond assisting you with the needs you have identified, we also recommend actions to help you proactively manage risks and realize opportunities.

Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Our attorneys are members of the Finnish Bar Association. Attorney activities in Finland are regulated by the Advocates Act, the Finnish Bar Association By-Laws, and professional and ethical standards of the legal profession.

In Finland, the professional title “attorney-at-law” may be used only by members of the Bar Association, and the activities of attorneys and legal firms are monitored by the Association.

International networks at your disposal
International collaboration networks ensure that assignments are carried out efficiently and reliably regardless of country. Our partners are recognized players with impeccable reputations in business law.

We are a member of the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide alliance. The alliance of independent, full-service law firms operates in 241 global market areas and has 182 offices around the world. There are more than 7,500 lawyers in the alliance. Only one member from each country can belong to the alliance, and Lexia is the Finnish representative in Meritas. Additionally, we are a member of the Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA).

Ethical business principles guide our activities
Our activities are based on ethical ways of operating and good governance. Lexia’s Code of Conduct is our guiding principle and it also creates the foundation for our collaboration with our stakeholders. Our financial reporting complies with prevailing laws and standards.

In line with the Finnish Bar Association’s regulations, we do not support money laundering or the financing of terrorism in any way whatsoever. We comply with the Code of Conduct and require identification from all our clients. In ambiguous situations, we will not take on the assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
IPR, Marketing law, Data protection, Start-ups, Technology, media and gaming Markus Myhrberg +358 40 505 5343
ICT and technology Sami Rintala +358 50 487 2031
Finance and insurance, Fintech, Complience, Healthcare and life sciences Olli Kiuru +358 40 7168 020
Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring Kenneth Svartström +358 50 336 0082
CEO, M&A Samuli Koskela +358 40 5888 323
Insolvency and turnaround management Jari Maaranen +358 400 531 956
Corporate advisory Saara Ryhtä +358 40 642 9740
Labour law Tomi Korpiola +358 50 593 4511
Real estate and housing,Construction and environment Arto Kaikkonen +358 400 408 309
Dispute Resolution, Corporate Responsibility, Environmental and Occupational Security Offenses, Agency Agreements and Private Clients, Consumer Protection Matters Peter Jaari +358 50 308 4125
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frans Bergman QC photo Frans Bergman QC Associate
 Katja Flittner QC photo Katja Flittner QC Senior Associate
 Anna Hietala QC photo Anna Hietala QC Senior Associate
 Carita Hulma QC photo Carita Hulma QC Senior Associate
 Hanna Huttunen QC photo Hanna Huttunen QC Counsel
 Anna  Huuskonen  photo Anna  Huuskonen Senior Associate
 Peter Jaari QC photo Peter Jaari QC Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
 Perttu Kaikkonen  photo Perttu Kaikkonen Senior Associate
 Arto Kaikkonen QC photo Arto Kaikkonen QC Partner, Attorney at Law
 Saku Knuuti  photo Saku Knuuti Senior Associate
 Tomi Korpiola QC photo Tomi Korpiola QC Partner, Attorney at Law
 Samuli Koskela QC photo Samuli Koskela QC CEO, Partner
 Olli Kotila QC photo Olli Kotila QC Counsel, Attorney at Law
 Jaana Koukkari QC photo Jaana Koukkari QC Counsel, Attorney at Law.
 Ville Kukkonen QC photo Ville Kukkonen QC Senior Associate
 Samuli Lehtonen QC photo Samuli Lehtonen QC Associate
 Annika Luhtanen QC photo Annika Luhtanen QC Senior Associate
 Ella  Mäkiniemi  photo Ella  Mäkiniemi Associate
 Jari Maaranen QC photo Jari Maaranen QC Counsel
 Markus Myhrberg QC photo Markus Myhrberg QC Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
 Katriina Myllymäki QC photo Katriina Myllymäki QC Senior Associate
 Kimmo Oila QC photo Kimmo Oila QC Partner
 Mikko Räsänen QC photo Mikko Räsänen QC Partner, Chairman of the Board
 Janne Röytiö QC photo Janne Röytiö QC Partner
 Saara Ryhtä QC photo Saara Ryhtä QC Partner
 Susanna Sariola QC photo Susanna Sariola QC Partner
 Riikka Simola QC photo Riikka Simola QC Associate
 Maria Storey  photo Maria Storey Associate
 Kenneth Svartström QC photo Kenneth Svartström QC Counsel
 Tomi Tanskanen QC photo Tomi Tanskanen QC Senior Associate
 Juuso Turtiainen QC photo Juuso Turtiainen QC Associate
 Ville Välimaa  photo Ville Välimaa Associate
 Jorma Yli-Jaakkola  photo Jorma Yli-Jaakkola Partner
Number of lawyers : 38
TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance)
Other offices : Turku


CLIENT: Clas Palmberg

COMPANY/FIRM: Oy Woikoski Ab

TESTIMONIAL: Our growing and internationalizing business requires juridical partner who provides exceptional business law expertise and the ability to deliver innovative and comprehensive solutions to the needs of each business area in our company.


CLIENT: Jani Muhonen


TESTIMONIAL: Lexia produces business law as a continuous service for Evolta. Lexia has been able to combine the in-depth knowledge of digitalization and construction law with innovative service design and customer-oriented attitude.


CLIENT: Timo Niemi

COMPANY/FIRM: Autoalan Keskusliitto (Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs)

TESTIMONIAL: Lexia’s help desk serves hundreds of car dealers in Finland. The service plays brilliantly, and we are very pleased with Lexia’s ability to advise our member companies with high quality and speed.

Lexia is highly committed in creating an environment where all our employees feel valued and included. Our goal is to promote an inspiring working environment where people can be who they are, succeed in their roles and learn new areas of interests.

We include our employees in decision making, to build a culture where our talented professionals see they have the power to influence and that their opinions truly matter to us.


Client-first approach

Client-first approach is applied throughout Lexia’s services. Lexia’s mission is to provide top legal solutions which also generate measurable economic advantages and added value for the clients.

International networks at your disposal

International collaboration networks ensure that assignments are carried out efficiently and reliably regardless of country. Our partners are recognized players with impeccable reputations in business law.

We are a member of the Meritas Law Firms Worldwide alliance. The alliance of independent, full-service law firms operates in 241 global market areas and has 182 offices around the world. Additionally, we are a member of the Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA).

Business-driven solutions

The core of Lexia consists of strong legal professionalism combined with understanding the goals and strategies of the client’s business.

Lexia is committed to constantly updating its industry expertise and business intelligence to be able to provide industry specific best practices.