Firm Profile > Lexia Attorneys Ltd > Helsinki, Finland

Lexia Attorneys Ltd
LONNROTINKATU 11
00120 HELSINKI
Finland

TMT Tier 2

Lexia Attorneys Ltd provides the full range of advice to TMT clients, assisting with privacy, data protection and data systems, outsourcings, marketing issues and technology disputes. The team is also particularly strong in both indirect and direct technology procurements. Markus Myhrberg has extensive expertise in the media sector, assisting music, games and production companies. He jointly heads up the practice with Susanna Sariola, who is highly recommended for strategic sourcing and divestment projects and business agreements.

Practice head(s):

Markus Myhrberg; Susanna Sariola

Testimonials

‘The team we worked with from Lexia has been good at helping us evaluate cutting edge technology issues and guide us in GDPR-related issues on AI development.’

‘TMT partner Susanna Sariola has expertise on the in-house side which has turned out to be helpful in many cases where Lexia has helped our company. She is able to lead negotiations independently. She always has a superb attitude and provides timely responses.’

‘They help us understand the legal issues we need to take into account and give us actionable advice. They actually help us solve the issues we present.’

Key clients

Finnair Plc

Varjo Technologies

Etsimo Healthcare

Kamux Corporation

HMD Global Ltd

Magic Add Oy

Aiforia Technologies Oy

GetJenny Oy

Zora Bioscience Oy

Aito Media Oy

Hintsa Performance Oy

Next Games

Delta Cygni Labs

Stage Zero

GameRefinery

Employment Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd is recommended for day-to-day employment matters and restructuring issues, drawing on the group's primary strength in employment litigation. The team acts for a variety of clients including media companies and real estate investors. Tomi Korpiola heads up the department, and has extensive experience counselling businesses on HR issues including co-operation negotiations, outsourcing issues, and equality and non-discrimination matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomi Korpiola

Testimonials

‘Very easy to approach. Down-to-earth grip on cases. Very comparable billing and still very good quality. Exceptional legal argumentation skills both in written and oral.’

‘Tomi Korpiola leads the employment team with good and positive attitude. Genuinely cares for his employees and customers situation.’

‘Good attitude and everything works smoothly with Lexia.’

Key clients

MTV Oy

Attendo Oy

Kotipizza Group Oyj

Validia Oy

Oy Woikoski Ab

Viking Line Abp

Tallink Silja Oy

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd focuses on construction and housing law matters, acting for a roster of clients including construction companies, housing cooperatives, real estate owners, contractors, funders and consultants. Key areas of work include real estate M&A, development projects and procurement contracts. Arto Kaikkonen, who is particularly recommended for construction disputes, heads up the practice with Samuli Koskela.

Practice head(s):

Arto Kaikkonen; Samuli Koskela

Testimonials

‘They have a hands-on approach and they help quickly. A versatile and competent team.’

‘They act like in-house lawyers, understand business operations and provide quick responses.’

Key clients

Westpro cc Oy

Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy

Colliers International

Genesta Property Nordic Finland Oy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd handles M&A transactions and provides businesses with day-to-day corporate advice; the team is particularly active in the construction and technology sectors. Mikko Räsänen, Samuli Koskela and Saara Ryhtä jointly head up the practice, which is notably recognised for its experience on the sell-side of deals.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Räsänen; Samuli Koskela; Saara Ryhtä

Testimonials

‘I see that the key strength of Lexia team is that they have had the same team handling the matters of the company from start-up work through to venture financing rounds all the way to M&A.’

‘They are fast!’

Key clients

Mekalasi Oy

Hintsa Performance Oy

Round2 Capital GmbH

Bonusway Oy

Future Retail Oy

Presto Brandsäkerhet AB

Headstar Oy

Kramp Oy

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd's dispute resolution practice has a strong offering in the healthcare, insurance and construction sectors. Practice head Kenneth Svartström is particularly recommended for project-related disputes in the domestic energy and engineering sectors. Saku Knuuti joined in early 2020, bringing experience in white-collar crime, corporate governance and environmental issues.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Svartström

Other key lawyers:

Saku Knuuti

Testimonials

‘Very easy to approach. Exceptional legal argumentation skills.’

Key clients

Attendo Terveyspalvelut Oy

Rooho Oy and Polartum Oy and its affiliates

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa(HUS)

The Finnish Patient Insurance Centre

Intellectual property Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd handles licensing and IP transactions, as well as protection issues, clearances and planning work, the enforcement of trade marks and other forms of brand protection. The practice also advises on copyright issues including television and game production, architecture and marketing mandates. Team leader Markus Myhrberg has extensive contentious and non-contentious experience in IP-intensive sectors including the software, games, media and entertainment and new tech industries.

Practice head(s):

Markus Myhrberg

Testimonials

‘Very dedicated and diverse team. Agile and fast.’

‘Individuals are easy to work with, well spoken and both the team and individuals are agile. The team is diverse: partners execute more big picture strategic work while the other part of the team are more operational. Good customer service and experience.’

Key clients

Sony Music Entertainment Finland Oy

Myontec Oy

Kotipizza Group

Varjo Technologies Oy

Axopar Boats Ltd. / Axopar Holdings Oy

TBWAHelsinki

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.

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 markus.myhrberg@lexia.fi +358 40 505 5343
Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring Kenneth Svartström kenneth.svartstrom@lexia.fi +358 50 336 0082
CEO, M&A Samuli Koskela samuli.koskela@lexia.fi +358 40 5888 323
Insolvency and turnaround management Jari Maaranen jari.maaranen@lexia.fi +358 400 531 956
Corporate advisory Saara Ryhtä saara.ryhta@lexia.fi +358 40 642 9740
Labour law Tomi Korpiola tomi.korpiola@lexia.fi +358 50 593 4511
Real estate and housing,Construction and environment Arto Kaikkonen arto.kaikkonen@lexia.fi +358 400 408 309
Dispute Resolution, Corporate Responsibility, Environmental and Occupational Security Offenses, Agency Agreements and Private Clients, Consumer Protection Matters Peter Jaari peter.jaari@lexia.fi +358 50 308 4125
Financial Services, Fintech Katariina Pesonen katariina.pesonen@lexia.fi +358 50 301 4231
ICT and Technology, Sourcing and Outsourcing Susanna Sariola susanna.sariola@lexia.fi +358 40 749 2788
Photo Name Position Profile
 Frans Bergman photo Frans Bergman Senior Associate
 Anna Hietala photo Anna Hietala Senior Associate
 Carita Hulma photo Carita Hulma Senior Associate
 Hanna Huttunen photo Hanna Huttunen Counsel
 Anna Huuskonen photo Anna Huuskonen Senior Associate
 Peter Jaari photo Peter Jaari Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
 Inna Jensén  photo Inna Jensén Associate
 Arto Kaikkonen photo Arto Kaikkonen Partner, Attorney at Law
 Perttu Kaikkonen  photo Perttu Kaikkonen Senior Associate
 Saku Knuuti  photo Saku Knuuti Senior Associate
 Tomi Korpiola photo Tomi Korpiola Partner, Attorney at Law
 Samuli Koskela photo Samuli Koskela CEO, Partner
 Mikko Koskinen  photo Mikko Koskinen Senior Associate
 Kari Koskinen  photo Kari Koskinen Partner
 Olli Kotila photo Olli Kotila Counsel, Attorney at Law
 Jaana Koukkari photo Jaana Koukkari Counsel, Attorney at Law.
 Samuli Lehtonen photo Samuli Lehtonen Senior Associate
 Annika Luhtanen photo Annika Luhtanen Senior Associate
 Ilari Lusenius  photo Ilari Lusenius Associate
 Ella  Mäkiniemi  photo Ella  Mäkiniemi Associate
 Jari Maaranen photo Jari Maaranen Counsel
 Markus Myhrberg photo Markus Myhrberg Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
 Katriina Myllymäki  photo Katriina Myllymäki Senior Associate
 Kimmo Oila photo Kimmo Oila Partner
 Lauri Oja  photo Lauri Oja Partner
 Katariina Pesonen  photo Katariina Pesonen Counsel
 Mikko Räsänen  photo Mikko Räsänen Partner, Chairman of the Board
 Janne Röytiö  photo Janne Röytiö Partner
 Saara Ryhtä  photo Saara Ryhtä Partner
 Susanna Sariola photo Susanna Sariola Partner
 Anna Schuhel QC photo Anna Schuhel QC Associate
 Riikka Simola photo Riikka Simola Associate
 Maria Storey  photo Maria Storey Associate
 Roosa Suutari  photo Roosa Suutari Associate
 Kenneth Svartström  photo Kenneth Svartström Counsel
 Tomi Tanskanen photo Tomi Tanskanen Senior Associate
 Juuso Turtiainen photo Juuso Turtiainen Associate
 Ville Välimaa  photo Ville Välimaa Associate
Number of lawyers : 39
English
Finnish
French
German
Russian
Swedish
TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance)
Meritas
Other offices : Turku

CLIENT: Tommi Tervanen, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Kotipizza Group
TESTIMONIAL: In the spring of 2015, we went public and decided to adopt a new, more comprehensive model of co-operation, which introduced lawyers to the business planning processes. This requires lawyers with a new mindset, expertise and the right kind of attitude.


CLIENT: Timo Toikkanen, COO
COMPANY/FIRM: Varjo
TESTIMONIAL: Lexia provides us with high-quality support, and the firm has been able to respond to all our wishes amazingly quickly, something that has been important to us in the hectic startup phase. Additionally, we value Lexia’s strong expertise in international contracts and its negotiating experience with foreign players. It’s also very important that the lawyer supporting the startup sees the big picture and is able to zoom in on the issues that are important to us.


CLIENT: Ilkka Hynninen, CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Aito Media
TESTIMONIAL: Our long collaboration shows that we have enjoyed being a Lexia customer. Expertise, knowledge of the business, and a straightforward approach are the cornerstones of the more than decade-long collaboration. When facing big issues like internationalization and M&As, we have been confident that the legal issues have been in the hands of professionals. Lexia’s experts have been up to the task even in negotiations lasting through the night.


CLIENT: Thomas Forss, co-founder and CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: StageZero Technologies
TESTIMONIAL: We noticed very early on that it was sensible to take the legal side into account from the get-go, as data protection related issues are a major for large companies. Lexia has demonstrated its special expertise and helped us enormously in building a reputation as a pioneer in ethical AI among our customers.


CLIENT: Lasse Järvinen, co-founder
COMPANY/FIRM: Bonusway
TESTIMONIAL: Business acquisitions are multi-stage processes that should be executed quickly, but assertively. Working with Lexia has been good – matters are handled quickly and in a way that seeks goal-oriented solutions.

 


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, feel their best at work, succeed in their roles and learn new areas of interests.

We include our employees in decision making, to build a company 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 

Lexia’s international collaboration networks Meritas and TELFA guarantee the efficient and reliable execution of assignments regardless of the country. Lexia’s partners are recognized and reputable operators in the field of business law. Lexia selects the most suitable partner on a case-by-case basis and takes care of the client’s interest to guarantee high quality.​ 

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.