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Lexia Attorneys Ltd

Finland > TMT Tier 2

Lexia Attorneys Ltd’s technology and media team advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious matters concerning technology, media, privacy, data protection and marketing. The team is led by Kimmo Oila  who has notable expertise with regards to artificial intelligence, crypto currencies and cybersecurity, Kimmo Suominen who assists various media, games, music, and production companies and represents clients in arbitration and litigation related to technology, IPR and data protection, and Erika Leinonen who is an expert on data protection, data security and confidentiality of communications. Markus Myhrberg is a key contact for start-ups and growth companies.

Practice head(s):

Kimmo Oila; Kimmo Suominen; Erika Leinonen

Other key lawyers:

Markus Myhrberg; Oili Palsila; Reeta Timonen


‘Responsive, available. Great fundamental knowledge about European privacy laws. Able to quickly assist with document templates and other practical advice. Trademark registration.’

‘Diverse team with different specialisms and areas of expertise. Quickly able to adapt to new industries and spaces such as web3 and blockchain.’

‘Markus Myhrberg always been a standout contact. Well-connected and networked within games and tech, contributes to the games industry in Finland. Always willing to assist at a moment’s notice. Easy to talk to, clear with advice, patient.’

‘Reeta Timonen is a great help with trademarks.’

‘Oili Palsila is a great help.’

‘A diverse team with a solid understanding of games startups and their individual remits.’

Key clients

Finnair Plc

Elmery Ltd

HMD Global Ltd

Axopar Boats Ltd

Enreach Ltd

GameRefinery Ltd

PlusID Ltd

Premix Ltd

StageZero Ltd

Varjo Technologies Ltd

Aekos Trading Ltd

Younite AI Ltd

Auntie Solutions Ltd

Fepod Ltd

Black Block Ltd

Solar Republic Ltd

Aito Media Ltd / Mediawan Finland

Kotipizza Group Plc

Topbox Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Axopar Boats Ltd on purchase agreement negotiations relating to next-generation electric propulsion systems.
  • Advised Elmery Ltd in all legal matters from establishment of the company into two investments rounds including patent transferring and project agreements.
  • Advised Finnair Plc in a frame digital services agreement with a major aircraft manufacturer.

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Employment litigation is a core area for Lexia Attorneys Ltd‘s employment team, which also handles a variety of other issues including business restructurings, due diligence issues and everyday employment matters. Clients are spread across the gas, sea passenger transport, aviation, security, media and health sectors. ‘Exceptional’ practice head Tomi Korpiola regularly represents clients in trials and disputes and counsels businesses on various HR matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomi Korpiola


‘Expert advice on labour law matters. Understandable and practical help.’

‘Helpful attitude and genuine desire to help the client. Professional and clear communication.’

‘Tomi Korpiola is a strong professional and one of our go-to partners when it comes to employment law issues. Nice to work with, gets things done.’

‘My experience is that the service is very fast, flexible and professional. The service is very solution-focused, which is what sets it apart from similar services I have used in the past. They also have a large pool of experts, so you can get all the legal services you need for very complex challenges from a single provider.’

‘Tomi Korpiola is an exceptional professional. He quickly realises what the case is about and is able to think strategically. Korpiola has a customer service spirit, he listens to the customer carefully and sees the business perspective. He can create “out of the box” solutions to problems.’

‘Lexia’s Employment practice understands the business needs very well and can give strategic advice. They communicate very clearly and in advance when managing the case.’

Key clients

Attendo Oy

AVARN Security Oy


Validia Oy

Woikoski Oy

STARK Suomi Oy

Digita Oy

Jobilla Oy

Jimm’s PC Store Oy

Martela Oyj

Teollisuuden Voima Oyj

Delete Finland Oy

M-Brain Oy

Rakennusteho Group Oy

Wetteri Oyj

Tagomo Digital Oy Ltd

Pohjanmaan Arvo Sijoitusosuuskunta

Ideal Keittiöt Oy

Enreach Oy

Work highlights

  • Assisted Pohjanmaan Arvo Sijoitusosuuskunta with the listing of the cooperative.
  • Advised Wetteri Oyj on several company acquisitions.
  • Advised AVARN Security Oy on various employment law related matters, for example company change situations, disputes and litigation.

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd advises clients on all areas of contentious and non-contentious construction and real estate law and is regularly involved in high-value real estate transactions and development projects as well as construction disputes. The practice is co-headed by Arto Kaikkonen and Janne Röytiö; Kaikkonen has extensive experience in construction, real estate and housing law, while Röytiö focuses on dispute resolution within the construction space, housing law and the sale and purchase of real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Arto Kaikkonen; Janne Röytiö


‘A lot of different expertise and quick help even with small questions and problem situations.’

‘They understand our business, are quick to respond and they have the ability to think about cases from many angles.’

Key clients

Vesivek Ltd

Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Ltd (Helsinki City Housing Company)

Tapiolan Lämpö Ltd

Municipality of Kittilä

Municipality of Hailuoto

Sikla Ltd / Siklatilat Ltd

Genesta Property Nordic Finland Ltd

Rakennusteho Group Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisting Vesivek Ltd with all legal matters related to the safety of roofing work.
  • Managing all possible disputes arising from a large apartment portfolio for Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Ltd.
  • Assisting Vestera Ltd with all legal matters related to the corporation.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd advises on the full range of corporate and M&A mandates, including domestic and cross-border transactions, joint ventures, takeovers, MBOs and compliance matters. The department is headed up by Samuli Koskela, who is 'an experienced, competent and well-networked lawyer'; Olli Kotila and Lauri Oja, who all focus on M&A.

Practice head(s):

Samuli Koskela; Olli Kotila; Lauri Oja

Other key lawyers:

Kimmo Suominen


‘The team proved to be competent and especially flexible, and the company has enough expertise in special fields.’

‘Samuli Koskela is an experienced, competent and well-networked lawyer with exceptional situational awareness and the ability to manage entities and plan for the future.’

‘Kimmo Suominen is an experienced, competent and flexible lawyer who constructively seeks solutions to even complex matters.’

‘Excellent customer service, and expertise. Understanding the customer and managing the entire project.’

Key clients

Pfeifer Holding GmbH


Peura-Trans Ltd.

Uudenkaupungin työveneLtd.

Panostaja Plc.

Bonusway Ltd.

Labroc Ltd.

Aare Invest Ltd.

Veloxia Ltd.

Family in Music Ltd.

Leden Group Ltd.

Pohjanmaan Arvo Sijoitusosuuskunta

Axopar Boats Ltd.

Elmery Ltd.

Fluxio Ltd.

Fepod Ltd.

Enreach Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Soprano Oyj on its acquisition of Wetteri Corporation and the creation of Wetteri Group.
  • Advised Austria headquartered wood processing company Pfeifer Holding GmbH on its acquisition of Pölkky Oy.
  • Advised Axopar Boats Oy on two strategic investments where Axopar acquired minority stakes in Agapi Boat Club AB in Sweden and Evoy AS in Norway.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd’s practice has broad experience in dispute resolution and conflict management, as well as handling alternative dispute resolution and conflict management processes. The department has strong experience in the healthcare, finance, insurance and construction sectors as well in all aspects of white-collar crime investigations. The team is led by Kenneth Svartström, who has been working for clients in various industries including the banking and finance, construction and military sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Svartström


‘Lexia’s practice is business oriented. Excellent legal competencies and also business.’

‘People in Lexia are relaxed, and cooperation is easy with them all.’

Key clients

Kamux Oyj

Municipality of Kittilä

The Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs (AKL)

Vesivek Oy

Work highlights

  • Advising Kamux on a wide range of consumer matters and represented the company in several related disputes.
  • Providing legal advice on consumer matters to the members of The Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs (AKL).
  • Assisting the municipality of Kittilä with two different building contract disputes.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd’s IP practice is integrated into the firm’s TMT and data protection practice and is experienced in IP strategy work, licensing issues and transactions, as well as handling the protection, clearance, planning and enforcement of trade marks. The team is led by Kimmo Oila, Kimmo Suominen and Erika Leinonen and frequently assists clients from the software, media and entertainment, marketing, new tech, food and sports sectors.

Practice head(s):

Kimmo Oila; Kimmo Suominen; Erika Leinonen

Key clients

Aito Media Ltd / Mediawan Finland

Orkla ASA

SJT-Investment Group Ltd

Axopar Boats Ltd / Axopar Holdings Ltd

Kotipizza Group Plc

Futureplay Ltd

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

PlusID Ltd

Dennis Original Ltd

Elmery Ltd

Minimani Yhtiöt Ltd

Topbox Ltd

Solar Republic Ltd

Fepod Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Axopar Boats Ltd on its design protection, domain name related infringement issues, infringement of trade marks, and infringement of design rights.
  • Advised Orkla ASA on protecting the brand and intellectual property of one of its future businesses, registered a large number of trade marks and helped buy and register domain names.
  • Advised the new owners of Dennis Original Ltd on creating an IP strategy, and also helped to protect the brand and regain trade marks back for the family business.

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
CEO Kimmo Oila kimmo.oila@lexia.fi +358 50 565 8968
IPR, Marketing law, Data protection, Start-ups, Technology, media and gaming & Corporate advisory Saara Ryhtä saara.ryhta@lexia.fi +358 40 642 9740
M&A Lauri Oja lauri.oja@lexia.fi +358 45 6783 111
Insolvency and turnaround management Jari Maaranen jari.maaranen@lexia.fi +358 400 531 956
Labour law Johanna Havula johanna.havula@lexia.fi
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
Photo Name Position Profile
Juha Äkräs photo Mr Juha Äkräs Member of the board
Robin Eklund photo Mr Robin Eklund Chief data officer, Associate
Johanna Havula photo Ms Johanna Havula Counsel
Peter Jaari photo Mr Peter Jaari Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
Arto Kaikkonen photo Mr Arto Kaikkonen Partner, Attorney at Law
Jesse Kinnaslampi photo Mr Jesse Kinnaslampi Associate
Saku Knuuti photo Mr Saku Knuuti Counsel
Antti Korpela photo Mr Antti Korpela Counsel
Mikko Koskinen photo Mr Mikko Koskinen Senior Associate
Olli Kotila photo Mr Olli Kotila Counsel
Jaana Koukkari photo Ms Jaana Koukkari Counsel
Erika Laurila photo Ms Erika Laurila Associate
Erika Leinonen photo Ms Erika Leinonen Counsel
Emilia Lostedt photo Ms Emilia Lostedt Counsel
Jari Maaranen photo Jari Maaranen Counsel
Markus Myhrberg photo Mr Markus Myhrberg Partner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
Kimmo Oila photo Mr Kimmo Oila CEO, Partner, Chief Legal Business Engineering Officer
Lauri Paranko photo Mr Lauri Paranko Counsel
Katariina Pesonen photo Ms Katariina Pesonen Councel, Head of Practice
Mikko Räsänen photo Mr Mikko Räsänen Partner, Member of the Board
Saara Ryhtä photo Ms Saara Ryhtä Partner
Kimmo Suominen photo Mr Kimmo Suominen Councel
Kenneth Svartström photo Mr Kenneth Svartström Councel, Head of Practice
Ville Välimaa photo Mr Ville Välimaa Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 38
TELFA (Trans European Law Firm Alliance)
Other offices : Turku, Tampere, Oulu

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
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
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
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.