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Lexia Attorneys Ltd
LONNROTINKATU 11
00120 HELSINKI
Finland

Finland > TMT Tier 2

Lexia Attorneys Ltd is experienced in handling data protection and privacy matters for education service providers and Finnish municipalities, procurement projects, venture capital raisings for Finnish start-ups, and technology-related disputes. Team co-head Markus Myhrberg is an expert in data protection issues and venture capital raisings, while co-head Susanna Sariola advises on R&D and tech-related licensing agreements. IP disputes counsel Kimmo Suominen joined from Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) in August 2021, while data protection and security counsel Erika Leinonen joined from the Finnish DPA/Cybersecurity in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Markus Myhrberg; Susanna Sariola

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

We have been using Lexia services for around 3 years now. The support has been exceptional all the time. Especially the rare ability to combine business related knowledge with legal has been imperative.’

We have been given very concrete examples of the possible scenarios or risks related to topics under review. Very quick response times, no legal jargon, but very concrete proposals on how to move forward, etc. Also, it has been great having Susanna Sariola joining us. She is an absolute standout. Very thorough legal knowledge combined with business understanding combined with excellent communication skills is absolutely brilliant to have on your side of the table.’

We have been very pleased to work with Lexia e.g. in complex contractual matters as well as employment law and data protection matters for several years. Lexia’s expert responsiveness and timely support combined with their legal professionalism is very much valued by our company.’

Susanna Sariola has in-depth knowledge of the tech contracting side and excellent negotiation skills and Erika Leinonen is a valued privacy professional.’

Key clients

Finnair plc

Varjo Technologies

Etsimo Healthcare

HMD Global Ltd

Next Games

Puro.earth

Game Refinery

Aito Media Oy

Aiforia Technologies Oy

Premix

Hintsa Performance

StageZero

Next Games

Work highlights

  • Advised Varjo on all of its business agreements necessary for its successful operation.
  • Acted as legal adviser for HMD Global on multiple complex technology licensing agreements.
  • Acted as adviser to Finnair in signing for a component Flight Hour Agreement with AerFin Ltd for its Embraer E190 E-Jet Fleet, during its tender process, the selection of the partner, the term sheet negotiations, and the preparation of the contract structure.

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd is particularly strong representing Finnish employers operating in the transport, aviation, media and health services sectors in litigation and disputes proceedings; its expertise also extends to cover cooperation negotiations and restructuring issues. Practice head Tomi Korpiola covers a wide range of matters, including outsourcing arrangements and employment and director agreements, and also provides equality and non-discrimination advice to employers. Head of the Tampere office Kari Koskinen joined the team in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tomi Korpiola

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

They are easy to approach. They are business minded lawyers who know our field of business very well. They are also down-to-earth and the pricing is very competitive.’

Tomi Korpiola is a very practical and approachable professional who is quick to catch the essential in a working relationship with the client.’

Key clients

Validia Oy

Tallink Silja Oy

Kotipizza Group Oyj

Oy Woikoski Ab

Viking Line Abp

MTV Oy

Attendo Oy

AVARN Security Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Validia Oy on co-operation negotiations and training the company’s management.
  • Represented Tallinn Silja Oy in dispute concerning alleged discrimination in recruitment.
  • Assisted Viking Line Abp with co-operation negotiations concerning all employees of the company during the Covid-19 crisis.

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Lexia Attorneys Ltd advises contractors and real estate funds on real estate transactions, project management issues and construction-related dispute resolution and conflict management work. Practice head Arto Kaikkonen focuses on real estate and construction-related disputes as well as day-to-day real estate advice, while Janne Röytiö leads the Turku office and covers construction, contractual and housing matters. 2021 saw the opening of two new offices in Tampere and Oulu; construction expert Lauri Ojha also joined the team.

Practice head(s):

Arto Kaikkonen; Janne Röytiö

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy

Colliers International

Genesta Property Nordic Finland Oy

Tapiolan Lämpö Oy

Work highlights

  • Provided continuous legal services and assisting Westpro cc Oy with various legal matters to support its business.
  • Managed all possible disputes arising from Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy’s large apartment portfolio.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd advises on issues for corporates, venture capitalists and investors operating in the construction, information technology and media industries. Notably, it is particularly strong regarding Finnish outbound investments. Chairman of the board Mikko Räsänen handles M&A transactions and strategic corporate advisory work, while head of M&A Saara Ryhtä is experienced in negotiations and M&A work, and CEO Samuli Koskela focuses on M&A transactions. Corporate partner Lauri Oja and associate Ilari Lusenius joined the team in early 2021.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Räsänen; Samuli Koskela; Saara Ryhtä

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

UpViser Oy

Bonusway Oy

P.V. Supa Oy

Headstar Oy

Axopar Boats Oy

Auron Oy

Benemen Oy

Mekalasi Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised UpViser Oy and its shareholders on sale of the company to Mediq Oy.
  • Advised Bonusway on its acquisition of the Danish Eovendo A/S, and Dutch Ippies.nl B.V. as well as Dutch MARC B.V.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd focuses on administrative proceedings and domestic and international arbitrations. The team is particularly strong in conflict mitigation work in the healthcare, insurance and construction sectors. Practice head Kenneth Svartström specialises in disputes related to construction and energy sector projects and cross-border cartel cases, while Saku Knuuti is noted for his work on criminal matters and investigations.

Practice head(s):

Kenneth Svartström

Other key lawyers:

Saku Knuuti; Roosa Suutari

Testimonials

‘They are easy to approach. They are business minded lawyers who know our field of business very well. They are also down-to-earth and the pricing is very competitive.’

Key clients

Mutual Insurance Company Fennia

Rooho Oy and Polartum Oy and its affiliates

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS)

Attendo Terveyspalvelut Oy

Work highlights

  • Represented Fennia in a dispute concerning the sale of the shares in a real estate company.
  • Represented health care provider Attendo in a dispute concerning the alleged withdrawal from a procurement agreement with the municipality of Kainuu.
  • Assisted Rooho Oy and Polartum Oy and its affiliates Info Center Finland ICF Oy and Finvention Oy, and its owner Markku Vettenniemi, in a dispute against a cooperative society of which they are member of.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 4

Lexia Attorneys Ltd is an experienced team in strategic IP matters, as well as licensing work, transactions, and brand protection and trade mark enforcement issues. Its clients include international brands and software, entertainment and game companies. Practice head Markus Myhrberg covers IP licensing, franchising, and distribution matters, and also deals with IP litigation, while Susanna Sariola is noted for her expertise in IP licensing issues and procurements.

Practice head(s):

Markus Myhrberg; Susanna Sariola

Testimonials

‘The team is coherent and nice to work with.’

‘A wide set of skills needed for our business. Leadtime from inquiry to starting to work is always short. Responses are prompt.’

Key clients

Aito Media Ltd.

Varjo Technologies Oy

Axopar Boats Ltd. / Axopar Holdings Oy

Kotipizza Group Oyj

TBWAHelsinki

Futureplay

Osmia Oy

Family in Music

Work highlights

  • Supported Axopar in creating its IP strategy and handling design protection work, domain name related infringement issues, infringement of trade marks and infringement of design rights.
  • Advised Varjo broadly on all its business agreements, including technology, IP and IT related contracts.
  • Assisted Premix with creating new global licensing models for the PREXELENT Antimicrobial technology.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
IPR, Marketing law, Data protection, Start-ups, Technology, media and gaming Markus Myhrbergmarkus.myhrberg@lexia.fi+358 40 505 5343
Dispute Resolution, Insolvency & Restructuring Kenneth Svartströmkenneth.svartstrom@lexia.fi+358 50 336 0082
CEO, M&A Samuli Koskelasamuli.koskela@lexia.fi+358 40 5888 323
Insolvency and turnaround management Jari Maaranenjari.maaranen@lexia.fi+358 400 531 956
Corporate advisory Saara Ryhtäsaara.ryhta@lexia.fi+358 40 642 9740
Labour law Tomi Korpiolatomi.korpiola@lexia.fi+358 50 593 4511
Real estate and housing,Construction and environment Arto Kaikkonenarto.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 Jaaripeter.jaari@lexia.fi+358 50 308 4125
Financial Services, Fintech Katariina Pesonenkatariina.pesonen@lexia.fi+358 50 301 4231
ICT and Technology, Sourcing and Outsourcing Susanna Sariolasusanna.sariola@lexia.fi+358 40 749 2788
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Frans Bergman photo Frans BergmanSenior Associate
Anna Hietala photo Anna HietalaSenior Associate
Carita Hulma photo Carita HulmaSenior Associate
Hanna Huttunen photo Hanna HuttunenCounsel
Anna Huuskonen photo Anna HuuskonenSenior Associate
Peter Jaari photo Peter JaariPartner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
Inna Jensén  photo Inna Jensén Associate
Arto Kaikkonen photo Arto KaikkonenPartner, Attorney at Law
Perttu Kaikkonen  photo Perttu Kaikkonen Senior Associate
Saku Knuuti  photo Saku Knuuti Senior Associate
Tomi Korpiola photo Tomi KorpiolaPartner, Attorney at Law
Samuli Koskela photo Samuli KoskelaCEO, Partner
Kari Koskinen  photo Kari Koskinen Partner
Mikko Koskinen  photo Mikko Koskinen Senior Associate
Olli Kotila photo Olli KotilaCounsel, Attorney at Law
Jaana Koukkari photo Jaana KoukkariCounsel, Attorney at Law.
Samuli Lehtonen photo Samuli LehtonenSenior Associate
Annika Luhtanen photo Annika LuhtanenSenior Associate
Ilari Lusenius  photo Ilari Lusenius Associate
Jari Maaranen photo Jari MaaranenCounsel
Ella Mäkiniemi  photo Ella Mäkiniemi Associate
Markus Myhrberg photo Markus MyhrbergPartner, Attorney at Law (trained on the bench)
Katriina Myllymäki  photo Katriina Myllymäki Senior Associate
Kimmo Oila photo Kimmo OilaPartner
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 SariolaPartner
Anna Schuhel QC photo Anna Schuhel QCAssociate
Riikka Simola photo Riikka SimolaAssociate
Maria Storey  photo Maria Storey Associate
Roosa Suutari  photo Roosa Suutari Associate
Kenneth Svartström  photo Kenneth Svartström Counsel
Tomi Tanskanen photo Tomi TanskanenSenior Associate
Juuso Turtiainen photo Juuso TurtiainenAssociate
Ville Välimaa  photo Ville Välimaa Associate
Number of lawyers : 39
English
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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.