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Dottir Attorneys Ltd.
Pohjoisesplanadi 35 Aa
FI-00100
Helsinki
Finland

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Dottir Attorneys Ltd. advises start-up companies and venture capital investors on private equity mergers, investments and acquisitions, as well as due diligence, regulatory work, and contract negotiations. The team is noted for its extensive experience acting for clients in the technology sector. Practice leader Juha Nurminen specialises in public and private M&A, as well as advising on private equity issues, while Kyösti Siltala deals with corporate governance work and cross-border transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Valuable knowledge and sensitivity to technology. International-minded, professional and serious interaction with senior people.’

‘Strong sense of business. Constructive and smart approach to find solutions. Very good reactivity.’

Key clients

CapMan Growth

NordicNinja

Finnish Industry Investment

Maki.vc

Icebreaker.vc

Northzone

Wolt Enterprises

Sulapac

Sanoma

Play Venture

Work highlights

  • Advised UM Yhtiöt, CapMan Growth Fund and the other shareholders of RealMachinery on the sale of the company to Wihuri Group.
  • Advised the shareholders of Envera Oy, including its founders and Taaleri Circular Economy Fund, on the agreed sale of a majority stake in the company to Norvestor.
  • Advised lead investor Jolt Capital and co-investors Finnish Industry Investment (Tesi) and Vertex Growth on the €30m financing round of Virta, a leading electric vehicle charging platform company.

Finland > Employment Tier 3

Dottir Attorneys Ltd.‘s ‘very pragmatic and to-the-point approach‘ in employment law is praised by clients, especially regarding both day-to-day employment issues and employment-related litigation. The group has recently expanded beyond its initial client base of major start-ups to advise a wide range of Finnish and international clients operating in the technology and media sectors. Practice head Samuel Kääriäinen is noted for his work in employment disputes and negotiations, as well as employee data privacy issues and company restructurings, while Antti Rajamäki focuses on collective bargaining agreements, director agreements and employee-related disputes.

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Antti Rajamäki; Juha Rönkä

Testimonials

Very pragmatic and to-the-point approach. Access to senior practitioners is always guaranteed.

Juha Rönkä is always available to navigate challenging problems and works seamlessly with in-house lawyers and HR teams alike.

They are a small firm but agile. Partners and lawyers are really young but that is a strength. I think they are up and coming.

The team has a wide range of expertise from various subfields of employment law and bring to the table realism and common sense in addition to knowledge of the law.’

Key clients

Freska Finland Oy

Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj

Eltel Networks Oy

Aller Media Oy

Suomen Kotidata Oy

Bolt.Works Oy

Endemol Shine Finland Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Aller Media Oy regarding employment matters, reaching from day-to-day consultation to dispute resolution.
  • Advised Suomen Kotidata Oy, a Finnish IT sales and service company, on its employment law matters.
  • Represented Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj in three litigation procedures relating to the termination of employment and cooperation consultations.

Finland > TMT Tier 3

Dottir Attorneys Ltd. advises TMT vendors and customers on IT outsourcings, data protection work, procurements and software licensing issues. Daniel Stranius covers data protection and commercial contract negotiations, while Otto Lindholm focuses on tech-related contractual and regulatory matters, as well as outsourcings. Jaakko Lindgren specialises in data protection and regulatory matters in the telecoms industry. Data protection expert and senior associate Jesse Järvenpää joined the team from Castrén & Snellman in June 2021.

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Very good firm, which is no longer up and coming, but already there.’

Daniel Stranius and Jaakko Lindgren are excellent lawyers.’

The Dottir team has an ability to highlight and focus on the client’s most important issues. They are problem-solving and have a can-do attitude in everything they do.’

The interaction has been always fair and open. I feel that they have passion for the job, willingness to listen to us and strong knowledge.’

Key clients

Central Finland Health Care District (KSSHP)

Kemijoki Oy

Elenia Group

YIT Oyj

Ficolo Oy

Wolt Enterprises Oy

Sofigate Oy

Teosto r.y. (Säveltäjäin Tekijänoikeustoimisto)

Endemol Shine Finland Oy

KELA (the Social Insurance Institution of Finland)

Work highlights

  • Advised KSSHP on a major IT outsourcing, in which four Finnish health care districts procured patient and customer data system from Cerner Corporation. The total value of the deal is circa €300m.
  • Advised Kemijoki Oy on the outsourcing of the technical maintenance and operations of Kemijoki Oy’s hydropower plants to Caverion Oyj, the environmental and maintenance operations of Kemijoki Oy to Mitta Oy, and hydropower plant services to Fortum Oyj.
  • Advised YIT Oyj on the outsourcing of networking, capacity, data security, and mobile services to Telia Oyj ; and outsourcing of end user, service desk, and data analysing services to CGI Finland Oy.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 4

Dottir Attorneys Ltd. advises start-up and scale-up companies active in the technology and entertainment sectors on strategic IP matters, with particular strength in brand enforcement work including patent and copyright litigation. New practice leader Rasheka Scott joined from Fondia Ltd in September 2021; she specialises in copyright work, design rights registration and trade mark issues, while managing partner Johanna Rantanen deals with IP acquisitions and licensing work.

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Billebeino Clothing and Accessories Oy

Compensate Operations Oy

Elenia Oy

M Company Oy

Minna Parikka Shoes Oy

Nordic Urban Oy

Startup Foundation sr (SLUSH, JUNCTION, Startup Sauna)

Sulapac Oy

TrueMed Oy

Work highlights

  • Advised Nordic Urban Oy on its intellectual property and contractual matters.
  • Assisted Sulapac with all legal matters, especially in the fields of trade mark registration, design protection and IP disputes.
  • Assisted TrueMed Oy with all legal matters, especially intellectual property matters as well as managing its trade mark portfolio.
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Dottir is an agile, full-service business law firm, with focus on companies that operate in or around the fields of technology and media. Dottir was founded in 2016 and has since grown rapidly: our Helsinki office has 36 full-time employees and we have offices in Berlin and San Francisco.

We have experience in assisting both fast-moving start-up and growth companies as well as traditional established corporations. Our five focus practice areas are technology and privacy, corporate and M&A, intellectual property and design, litigation and arbitration and employment.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Tech & Privacy Daniel Straniusdaniel.stranius@dottirlaw.com
Corporate and M&A Juha Nurminenjuha.nurminen@dottirlaw.com
Intellectual Property Rasheka Scottrasheka.scott@dottirlaw.com
Litigation & Arbitration Anna Kuusianna.kuusi@dottirlaw.com
Employment Samuel Kääriäinensamuel.kaariainen@dottirlaw.com
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