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Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Banking and finance Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) specialises in real estate financing work and matters which involve alternative forms of financing including fintech and crowdfunding issues. The team acts for a number of international lenders and borrowers and has expertise assisting technology companies, start-ups and real estate funds; Santander Consumer Finance and the Digitalist Group are key examples. The group also assisted POP Bank Group with the €100m sale of its holdings in Samlink to Cognizant Technology Solutions. The practice is jointly led by Merja BlankensteinTiina AshornHarri Tolppanen, and Vesa Turkki.


Balanced set of key basic knowledge, which provides a basic feeling of “good level of knowledge” already in everyday communications.

Key clients

StaffPoint Oy

Digitalist Group Oyj

Surimo Finance Oy

POP Bank Group

Santander Consumer Finance Oy

Tremoko Oy

Collector Bank AB

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) represents clients in arbitration and litigation, with a particular focus on corporate disputes, competition and damages cases and corporate and white-collar crime claims. Clients include businesses in the transportation, banking, and telecoms industries, as well as several local municipalities. The practice is led by Niina Rosenlund, who is an experienced litigator and arbitrator who acts in commercial disputes and criminal defence proceedings.

Key clients

Koiviston Auto Group

City of  Vantaa

City of Raasepori

City of Tuusula

City of Nurmijärvi

City of Oulu

City of Rovaniemi

City of Kemijärvi

City of Sodankylä

City of Hyvinkää

Nuorisosäätiö, Youth Foundation

Pneuplan Oy

Tuotos Ry

Employment Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) acts for employers in a range of matters, with particular expertise in health and safety and working conditions disputes. The team counts notable clients including local municipalities and major international construction companies on its roster. Timo JarmasHeikki Tuomela and Pekka Jantti head up the practice, which recently represented Pirkanmaa Hospital District in an investigation by the Parliamentary Ombudsman of Finland.


You can rely on getting help even with difficult questions. There is a great deal of knowledge and experience in the Employment team on Eversheds.’

I do respect the attitude, knowledge and experience of Timo Jarmas who is my main contact in Eversheds – he understands our business environment and shares his opinions pointing out possible risks. This is just what we need, not just the low-risk legal solution, but giving deeper insight on the overall issue.’

Capable of delivering pragmatic solutions.

Key clients

Suomen Terveystalo Oyj

YIT Construction Ltd

9Lives Oy

Oy Aku’s Factory Ltd

Studio Mediapolis Oy

StaffPoint Oy

Pirkanmaa Hospital District

Tapola Oy Lihanjalostustehdas

Inwido Finland Oy

Ilkka-Yhtymä Oyj

Vantaan Tilapalvelut Vantti Oy

City of Vantaa

EU and competition Tier 3

Olli Hyvönen leads the department at Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland), which focuses on state aid and antitrust cases. The team has argued several cases at the European level and is involved in precedent-setting cases including representing the City of Vantaa in the asphalt cartel damages case and acting for Helsingin Bussiliikenne in a state aid case before the European Court of Justice.


Excellent knowledge and connections to the European Commission’s decision-making process.’

We have very diverse needs, related to public administration. The needs are rarely ones that we can foresee or that would repeat. Thus, it is very valuable for us that Eversheds has a large team themselves and we can always rely on finding the best fitted experts to suit our needs.

We have always been met by dedicated and helpful individuals, who are able to understand our specific needs.

Key clients

City of Vantaa

Koiviston Auto Group

Helsingin Bussiliikenne Oy

Betset Group

Salon Energiantuotanto/Vapo Oy


Infra-Asfaltti Oy

Fysios Oy

Jyväskylän ammattikorkeakoulu JAMK

Regional Council of South-West Finland

Northern Ostrobotnia Hospital District

ISS Palvelut Oy

Intellectual property Tier 3

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) advises clients on IP identification, registration, protection and defence matters and also represents companies in trade mark violation and trade secrets disputes. The team is jointly led by IP specialist Petteri Häkkänen and Tiina Ashorn, and counts noteworthy names including Arla Foods and Posti Group as clients; the group also utilises the firm's global network to handle cross-border issues. 


‘Good mix of highly technical expertise in our field and strategic guidance.

Extremely good fit for our background and our core technology. Great grasp of what we do.

Key clients

Olvi Oyj

Posti Group Oyj

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Arla Foods amba

Procter & Gamble

Salusfin Oy

Estate of Jean Sibelius

Robert’s Coffee

Berner Oy

Raisio Oyj (Raisio Group)

Sasta Oy

Gutsy Animations Oy

IP-Agency Finland Ltd

Tallberg Group

Zora Biosciences Oy

SGN Group Oy

Neurotar Oy

Goodwiller Oy

Salusfin Oy

Real estate and construction Tier 3

The team at Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has substantial experience in high-value real estate transactions, construction projects and leasing mandates and counts several key investment funds as clients. The practice is jointly led by Pekka KokkoSaara Raitala and Sirkka Terho with construction specialist Juha Kallioinen. The group is expanding its focus on development projects and recently advised new client Ruby Hotels on the €30m acquisition and subsequent development of its first Finnish hotel property.


Excellent knowledge of law, ability to perceive the whole, ability to analyse risks and propose different paths of solutions.

Knowledge of law and construction, and the ability to apply it in practice.

Key clients

Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Helsingin Yliopistokiinteistöt Oy

Ficolo Oy

Quadoro Doric Real Estate GmbH

Ruby Hotels & Resorts GmbH

Otava Oy


Realia Group

ISS Palvelut Oy

Fennica Toimitilat


Apteekkien Eläkekassa

Otavamedia Oy

Talvivaara Sotkamo

AVAIN Asumisoikeus Oy

Lippupiste Oy

Elematic Oyj

TMT Tier 3

Jointly led by the 'unique' and 'flexible' Tiina Ashorn and Markus Rämö, the practice at Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) acts on a wide variety of TMT matters including IT procurements, software licensing work, data protection issues, technology M&A, contractual work and disputes. The team has a key focus on new media companies and start-ups, and works closely with academic institutions and growth companies. The group also advises major international clients including Sony on day-to-day data protection, privacy and IT issues. Juha Taipale departed to Attorneys-at-law Trust. Ltd.


Quick turnaround times and available to assist in various matters on short notice. They have the resources to assist on a wide range of legal issues.’ 

The team is highly motivated to find solutions to our needs. Eversheds Sutherland also wants to understand our future needs and offers very useful information to us about changes in legal matters such as in e-privacy.

They understand not just the legal environment but also our business and business models. They do respect our values when proposing different options. I feel that the office is open 24/7 because I get answers very quickly  locally and globally.’

Partner Tiina Ashorn has always made her time and wide expertise available and arranged for any other expertise as needed.

Tiina Ashorn’s strength is being flexible, working as an outsourced “in-house” lawyer. She has created a very unique and functional process for us. It works well and she has worked hard to get to know her clients’ business.

Key clients

Plus Terveys Oy

Blue Meteorite ltd

Natural Resources Institute Finland

The Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District

Viaplay AB

Good Sign Oy

Ixonos Plc

Tecnotree Plc

Elematic Oy Ab

Oy Viasat Ab

Oy Omnitele Ab

Sony Music Entertainment Finland

Merivaara Corporation

Vertical Oy

Convergens Oy

Creuna Oy

Saalasti Oy

Viria Oyj

Pirkanmaan Sairaanhoitopiiri


Bar Association of Finland

Korkia Venture Insight Oy

Korkia Consulting Oy

Arctic Security Oy

POP – Pankki osk

Coolbrook Oy

Convergens Oy

Ficolo Oy


Taaleri Oyj

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Sininen Meteoriitti Oy

Veikkaus Oy

Digitalist Group Plc

Orfer Oy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Eversheds Asianajotoimisto Oy / Eversheds Attorneys Ltd (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) provides a joined-up approach to transactions with the firm's international reach granting it strong capabilities in cross-border M&A transactions in the healthcare, transportation and telecoms industries. The team advises industrial clients and investors on the buy and sell-side of transactions and also handles other corporate and regulatory work. The practice is jointly led by Olli IirolaHarri TolppanenVesa Turkki, and Mika Taberman.

Key clients

Diarc-Technology Oy

Administer Oy

ITaito Oy

Oivauni Oy


Digitalist Group Plc

Enersense International Oyj

Koiviston Auto Group

Viria Group

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the largest law firms in Finland. With approximately 170 legal professionals our services cover a wide spectrum of corporate and business law with a particularly strong focus in corporate and M&A, real estate, HR, dispute resolution and arbitration, insurance and financing, TMT, IPR, insolvency and compliance.

Eversheds Sutherland is a trusted provider of legal services to various industrial and business sectors, representing clients’ interests at all administrative institutions and courts as well as national and international arbitration proceedings. Our Finnish subsidiary, Heinonen & Co, has provided internationally recognized IPR and protection services for over fifty years.

We are part of global Eversheds Sutherland. As one of the world’s biggest legal brands, Eversheds Sutherland has globally offices throughout Europe, the US, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, supplying clients with seamless legal coverage on anything from large-scale projects involving multiple jurisdictions to day-to-day activities. Eversheds Sutherland’s teams of lawyers around the world operate seamlessly to deliver the legal know-how and strategic alignment that clients need from their advisors to help further their business interests.

What unites us is our commitment to service excellence through a solution-oriented approach. We know our clients’ businesses, the industries and markets they operate in, and we know that great relationships yield the best outcomes. Clients describe us as creative and well-versed in cutting edge legal work – we listen well in order to understand how and where we can be most effective and add the greatest value.

Department Name Email Telephone
ICT Tiina Ashorn +358 10 684 1617
Banking & Finance Merja Blankenstein +358 10 684 1612
Antti Husa +358 10 684 1522
EU and Competition Olli Hyvönen +358 10 684 1623
IPR Petteri Häkkänen +358 10 684 1428
Commercial, corporate and M&A Olli Iirola +358 10 684 1345
Employment Timo Jarmas +358 10 684 1514
Jukka-Pekka Joensuu +358 10 684 1678
Pekka Jäntti +358 10 684 1315
Juha Kallioinen +358 10 684 1911
Ismo Kallioniemi +358 10 684 1378
Real estate, construction and environment Pekka Kokko +358 10 684 1628
Dispute resolution Vesa Kokko +358 10 684 1962
Tax Torsti Lakari +358 10 684 1480
Restructuring and insolvency Harri Lindfors +358 10 684 1313
Jari Malinen +358 10 684 1564
Anu Mattila +358 10 6841 300
Mika Oksanen +358 10 684 1667
Tuomas Penttilä +358 10 684 1642
Saara Raitala +358 10 684 1647
Jukka Reilin +358 10 684 1520
International business and contracts Hannu Rintala +358 10 684 1330
Dispute resolution Niina Rosenlund (Mickelsson) +358 10 684 1626
Tero Routamo +358 10 684 1626
ICT Markus Rämö +358 10 684 1650
Restructuring and insolvency Jari Salminen +358 10 684 1651
Kai Salonen +358 10 684 1639
Peter Salovaara +358 10 684 1320
Tax Henri Steiner +358 10 684 1331
Finance and insurance Mika Taberman +358 10 684 1355
Real estate, construction and environment Sirkka Terho +358 10 684 1675
Finance and insurance Harri Tolppanen +358 10 684 1660
Employment Heikki Tuomela +358 10 684 1641
Corporate and M&A Vesa Turkki +358 10 684 1525
Markku Varhela +358 10 684 1457
Johan Wesander +358 10 684 1380
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