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Chairman: Mikko Räsänen
Managing Partner: Samuli Koskela
Number of partners: 10 Number of lawyers: 38
Languages: English, Finnish, French, German, Russian, Swedish

Firm Overview:
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, Lexia wants to do things differently than other law firms — Lexia is genuinely proactive and customeroriented legal partner.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Construction & Environment
Contract Law
Corporate Advisory
Data Protection
Dispute Resolution, Crime & Corporate
Finance & Insurance Law
ICT & Technology
Insolvency & Restructuring
Labour Law
Marketing Law
Property Asset Management
Sourcing & Outsourcing
Startup & Growth Companies

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
3 partners
The Lexia TMT team is known for its extensive knowledge of ICT, involvement in large scale ICT-projects and having represented clients in various industries.
■Assisting LähiTapiola in a large-scale ICT renewal. The systems integrations project will be one of the largest ever within the insurance sector in Finland
■Advising Varjo, one of the hottest start-ups in Finland, in a challenging negotiation and conclusion of a Design and Manufacturing Services Agreement
■Creating a set of standardised procurement templates for ICT-Services, including templates, ongoing services, application development projects (Agile, SAFe and Waterfall) and consultancy services for a large Finnish insurance provider
Contact: Sami Rintala
Tel: +358 50 487 2031
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
3 partners
Lexia is experienced in IPR strategies and protection, clearances and licensing, including advising on the planning and enforcement of national and international trademarks and other forms of brand protection.
■Advising Aito Media, one of the fastest growing Nordic production companies, in relation to all licensing, distribution and underlying rights agreements, such as copyright agreements, copyright holders and disagreements with Finnish Copyright Society
■Assisting HMD Global, the new home of Nokia phones and tablets, in concluding a complex IP licensing agreement, where the client acquired a global license to an operating system running on its globally sold feature phones
■Assisting Axopar, a Finnish brand of premiumrange motorboats, in the development of its IPR strategy, including advising on applying for trademarks outside the EU and on ongoing brand development matters
Contact: Markus Myhrberg
Tel: +358 40 505 5343
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
6 partners
Lexia has a substantial and wide-ranging dispute resolution practice covering IP, competition and administrative law, professional negligence, product safety, and property/construction cases as well as general commercial and financial disputes.
■Assisting Nordic financial institution Gjensidige in a dispute against the City of Helsinki in a matter concerning the nature of a guarantee letter and validity of claims presented under the guarantee. The case was won as the action brought by the City of Helsinki was fully dismissed in the District Court of Helsinki
■Assisting Pharmacy of Walkiakoski in an administrative dispute against the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea. The case is significant because it involves a complex question of interpretation of the Finnish Medicines Act that the parties are interpreting differently
■Representing movie production company Sputnik Oy in a dispute concerning alleged breach of the copyrights of the set decorator. The case was won as the action brought by plaintiff was fully dismissed by the Market Court
Contact: Kenneth Svartström
Tel: +358 50 336 0082
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
1 partner Lexia’s experts have a long experience in finance and insurance advisory: regulation matters, designing and localising financial products, applying FSA licenses, matters related to contractual advice and general business advice and dispute resolution.
■Advising Fennia Group for the strategic planning of its fund structuring and reorganisation of the whole financial group
■Providing extensive and detailed regulatory advice to international financial tech company Aasa Global regarding i.e. the packaging of loan products and life insurance products
■Lexia is Evervest’s outsourced compliance officer and legal partner, offering continuous regulatory advice and following regulatory changes on the market and forecasting their impact on Evervest’s business
Contact: Olli Kiuru
Tel: +358 40 7168 020
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
2 partners
■Assisting shareholders of Three Plus Group in a transaction where Pamoja Capital acquired the majority of the company’s shares
■Assisting Suomen Hoivatilat in a transaction where it sold a real estate portfolio to investment fund Erikoissijoitusrahasto EQ Hoivakiinteistöt
■Assisting network and software services supplier Cinia to acquire the shares of Netplaza, a provider of data communication and network operator services
Contact: Samuli Koskela
Tel: +358 40 5888 323
Email: [email protected]

Construction & Environment:
3 partners
Lexia has a wide, long-term knowledge and expertise of construction and housing legislation as well as of construction-related dispute resolution. The firm offers legal advice to constructors, real estate owners, contractors, funders and consultants regarding different real estate and constructionrelated matters.
■Assisting Finland’s biggest construction company YIT Group in a EUR 35 million a real estate development project involving the sale of land plots to Aberdeen
■Assisting Union Investment to incorporate eco-efficient contractual clauses into Union Investment’s standard tenancy agreements for Finland
■Assisting construction company SSR Group in a transaction that marked Corum’s first investment in the Nordic countries.
Contact: Arto Kaikkonen
Tel: +358 400 408 309
Email: [email protected]