Esa Airola

Esa Airola

Associate Bird & Bird Finland


Esa specialises in employment contractual matters and transactions.


Esa is an associate based in our Helsinki office. He is a member of the Employment and Corporate Practice Groups. Esa advises both domestic and international clients from various sectors including information technology, electronics, communications and media.

Esa offers competent consultancy services regarding employment contractual issues and also advises on a broad range of other employment law related matters including collective agreements and trade union matters, co-operation procedures and transactions, immigration and employee incentives and benefits.

Esa was educated at the University of Helsinki where he received his master’s degree with honours (LL.M.) and completed his training on the bench at Kymenlaakso District Court in 2015. After graduation and prior to joining Bird & Bird, Esa worked as a lawyer in the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland advising the union members on a wide spectrum of matters relating to employment relationships in private and public sectors. During 2017–2018 Esa worked for the Regional State Administrative Agency (AVI) of Southern Finland, with occupational health and safety as an area of responsibility, then joined our Employment Group again in Spring 2018.

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