Mikael enjoys working with clients on challenging international assignments.
Mikael is an experienced Counsel, based in our Helsinki office. He specialises in IT and technology law as well as general commercial and non-contentious intellectual property matters.
Mikael advises clients operating in the IT and high technology sectors regarding their commercial agreements and legal issues. He has a wealth of experience in software licensing, IT procurement and outsourcing arrangements. He also regularly advises on M&A transactions that have an IT and technology focus.
Mikael works with both domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to publicly listed companies and finds working with growing, innovative companies particularly exciting and fulfulling. He regularly leads demanding cross-border client assignments working with our own offices and partner firms' offices across the world.
Mikael serves as a board member of the Finnish IT Law association and is a member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights.
Mikael graduated from the University of Helsinki with a Master of Laws, and is a member of the Finnish Bar Association. Mikael has a particular professional interest in the US legal system, and he holds an LL.M. degree from the University of California, Berkeley with dual specialisation certificates in Law & Technology and Business Law.
Before joining us, Mikael has worked in other leading Finnish law firms. Mikael has also developed business insight and experience working in in-house positions and through secondments to companies operating in the IT and telecommunications sectors, including Nokia, Solteq and Efecte.
In addition to his native Finnish, Mikael speaks English, Swedish and French.