Pekka is an experienced and distinguished attorney, specialised in Technology and ICT contracts and advisory.
Pekka is Of Counsel in our Tech & Comms group, based in Helsinki.
During a career spanning over 25 years, Pekka has acted as legal advisor to a significant number of companies, with a focus on the Technology and ICT fields. He has written and lectured extensively on various contracting issues. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics in IT law and Contracts law, both for commercial seminars and in academia. He is also experienced in dispute resolution, both as an attorney and as an arbitrator.
Among other recognitions, he has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers multiple times in several categories, and “Attorney of the Year” by the Helsinki Bar Association in 2015. In 2010, he was made an honorary member of the Finnish IT-Law Association.
Pekka was one of the founding partners of Fennica Attorneys that subsequently became part of Bird & Bird in 2008. After a detour working at a smaller technology law firm during 2012–2017, Pekka returned to Bird & Bird in the role of Of Counsel in September 2017.
Pekka holds a Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki (1991) and was trained at the bench at Vantaa District Court (1993). He is a member of the Finnish Bar Association.
In addition to his native Finnish, Pekka is fluent in English and Swedish.