Iikka Sainio started as Counsel on May 16, 2017 – Lexia strengthens its technology and innovation practice

Iikka Sainio, Attorney-at-Law, trained on the bench, has made a successful career assisting companies in issues related to corporate law, particularly in the technology, media and capital investment sectors. Iikka has experience in throughput of broad software projects, in negotiating domestic and international software and technology licenses and handling the…



Samuli Koskela is Lexia Attorneys’ new CEO

One of Finland’s fastest growing next-generation law firm Lexia is renewing its management to correspond with changes in the business environment and to meet client needs in the digital era. Samuli Koskela has been appointed Lexia’s new CEO as of May 9, 2017. At the same time, Lexia’s Founding Partner…



Olli Kiuru appointed member of Meritas alliance’s European Leadership Group

Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global alliance of independent, full-service law firms, operates in 242 market areas with 183 law firms around the world. The alliance includes more than 7,400 lawyers. Only one member from each country can be in the alliance, so Lexia is Meritas’ Finnish representative. Lexia Partner…



Most important changes to employment legislation in 2017 – The latest is the lump sum payment of EUR 2,500 euros, payable to the employer of a female worker

Significant changes to employment legislation took effect at the turn of the year and have an impact on a number of issues, including the use of fixed-term employment contracts, trial periods, the re-employment obligation, and the employer’s obligations related to change security. The amendment related to the lump sum paid…



Housing companies: Things about data protection to consider when making the switch to smart locks

Digital smart lock alternatives have emerged alongside conventional mechanical locks and keys, and the new systems also collect the users’ personal data. When thinking about making the switch to smart or digital locks, housing companies must also consider the issue from a data protection perspective, because the processing of personal…



Startups: 5 marketing compliance tips you need to know

You might have a great product, rising brand and awesome marketing ideas. To make it successful in practice you need to tackle the potential legal issues as well. Marketing rules and regulation are relatively complicated and fragmented. Depending on the field of industry, a startup must comply in addition to…



Susanna Sariola started as Counsel on February 1, 2017

Susanna Sariola started as Counsel on Lexia’s Technology & Media team on February 1, 2017. Susanna has a lengthy career as a corporate attorney providing legal support to the business units of major technology companies. Susanna joins Lexia from Microsoft Mobile Oy, where she was responsible for legal support for…



Attention Startups! Access Silicon Valley Viewing Party on March 29, 2017: “Secrets of a Viral Marketer – Ways to Get ‘Em to Laugh, Cry, Share and Buy”

Access Silicon Valley has been described to be a “virtual bridge” to Silicon Valley, where startup entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs in real time, get access to relevant content, and have the opportunity to interact with, angels, VCs and great entrepreneurs that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to see, hear…



Kotipizza Group Oyj acquires Pizzataxi – Lexia was an adviser to Kotipizza in the transaction

Kotipizza Group Oyj has acquired all business operations of Helsingin Pizzapalvelu Oy, whose Pizzataxi restaurant chain includes 22 restaurants in the Helsinki metropolitan area and southern Finland. The restaurants will be merged with the Kotipizza chain. Pizzataxi’s chain-based sales in 2016 were about EUR 6 million. Senior Associate Olli Kotila assisted…



The EU is preparing for cybersecurity threats with the new Network and Information Security Directive – the requirements may surprise some companies

The so-called NIS Directive has been overshadowed by the new Data Protection Regulation, and it might come as a surprise to some companies that they will have new obligations in terms of data security issues related to network and information systems. Even though the directive has a limited scope of…



Eco-efficiency is the way also in property lease agreements

Real estate and construction sector actors today are increasingly interested in the environmental and energy perspective. They aim to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment and to emphasize the environmental values of the real estate operations in a way that is profitable and sensitive to the interests of…



YIT sells care hybrid project to Northern Horizon’s care property fund – Lexia was an advisor to YIT

On December 16, 2016, YIT signed an agreement with a care property fund managed by Northern Horizon to implement the Komiakulma care hybrid project in Seinäjoki, Finland. The value of the project is approximately EUR 13 million. Construction began in December and will be completed in spring 2018. Lexia assisted…



Finnair to start using IBM’s iOS enterprise apps – Lexia was Finnair’s advisor in the negotiations with IBM and Apple

Finnair and IBM have agreed on the use of iOS enterprise apps. The first apps developed through the collaboration will be deployed in the aircraft line maintenance in the first part of 2017. The mechanics were also involved in development of the apps with Apple and IBM. Finnair is the…



Access Silicon Valley will be launched in Finland by Lexia – Join the community, interact and learn

  Access Silicon Valley has been described to be a “virtual bridge” to Silicon Valley, where startup entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs in real time, get access to relevant content, and have the opportunity to interact with, angels, VCs and great entrepreneurs that they otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to see,…