Dottir Attorneys is an agile business law firm, with focus on companies that operate in or around the fields of technology and media.
The Lean Law Firm
Dottir Attorneys is a law firm that is stripped of the nonessentials. We provide our clients with a full range of business law services, with an emphasis on technology law: our lawyers are specialized in advising both users and suppliers of information technology on various legal matters.
No hierarchy. No bureaucracy
We are convinced that a team of ambitious professionals is more powerful than a hierarchical organisation that feeds off titles and internal competition. We believe that by encouraging teamwork we increase the quality and efficiency of our services.
Young and driven
We believe that lawyers tackling the increasingly complex legal questions faced by today's companies must have a profound understanding of modern business and technology. Dottir Attorneys is a team of tech-savvy lawyers who think lawyers should be approachable instead of formal, and forward-thinking instead of stagnant.
Helsinki – Berlin – San Francisco
Our lawyers are based in Helsinki, Berlin and San Francisco. Modern business is increasingly global, irrespective of industry. We believe that the lawyers serving these businesses should be as well. Dottir is an affiliation of independent legal entities and attorneys providing legal services in separate jurisdictions. Each office is established and operates on a local basis in accordance with the laws binding in its home country and state.
Antti Innanen,Partner, Helsinki
Antti advises clients on questions related to intellectual property and brands, as well as on complex data protection and cyber security related matters. Antti has extensive experience in the field of trademarks and branding, especially with international brand protection.
Antti is a pioneer in the field of legal innovation and he is a frequently requested presenter at various legal tech and legal design seminars such as Legal Geek, Legal Hackers and JDHorizons. Antti is also recognized in multiple rankings, such as Legal 500 and WTR 1000.
Aino Kimppa,Office and Project Coordinator, Helsinki
Aino assists Dottir’s lawyers with legal assignments and other support tasks. Aino also has a major role in planning, coordinating and implementing internal processes and workflows together with Dottir’s office support team.
Prior to joining Dottir, Aino worked as an assistant in a major Finnish law firm.
Paula Kivelä,Office Manager, Helsinki
Paula is the Office Manager of Dottir. Paula organises and coordinates all administrative activities and office procedures of Dottir.
Paula has previously worked at Nokia Corporation and Microsoft Mobile as an Executive Assistant. Paula brings her long expertise from bigger companies to Dottir and ensures the smooth running of our office.
Pihla Knaapila,Associate, Helsinki
Pihla advises clients mainly on various contractual matters as well as on data protection and copyright related matters.
In addition to her LLM studies at the University of Turku, Pihla has studied law at the University of Verona in Italy. Prior to joining Dottir Pihla has worked as a legal trainee in some of the major Finnish law firms as well as in the Finnish Musicians' Union.
Tiina Koistinen,Brand Protection Specialist, Helsinki
Tiina advises clients on intellectual property and brand protection matters. Tiina has extensive experience in managing trademark and design portfolios for clients of all sizes. Prior to joining Dottir, Tiina worked in the IP team of a major Finnish law firm.
Tiina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
Kristina Kotro,Senior Associate, Helsinki
Kristina advises clients on data protection law, ICT contracts, information technology, corporate law and commercial contracts. She has been certified as an international privacy professional (CIPP/E).
Prior to joining Dottir, Kristina worked as an in-house lawyer at a technology company.
Anna Kuusi,Counsel, Helsinki
Anna advises clients on corporate and contractual matters, intellectual property and dispute resolution, with particular focus on sectors involving culture, media and arts.
Before Dottir, Anna worked as a lawyer in another Finnish law firm, where she was part of the firm’s dispute resolution practice, acting as a counsel in civil litigation and arbitration.
Samuel Kääriäinen,Partner, Helsinki
Samuel specializes in employment law and dispute resolution. In addition to representing employers in litigation and negotiations, Samuel’s daily work consists of advising employers on all types of personnel issues, such as matters relating to recruiting, terms of employment and benefits, employee data privacy, company restructurings as well as terminations of employment for both individual and collective reasons.
Samuel has been ranked in the field of employment law by Legal500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Jaakko Lindgren,Partner, Helsinki
Jaakko assists clients in technology law acting for both technology users and suppliers in the private and public sector. He regularly advises domestic and international companies on a broad range of technology law matters.
He has had a leading advisory role in multiple technology-driven M&A transactions and in venture capital investments in technology companies. Jaakko has also been acting as a member of the board of several growth companies.
Jaakko is the former Chairman of the Finnish IT Law Association and a frequently requested chairman and speaker at various technology law seminars.
Iiro Nurminen,Associate, Helsinki
Iiro advises clients on intellectual property, strategic IP planning, brand protection, information technology and commercial agreements. Iiro has extensive experience in the field of intellectual property, trademarks and IP strategy.
Prior to joining Dottir, Iiro worked as an IP lawyer in a leading Finnish IP house as well as in the legal department of a listed IT provider and software house.
Juha Nurminen,Partner, Helsinki
Juha is known for his client-centric and business-minded approach to transactions and dynamic deal making capacity. In addition to his extensive M&A experience he also has experience in capital markets transactions, especially of IPOs and public tender offers.
Juha is ranked as a Rising Star in Capital Markets and M&A in Finland by IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2020. Before joining Dottir in 2019, Juha worked as an M&A partner in a major Finnish law firm. In addition to his LL.M. degree, Juha is also a M.Sc. in Finance.
Jukka Pello,Partner, Helsinki
Jukka is an experienced technology lawyer with a particular focus on the ICT and media sectors. He assists domestic and international technology vendors as well as customers acquiring technology products and services e.g. in IT outsourcing, software development and licensing. He also regularly advises on technology intensive investments, M&A transactions and public procurement engagements.
In addition to the contractual and transactional work, Jukka’s practice covers litigation and arbitration across the fields of his expertise. He has also a strong track record in court mediation proceedings and out-of-court settlements.
Elle Raade,Associate, Helsinki
Elle advises clients on private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate and contractual matters.
Prior to joining Dottir Elle has worked as an analyst in a Finnish private equity firm and as a trainee in some of the major Finnish law firms. Elle holds an LLM degree from the University of Helsinki and has completed exchange studies in the University of Montpellier 1.
Antti Rajamäki,Counsel, Helsinki
Antti specializes in employment law and advises clients on all employment law related matters, including dispute resolution and litigation. In addition to day-to-day employment advise, Antti advises clients among other in transaction related employment matters, company restructurings and co-operation proceedings, terminations of employment, occupational safety matters, collective bargaining agreements related questions and employment and director agreements.
Antti is also a frequent lecturer on various employment related topics.
Johanna Rantanen,Managing Partner, Helsinki
Johanna is the Managing Partner of Dottir. She has several years of experience in assisting companies of all sizes in various technology and media related legal matters, ranging from commercial contracts and regulatory advice to transactions and corporate law questions.
Johanna's practice is focused on technology and intellectual property as well as media and data protection law, covering for example technology procurement and supply and IP acquisitions and licensing arrangements. Johanna has particularly extensive knowledge of copyright law and regularly lectures on the subject.
Mia Rintasalo,Associate, Helsinki
Mia advises clients on various kind of transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate matters and dispute resolution.
Before joining Dottir, Mia has worked in major law firms in Finland and in New York.
Juha Rönkä,Counsel, Helsinki
Juha advises clients on employment law.
Juha is a business-minded lawyer with extensive experience on clients’ employment law related day-to-day needs. Besides legal and HR related knowledge, Juha has gained valuable insights from board memberships and other positions of trust.
Prior to joining Dottir, Juha has worked in several in-house roles at VR Group Ltd., including Head of HR Legal and HR Manager for two of the Group's business divisions.
Besides his in-house experience, Juha has also worked for employer unions as a specialist.
Jonatan Seeskari,Senior Associate, Helsinki
Jonatan advises clients on matters comprising information technology, outsourcing, intellectual property, data protection and commercial agreements.
Prior to joining Dottir, Jonatan worked in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications and Intellectual Property practices of major law firms both in Finland and Sweden.
Kyösti Siltala,Partner, Helsinki
Kyösti advises clients on corporate law, M&A, intellectual property rights and commercial agreements.
Kyösti has over 24 years of experience in working as an in-house counsel for both public and private equity global corporations, including Valmet, MacGregor, Uponor and Dynea. Kyösti has negotiated and executed more than 100 M&A transactions, on all 6 continents. Kyösti was the Chairman of the Finnish Industrial Lawyers' Association from 2006 to 2010.
Daniel Stranius,Partner, Helsinki
Daniel advises clients on a broad range of IT & technology law matters, such as IT outsourcing, procurement and delivery of business-critical IT systems and services and gives advise relating to commercial contracts and their negotiations.
Daniel is an experienced commercial technology lawyer with almost 15 years of experience working in the technology sector as an in-house counsel and as an attorney. Daniel is a member of the board of the Finnish IT Law Association and is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer in Finland in the field of Information Technology by Who's Who Legal.
Oskar Toivonen,Senior Associate, Helsinki
Oskar advices clients on dispute resolution, particularly within technology, telecoms, construction and heavy industry sectors. Oskar’s dispute resolution practice focuses especially on arbitration, and he has acted as counsel in arbitration proceedings under e.g. ICC, LCIA, SCC and FAI rules. In addition to dispute resolution, Oskar also has notable experience from corporate advisory and capital markets transactions.
Before joining Dottir, Oskar worked as a Senior Associate in a major Finnish law firm, where he was part of the firm’s dispute resolution practice, and as a Visiting International Arbitration Counsel at General Electric.
Diana Truong,IP and Project Coordinator, Helsinki
Diana supports Dottir's IP team in brand protection and IP admin matters. Diana also assists Dottir's lawyers with legal assignments and other support tasks. Prior to joining Dottir, Diana worked as a trainee in a major Finnish law firm as well as in the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.
Diana holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Laurea University of Applied Sciences.
Sara Tuomala,Partner, Helsinki
Sara advises clients on data protection, intellectual property, marketing and contractual matters.
Sara regularly provides practical advice regarding data security and privacy, including advice on the compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Mark Turunen,Associate, Helsinki
Mark advises clients on various kinds of transactions and corporate matters.
Mark is also a specialist in the legal matters relating to Russian trade. In addition to Finnish and English, Mark also speaks fluent Russian.
Sami Töyräs,Associate, Helsinki
Sami advises clients on M&A, dispute resolution and corporate matters.
Before joining Dottir, Sami worked in a major Finnish law firm.
Maria Wesander,Counsel, Helsinki
Maria advises clients mainly on a broad range of commercial contractual matters, information technology, compliance, employment law and dispute resolution. Maria has extensive knowledge and experience about market abuse and anti-money laundering legislation and practices.
Prior to joining Dottir, Maria has worked as a compliance officer at Danske Bank as well as in the M&A and banking & finance practices of a major Finnish law firm. Maria has also worked as a secondee at listed construction company SRV Oyj.
Tobias Salomon,Partner, Berlin
Tobias manages the Berlin Office and his core areas of practice are commercial and corporate law as well as M&A. He frequently consults startups, business angels and investors and a particular focus of his is on Finnish-German and German-US legal relations. Tobias is the Chairman of the Finnish-German Trade Guild in Berlin.
Minea Arkiomaa,Corporate Paralegal, San Francisco
Minea is a Finnish lawyer working with startups at Dottir San Francisco in California, USA and advising companies in the transfer of business from Europe to the US. Her previous work experience includes working in a Chinese law firm in Beijing, China with helping Finnish companies enter the Chinese market as well as advising banks and brokers with financial law and securities trading in New York, USA.
Pietari Gröhn,Partner, San Francisco
Pietari is a corporate attorney qualified to practice law in California, USA. He represents startup and expansion stage companies, as well as investors and acquirers, in corporate matters from formation, to venture financings, commercial agreements, international expansion and exits.
Katariina Salomaa,Paralegal, San Francisco
Katariina is a Finnish lawyer working as a paralegal in Dottir's San Francisco office. Before moving to the USA, Katariina worked as a lawyer at the Appeal Board for the Government of Finland. In San Francisco, Katariina has been volunteering for several organizations, e.g. as a legal professional volunteer at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Edgar Tirado,Partner, San Francisco
Edgar is a corporate attorney qualified to practice law in California, USA. He represents public and private companies in corporate and commercial matters ranging from M&A representation of acquirers and sellers in technology, entertainment and medical sectors to venture and debt financings, as well as commercial, joint venture and IP agreements.
Ida Vanto,Associate, San Francisco
Ida’s practice is focused on corporate and tax matters. She advises clients on tax matters as well as on corporate finance and transactions, including private equity and venture capital investments and M&A representation.
Prior joining to Dottir, Ida worked as an associate at a New York-based law firm and at a Big Four accounting firm in Finland, focusing on tax issues.