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Jani Syrjänen

Partner

Helsinki

Partner, Helsinki

Tel. +358 20 713 3565
Fax. +358 20 713 3499
Mob. +358 50 547 3339

Assistant Mikaela Åvall
Tel. +358 20 713 3478
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Jani Syrjänen

Jani advises international and domestic clients in all employment law and pension & benefits related questions including also occupational safety, discrimination and immigration matters. Jani has extensive experience in litigating employment law matters; negotiating and drafting top management agreements, company policies and procedures; as well as advising employers confronting a wide range of employment law issues including, inter alia, outsourcing, reorganizations and redundancies.

He is also an accredited mediator of the Finnish Bar Association and a frequent speaker about employment law issues at domestic and foreign seminars.

Jani heads the firm’s Employment team.

Rankings

Chambers Europe
  • Employment

Chambers Europe | 2017
“Responsive, up to scratch quickly and gives business-oriented advice.”

Legal 500
  • Employment

Legal 500 | 2017
“Understands the needs and behaviours of Finnish organisations in challenging negotiations.”

Who’s who legal
  • Labour, Employment & Benefits
  • Corporate Immigration
Best Lawyers
  • Employment

Selected references

  • Advised Ahlstrom Corporation in outsourcing its global IT functions across 15 jurisdictions.
  • Advised a US listed company in one of Finland’s largest reorganizations and redundancies in 2014, involving over 600 employees.
  • Advised Kesko Corporation in numerous litigations concerning unfair dismissal, discrimination, and working hour issues, as well as misconduct and disciplinary issues.
  • Advised the top management of a Finnish listed company against criminal charges, relating to a claimed breach of cooperation consultation obligation.

Career

  • Partner, Borenius, 2014–
  • Specialist Partner, Borenius, 2011–2014
  • Senior Associate, Borenius, 2007–2011
  • Senior Associate, Krogerus, 2006–2007
  • Trainee District Judge, District Court of Kemijärvi, 2002–2003
  • Associate, Brander & Manner Attorneys, 2000–2006

Education

  • Bar Admission, 2005, Helsinki, Finland
  • Trained on the bench, 2003, District court of Kemijärvi, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2001, University of Turku, Finland

Languages

  • Finnish, English, Swedish

Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • The Finnish Bar Association
  • The Association of Finnish Lawyers
  • The Finnish Arbitration Association
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)