News / 23 Aug 2019

Borenius’ Niko Jakobsson Receives Legal Influencer Award from the Finnish Bar Association

We are delighted to announce that our General Counsel, Development Director Niko Jakobsson has received a prestigious recognition from the Finnish Bar Association for his innovative work as an attorney in the field of legal technology and work towards the future of legal sector. Niko has also contributed his expertise to the Finnish Bar Association as a member of both its ICT Advisory Board and its Technology, Communications and Data Protection Expert Group. In addition, Niko has served as a member of the Helsinki Bar Association’s board and as a member of the Future Committee of the Association of Finnish Lawyers.

This award reflects our forward thinking approach to how we identify trends and implement new technology in our work. Our innovative technological thinking was also acknowledged earlier this year when we received the prestigious Nordic Law Firm of the Year 2019 award at The Lawyer European Awards.

“Keeping up the conversation regarding technology, especially in the legal sector, and possibilities of using technology is important. The development of legal technology requires attention, different angles, variety of professionals and cooperation, and therefore I’m honoured to receive this award,” says Niko.

The Bar Association also recognised our Managing Partner Casper Herler and Partner Janne Juusela. Casper received an accolade for his innovative approach, while Janne was recognised for his legal policy related work. These awards are a part of the Bar Association’s 100th anniversary campaign to highlight the work of legal influencers within the field.

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