Erkko Korhonen

Partner / Helsinki

About Erkko

Erkko advises clients on various technology transactions and arrangements, including ICT projects, outsourcing and cloud implementation. He also advises clients on issues relating to data economy as well as data protection and privacy in general (especially relating to GDPR compliance and e-privacy matters) in addition to e-commerce, telecommunications, media and marketing and consumer laws and practices. Erkko has been involved in several IP/ICT/data driven M&A transactions, including advising clients on complex carve-out and separation arrangements and transitional services.

In 2015 and 2016, Erkko completed a five-month period as a Visiting Foreign Lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

Erkko co-heads the firm’s Technology & Data team.


  • TMT – Key Lawyer

The Legal 500
“Erkko Korhonen is always easy and fun to work with and he offers customer-specific solution-oriented services with great flexibility and skills.”
“Gives practical advice in complex ICT and privacy related matters. He is fast and clear. A rising star.”
“Erkko Korhonen has very good knowledge of GDPR and privacy. One of the best I have worked with. He is service minded and pleasant to work with.”

Chambers Europe

  • TMT

“Very hard-working and proactive.”
“He receives high praise from clients who commend his ‘excellent customer-first attitude’, adding that he is ‘quick to respond with great advice.”
“Sources highlight Erkko Korhonen as being ‘very effective’, with ‘good technical knowledge.”
“Erkko Korhonen is valued as a ‘highly effective and driven’ adviser.”

IP Stars

  • Rising Star: Managing Intellectual Property
  • Data – Information Technology
  • Data Privacy & Protection

Best Lawyers

  • Telecommunication

Selected references

  • Advised a multinational medical devices provider on contractual and data protection matters concerning its products and related cloud-based services.*
  • Advised a leading private healthcare provider on its corporate transactions from a data protection, patient data regulatory and ICT perspective.*
  • Advised a global manufacturer of wearable consumer technology on product regulatory matters, such as WEEE regulations, packaging requirements, and product markings.*
  • Advised an international supplier on frame agreement negotiations with a large Finnish financial services provider concerning the delivery of various new ICT systems, including a system for insurance management.*
  • Advised a provider of business information services on analysing the data protection aspects of its services and drafted data protection documentation, such as privacy statement and policies.*
  • Advised a listed Finnish equipment rental company on the procurement of a warehouse management solution.*
  • Acted as counsel to a listed Finnish construction company on its outsourcing of IT workplace, ICT infrastructure, service desk and service management.*
  • Carried out a full GDPR compliance project for a leading private provider of optician and ophthalmological services. The project included e.g. a thorough review of the client’s current data processing practices and drafting of various policies, DPAs and other relevant documentation.*
  • Advised a global pharmaceuticals company on data protection and e-privacy issues in relation to the deployment of data loss prevention tools and other similar systems.*
  • Carried out GDPR compliance projects and provided GDPR advice to various listed and non-listed companies, including the drafting of privacy policies, data protection impact assessments, data processing agreements, data retention policies, data flow mapping, etc.*
  • Acted as counsel to a Finland-based manufacturing and import company on contracting for the procurement of a new ERP system.*

*prior to joining Borenius


  • Partner, Borenius, 2020–
  • Specialist Partner, Hannes Snellman Attorneys, 2019–2020
  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman Attorneys, 2017–2019
  • Visiting Foreign Lawyer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, September 2015 to April 2016
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman Attorneys, 2012–2017
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman Attorneys, 2008–2012


  • Bar admission, 2012, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2008, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Finnish, English