Technology

Our highly-recognised and skilled Technology team is well equipped to advise you on the most demanding technology related assignments and to provide practical and strategic advice that provides extra value for your business and operations.

We are on the top of legal developments in Finland, Europe and around the globe through our extensive international network of law firms. We advise both IT suppliers and customers, which helps us to understand both sides of the table and gives us a strong basis on which to negotiate, implement and review agreements, and – if needed – to provide advice on dispute resolution.

What are our key areas of expertise?

Technology – especially information technology – plays an increasingly important role in the operations and functions of businesses and the society. This creates numerous occasions where legal expertise can provide added value in the long run.

Outsourcing its ICT operations is one of the most crucial business decisions a company can make. Outsourcing gives extensive control over the company’s core functions to an external third-party provider, and that requires precision in terms of rules and responsibility. We work closely with our clients on their demanding outsourcing transactions to build long-lasting, win-win relationships between outsourcing customers and vendors. Our clients trust us to lead the way in all phases of outsourcing, from the planning and preparing of an initial outsourcing strategy and tender documentation to final contract negotiations and implementation.


We advise our clients on a variety of ICT and technology related matters

In addition to outsourcing, we assist companies as they develop cutting-edge technologies or operate their businesses in new ways. We provide innovative solutions for a variety of business sectors in

  • regulated markets, such as healthcare, banking and finance, and telecom; and
  • non-regulated markets like consulting, ICT, manufacturing and retail.

We advise our clients – both private corporations and public entities – on a variety of technology sourcing arrangements, such as

  • ICT system and software deliveries and implementation;
  • cloud computing contracting (including a variety of as a service solutions);
  • software and application development projects;
  • technology licensing; and
  • ongoing ICT service arrangements.

We are also well placed to assist our clients with the contractual and regulatory aspects of automation and digitalisation projects, e.g. when implementing an automation solution for industrial processes.


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e are highly experienced in helping our clients resolve various disputes

Sometimes our clients may require our expertise in legal proceedings. We regularly advise on disputes that involve

  • the interpretation, performance and termination of ICT and technology contracts;
  • re-engineering of distressed ICT projects;
  • software copyright infringement;
  • technology patent litigation; and
  • disputes over systems procurement and outsourcing agreements.

Experts in our Technology practice work closely and seamlessly together with our other practice groups (such as our M&A & Private Equity, Tax, EU & Competition, and Dispute Resolution teams) to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients. We also help our clients to navigate the nuances of a transaction and understand the dynamics involved in their projects. We work in seamless cross-disciplinary collaboration, for example, with other legal advisors and technical experts.

Our expertise in the field of technology is recognised by leading international legal publications, such as The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal.

Legal 500 | 2019

“The team receives praise for its excellent data protection law capabilities.”

All references

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