Jan is one of the leading Finnish experts in mergers & acquisitions, tech M&A, outsourcing, IT and other technology law matters.
He works closely in particular with patent-intensive business sectors such as telecom, high-tech, clean-tech and pharmaceutics, advising clients in different transactions and their financing, joint ventures, EPC and construction contracts, licensing, cooperation arrangements and outsourcing, as well as in contentious and non-contentious IP and technology law assignments, IT disputes in particular. In addition, Jan acts in corporate advisory roles in several start-ups, boards and management teams.
Jan has negotiated numerous international technology arrangements and transactions with top industry players in various fields of technology and in various locations from the the US to Japan. He has recently advised, among others, Patria, Suunto, Vapo, F-Secure, BearingPoint and many others in their transactional work in various business fields, the investment round of a leading Nordic clean-tech production facility project for renewable energy, the IT infra outsourcing of a Nasdaq OMX listed Finnish company and represented a Nordic consumer brand in an unfair competition litigation in the Market Court.
Jan has been listed as one of Finland’s leading advisers in his field in several rankings and publications, including International Law Offices, Client Choice Award in Mergers & Acquisitions 2016 in Finland, Best Lawyer, IAM 250 World’s best Patent and Technology Lawyers and Chambers Europe and Chambers Global and he is the current Vice President of the IP Committee of ITechLaw and the former Vice President of the Finnish Industrial Property Association (STY).
LLM 2001 (University of Helsinki)
MJur 2003 (University of Oxford)
The Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Industrial Property Association (STY)
Finnish Computer Law Association
Mergers and Acquisition, Outsourcing
Intellectual Property and Litigations
IT and Technology, IT Disputes
Co-Founder, Partner, Magnusson Helsinki
Attorney, Castrén & Snellmann
Visiting lawyer, Suunto Oy
Visiting lawyer, Nokia Oyj
Corporate counsel (secondment), Setec Oy (Gemalto)
Assistant legal counsel, Sonera Corporation (TeliaSonera)