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Employment & beyond


Whether you need assistance with a complex reorganisation or just require a proper employment contract, I can help you. Whether you have a salesperson performance issue or you are facing a difficult harassment case, I will stand by your side. I’ll always be there for you – no matter whether you call me once in five years or five times a week.

Because of my own international background, I know the peculiarities and pitfalls of Finnish law compared to other countries and jurisdictions. It has been my keen interest from the very first day of practising Finnish employment law to help companies and HR professionals succeed in Finland, and to make them really understand the dos and don’ts.

Global mobility

Global mobility is a 21st century reality. However, from a legal perspective, the very concept is a challenge. It is an area where the lack of global rules becomes extremely visible and where company practices often clash with legislation.

The workforce is global, yet the governing rules are local. But there is no going back, and with millennials already making up the majority of nearly any company’s staff, making mobility possible is an important retention factor.

If you wish to hire someone living in Finland or if you want to post somebody here – get in touch with me and I will tell you what you need to know. You will in any case be faced with mandatory Finnish employment, social security, tax, and – possibly – immigration laws. Trust me, it is way better to find out about the legal rules before you run into problems – especially when taxes and social security are concerned.

Legal assistance for executives

While I mostly advise companies, I am happy to help individuals under certain circumstances as well – typically, CEOs or other executives in contract negotiations or in exit/settlement scenarios. Sometimes it is a corporate client who asks for assistance if a newly recruited key individual faces difficulties with their former employer, for example – usually on post-employment restrictive covenants or trade secret issues.

Training, seminars, webinars

Employment law is mandatory law. No matter if you are planning to recruit your first employee in Finland or if have several hundred people here, you need to be up-to-date and know what you can and can’t do.

I have given many seminars and webinars on a variety of employment related topics throughout my career and I am also happy to tailor training for you – whether it’s half an hour on the basics of Finnish employment law or a whole day with more comprehensive information and real-life examples to highlight what really matters.

Entering the Finnish market

Do you wish to expand your business into Finland? Then you will have to take a few things into account. I have assisted many companies in establishing subsidiaries in Finland over the years, which is a fairly straightforward and inexpensive process. And, by the way, there is no need to register a Finnish entity in the first place if you just want to do business here.

… and beyond

While my focus is on employment law, I am also able to advise in other areas of law and business – I have various professional fields of interest, both in theory and practice. Reach out to see if I can help – and if I can’t, I can recommend someone from my network.

What can I do for you?

  • Compensation & benefits
  • Employment contracts
  • Terminations
  • CBAs
  • Commercial agreements
  • Employee consultation & redundancy procedures
  • Working time questions
  • Posted workers
  • Disputes & court cases
  • Executive agreements
  • Bullying and harassment issues
  • Company policies
  • Global mobility
  • Work & residence permits
  • Insurance
  • Social security
  • Taxation
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Occupational health & safety
  • Employment law training & seminars
  • Leave of absence
  • Termination & settlement agreements
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If you outsource your employment matters to me, you will sleep better at night. Feel free to reach out!