Hammarström Puhakka Partners, Attorneys Ltd has promoted four of the firm’s lawyers to partners as the demand for the firm’s legal services continues to grow. The turnover of the firm has nearly doubled during the past three years as a result of the growing demand for the firm’s services. At the same time the number of lawyers in the firm has increased to fifty.
“In accordance with our strategy we have been determined to expand our field of expertise and recruited lawyers from different areas of law and have now appointed four new partners who will be serving our clients in the areas of their speciality”, states Kari Marttinen, the chairman of the board.
Mikko Leppä, attorney-at-law and trained on the bench, specialises in dispute resolution and has extensive experience handling a wide array of commercial litigation cases as well as both domestic and international arbitrations. Mikko joined HPP from Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd.
Markku Mäkinen, trained on the bench and former Director, Legal of Nokia Corporation, specialises in technology, media and telecommunications. He is in charge of the firm’s technology, media and telecommunications practice. Before joining HPP Markku was Director, Legal of Nokia Corporation’s operations in the USA and China.
Tarja Pirinen, attorney-at-law and trained on the bench, specialises in advising clients on mineral exploration and mining projects as well as on IT and technology agreements. She leads the firm’s mining practice. Prior to joining HPP Tarja worked as a partner at Kalliolaw.
Antti Säiläkivi, attorney-at–law, has more than ten years of experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, finance, company law and corporate governance issues. Antti joined HPP from Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd.
The Finnish Bar Association approved the appointments on 1 February 2013.