Firm news | January 28, 2021

Roschier welcomes three new Partners and a Principal Associate from its senior talent pool in Helsinki and Stockholm

The appointments add further strength to Roschier's firm-wide capabilities in the areas of IP and technology, real estate, M&A and dispute resolution, including compliance-related investigations work. They are effective 1 June 2021.

Already a preferred advisor for high-end legal work in the region, we continue to develop our expertise and strategic offering in areas of growing focus and high demand among clients by promoting four individuals from our own pool of senior talent to Partner and Principal Associate positions.

“Despite the full halt in the market in March 2020 caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, and the general slowdown and cautiousness that has followed, our clients are again increasingly relying on our teams to help them make the most out of the current circumstances,” says Mikko Manner, Roschier’s firm-wide Managing Partner. “This gives us the confidence to further build on our existing teams by deepening our offering and cross-practice cooperation in areas covered by the newly appointed practitioners,” he continues.

The new Partners as of 1 June 2021:

Johanna Flythström is  a Helsinki-based Principal Associate specialized in IP and technology work in commercial and transactional contexts. She has extensive experience in strategic advisory in all stages of the IP and technology lifecycle including IP and technology acquisition, IP and technology commercialization, and enforcement, such as complex licensing, development, and collaboration arrangements, as well as IP and technology transfers. In addition, Johanna’s broad experience includes acting as a counsel in IP and technology disputes, including multi-jurisdictional IP litigations. She also regularly advises IP and technology-driven businesses in various contractual, regulatory and marketing law matters.

Lisa Hybbinette is a Stockholm-based Senior Associate focusing on real estate transactions. Lisa has extensive experience in serving international and domestic clients in cross-border real estate transactions, joint-ventures and prestige development projects. Lisa also has experience from infrastructure and energy related transactions.

Leo Lee is a Stockholm-based Counsel specialized in M&A and private equity transactions. Leo has extensive experience from working with complex cross-border transactions for domestic and international private equity sponsors and corporate investors, advising on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, public takeovers, IPOs and capital raisings.

The new Principal Associate as of 1 June 2021:

Laila Sivonen is a Helsinki-based Senior Associate focusing on commercial dispute resolution as well as corporate compliance and investigations. Laila has had a key role in several complex, high-stakes multi-jurisdictional investigations relating to suspicions of white-collar crime or other corporate misconduct. Her practice further covers arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and she has been involved in a broad spectrum of disputes relating to e.g. M&A transactions, technology-related matters, outsourcing agreements, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements and competition law.