Anna Haapanen
Senior Associate
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
Intellectual Property, Outsourcing, TMT, Data Protection & Digitalization
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Profile

Anna Haapanen is a Helsinki-based Senior Associate specialized in intellectual property, outsourcing, ICT and IP transactions, as well as licensing, with a particular focus on open source software.

In addition to her LL.M. degree, Anna holds a post-graduate LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School (New York) with Stone Scholar honors as well as a M.Sc. (Econ.) degree from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki.

Her previous experience includes working in New York for US law firm Software Freedom Law Center, Comptel, Nokia (Open Source Legal) and Hantro. Anna is a member of the New York Bar and the Finnish Bar. She is the Representative of Finland at the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw) and Member of the Board at the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA). Anna has also acted as a Chairman of the Board in the Finnish IT Law Association in 2013 and 2014.

Awards & rankings
Anna Haapanen is widely recognized as a rising figure in TMT and Information Technology by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Who’s Who Legal. According to the international legal directories Anna has been characterized as a “rising star” receiving “glowing praise” from the respondents (Chambers Europe, 2013). She is admired by clients as a lawyer who “provides high-quality documents, with a detailed understanding of IT.” (Chambers Europe, 2014). Further, Anna wins plaudits for her "skilful, prompt advice," with respondents also praising her negotiation skills (Chambers Europe 2015). Anna is noted for her focused expertise on open source software. Her broader technology experience also includes outsourcing, IT and IP transactions, and licensing (Chambers Europe 2016).
Career
Roschier (2007-)
Accenture /Helsinki, Visiting Lawyer (2016)
Nokia /Espoo, Visiting Lawyer (2013)
Software Freedom Law Center /New York, Visiting Lawyer (2009-2010)
Comptel Oyj /Helsinki, Visiting Lawyer (2007)
Nokia, Assistant Legal Counsel, Java & Open Source (2005-2006)
Hantro Products, Legal Counsel (2005)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the New York State Bar Association
Member of the ABA
Member of the Finnish IT Law Association
Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Member of the Finnish Copyright Association
Member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY)
Member of the Columbia Law School Society for Law, Science and Technology (SLST)
International Federation of the Computer Law Associations (IFCLA), Board Member (2014-)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), Representative of Finland, Member of the Outsourcing Committee (2014-)
Finnish IT Law Association, Board Member, Secretary to the Board (2011-2013), Chairman of the Board (2013-2014)
Education
Stanford University, California, Visiting Senior Scholar (2015)
Hanken School of Economics, M.Sc. (Econ.) (2013)
Columbia University, New York, LL.M., Stone Scholar (2009)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2004)