Arto Linnervuo

Partner, Helsinki

Arto Linnervuo is a Helsinki-based Partner and Head of the firm’s Digitalization & TMT and Outsourcing practices. He has extensive experience in advising clients on various technology-related matters in both private and public sectors. Arto has been involved in the most significant projects in the Finnish market in the past few years representing large international corporations in cross-border digital transformation and business process development projects as well as IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing (BPO) and industrial outsourcing arrangements. Arto also provides legal advice on cloud computing, software licensing and audits, data protection & privacy, Internet of Things (IoT), E-Commerce & Internet as well as telecommunications regulation. In addition to non-contentious matters, he frequently handles IT disputes in courts of arbitration and public courts.

Arto acts as an advisor to many promising tech start-ups and growth companies. He has a good understanding of their businesses and challenges having been chairman and member of the Board in a number of software and biotechnology companies.

Arto is the former president of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA) and former chairman of the Finnish IT Law Association.

Arto is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers Europe within TMT. He is also recognized as one of the leading experts in Finland in his field by international publications such as The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal and IAM Patent 1000. In addition, Who’s Who Legal ranks Arto as a Global Elite Thought Leader (2023) in the field of Data: Information Technology. Further, in 2020 he was listed among the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2020 by BTI Consulting Group.

According to clients, Arto’s “level of service is always excellent and swift, which applies to both his level of sophistication as well as his commercial awareness” (Chambers Europe, 2023). He is “the best when it comes to IT outsourcing” (Chambers Europe, 2021). Clients praise Arto’s “very thorough understanding of the technology sector, its business models and practices, and what challenges its clients face” (The Legal 500, 2023). They also highlight that his “long-term experience in large-scale technology projects and programmes, regardless of their type, truly makes him stand out from the crowd” (Chambers Europe, 2020) as well as his “outstanding negotiation skills and good understanding of business” (Chambers Europe, 2018). Clients also comment that Arto’s “unparalleled knowledge of the legal tech space and multiple years’ of experience shows in his work and makes him stand out” (The Legal 500, 2022).

According to IAM Patent 1000, Arto is “a safe pair of hands for tech companies looking to hit the ground running and an adept coordinator of cross-border business process development projects” (IAM Patent 1000, 2021) and “a fine choice for innovators in both the public and private sectors” (IAM Patent 1000, 2020).

Roschier, Partner (2017-)
Castrén & Snellman, Partner (2009-2017); Senior Associate (2008-2009)
Bird & Bird /London, Visiting Lawyer (2007-2008)
Castrén & Snellman, Associate; Senior Associate (2002-2007)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (2001-2002)
Opplex Ltd Attorneys at Law, Associate (2000-2001)

Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Honorary member of the Finnish IT Law Association

President of the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA) (2008-2010)
Chairman of Finnish IT Law Association (2005-2008)

University of Helsinki, LL.M (2001)

English, Finnish

Arto’s level of service is always excellent and swift, which applies to both his level of sophistication as well as his commercial awareness.

Chambers Europe