Johanna Lilja is a Helsinki-based Partner and Head of Roschier's Data Protection & Digitalization practice. She regularly advises clients on all aspects of data protection and privacy from operational matters to implementation of EU General Data Protection Compliance programs.
Johanna is also specialized in intellectual property with a particular focus on patent litigation Johanna has first and second chair trial experience of IP litigation before the Market Court, Helsinki District Court, Helsinki Court of Appeals and the Finnish Supreme Court. The matters have involved questions on infringement through equivalence, burden of proof, infringing acts, availability of preliminary injunctions and calculation of damages and reasonable compensation for use. She also has extensive experience of acting in anti-counterfeiting enforcement cases.
Johanna also regularly advises clients on various employment law related issues, such as employee invention, trade secret and privacy matters.
In addition, Johanna specializes in various industry-specific regulatory and marketing issues, with a focus on the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare sectors, and she has advised clients in a number of administrative appeal proceedings. She also has experience from various compliance cases, internal investigations and audits relating to data protection, anti-bribery, FCPA compliance and marketing.
Johanna's experience includes working for Nokia Corporation and Pfizer Oy as a visiting lawyer. She is a Board Member and Vice Chairperson of the Finnish AIPPI Group and a member of international AIPPI's Standing Committee on Client Attorney Privilege and Standing Committee on Pharma and Biotech. Johanna is a member of the working group assembled by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland to draft the Finnish IT2018 standard contract terms and conditions.
Johanna frequently writes and lectures on topics relating to IPR, data protection, marketing and compliance issues. She is a certified CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe, IAPP 2015).
Pfizer Oy, Visiting Lawyer (2010-2011)
Nokia Multimedia, Visiting lawyer (2007)
Member of AIPPI
Member of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group
Member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY)
Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Member of the European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
AIPPI Client Attorney Privilege Committee, Member
AIPPI Pharma and Biotechnology Committee, Member
AIPPI Finland, Secretary (2006-2011), Board member (2012-), Vice Chairman (2017-)
Member of the working group assembled by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland to draft the Finnish IT2018 standard contract terms and conditions (2017-)
Representative of the Finnish Bar Association in a working group appointed by the Finnish Ministry of Justice relating to the enforcement of the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (2013-2014)
Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group, Board member (2006-2008; 2010-2014), Vice Chairman (2010-2014)
EPLAW Patent Blog, Member of the Editorial Board
Kluwer Patent Cases Database, Reporter for Finland
"Sivullisen tiedonantovelvollisuus verotusmenettelyssä ja henkilötietojen suoja" ("Disclosure obligation of a third party in taxation procedure and protection of personal data"), in Defensor Legis 3/2018
Finnish chapter in "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical Advertising", co-author Mikael Segercrantz, Global Legal Group 2008-2009, 2011, 2013-2015
Finnish chapter in "The Life Sciences Law Review", Law Business Research 2013
"Kuluttajien profilointi markkinointitarkoituksiin" ("Profiling of Consumers for Marketing Purposes") in Defensor Legis 2/2013
"Data Protection in Finland: Overview" in Practical Law Global Guide to Data Protection, Thomson Reuters 2013, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 (latest edition co-authors Jori Jokinen and Suvi Laes)
"Due Diligence -toimeksianto ja asianajajayhtiön korvausvastuu" ("A Due Diligence assignment and the liability of a law firm") in Oikeustiede-Jurisprudentia 2004: XXXVII, p. 45
Finnish chapter in "Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights through Border Measures", Oxford University Press, second edition 2012
Finnish chapter in “Trade Mark Litigation – Jurisdictional comparisons”, editors Thierry Calame and Massimo Sterpi, The European Lawyer 2008