DLA Piper strengthens Corporate team in Finland

16 Jan 2020
Press release

DLA Piper announces that Salla Tuominen has been promoted to partner in the firm’s Corporate practice in Helsinki, Finland, effective from 2 January 2020.

Salla, who joined the firm in 2017 as senior counsel, advises clients on a broad range of matters relating to corporate law, private equity, capital market transactions and M&A. With over 15 years’ experience, Salla’s practice includes capital markets, public takeovers and other domestic and cross-border M&A transactions involving both public and private corporations. She is also experienced in advising on, and negotiating venture capital and private equity transactions, and advising start-up companies. She also has in-depth knowledge of corporate governance and compliance.

Before joining DLA Piper Salla worked at two international law firms in Helsinki and at Nasdaq Helsinki. In 2019, she received a prestigious Legal Influencer award from the Finnish Bar Association for her work as an attorney in the field of pro bono work. Salla is also a co-author of the Initial Public Offering Law Review.

In addition, DLA Piper has hired Essi Lavikkala as counsel in its Corporate team in Finland. Essi joined DLA Piper on 7 January 2020 from another international law firm, where she worked for 10 years. She is experienced in advising industrial clients and private equity firms on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, equity investments and real estate deals.

DLA Piper has also promoted Corporate associate Antti Eeva to senior associate as of 2 January 2020. Antti joined DLA Piper in 2016 and has since worked on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and company law related assignments. He has successfully followed the firm’s career training path and expanded his work to larger deals and responsibilities while gaining more experience.

Matti Ylä-Mononen, DLA Piper's Country Managing Partner in Finland, said: "We are delighted to appoint Salla to the partnership. Salla is a diligent and hard-working lawyer who has a strong interest both in our clients’ businesses and in developing our internal processes and ways of working. Salla becoming a partner, together with Essi’s appointment and Antti’s promotion, will add depth and breadth to our strong and growing Corporate practice in Finland, and I am confident that they will make a significant contribution to the firm and to our clients in Finland and internationally.”

Salla Tuominen commented: "I am honoured and thrilled to take the next step in my career to become a Partner with additional responsibilities to further develop the business as well as client relationships together with our excellent international team. It’s a true pleasure to work in a firm that values people as individuals, appreciates everyone’s contribution and enables career progression.”


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