Erkko Korhonen

Title: 
Managing Associate
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4308
Mobile: 
+358 40 483 5763
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Jenni Orhanen

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4227

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

As a member of our Intellectual Property & Technology practice Erkko advises clients in ICT outsourcing projects, ICT system deliveries as well as in intellectual property (IP) and technology licensing arrangements. He also advises clients on issues relating to data protection & privacy, e-commerce, telecommunications, media and marketing & consumer laws and practices. In addition, Erkko has been involved in several IP/ICT-driven M&A transactions and otherwise assisted our M&A lawyers in transactions with respect to IP and ICT matters.

In 2015 and 2016, Erkko worked a five-month period as a Visiting Foreign Lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.

RECENT REFERENCES

Advised a multinational industrial company in a full-scale outsourcing of ICT operations.

Advised the following clients from IP and ICT perspective in their M&A transactions:

  • Counsel to Orion Corporation in its divestment of the diagnostics business unit Orion Diagnostica Oy to a private equity fund managed by Axcel Management A/S

  • Counsel to Berner Oy, a Finnish-based manufacturing and import company, in the contracting for procurement of a new ERP system

  • Counsel to a significant IT service provider in a novel agile development project. The advice included strategic advice as well as contract drafting and negotiations

  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners in its acquisition of majority of shares in Jungle Juice Bar

  • Counsel to Scandic Hotels Group in its EUR 114.5 million acquisition of Restel's hotel operations in Finland

  • Counsel to Ramirent Plc. in its outsourcing of IT workplace, ICT infrastructure, service desk and service management to Advania Ab

  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its acquisition of Diacor Terveyspalvelut Oy from Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation sr, LocalTapiola General Mutual Insurance Company and LocalTapiola Mutual Life Insurance Company

  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its acquisition of Porin Lääkäritalo from a number of private individuals

  • Counsel to Trust Kapital in its acquisition of Enfo Zender, Enfo Oyj’s information logistics subsidiary
  • Counsel to Hartwall Capital Oy Ab in its acquisition of SUEZ Suomi Oy
  • Counsel to Mondi Group in its acquisition of Walki Group's extrusion coating plants located in Pietarsaari, Finland and Wroclaw, Poland
  • Counsel to Bridgepoint in the acquisition of cinema operator Nordic Cinema Group from Ratos and Bonnier
  • Counsel to the issuer in IPO of Asiakastieto Group Oyj
  • Counsel to Valmet Oyj in its EUR 340 million acquisition of the process automation systems business from Metso Oyj
  • Counsel to SoftBank Corp. and GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc., Japanese corporations, in their USD 1.53 billion acquisition of a 51% stake in Supercell Oy, a Finnish online gaming company
  • Counsel to EQT in its acquisition of Finnish healthcare firm Suomen Terveystalo from Bridgepoint
  • Counsel to the issuer in IPO of Verkkokauppa.com Oyj
  • Counsel to Microsoft Corporation in its EUR 5.44 billion acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services Business
  • Counsel to Heineken in the EUR 470 million sale of Finnish drinks firm Hartwall to Royal Unibrew
  • Counsel to TeliaSonera Finland Oyj in the acquisition of AinaCom Oy’s consumer and network business at the value of EUR 47 million
  • Counsel to Dustin AB in the acquisition of IT reseller Businessforum from its founders
  • Counsel to Vaaka Partners Oy in its acquisition of digital business consultant Solita Oy
  • Counsel to Procordia Food AB and Felix Abba Oy Ab, Swedish and Finnish food producers, in the acquisition of Boyfood Oy, a herring producer, from Fram Foods ehf., at the value of approximately EUR 9.6 million
  • Counsel to Triton in its acquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa Oy (active in the retail of daily consumer goods in Finland) from IK Investment Partners, Wihuri and Tradeka
  • Counsel to Aldata Solution Oyj, supplier to retail and distribution business optimization, in the sale of its Finnish filial Aldata Solution Finland Oy to Solteq Oyj
  • Counsel to Consortium consisting of 3i, Goldman Sachs and Ilmarinen in the acquisition of Vattenfall’s Finnish electricity distribution and district heat businesses, deal value EUR 1.54 billion
  • Counsel to Trimble Navigation Limited in its EUR 337 million tender offer to acquire Tekla Corporation
  • Counsel to Sanoma Corporation in the acquisition by Sanoma of Tammi Learning in Finland and Bonnier Utbildning AB in Sweden from Bonnier and divestment by Sanoma of Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö (general literature) to Bonnier

RANKINGS

  • 'Erkko Korhonen is valued as a “highly effective and driven” adviser', TMT, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2017 edition (Helsinki: Telecommunications) of Best Lawyers®
  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in the 2017 edition (TMT) of Legal 500

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Finnish IT Law Association, Member of the Board 2012-
  • Member of the Finnish Sports Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY)
  • Member of the Association of Finnish Lawyers

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2017
  • Visiting Foreign Attorney, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (Washington D.C. and Los Angeles), 10/2015 – 3/2016.
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2012
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 2008
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2008