Jesper Nevalainen

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4283
Mobile: 
+358 40 5827 826
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Mari Ukkonen

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 228 84460

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Jesper is the co-head of the IP & TMT practice in the Helsinki office, and his practice focuses on commercial, technology, and data protection law, including outsourcing in the TMT sectors, and he has particular expertise in open source licensing issues. He advises both buyers and suppliers of information technology on a wide range of business-critical matters ranging from strategic advice, project management, contract drafting, negotiations, and disputes to re-engineering of distressed projects. In addition to outsourcing, his expertise also covers complex technology transactions, data protection and privacy, as well as non-contentious IP, software licensing, and compliance matters.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings (NPAC Holdings) in the sale of Powerflute Group Holdings Oy to Mondi Group
  • 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.
  • Lead counsel in numerous IT and BPO outsourcing transactions, typically involving several countries
  • Counsel in numerous cloud computing transactions
  • Counsel in numerous licensing transactions and license compliance cases
  • Counsel in numerous data protection and privacy cases, including data protection impact assessments and drafting and negotiating data processing agreements
  • Developed novel agile development agreements
  • Lead counsel in the re-engineering of a large-scale and complex distressed IT delivery project
  • Counsel to State Treasury in public procurement*

(*=references from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)

RANKINGS

  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Awards 2017: Commended*
  • Jesper Nevalainen is "commercially minded, authoritative and a pleasant man to work with, who is invaluable when difficult advice is needed quickly in pressurised scenarios", TMT, Chambers Europe 2017
  • Ranked as a leading TMT practitioner several times by all notable legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers)

(*=rankings from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of ITechLaw
  • Member of the Finnish IT Law Association (Member of the Board 2008–2012, Secretary of the Board 2009–2010, Chairman of the Board 2011–2012)
  • Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2017–
  • Partner, Head and Co-Head of the Tech & Comms group (Finland), Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2012–2017
  • Senior Associate, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2008­–2012
  • Associate, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2006–2008
  • Legal Counsel, Tecnotree Corporation, 2006
  • Associate, Roschier Attorneys Ltd, 2004–2006
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2004