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Kimmo Suominen, Specialist Counsel

Kimmo Suominen

Specialist Counsel

Attorney at Law, M.Sc. (Econ.), LL.M. (IP)

Languages

Finnish and English

Practice areas

  • Intellectual property
  • IT dispute resolution

Practice notes

During his career spanning more than ten years career, Kimmo has especially handled judicial proceedings and disputes related to different intellectual property rights. He has successfully represent his clients in complex arbitrations and litigations related to design rights, patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, data protection, and business names. Kimmo also provides counseling and training concerning intellectual property rights and their protection, as well as helps his clients in planning their IP strategies.

In addition, Kimmo has extensive experience in acting as an attorney in other kinds of commercial litigations, arbitration proceedings, and conciliation proceedings related to various commercial and legal issues of companies. He also has wide experience in corporate matters, and he often acts as a legal counsel in relation to company law, M&A and transactions. Kimmo handles also cases related to sports law, and assists start-up companies.

Selected projects:

  • Representing successfully a listed company and a Finnish medium-sized Finnish company in complex unfair trade cases before the Market court.
  • Representing a Finnish listed company in a complex arbitration pro-cedure related to the claims by sellers concerning the amount and bases of an earn-out in an acquisition.
  • Acting as a legal advisor in an international education project especially regarding IP rights, IP protection strategy and IP agreements.
  • Advising a buyer in the sale of the shares of a medium-sized Finnish company in the field of publishing, being especially responsible or IP rights.
  • Advising several start-up companies with their establishment and first steps particularly with regard to company law and IP matters.
  • Creating an IP strategy, and taking care of IP protections and registrations as well as licensing agreements when a medium-sized international leading global company in its’ own area is launching a new innovative product.

Memberships:

  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Finnish Sports Law Association
  • Finnish Lawyers Association
  • Senilex ry.

Kimmo works at our office in Helsinki.