Roschier Attorneys Ltd


Trademarks, Music and Entertainment law, IT-law, Domain names,

Licensing, Dispute resolution

Previous employment:

Springtoys Oy, Legal Advisor, 2001-02

Professional organizations:

Member of INTA, International Association of Entertainment Lawyers (IAEL), the Finnish ALAI-

group, the Finnish Industrial Property Association (STY), the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group

(FACG), the Finnish Copyright Association and the Finnish IT-Law Association. Junior member

of the Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys (SPAY)

New York State Bar Association 2009-

Roschier Attorneys LTD:

Lawyers these days are not just lawyers. They are also trusted advisors. Client relationships should be constantly nurtured, and having the right culture is the key to developing them.

Roschier provides a full range of services to blue-chip Nordic and multinational clients across the region. Much of its work is focused on high-end corporate advisory services and M&A, including public M&A and private equity, and banking and finance. The firm also focuses on resolving the inevitable disputes that arise in these areas.

Additionally, the firm offers the range of advice you would expect of a leading international law firm, from EU & competition law to employment, from real estate to restructuring. It has a particularly strong reputation in the high-tech sectors, with intellectual property and ICT high on its list of priorities.

Roschier’s geographical footprint is another thing that makes it stand out. The Nordic countries have become a significant arena for an ever-increasing number of companies. Since the early 1990s, the region has seen countless cross-border mergers, acquisitions and off-shoring projects. Today, the area is crowded with exciting businesses that are distinctly Nordic in scope.

“A regional service concept makes sense for us, because it makes sense for our clients. It extends far beyond our own offices, since we have well-established ‘best friends’ relationships with top firms across the region. Clients value the fact that they can get assistance in the whole area from one source,” says Rydin.

The continuing success of Roschier’s Stockholm office is a clear indicator of an increasing need for cross-border expertise. The majority of Roschier’s lawyers spend a significant part of their time working on cross-border cases.

The firm’s practice groups are highly integrated, so they can draw on resources from several locations and put together cross-border ‘dream teams’ to handle each assignment. The firm is carefully organized to get the most out of its cross-border capabilities.

This combination of expertise means that Roschier is continuously involved in the region’s most demanding assignments and consistently ranked among the top firms in both Finland and Sweden.

“But we never forget that we owe our success to our clients, and we strive every day to give them the best possible service, and to add value to their businesses,” says Björn Winström, Head of the firm’s Swedish operations. “Of course, our coverage also extends well beyond this region through our established relationships with leading law firms around the world and our Finnish membership in Lex Mundi.”

As the Northern European market continues to converge, regional centers are taking shape. Stockholm, for example, has become a hub for the region.

“Stockholm is a key arena for investment and capital markets activity as well as international dispute resolution,” Winström concludes.



Hanna-Maijo Elo

Hanna-Maija Elo specialises in handling different types of cases related to intellectual property rights. She is particularly experienced in infringement of trademark, design and commercial name rights and IPR, and counterfeit and parallel import cases based on customs control. Additionally, Hanna-Maija has many years of experience in contract law, particularly in franchising agreements and generally in franchising law. Hanna-Maija is one of the founders of the Finnish Anti-Counterfeiting Group and has also served as the chair of the Group.

Hanna-Maija also provides training both for authorities and for our clients and has authored several publications in her areas of expertise. Hanna-Maija’s expertise has been acknowledged in international publications, such as:

Chambers Europe and Chambers Global: Ranked in the category of Ranked Lawyers / Band 2 and mentioned as one of the “Key individuals” as follows: ”Practice head Hanna-Maija Elo is recognised by many as the prominent figure at the firm, and is noted for her ‘fantastically pragmatic advice.’ She is well known for her expertise in anti-counterfeiting work.”

Legal 500: Mentioned as a recommended lawyer as follows: “Juridia Ltd Attorneys-At-Law’s large and dedicated practice is nationally respected for its expertise across all areas of IP including franchising, disputes, and enforcement. IT is a notable specialism. Hanna-Maija Elo and Petteri Häkkänen are recommended.”

JB Eversheds:

is one of Finland’s leading full service law firms with a nationwide coverage of five offices.

Our services cover all fields of corporate and business law, with a particularly strong focus on transactions and M&A, corporate law, dispute resolution, TMT, IPR and insolvency. Besides our core services for business, we also serve notable public sector clients and private individuals.

JB Eversheds has pursued a successful growth path to become one of Finland’s largest law firms, and we are nowadays a trusted provider of legal services to various industrial and business sectors. Clients often entrust us with some of their most complex and challenging legal assignments. We collaborate and share clients and legal work with an extensive international network of law firms, and particularly through various professional affiliations and our memberships within legal networks.

For more than half a century, our subsidiary and IPR specialist arm Heinonen & Co has provided internationally distinguished IPR expertise and worldwide registration services for trademarks and registered designs, together with advisory and protection services for domain names and other forms of intellectual property.

Our approach encourages all of our professionals to take pride the success of our clients, with commitment to hands-on, responsive working practices that deliver seamless quality and accountability for the benefit of our clients. JB Eversheds prides itself on combining professional experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and the traditions of our partners. We show commitment to our professionals through a strong focus on continuous development and training of their professional skills in a flexible and modern working environment.