Petri Nevalainen
Name: Petri Nevalainen
Firm Name: Applex Attorneys Ltd
Jurisdiction: Finland
Practice Area: M&A Law

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Professional Biography:

Petri has about 20 years of experience in business law. His broad experience is in domestic and international M&A and private equity transactions with both Finnish and foreign clients. He has advised clients in a large number of M&A transactions and acquisitions, including complex cross-border transactions.

In addition, Petri has advised many technology companies in their acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing transactions in domestic and cross-border transactions.

Further, he provides legal advice to numerous start-up companies, especially in the technology sector, in relation to their business operations such as shareholder-, financing-, and technology license agreements.

Petri is also a frequent speaker in seminars and events relating to mergers and acquisitions.


Member of the Bar 2005
University of Turku, Law School, LL.M. 1999
Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, M.Sc. 2001

Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German

Work experience:
Applex Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2011 –
Bützow Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2010 – 2011
Attorneys at Law Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Partner 2007 – 2010
Attorneys at Law Procopé & Hornborg Ltd, Attorney 2007
Attorneys at Law Prudentum Ltd, Attorney 2003 – 2007
Attorneys at Law Mäkitalo Rämö Virolainen Oy, Associate Lawyer 2002 – 2003
Song Group Finland Oy, Visiting Lawyer 2002
Attorneys at Law Castrén & Snellman Oy, Trainee 2001

Studies and experience abroad:
Holland & Knight LLP, New York, Visiting Lawyer 2006
University of Central England, Birmingham, UK, 2000


Applex is a premier business law firm with experienced attorneys that provide legal services of the highest standard. The firm’s clients include domestic and international corporations, financial service and insurance institutions, investors and growth and other private companies.

Our services cover all fields of corporate and business law, with a strong focus on transactions and M&A, corporate law, dispute resolution and real estate transactions.

We are committed to providing our clients with high-quality legal services. We combine a solid knowledge of Finnish law with a business-minded and practical approach to develop legal solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of our clients in their domestic and international business operations. This way and by using our extensive international law firm network we will ensure that our clients always get the best possible legal service in Finland and abroad.

International Business Law

Applex Attorneys has joined the international Ally Law Network. Applex will be an exclusive Ally Law member in Finland.

Ally Law consists of leading business law experts globally. The service network includes 61 independent law firms and over 2000 lawyers worldwide. By joining Ally Law Applex will provide even more high quality and cost-efficient legal services globally.

Members of Ally Law are independent law firms with robust knowledge of business law and significant stature in each country with broad expertise in international business matters.

Applex’s staff is excited about Ally Law membership and the new contact network that Ally Law brings to our clients. The extensive global network ensures that we can provide our customers with even higher quality expertise all over the world.