Highlight 22 November 2011

Krogerus strengthens its technology and M&A practice groups

Krogerus strengthens its technology and M&A practice groups with the hire of two counsel, Kai Erlund and Sami Martola. Kai Erlund will take up the role of co-head of the firm’s technology practice group.

Kai Erlund has more than a decade of experience and he is one of the leading experts in Finland in technology law. He joins Krogerus from Castrén & Snellman, having previously worked as in-house counsel for software suppliers Oracle and Symantec (in Finland and in the United Kingdom). Further, Kai Erlund was part of the working group assembled by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland responsible for drafting the Finnish IT2010 general terms and conditions.

Sami Martola has extensive experience from cross-border and domestic transactions over the past decade. He joins Krogerus from Ernst & Young, having previously worked for some 8 years at Waselius & Wist. Sami Martola regularly advises both industrial and private equity clients in acquisitions and divestitures in various industry segments. In addition, he is listed in the Who’s Who Legal 2010 and 2011 editions as a leading insurance and reinsurance practitioner.

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