Mika Puittinen has extensive experience in information technology assignments with a special focus on large-scale IT projects and outsourcing arrangements. He also advises clients on intellectual property law issues and in general corporate and commercial law matters. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Puittinen held general counsel and other senior legal positions in public companies and other international companies. Mr Puittinen acted as general counsel for Fujitsu, Perlos and Cramo and as legal counsel for Tieto and Fortum.
Endorsed in Chambers Europe 2019 (TMT)
Chambers Europe 2018 (TMT): "Clients value his ability to 'get truly involved in the case' and produce 'cost-effective high-quality results.'”
Chambers Europe 2017 (TMT): "Mika Puittinen is described by a client as having 'very good experience in IT contracts and outsourcing.'"
Chambers Europe 2016 (TMT): "He has a wide range of alternative solutions available when the negotiation process hits an obstacle."
Chambers Europe 2015 (TMT): "Mika Puittinen 'does not miss a single detail and is able to customise proposals to ensure that all requirements are met,' say interviewees. Clients confirm: 'He has outstanding knowledge of technology and can manage complex matters.'"
Chambers Europe 2014 (TMT): “Clients highlight Mika Puittinen as ‘communicative, efficient and diligent, and good at negotiating as well.’ His growing strength across TMT was demonstrated recently when leading his firm’s presence on a wide range of significant IT projects and procurement processes, notably involving clients from the public sector.”
Chambers Europe 2013 (TMT): “continues to impress sources with his broad TMT caseload”
Chambers Europe 2012 (TMT): “known for his extensive in-house experience”; “Clients appreciate his background: ‘His level of expertise is extremely good and he’s extremely valuable for us.’”
Chambers Europe 2011 (TMT): “Mika Puittinen can draw on his background as a former in-house lawyer and is commended for his creative take on business issues.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017, 2019 (TMT): Listed as a Recommended Lawyer
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (TMT): "extremely knowledgeable"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (TMT): "especially good negotiator"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (TMT): “Mika Puittinen is ‘very professional and a good negotiator.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (TMT): “Practice head Mika Puittinen has ‘in-depth knowledge of IT and related business matters as well as the highest quality drafting skills.’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (TMT): “Mika Puittinen heads the technology and IP team, and is leading advice to [a leading client] on a large-scale ICT outsourcing.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2011 (TMT): “The firm is ‘highly recommended for complex, large-scale projects.'”
Listed in the 2013-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Corporate Law; Information Technology Law; Technology Law)
Endorsed by Who's Who Legal (Information Technology) 2016, 2019
IFLR 1000 2018, 2019, 2020: Notable practitioner (Project finance)
Finnish Bar Association
Industrial Lawyers Association
Finnish IT Law Association
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Bar Association
Master of Business Administration, Helsinki University of Technology (2002)
Law Clerk, Korsholm District Court (1995–1996)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1995)