Marcus Blomfelt appointed as Senior Counsel and Piia Raappana and Yanhuan Zhou as Counsels

Our business is to enable our clients’ success and ensure their legal protection. To acknowledge their versatile expertise and dedicated work towards our clients’ success, we appoint Marcus Blomfelt as Senior Counsel and Piia Raappana and Yanhuan Zhou as Counsels as of 1 October 2023. Marcus was previously counsel at Castrén & Snellman, while Piia and Yanhuan were senior associates.

Marcus Blomfelt, Senior Counsel, Dispute Resolution

Marcus Blomfelt is an experienced dispute lawyer who specialises in complex litigation and criminal cases. He has assisted companies and their management in various criminal proceedings, including white collar, corruption and environmental criminal cases. In addition to handling criminal cases with distinction, he has extensive experience in disputes relating to, among other things, commercial agreements, M&A, sale of goods and agency agreements.

Marcus has particular expertise in private enforcement of competition law and has acted as counsel in the largest damages cases based on competition law in Finland.

Piia Raappana, Counsel, Intellectual Property

Piia Raappana is an expert in intellectual property law and dispute resolution. Her expertise includes industrial property rights and copyright as well as matters related to commercial agreements. In addition, she is well-versed in marketing and consumer law, media law and sports law.

Piia provides IP advise to our clients also in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and other transactions.

The latest Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars recognised Piia as a Rising Star.

Yanhuan Zhou, Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions

Yanhuan Zhou has extensive experience in demanding mergers and acquisitions as well as in restructuring of international companies. She advises clients in a wide range of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions in various fields, such as the food industry, wholesale and retail, and heavy industry. She also specialises in various corporate matters.

Yanhuan’s key expertise lies in complex M&A with a multinational aspect. Lately, she has worked on several arrangements in which Finnish companies have exited their Russian operations. 

Our warmest congratulations to Marcus, Piia and Yanhuan for their new roles!


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