Topi Lusenius joins Castrén & Snellman’s Data & Technology team as Partner

Castrén & Snellman is expanding its Data & Technology service and has invited Topi Lusenius, an expert in demanding ICT contract law, outsourcing and technology-driven M&A transactions, to join the team as its partner. In addition, three top-notch technology lawyers will be joining the firm with him. With these appointments, the firm aims to support its clients’ growth and strengthen its position as the leading advisor in data and technology projects.

‘With the digital revolution, technology advisory has become strategically important for an increasing number of companies. Our clients need a trusted advisor for these demanding situations. As a leading ICT contract law expert, Topi is an excellent addition to our team and a business-oriented partner for our clients’ important growth projects. I wish him and his team a warm welcome to our firm,’ says Sakari Lukinmaa, Managing Partner of Castrén & Snellman.

Castrén & Snellman has a widely known and recognised position in data protection and data regulation issues and related regulatory processes and disputes. With Topi’s appointment, our Data & Technology service will be exceptionally strong and unique in the market.

‘New technologies and artificial intelligence have become part of everyday business life, and data has a key role in developing successful business. Investments in digital transformation are expected to double in the coming years. Topi is a highly valued advisor and colleague. We look forward to working with him on joint projects,’ say Eija Warma-Lehtinen, partner specialising in data and privacy matters, and Kim Parviainen, partner specialising in technology regulation and litigation.

‘Castrén & Snellman’s uniquely broad and high level of expertise covers the full scope of business law. This supports our clients in rolling out technological changes and finding growth opportunities. Effective collaboration between specialists in different fields enables us to build a team that is tailored to the client’s needs. It all comes down to what our clients need for their business. It will be a great pleasure to work on future projects and join forces with the firm’s various practices. In addition to working with Eija and Kim, I look forward to working with top experts in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and competition law, among others,’ says Topi Lusenius.

Topi Lusenius has a long and varied experience in technology and contract law. He advises domestic and international companies on cross-border projects such as digital transformation, outsourcing, product development, technology-driven M&A transactions, venture capital and litigation. Prior to joining Castrén & Snellman, he was a partner at Inventio, a law firm specialising in business law. Topi is ranked among Finland’s leading advisers by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe and The Legal 500.

In addition, the team will be complemented by three new data and technology lawyers, with Onni Ogbeide, Joel Aaltonen and Teo Sommardal joining Castrén & Snellman.

Joining Castrén & Snellman’s Data & Technology team, Topi will co-head the practice with Eija Warma-Lehtinen and Kim Parviainen. Eija is one of the top names in data protection law both in Finland and abroad, advising businesses on issues such as data protection audits and related disputes and criminal proceedings. Kim is a long-standing IP lawyer specialising in regulatory advice and dispute resolution in the digital world.