Jutta Nieminen

Counsel, Member of the Finnish Bar

I am an experienced and business-oriented attorney with a demonstrated working history in the area of employment law and HR-advisory covering the entire employment life cycle from recruitment to termination and all in-between, including workplace data privacy issues.

My particular knowledge covers challenging employment matters related to, for example, employment and executive-level agreements, consultation obligations, reorganisations and other change situations in employment relationships, redundancies, business immigration, international assignments as well as employment-related issues in corporate transactions. In addition, I regularly counsel employers on various employment-related data protection matters, such as limitations related to the processing of employee personal data, background checks and technical employee monitoring as well as employers’ obligations related to privacy policies and whistleblowing channels.

Although my work experience mainly consists of working in several Finnish major law firms, I have also gained valuable, business-driven experience from two secondments as an in-house lawyer, first in a publicly listed Nordic food company and second in a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology and consumer electronics company.

Working life and ways of working have undergone great changes over the past years. My role is to bridge clients’ business needs and the requirements derived from employment and data protection law in this rapidly changing environment by creating solutions that help clients to reach their strategic objectives. I am genuinely passionate and curious about employment law issues and eager to provide added value to clients. My working approach is systematic and very pragmatic.

In addition to legal assignments, I regularly provide tailored in-house training and workshops for clients on employment law or data protection law topics of all kinds and I enjoy speaking to an audience.