Ville Kukkonen

Senior Associate, Member of the Finnish Bar

I work in Castrén & Snellman’s Employment and Data & Technology practices. I regularly advise our domestic and foreign clients in various employment- and privacy-related matters. My daily work includes advising clients in general employment law and day-to-day employment issues, reorganisations and employment-related dispute resolution. In addition, I regularly advise clients in employment privacy matters. During previous years, I have also worked on several data protection assignments. These have included GDPR implementation and compliance projects, drafting data protection documentation and counselling in general data protection and ePrivacy related matters.

Prior joining Castrén & Snellman, I worked for several years in another Finnish law firm where I advised clients on various employment and data protection related matters. In addition, I have gained valuable experience on a secondment as an in-house privacy legal counsel in a Nordic media corporation. Furthermore, in my previous career I also worked as a legal counsel in a business union for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Besides having a master’s degree from the University of Helsinki and being accepted into the Finnish Bar, I have certified with the CIPP/E degree under the IAPP certification program of the International Association of Data Protection Professionals, which requires a wide range of expertise in the content of European data protection laws. During my studies, I also completed courses at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the fields of the Chinese legal system and international trade law and done an internship in a law firm in Beijing.

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Services Data & Technology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology & Communications
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Services Competition & Procurement, Employment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax & Structuring
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Services Banking & Finance, Employment, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Spin-offs, Divestments and Demergers of Public Companies
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Services Employment, Energy, Shipping & Logistics, Tax & Structuring, Energy & Infrastructure
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Services Banking & Finance, Competition & Procurement, Corporate Governance, Employment, FDI Regulatory Service, International Construction & Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Construction & Industrial Services
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Services Employment, Restructuring & Insolvency, Forestry & Natural Resources
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Services Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology & Communications
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Services Capital Markets & Financial Regulation, Competition & Procurement, Corporate Governance, Growth Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Public M&A, Public Takeovers & Tender Offers, Media & Entertainment
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