From a legal point of view, the competitive edge in HR is gained by careful planning and documentation. Our team is delighted to add that value to any corporate client.

The general principle of protection of the employee as the weaker party in the employment relation means that Finnish general contract law will not apply as such to employment contracts. Any employment contract clause will be overrun if it does not comply with the mandatory provisions of comprehensive employment-related legislation as well as relevant collective bargaining agreements. In addition, an otherwise perfectly lawful termination of employment or unilateral change of the employment terms may result in compensation liability for the employer if such measures have not been preceded by strict compliance with the procedural requirements of the employer’s statutory co-operation duty.

Accordingly, a degree of specialisation is required from lawyers handling employment and HR-related assignments.

We offer the following services:

  • Employment related legal advice from recruitment to termination
  • Employment contracts including directors’ agreements
  • Cooperation negotiations and other proceedings
  • Compliance with occupational health and safety, non-discrimination and similar regulatory requirements
  • Incentives and remuneration
  • Termination of employment, including exit arrangements
  • Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, conciliation and mediation) including settlement negotiations
  • Employment related transactional advice and legal due diligence.