Niina Palaja

Niina Palaja

Attorney-at-law / Partner / Co-Head Dispute Resolution, Finland

My service areas

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • International Arbitration


Niina is head of the Magnusson’s Turku office in Finland. She is a well-known arbitrator, counsel and adviser in the resolution of many-sided disputes.

Her track record in dispute resolution covers a wide variety of arbitration rules, ad hoc arbitration proceedings, court litigation and mediation to industry sectors and a multitude of different types of business.

Niina also advises international clients from a wide range of industries on their transactions including corporate law, contract law and labour law.

Professional experience

Attorneys-at-Law Magnusson Ltd
Attorney-at-law / Partner: 2018 – to date

Sivenius, Suvanto & Co Advocates Ltd
Partner: 2015 – 2018

Aura Attorneys at Law
Partner: 2008 – 2015

Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
Lawyer: 2001 – 2008

Turku area District Court
Court Trainee: 2000 – 2001

Partek Oyj Abp and Partek Finance N.V.,Brussels
Legal Counsel: 1999 – 2000


  • University of Turku, LL.M.: 1999
  • Trained on the bench: 2001

Bar admissions

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Admitted in Finland as attorney-at-law


  • Finnish
  • English
  • Swedish

Positions of trust

  • Board member of the Finnish Bar Association: 2015 – 2018
  • Chairman of the Bar Association of Turku 2014-2016, board member: 2010 – 2016
  • Member of Arbitration Board and Committee on Legal Affairs of the Turku Chamber of Commerce: 2019