Ville Salonen

Attorney-at-law / Partner / Chairman of Magnusson International, Finland

My service areas

  • Commercial
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Immigration
  • Data Protection
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • Life sciences
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment
  • Public procurement
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Technology

Summary

Ville is a Partner at Magnusson in Finland and Chairman of Magnusson International.

Ville has a wide experience of handling cross border complex commercial and transactional matters with a particular focus on the mining, real estate, tech, life science and media sectors.

In addition Ville has extensive experience in both domestic and international court proceedings (international arbitration, civil courts, administrative courts, and the market court). Ville has many board positions in different industries from local to international corporations, family offices, and innovative start-ups. He is also well known for his recognized work in multi-jurisdictional legal matters in connection with risk management and strategy work. Furthermore, Ville is advising clients in employment law and sports law matters.

Typical employment matters include for example executive and employment contract issues, and co-operation procedures in connection with business transformations, mergers, and acquisitions. In connection with sports law Ville is advising his clients – sports federations and sport clubs in proceedings relating to various organizations.

Professional experience

Magnusson International
Chairman of the Committee: effective from 3 January 2022 –

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

Prunus Attorneys Ltd
Attorney-at-law / Partner: 2010 – 2017

Prunus Consulting Ltd
Owner, Legal Counsel: 2008 – 2010

Talentor Finland Oy
Senior Consultant: 2008 – 2010

Talentor Group Oy
Legal Counsel: 2008 – 2010

Ulla-Riitta Harju & Co Ltd, Attorneys-at-law
Partner: 2003 – 2008

Ulla-Riitta Harju & Co Ltd, Attorneys-at-law
Associate: 1999 – 2003

Riihimäki District Court
Trainee Judge: 2001 – 2002

Ulla-Riitta Harju & Co Ltd, Attorneys-at-law
Legal Assistant: 1997 – 1999

Education

Helsinki University, LL.M.: 1999

Certificates

Certificate of Completion: Leadership in Law Firms. Harvard Law School Executive Education. Issued in May 2022. No Expiration Date.

Bar admissions

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

Languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Positions of trust

  • One4all Finland Oy, Board Member: 2021 – present
  • Vahinkosaneeraus Grahn Oy, Board Member: 2020 – 2022
  • Joblink Oy, Chairman of the Board: 2015 – present
  • Rakennus-Grahn Oy, Board Member: 2014 – 2022
  • Ilves ry, Member of the Board of Directors: 2020 – 2021
  • Magnus Minerals Ltd., Board Member: 2018 – 2021
  • SH Palveluverkko Oy, Chairman of Board: 2018 – 2021
  • Football Association of Finland, Member of the Board of Directors: 2016 – 2020
  • Tampereen Pallo-Veikot ry, Chairman: 2014 – 2017
  • Football Association of Finland, District of Tampere, Vice President: 2014 – 2016
  • Kotkan Kiinteistöpalvelu Oy, Chairman of the Board: 2013 – 2015

Awards and rankings

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2021
Finland: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Employment and Dispute Resolution

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020
Finland: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Employment and Dispute Resolution

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019
Finland: Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Employment