Ville Salonen

Ville Salonen

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

My service areas

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


Ville is a Co-Head of Dispute Resolution at Magnusson in Finland. He has broad experience as a Legal Counsel, advising international corporate clients on contract law, mergers and acquisitions, energy, employment, real estate as well as in litigation and arbitration matters.

Ville has vast experience of dispute resolution since 1999, covering a variety of arbitration rules and court litigation in various domestic and international industry sectors and multiple types of business related to such as energy (especially the mining), IT, M&A, health care, retail, insurance, agreements, employment, real estate, and construction.

Ville also focuses on sports law and he is a Member of the Board of Directors at Ilves ry, Finland’s largest sports club. Ville has been also a Member of the Board of Directors at the Finnish Football Association, Finland’s largest amateur sports federation.

Prior to joining Magnusson, Ville was a Partner and Lawyer at Prunus Attorneys Ltd, his own firm. He has also worked as a Partner at Ulla-Riitta Harju & Co Ltd, Attorneys-at-law, and as Senior Consultant at Talentor Finland Oy, an international executive search company operating in Europe, Asia, North and South America.

Professional experience

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

Prunus Attorneys Ltd
Attorney, 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


Helsinki University, LL.M.: 1999

Bar admissions

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


  • Finnish
  • English

Positions of trust

  • One4all Finland Oy, Board Member: 2021 – present
  • Ilves ry, Member of the Board of Directors: 2020 – present
  • Joblink Oy, Chairman of the Board: 2015 – present
  • Rakennus-Grahn Oy, Board Member: 2014 – present
  • 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 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