Ville Salonen

Ville Salonen

Attorney-at-law / Partner / Co-Head Corporate M&A , Finland

My service areas

  • Commercial
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Data Protection
  • Employment
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment
  • Real estate
  • Retail and consumers
  • Technology

Summary

Ville is the head of the Magnusson’s Tampere office in Finland. He has broad experience as a legal counsel, advising international corporate clients on contract law, mergers and acquisitions, employment issues and real estate matters. Ville also focuses on sports law and is 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 Group 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

Bar admissions

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

Languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Positions of trust

  • Finnish Football Association, Member of the Board of Directors: 2016 – to date
  • Joblink Oy, Chairman of the Board: 2015 – present
  • Rakennus-Grahn Oy, Board Member: 2014 – present
  • 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