Kai Erlund specialises in information technology, media and telecommunications. He regularly advises clients in the procurement of business critical ICT systems and services. He also assists suppliers in their ICT delivery agreements and technology-related legal matters. Prior to joining Krogerus, Kai worked as the legal senior manager for Oracle in Finland and as corporate counsel for Symantec in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Kai was part of the working group assembled by the Central Chamber of Commerce of Finland and various other associations to draft the Finnish IT2010 contract terms and conditions. Kai is the co-head of the firm’s Technology practice.
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English
Chambers Europe 2014 (TMT): “Sources admire his ‘strong experience and knowledge, especially in licensing-related cases. He also offers invaluable help when negotiating with other companies.’”
Chambers Europe 2013 (TMT): “brings solid industry experience to the practice, having previously worked as in-house counsel for various domestic and international IT companies prior to joining Krogerus"
Chambers Europe 2012 (TMT): “‘solid background in the industry,’ observers state”
Chambers Europe 2011 (TMT): “excellent knowledge of global IT system implementations”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (TMT): “Kai Erlund displays ‘very good industry knowledge and flexibility’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (TMT): Listed as a recommended lawyer
Listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Information Technology Law; Media Law; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law)
Endorsed in the International Who's Who of Information Technology Lawyers 2013
Finnish Bar Association, Member of TMT expertise group
Finnish IT Law Association
IT2010 – Käytännön käsikirja (Users’ Guide to IT2010) (Lakimiesliiton Kustannus, 2010) (available in Finnish only)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1999)
Studies at the University of Lund, Sweden (1996)