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Juha Pekka Katainen

Juha Pekka Katainen



  • Dispute Resolution
  • Intellectual Property

WSG Practice Industries




Juha Pekka Katainen has extensive experience in information technology assignments and outsourcing projects. He regularly represents domestic and international companies and the public sector in large-scale outsourcing and ICT projects, especially in regulated markets, such as the telecommunications, energy and finance. Additionally, he provides corporate advice to senior company management and advises clients in disputes, particularly in the information technology and telecommunications fields. Mr Katainen serves as chair of the firm's board of directors.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1997)
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution | Intellectual Property

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Chambers Europe 2014 (TMT) (listed in Band 1): Says a client: “I've used him in the biggest deals and I can say that I haven't seen a better technology lawyer anywhere! He is very knowledgeable of IT and is also one of the best, if not the best, negotiator I've worked with - he is very pragmatic and effective, and always well prepared”

Chambers Europe 2013 (TMT): “Juha Pekka Katainen receives extensive praise from market sources, acknowledging his role as 'a tough negotiator who is results-oriented and forward-looking.' Clients particularly appreciate his broad understanding of the Finnish TMT market, garnered from many years of experience in matters ranging from large-scale outsourcing assignments to day-to-day TMT advice”

Chambers Europe 2012 (TMT) “an excellent negotiator”

Chambers Europe 2011 (TMT): “a very result-oriented and forward-looking negotiator”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (TMT): Ranked as a Leading Individual

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (TMT): Listed as a Leading Lawyer. “Juha-Pekka Katainen is ‘a brilliant negotiator, possessing tactics and skills that one as a client must simply admire and counterparts watch out for’”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (TMT): Listed as a Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2010 (TMT): “one of the foremost IT lawyers in Finland who is fun to work with”

International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2011: the winner of the IT category for Finland

Listed in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Information Technology Law; Technology Law; Telecommunications Law)

Endorsed in the International Who's Who of Regulatory Communications Lawyers 2013 and the International Who's Who of Telecommunications Lawyers 2012

Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Outsourcing and IT, Telecoms and Media)

Listed in the sixth edition of the Guide to the World´s Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyers as “one of the outstanding practitioners in the information technology”

Professional Associations

Finnish Bar Association
International Chamber of Commerce, Intellectual Property Law Commission
International Bar Association, Outsourcing and Shared Services Subcommittee, Chairperson (2008–2011)
Finnish IT Law Association, Board Member (2003–2007)
Interactive Advertising Bureau Europe (IAB Finland), Board Member (1998–2002)

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