Merilampi appoints new Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board

Jussi Ikonen has been appointed as the new Managing Partner of Merilampi Attorneys as of 9 February 2015. Jani Ylä-Autio takes on the position as Chairman of the Board.

Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench, Jussi Ikonen has worked as a Partner and co-head of Merilampi’s Dispute Resolution team since 2010. He specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench, Jani Ylä-Autio, who has been Merilampi’s Managing Partner since 2009, will now serve as Chairman of the Board. Jani’s main areas of specialty are corporate and real estate transactions, and he will now lead Merilampi’s Transactions team.

Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench, Jukka Laitasalo, Chairman of the Board of Merilampi since 2009, will continue as a Partner of the firm, now fully concentrating on client advisory work and assignments.

“With these appointments, we wanted to emphasise the continuous development of Merilampi. Our main philosophy is respecting our clients, and that will remain the cornerstone of all our operations in the future. I have been in charge of our administration for nearly ten years, and now it is time for others to pick up the baton. I wish Jussi and Jani all the best success in their new roles”, says Jukka Laitasalo.

“The trust I have received from my partner colleagues feels great, and I am eager to take up the challenge. I, alongside the whole management team, have a strong ambition to offer legal services of even higher quality together with the best service experience. The starting point is excellent: Exclusive, and for the most part long-term, client relationships, and a team of highly skilled and motivated experts. This is a good place to continue our work from”, says Jussi Ikonen.

For more information, please contact:

Jussi Ikonen, tel. +358 400 978 281, jussi.ikonen@merilampi.com
Jani Ylä-Autio, tel. +358 40 769 8260, jani.yla-autio@merilampi.com
Jukka Laitasalo, tel. +358 400 702 072, jukka.laitasalo@merilampi.com