Our bright team

While each of our lawyers is specialised in one or more practice areas, they also develop and maintain professional knowledge in general business law. We train our lawyers to be exceptionally well-rounded practitioners in order to ensure that specialisation is achieved without sacrificing the important perspective of the generalist. Strict adherence to quality is reflected in the selection and training of our professionals.

Bernt Juthström

Joined Firm:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 1991
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Practice Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology; Dispute Resolution; Corporate Restructuring; Corporate and Commercial law; Market Law; Mergers and Acquisitions

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist, Partner 2009-; Nokia Corporation, IPR Legal/Patent Transactions, Senior IPR Legal Counsel (2007-2009); Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. (associate lawyer 1992 -2001; partner 2001-2007); Visiting lawyer at Norton Rose, London (1996); District Court of Mustasaari, court traineeship (1991-1992); The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Helsinki (1991)


Finnish Bar Association (1995-2007, 2009-); INTA (International Trademark Association); AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property); Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights (STY); Finnish IT Law Association; iTechLaw


* Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2022
* Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation Europe 2020 and 2019
* Ranked as Leading Trademark Professional by WTR 1000, 2020
* Patent and Trademark star by IP Stars 2018, 2019, 2020
* Recommended IP expert in the IAM Patent 1000
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Intellectual Property by both Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
* Recommended in Intellectual Property, Dispute resolution and EU and competition by The Legal 500
* Recommended in the field of Intellectual Property by Best Lawyers® and named as lawyer of the year 2017-18 in the same category
* Recommended in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation as well as Corporate Law by Best Lawyers®

“fantastic litigator” (IP)
– IAM Patent 1000, 2020

“Bernt Juthström is one of the best lawyers in his field in Finland and the Nordic region. He is sharp and to the point with excellent analytical skills.” (IP)
– The Legal 500, 2020

He is "very thorough and quickly understands complex issues” (IP)
His work is high-quality.” (IP)
– Chambers Global 2020

“A brilliant litigator, he is thorough, diligent and intelligent. It is great to have him on the other side, even when embroiled in a dispute, he is always charming.”
– World Trademark Review 2020

“Bernt Juthström engages in sophisticated IP work at Waselius & Wist. His litigation experience brings comfort whenever trouble brews.” (IP)
– IAM Patent 1000

“Had a "great impact on winning the case.” (IP)
– Chambers Global 2019

“Excellent” (IP)
– Chambers Global 2019

“He has excellent knowledge of our case and business. He presents the pleas well and focuses his attention on the most relevant points.“ (Dispute Resolution)
“A good negotiator who is customer-oriented, diplomatic and flexible.“ (IP)
– Chambers Global 2017

“Everything he produces is of really high quality, well thought through and well structured, with great research backing it up.“ (Dispute Resolution)
“very good in court" and "pleasant, knowledgeable and trustworthy.“ (IP)
– Chambers Global 2016

“A talented, experienced lawyer.” (IP)
– Chambers Global 2015

“Gives strong advice and focuses on the interests of the client, not the number of invoice hours.” (IP)
– Chambers Global 2014

Anne Martin


Selected experience:

* Waselius & Wist successfully represented MSD Finland Oy in first ever patent dispute regarding a biosimilar medicinal product;
* Acquisition by OpenText of Liaison Technologies;
* Acquisition of Afore Oy by AEM Holdings Ltd;
* Waselius & Wist successfully represented Hardware Group Finland Oy in trademark dispute before the Supreme Court;
* Acquisition by Chr. Hansen A/S and Chr. Hansen Finland Oy of LGG®, the world’s best documented probiotic strain, from Valio Oy;
* Acted for FQM Kevitsa Mining Oy against Veljekset Karjalainen Oy in contractual dispute in the District Court;
* Acted for SCA Tissue Finland Oy against the Consumer Ombudsman in marketing dispute in the Market Court;
* Acted as arbitrator in R&D and patent rights dispute under the FAI rules between two Finnish companies in the pharma sector;
* Acted as sole arbitrator in software licensing dispute under the UNCITRAL rules between Swedish and Turkish companies;
* Acted as sole arbitrator in software dispute under the FAI rules in dispute between Finnish software solution provider and Finnish retail company

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller