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.

Charlotta Sittnikow

Joined Firm:
University of Helsinki, LL.M. 2001; Trained on the Bench, 2003
English, Finnish, Swedish, French
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Practice Areas

Data Protection & Privacy; Employment; Regulatory compliance, Market law

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist 2001-; Secondment Mannheimer Swartling, Moscow 2008-2009; Visiting lawyer at Nokia Corporation 2006-2007; District Court of Vantaa, court traineeship (2002-2003); European Parliament, Strasbourg, Trainee 1999.

Certified CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe, IAPP 2019).

Charlotta Sittnikow with over 10 years’ work experience in Finland but also from abroad advises domestic and international clients on a wide variety of matters and arrangements relating to data protection & privacy (GDPR), e-commerce IT and consumer laws. Her practice also includes employee privacy matters. She has also obtained notable experience on a range of regulatory and compliance matters in her practice, and has advised businesses especially in the telecom sector on the legal and regulatory implications connected with regulated markets.

Her recent publications include “Data Protection in Finland: Overview” in Practical Law Data Privacy Advisor 2018-2019.


Finnish Bar Association (2005); Finnish Law Society; AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers; ITechLaw – International Technology Law Association; Finnish IT Law Association, IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals)

Laura Paalosmaa

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller