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.

Jouni Kautto

Specialist Partner
Joined Firm:
University of Turku, LL.M. 2007
English, Finnish, Swedish, German
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Practice Areas

Employment and Incentives; VAT; Tax and Structuring; Data Protection

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist, Specialist Partner 2017-; Waselius & Wist, Associate 2012-2016; BJL Bergmann Attorneys at Law, Associate 2007-2011


Finnish Bar Association; Association of Finnish Lawyers; Työoikeudellinen yhdistys/Employment Law Association; AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers


* Recommended in Employment by The Legal 500
* Recommended in Tax by The Legal 500, 2019
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Corporate Tax by Who’s Who Legal

Recent Publications

* Jouni's Employment blog (only available in Finnish)
* ICLG Employment & Labour Law 2020: Finland
* ICLG Employment & Labour Law 2019: Finland

Katja Karnola


Selected experience:

* Acquisition by Storytel of the Finnish publishing house Aula & Co.;
* Acquisition by NCS of the thermo road business of DSV;
* Acquisition by One.com of Zoner Oy;
* Acquisition by Euronext of Ticker Software;
* Acquisition of Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy by Loomis AB;
* Acquisition of FocalSpec by TKH Group;
* Acquisition of Coromatic by E.ON;
* Waselius & Wist successfully represented CityJet Oy in dispute regarding the company’s pension policy;
* Acquisition by Loram of Roadscanners’ Rail Division business;
* Acquisition by OpenText of Liaison Technologies.;
* Acquisition of Solita by Apax;
* Acquisition of Digita Oy by Digital Colony;
* Acquisition of Runtech Systems Oy by Gardner Denver Holdings Inc.;
* Acquisition of Staples’ European Business by Cerberus Capital Management;
* Divestment by Sandvik AB of its Mining Systems Operations;
* Acquisition by Sagax of a Property Portfolio;
* Acquisition by Alumeco Finland of the aluminium business of Ovako Metals;
* Sale by TE Connectivity of its Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses;
* Merger between Zimmer and Biomet;
* Acquisition by Jabil Circuit Inc of Clothing Plus -group;
* Acquisition by Hemsö Fastighets AB of a portfolio of 15 healthcare and senior care properties;
* Acquisition by CapMan of Kämp Group;
* Acquisition by Taminco of the formic acid business of Kemira Plc;
* Acquisition by FSI, Borealis and Finnish pension funds of Fortum Corporation’s electricity distribution business in Finland;
* Acquisition by Hemsö Fastighets AB of Turku University of Applied Sciences;
* Acquisition of Renesas Mobile Europe Oy;

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller