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Lawyer Profile

Lawyer Profile

Mrs. Pirkko Erämetsä has a solid and long-term experience in handling of enterprises’ all legal matters as an attorney and as an in-house counsel. 


Education 

Attorney-at-law (bar member), trained on the bench, Magister iuris (Göttingen, Germany), LL.M (Turku, Finland), several courses in international and European law (Germany and Great Britain).

Language Skills

  • Finnish (mother tongue)
  • German (fluent)
  • English (fluent)
  • Swedish (good)

Official translator from German into Finnish language, since 1998. 
 

Work Experience

Activities as Attorney-at-law and as in-house counsel in a Finnish energy company, and as executive lawyer in the Chamber of Commerce. 

International Experience

Pirkko Erämetsä’s experience, knowledge and understanding of international business activities bases on following matters: 

  • Multinational assignments (e.g. related to Germany, USA, Sweden, Russia)
  • Work experience and studies abroad:
    • in house counsel in Prague, Czech Republic
    • own law office in Hamburg, Germany
    • post graduate university studies in Hannover and Göttingen, Germany.
       

Some examples of assignments and tasks:

  • Drafting of and commenting an agreement in respect of a significant size power plant delivery including consortium, co-operation, manufacturing, construction and technology agreements.
  • Investigating environmental and contractual questions in connection of a sale and purchase of a water treatment plant.
  • Taking care of a court case concerning rights in hydropower.
  • Taking care of contract law, labour law and other legal matters of an international IT company’s Finnish operations.
  • Drafting of manufacturing and licensing agreements for a notable IT company for international use.
  • Drafting of a sale and purchase agreement in respect of a metal industry company.
  • Drafting public procurement bidding documents for a public utility.
  • Taking care of a claim procedure in respect of a public procurement matter for an IT company.
  • Activities in arbitration court in a contract interpretation case.
  • Evaluating of contractual risks of a municipality.
  • Drafting legal policies for a private sector company.
  • Clarifying of an interpretation question of waste legislation.

Publications:

  • Handbook on Agency (Agenttikaupan käsikirja, 2004 Edita, joint work with an other writer).
  • The EC Competition Rules in National Courts; Finnish part of the publication of the Europe College Hamburg (Die EG -Wettbewerbsregeln vor nationalen Gerichten, 2001).
  • Construction Contracts in Germany, 1996 (Rakennussopimukset Saksassa 1996, Rakennustieto).
  • Handbook on Contracts in EU Area, 1992 (Sopimukset EY-alueella, 1992 Lakimiesliiton kustannus).
  • Articles in professional magazines on topics such as contract law, competition law and labor law.