Title: Partner, Co-Head of Employment, Benefits & Pensions
Partner Suvi Knaapila is the Co-Head of Employment, Benefits & Pensions practice. She is highly regarded expert on employment law, benefits, restructurings, foreign employees and related dispute resolution. She is a trusted advisor to several of our significant clients in their HR matters.
Suvi has gained work experience from one of the largest publicly listed corporations in Finland (Kesko Plc) where her responsibility was group level employee relations.
Prior to joining Dittmar & Indrenius, she has also worked in a Finnish law firm well-known for representing individual employees. In addition, Suvi has studied at Utrecht University (2007) and worked in a private equity fund in the Netherlands (2007–2008).
Suvi currently holds responsible positions in the Finnish Bar Association and the Helsinki Bar Association. For her professional activity, Helsinki Bar Association awarded her the title of Attorney of the Year in 2014.
Suvi is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and a member of the International Bar Association.
Joined Dittmar & Indrenius: 2008
Education: University of Helsinki (LL.M., 2008); Hanken School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ., Corporate governance expected 2016-2017). Suvi has also studied law at Utrecht University (2007)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish and English
Publications & Lectures: Author and co-author of several articles regarding employment law in international legal publications. Suvi lectures frequently on topics related to employment law.
Professional memberships and Positions of trust: Helsinki Bar Association, secretary 2011-2014, Helsinki Bar Association, member of the board 2015 -, the Finnish Bar Association, member of the delegation 2016-, International Bar Association, European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA), Työoikeudellinen Yhdistys ry