Iiris Kivikari

Partner
Head of IP, Media & AI 

Iiris Kivikari

Partner
Head of IP, Media & AI 

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“An excellent lawyer” who is praised by sources as a “rising star” in the data privacy space.

WWL Data 2020, Data Privacy & Protection

Iiris Kivikari is that rare combination of outstanding competence, good communication skills, sense of humour and tact plus willingness and curiosity to understand clients specific environments. Henna Aukia and other team members are at same level and Dittmar has managed to create really good team spirit.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Intellectual property

She has expertise in data privacy – she has been very active with technology companies and leveraging her technology and data protection expertise for FinTech clients.

Chambers FinTech Guide, FinTech Legal in Finland 2020

“An excellent lawyer” who is praised by sources as a “rising star” in the data privacy space.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL Data: Data Privacy and Protection 2019

Clients endorse Iiris Kivikari due to her in-depth understanding of data protection matters.

Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

She is proactive and helpful, and I get a very good feeling that I can turn to her with these questions in the future.

Chambers Europe 2020, TMT

Iiris Kivikari is an admired data protection lawyer who receives plaudits for her capabilities in intellectual property.

Chambers FinTech Guide, FinTech Legal in Finland 2020

They are the forerunners of the FinTech market.

Chambers FinTech Guide, FinTech Legal in Finland

Dittmar & Indrenius > People > Iiris Kivikari

Focus on legal development of innovative technologies and businesses, and the strategic restructuration of intangible assets.

Iiris Kivikari is known for her dynamic and insightful approach to matters involving intellectual property, media law, data protection and data assets. She works closely with leading global and Finnish companies in the development, acquisition, protection and commercialisation of their innovative products, services and businesses, and is a leading expert in Finland on the legal aspects of transformational technologies such as artificial intelligence.

Iiris advises clients in the full scope of intellectual property matters, including investing in, protection of, structurization of, and transactions and contracting related to IP portfolios and IP heavy businesses. To add to this, she works closely with clients in the sectors of communications, broadcasting, entertainment, advertising, digital consumer services, social media, gaming, fintech and platform services.

Iiris regularly represents clients in intellectual property, data protection and consumer related disputes and regulatory authority proceedings, and is an experienced negotiator.

Iiris is a trusted speaker for leading Finnish training service providers, and has taught a course on data protection and contracts at the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki since 2017. She is a member of the Finnish Bar Association’s Intellectual Property expert group.

Before joining Dittmar & Indrenius, Iiris Kivikari gained valuable experience at a leading European media company and as an inspector of the Finnish Data Protection Authority.

Education

University of Helsinki (LL.M., 2013)

Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) 2018

Admitted: Finnish Bar Association

Languages

Finnish, Swedish and English

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