Seppo Havia


Seppo Havia


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Seppo Havia holds extensive experience advising international and domestic clients on employee benefits and pension-related matters.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Labour & Employment 2022

Very skilled and knowledgeable.

Chambers Europe 2021, Employment

Marvellous litigator keen on finding new approaches.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Employment


The Legal 500 2018, Employment

Seppo Havia is an authority on pensions matters and is recognised for his ability to handle complex matters in the field.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Pensions & Benefits 2018

Seppo Havia is a leading figure in the Finnish market, thanks to his deep understanding of employment and pensions law and his experience handling issues arising from restructurings and M&A transactions.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Pensions & Benefits 2022

Always does good research and is considerate of both sides of the cases.

Chambers Europe 2019, Employment

Very good, respected, and clients love him.

Chambers Europe 2020, Employment

Extremely co-operative and helpful and always does what he promises.

Chambers Europe 2019, Employment

Seppo Havia is an exceptional individual in the field of Finnish employment law.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024, Employment

Seppo is very knowledgeable and a strong strategic thinker with a can-do attitude.

Chambers Europe 2023, Employment

Seppo Havia is a go-to name with “vast experience and knowledge of labour law and an analytic mind”.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Labour & Employment 2018

Seppo Havia has extensive knowledge of employment law and is a leading expert.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Employment

He knows a lot about pension planning and legislation, and he is highly valued for case-building on difficult matters.

Chambers Europe 2018, Employment

One of Finland’s top labour lawyers.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Labour & Employment 2018

Seppo Havia receives high praise for his specialist employment expertise.

Chambers Europe 2018, Employment

He works very systematically and diligently and has the ability to find good solutions to extremely difficult situations.

Chambers Europe 2020, Employment

Seppo is truly a professional to rely on.

Chambers Europe 2023, Employment
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Focus on complex precedent-setting employment law matters and employment law related dispute resolution.

Seppo Havia is known for his extensive experience and insight of Finnish and international employment and pensions law and employee benefits related matters, including reorganizations, M&A, outsourcing arrangements and dispute resolution.

He represents clients in complex employment litigations. He has been the Lead Partner in representing the largest Finnish listed forest industry companies as well as technology industry companies in precedent-setting and high-profile court cases regarding criminal and damage claims against labour unions based on illegal strikes.

He is also the lead advisor for several well established Finnish and multinational companies in their employment related matters.


University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1991)

Trained on the bench (1992)

Admitted: Finnish Bar Association


Finnish, Swedish and English


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