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Topi is a business-minded lawyer with strong industry knowledge of ICT and various outsourcing arrangements.

Topi advises regularly domestic and international companies on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious technology and IP related matters, such as outsourcing, procurement and delivery of R&D or IT systems, products and services, software and IP licensing, e-commerce, and data protection. Topi has also acted as an advisor in several technology-driven M&A transactions and capital investments.

Prior to joining Inventio, Topi was a Business Division Leadership Team member in a leading Nordic ICT corporation, responsible for its legal matters. Topi’s in-house background has also developed a results-first approach to his work.

Topi is a frequent lecturer within the fields of contract and IP law.


Main practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • ICT, IP, R&D, technology, e-commerce, licensing, cloud, data protection, open source
  • Outsourcing, technology-driven M&A transactions and capital investments
  • Counterfeits, marketing, media
  • Both contentious and non-contentious

Career

  • Inventio Attorneys Ltd
    • Partner (2014-)
  • Tieto Corporation
    • Senior Legal Counsel (2011–2014)
  • Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd
    • Attorney, Senior Associate (2008–2011)
  • Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd
    • Associate (2007–2008)

Memberships

  • Admitted to the Finnish bar
  • Member of Finnish IT Law Association
  • Member of Finnish Association for Industrial Property Rights
  • Member of Finnish Sports Law Association

Education

  • University of Turku, Finland, LL.M (2007)

Languages

  • Finnish
  • English

Recognitions

Who’s Who Legal

  • Data 2020: Information Technology
  • Data 2019–2020: Thought Leaders
  • Telecommunications Media & Technology (2016–2017)

At Inventio Attorneys, Topi Lusenius has a “very strong outsourcing and general IT law practice” according to sources familiar with his impressive work in IT procurement, e-commerce and software licensing. (2020)

IAM Patent 1000

  • Transactions (2016–2019)

Topi Lusenius is a deft negotiator of IP contracts. With extensive in-house experience on his résumé, the Inventio partner has sharpened commercial instincts. (2019)

Topi Lusenius wields a commercial gift for negotiation that holds considerable appeal. (2018)

Transactional ace Topi Lusenius is a guiding light on R&D arrangements for native high-technology enterprises (2017)

Topi Lusenius keeps his finger on the pulse of technology-related developments and is widely admired for his nimble negotiation skills; with invaluable experience as senior legal counsel at Tieto Corporation – the largest ICT supplier in the Nordic region – he is finely attuned to the demands and pressures of the business world. (2016)

The Legal 500

  • TMT – Next Generation Partner (2020)
  • TMT – Next Generation Lawyer (2018–2019)
  • Intellectual property (2017)
  • TMT (2016–2017)

The whole team is excellent, but Topi Lusenius is just brilliant! He combines strong business understanding with great legal skills and is always quickly on top of any new assignments our rapidly growing business has for Inventio. (2020)

Practice head Topi Lusenius is ‘very business-oriented’ (2017 TMT)

Topi Lusenius has ‘a straightforward as well a proactive way of finding solutions’ (2017 Intellectual property)

Topi Lusenius is a rising star. (2016)

Chambers Europe

  • TMT – Band 3 (2020)
  • TMT – Up and Coming (2019)

Topi Lusenius rises in the rankings due to his excellent standing in the market as an active adviser on IT outsourcing, negotiations in M&A-related matters, and ICT disputes. (2020)

Topi Lusenius of Inventio Attorneys Ltd. is active on distribution agreements, SaaS and R&D contract matters. His clients praise him for “always bringing a business point of view to the table. (2019)

The Best Lawyers™

  • Technology Law (2017–2018)