Sandström, Laukkanen & Lovén Attorneys Ltd

Sandström, Laukkanen & Lovén Attorneys Ltd provides services to companies and private persons. We offer a broad range of expertise in contractual matters, real estate business, property and damages issues as well as issues concerning company law, family law and criminal cases.

We are attorneys and trained on the bench who have strong experience in negotiations and legal proceedings.

Our office is located in Salmisaari, Helsinki, right next to the Helsinki Court House.

Customer experiences

I’m extremely pleased with the service, which was friendly and proficient. I felt that our case was really handled in the interests of our company and they sought a resolution to the case in many different ways and without undue delays.

I’m pleased with the outcome of the assignment because we managed to cancel the lease of our tenant who was causing problems and failing to pay the rent.

Assistance to a lessor, 2019

Sandström, Laukkanen & Lovén Attorneys Ltd assisted me in a case concerning child maintenance and the division of property. The service was very professional, reliable and efficient throughout the process. I received professional advice when assessing the options and direct answers to my questions and concerns. The result of the division of property was as I wished, and I managed to buy a permanent home for myself and my children in connection with the division. Due to their professionalism and quick responses, I would recommend this law firm to anyone who needs legal help.

Child maintenance and division of property, 2019

I want to warmly thank attorney Ville Sandström for his great work and top-class handling of the case. I received help with the correction of my holiday bonuses and weekend and evening work. Ville Sandström is a highly-skilled and fair attorney who is on the customers’ side.

Employee receivables, 2019

I’m extremely satisfied with the service. I felt that the interaction was intensive and customer-oriented. We were never in a hurry, and this created a calming atmosphere. All necessary measures were taken quickly.

Assisting a complainant in a criminal case, 2019

I am grateful to Mr Sandstrom for his great service in resolving the conflict with my employer and in defending my interests, particularly being a expatriate unfamiliar with the Finnish law. He offered a good balance of legal advice, support in a complex situation and efficient representation with the other party.

Ending an employment contract, 2021

Services for companies

Labour law

Our attorneys are specialised in employment relationship matters in particular. We assist companies with all labour law-related matters, such as cases concerning employment contracts and employment contracts for executives, the termination of the employment relationship, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, cooperation procedure advice, workplace discrimination, equality issues and data protection.

The settlement possibility is explored in employment disputes together with the customer. In labour law disputes, we recommend contacting an attorney at the earliest possible stage.

Contract law

Functional contracts are at the heart of business operations. Contracts are used to manage risks and safeguard the continuity of normal operations. Contracts form the basis for smooth business operations and prevent disputes.

Our attorneys have many years of experience in drawing up contracts. We help your company conclude contracts that will support the sustainable development of your business operations.

Company law

We instruct our customers on how to apply the provisions of company law and draw up contracts. We also help you with responsibility issues related to the incorporation, administration and management of a company.

We recommend concluding a Shareholders’ Agreement for the company if there is more than one shareholder in the company. In this way, the relationship between the shareholders is immediately organised so that the ownership structure of the company does not cause any surprises in the future.

Different financial arrangements and ownership changes usually require legal expertise and knowledge of the provisions of company law.

Limited liability housing companies

We will help you with questions and problems arising from the application and interpretation of the Limited Liability Housing Companies Act.

In company law questions, our attorney can assess the status of the company, organ of the company or shareholder. Cases may be related, for example, to the preparation of a Shareholders’ Agreement, maintenance obligation of a limited liability company, amendments to the Articles of Association and general meeting matters, action of annulment, drawing up contracts, business premises leases, real estate business and dispute resolution.

Compensation for damage

Business relationships do not always work well. An agreed payment may be incorrect, leading to a breach of contract as well as damage to other operations. This is an issue concerning liability for damages.

We clarify the legal status of the company in a situation leading to liability for damages .

Civil cases

Sometimes, disputes that disturb the normal business operations of a company and draw attention away from its operations arise from business relationships.

Our attorneys will help you find the most cost-effective solution to disputes and the means to avoid them in the future. Dispute resolution is one of our core competencies.

Services for private persons

Employment matters

We are specialised in employment matters and assist employees with all labour law-related matters, such as cases concerning employment contracts, employment relationship termination, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, cooperation procedure, workplace discrimination, equality issues and data protection.

The settlement possibility is explored in employment disputes together with the customer. We recommend contacting an expert at the earliest possible stage.

Our experts have many years of experience in resolving employment issues, so you can rely on us.

Family and children
Children´s rights

Children’s rights include issues concerning child welfare, housing, visitation rights, maintenance and the transfer of guardianship. Our attorneys are experienced professionals in matters related to children.

We aim to reach an amicable settlement. If the case cannot be settled amicably, we will pursue your case effectively in legal proceedings.

Family and children
Marriage and divorce

We advise you on legal issues related to marriage and divorce, such as issues concerning the rights of the parties in the event of divorce. We provide assistance in division of property negotiations and divisions that have been transferred and are to be carried out by the executor of an estate. For disputed divisions, our attorneys can act as the executor of an estate appointed by the district court, if necessary.

The most cost-efficient way to handle a divorce for both parties is to reach an agreement with a deed of partition without transferring the partition to the executor of an estate. When dealing with divorce, we recommend contacting an attorney.

Inheritance and will

We prepare estate inventories, divisions and estate distributions. We also prepare different documents, such as wills, deeds of gift, trusteeship authorisations and deeds of sale.

The rules related to inheritance are based on old laws and case law accumulated over decades. Knowledge of these laws and their application requires special expertise. Our attorneys clarify the taxation of inheritance in your best interests and prepare the necessary notifications to the tax authority.

If necessary, we can act as trustees, administrators and executors of an estate.

Housing and construction

We assist you in disputes associated with buying and selling housing, renting and renovations as well as the clarification of responsibility issues with regard to limited liability housing companies.

We also take care of matters related to land division and road construction proceedings.

Please contact us at the earliest possible stage.

Insurance and damages

We handle personal injury and material damage assignments on behalf of the party that suffered the loss as well as the party that caused it.

You can also turn to us when you need help with insurance issues so that we can assess the need to lodge an appeal against the insurance company’s decision. Appeals usually concern decisions on treatment injuries, occupational accidents, occupational diseases or road traffic injuries suffered by our customers.

Consumer protection

We help you with all consumer protection issues in which there is a dispute between our customer and a seller and the subject of the purchase or its impacts are of such gravity that the legal issues raised must be clarified.

Your case may be related, for example, to buying a service, vehicle or product and not getting what you paid for.

Criminal cases

We provide assistance in cases where the customer is the victim of a crime, i.e. complainant, or the alleged perpetrator, i.e. the accused. We handle cases from criminal investigations all the way to the end of the legal proceedings.

Legal aid

A person may be entitled to legal aid through state resources free of charge, or provided with an excess. We will always clarify the customer’s entitlement to legal aid at the beginning of the assignment. We will contact the legal aid office on behalf of the customer in order to obtain the legal aid decision.

Attorneys

Samuli Laukkanen

Attorney, Master of Laws (trained on the bench)

Samuli Laukkanen is an attorney and Master of Laws (trained on the bench) specialised in litigation who has extensive experience in managing legal proceeding regarding disputes and criminal cases. Samuli Laukkanen leads dispute resolution processes related to labour, contract and company law and disputes arising from them. He advises our customers on labour law, contracts and income tax for private persons and corporations.

Samuli Laukkanen takes care of family and inheritance right assignments and acts as the administrator and executor of an estate appointed by the district court.

Areas of expertise

Legal proceedings
Labour law
Family law and inheritance law
International family law and inheritance law
Contract law
Tax law

Education

Attorney since 2016
Master of Laws (trained on the bench) since 2013
Master of Laws since 2011

Language skills

Finnish
English

Ville Sandström

Attorney, Master of Laws (trained on the bench)

Ville Sandström has worked as an attorney since 2006. He has a wide variety of experience concerning disputes and criminal cases and court mediation.

Ville Sandström is a highly skilled and thorough senior legal counsel and a solver of legal problems. In his opinion, the solution to a legal problem must be based on an understanding of the customer’s individual situation.

Ville Sandström’s areas of expertise are labour law, family law and inheritance law. He acts as the administrator and executor of an estate appointed by the district court.

Ville Sandström has assisted corporate and entrepreneur customers with, for example, contract issues and financial offence cases.

Areas of expertise

Labour law
Child law
Family law and inheritance law
Legal proceedings
Criminal cases

Education

Attorney since 2013
Master of Laws (trained on the bench) since 2006
Master of Laws since 2004

Language skills

Finnish
English
Swedish

Kristian Lovén

Attorney, Master of Laws (trained on the bench)

Kristian Lovén has extensive experience in representing private and corporate customers in different legal proceedings, especially in cases related to his areas of expertise. He is an experienced arbitrator and negotiator.

His areas of expertise include labour law, child law, family law and assignments involving inheritance law. Kristian Lovén is a member of the Finnish Bar Association Delegation.

Areas of expertise

Labour law
Child law
Family law and inheritance law
International family law and inheritance law
Legal proceedings
Contract law
Tort law
Consumer protection
Criminal law

Education

Attorney since 2015
Master of Laws (trained on the bench) since 2010
Master of Laws since 2008

Language skills

Finnish
English
Estonian

Price list

We invoice for our services either on a time-spent basis or case basis.
The initial contact is always free of charge!

Hourly charges are commonly used in negotiation situations and legal proceedings, the duration and scope of which differ according to the assignment.

Our hourly charge for private customers is EUR 220 + VAT 24%, a total of EUR 272.80.

Our hourly charge for corporate customers is EUR 270 + VAT 24%, a total of EUR 334.80.

Invoicing on a case basis is common in ordinary assignments, such as in preparing documents.

The initial contact with our agency by phone is always free of charge. During the initial contact, we can survey the legal assistance needs and give an estimate on the expenses, when possible. A short initial negotiation at our office is also free of charge if it does not lead to an assignment.

Legal expenses insurance

Home and company insurance often include legal expenses insurance which covers legal assistance expenses with or without excess.

We will survey the possibility that the insurance company will reimburse the insured for their expenses at the beginning of the assignment. If necessary, we will contact the insurance company and clarify whether the expenses are covered by your insurance.

Legal aid

A person may be entitled to legal aid through state resources free of charge, or provided with an excess. We will contact the legal aid office on behalf of the customer in order to obtain the legal aid compensation decision. We will always clarify the customer’s entitlement to legal aid at the beginning of the assignment.

Free counsel

For criminal investigations and legal proceedings, the court may, if necessary, appoint counsel for a person who is the victim of a sexual offence, domestic violence or other violent crime.

As counsel, we will help the victim of a crime in court proceedings. When the court has issued an order, the counsel will be appointed regardless of the victim’s income and the fee will be paid by the state.

Contact information

Sandström, Laukkanen & Lovén Attorneys Ltd

c/o Technopolis Ruoholahti 1
Hiilikatu 3
00180 HELSINKI
toimisto@sll-laki.fi

Business ID 2961072-6

Samuli Laukkanen

040 147 3254
samuli.laukkanen@sll-laki.fi

Ville Sandström

040 147 3236
ville.sandstrom@sll-laki.fi

Kristian Lovén

040 147 3256
kristian.loven@sll-laki.fi

Our service area covers the entire Uusimaa region, with the main areas being Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.
In legal proceedings, we provide service throughout the whole country.
Negotiations and meetings can also be arranged through remote connections.

You can call us also on weekends and evenings.

We always respond to customer contacts as soon as possible.
The initial contact is always free of charge!

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