Partner Petteri Uoti is a highly recognised expert in employment law and dispute resolution. His labour law practice is focused on employment dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, and employment law issues relating to mergers and acquisitions and company restructurings. He also frequently advises employers on a broad range of employment law issues, including establishing human resource policies in Finland, drafting of employment-related contracts and individual and collective dismissals.
Petteri's dispute resolution practice concentrates on commercial litigation and arbitration, especially employment and competition law issues.
His clients consist mainly of multinational and foreign businesses and their subsidiaries in Finland, and Finnish large- to medium-size companies. He also advices governments and international organisations.
Petteri is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is also the Finnish board member of EELA, the European Employment Lawyers Association.
Joined Dittmar & Indrenius: 1992
Education: University of Helsinki (LL.M.,1988).
Languages: Finnish, English and Swedish
Publications & Lectures: Articles, publications and lectures on EU and Finnish employment law and dispute resolution
Recommendations: Petteri is recommended by Chambers Global and Europe, PLC Which Lawyer, Legal 500, Expert Guides and Best Lawyers in the fields of employment law and dispute resolution. For several years Chambers Europe has ranked him as the sole Star Individual in the area of employment law in Finland.
Sources widely consider him to be "the top employment lawyer in Finland. He handles the high-profile cases and is a really well-known figure in this area." - Chambers Europe 2015
A client notes: "It is a pleasure to work with him; he is very good at court and in pre-trial work, and his level of knowledge is very high." - Chambers Global 2015
"He is a great professional who has seen and experienced so much. He has a really holistic view of things, and a good business touch." - Chambers Europe 2014
"He is known amongst sources as one of Finland's foremost technical experts in employment matters." - Chambers Europe 2013
"Petteri Uoti is known as a lawyer who "uses his knowledge to achieve great results for his customers," particularly in employment-related disputes.", "He's innovative and resourceful, and understands the reality of the case from the client's perspective."
- Chambers Europe 2012
"Petteri Uoti has earned an outstanding reputation in the market for his "exceptional level of experience." Uoti is described as "a real wizard - he is a true genius of Finnish employment law, and also a very pleasant person to work with." - Chambers Europe 2011