Janne Haapakari

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Janne’s expertise is in corporate law, contract law, construction and real estate as well as dispute resolution. In addition, he has exceptionally broad experience in general business law. He acts as a member of the board of directors or as a secretary in several companies. Janne is also an experienced chairman in general meetings of both private and listed companies. He is especially familiar with companies in construction and real estate as well as ICT industries.



The sale of Geniem Oy to Saari Partners

Applex advised the sellers in the sale of Geniem Oy to a fund administered by Saari Partners. The transaction entered into force on 15 February 2022.

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Vincit Plc – Purchase of Bonsky Digital Oy

Applex Attorneys advised Vincit Plc in the purchase of Bonsky Digital Oy. The transaction was completed on 1 May 2021.

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Vincit Plc’s co-operation agreement with Taksi Helsinki Oy

Applex represented Vincit Plc when Vincit entered into a co-operation agreement with Taksi Helsinki Oy concerning management and rendering of digital services to Taksi Helsinki. The purpose of the co-operation is to develop taxi dispatch services for the entire Finnish market and the co-operation is a part Vincit’s new strategy aiming towards more comprehensive service offering.

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Wirepas Oy’s EUR 14.9 million equity financing round

Applex Attorneys assisted Wirepas Oy in its EUR 14.9 million equity financing round, in which Inventure Investment Fund and Tesi from Finland, ETF Partners from the UK, KPN Ventures form the Netherlands, Vito Ventures from Germany and Karma Ventures from Estonia invested in Wirepas.

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  • Applex Attorneys Ltd, Managing Partner 2010 –
  • Fondia Oy, Area Manager 2008–2010
  • Ernst & Young Oy, Senior Legal Counsel 2006–2008
  • Turkki Kokko Heliö Oy (Bützow), Attorney-at-Law 2002–2006
  • Helevä & Hollmén Oy (Krogerus), Attorney-at-Law 1999–2002
  • Oulu District Court, court training 1998
  • Anttinen ja Leikas Oy, Lawyer 1997


  • Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Finnish Bar Association 2001
  • Trained on the Bench 1999
  • LL.M., University of Lapland 1997
  • Uppsala Universitet 1997, studies in international law and competition law
    Civil engineering, University of Oulu 1991-1993


Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Federation of Finnish Enterprises, Tammerkosken Yrittäjät ry
  • Finnish Business Angels Network