Ville Vainio

Attorney-at-Law, Senior Associate, CIPP/E

As the head of our data protection practice, Ville primarily consults our domestic and international clients in data protection and technology law, and he also regularly advises our clients on contract law, corporate law and dispute resolution related assignments. In addition, Ville regularly provides training to organisations from various industries especially in complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ville has completed the distinguished international CIPP/E certification and he has very extensive experience in data protection legislation of the European Union.



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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Millog Oy – Acquisition of Virve Tuotteet ja Palvelut Oy

Applex advised Millog Oy on its acquisition of Virve Tuotteet ja Palvelut Oy from Suomen Erillisverkot Oy. The transaction was completed on January 2, 2020.

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Licensing of Wisehockey hockey analytics platform for KHL

Applex assisted Tampere-based software company Bitwise Oy and its group company Wisehockey Oy in licensing Wisehockey hockey analytics platform for ice hockey league KHL.

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AQ Group AB – acquisition of Trafotek Oy

Applex advised AQ Group AB on its acquisition of Trafotek Oy (LTI Holding Oy) and its subsidiaries in Estonia, China and Brasil from Intera Fund I Ky and the other sellers. The transaction was completed on June 3, 2019 after approval from the Finnish and the Estonian competition authorities.

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  • Applex Attorneys Ltd, Attorney-at-Law 2020–
  • Applex Attorneys Ltd, Lawyer 2016–
  • Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Associate Trainee (IP & TMT) 2016
  • CGI Finland, Legal Trainee 2013–2015


  • Attorney-at-Law 2020
  • Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe (CIPP/E) 2019
  • Licenced Legal Counsel 2017
  • LL.M., University of Turku 2016

Languages: Finnish, English


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)