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Hannes Snellman Further Strengthens Its IP & Technology Practice – Experienced IP Disputes Expert Vilhelm Schröder Joins the Firm as Counsel

12 January 2022

Experienced IP disputes expert Vilhelm Schröder has joined Hannes Snellman’s intellectual property team.

Vilhelm advises clients in commercial disputes with a particular focus on intellectual property matters. He has significant experience from both civil and administrative litigation as well as preliminary injunction proceedings and enforcement. Vilhelm has represented clients from several industries, including life sciences, telecommunications, paper & pulp, oil & gas, media, video gaming, and IT. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Vilhelm worked in private practices in Helsinki for several years. He has also trained on the bench and gained experience at the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Alongside his work, Vilhelm is finalising his PhD at the University of Helsinki. His doctoral thesis addresses trade secrets in European patent litigation. Vilhelm is also a regular speaker at seminars and has published several articles in prominent international legal journals. He has also completed an LL.M. in IP and Competition Law in Munich and studied law at Santa Clara University, School of Law in California, U.S.

Vilhelm has broad experience in intellectual property related questions and IP disputes, which we trust will be a great benefit to our clients. Our clients demand to-the-point strategic advice in IP matters, combined with a deep understanding of business reality. Vilhelm’s versatile experience will further boost the competitive advantages of our service delivery. We are delighted to welcome him to our highly skilled cross-border IP Team”, says Partner Panu Siitonen, who heads Hannes Snellman’s IP practice in Helsinki.

I am very excited to join Hannes Snellman’s top-tier Nordic IP Team and feel confident that my expertise and experience in IP and dispute resolution will further strengthen the practice to the benefit of the firm’s clients” says Vilhelm Schröder.


For further information, please contact:

Vilhelm Schröder
Tel: +358 400 370 585

Panu Siitonen
Tel: +358 9 2288 4245


Hannes Snellman's cross-border intellectual property practice is one of the leading practices in the Nordic market. The firm’s business-oriented IP team has vast experience in all aspects of intellectual property covering copyright, patents and utility models, designs, trademarks and domain names, as well as trade secrets. The team delivers efficient and pragmatic execution of assignments in matters ranging from trademark filings to the most demanding and complex IP-related agreements and disputes.


Hannes Snellman is a top-tier Nordic law firm with 350 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired, or under dispute.

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