Sampsa Pekkinen

I am an attorney with a focus on employment law, criminal law, dispute resolution and contract law.

I am the co-founder of Freda Partners Attorneys Ltd. Prior to this, I operated my own law firm and worked several years at the employment law practice group of a major Nordic law firm. My expertise covers the entire lifespan of an employment relationship and extends to demanding disputes, M&A-related employment matters and investigations. I have broad experience of different employment-related agreements from various director agreements to severance and settlement agreements. In addition to employment-related criminal matters and disputes, I represent clients especially in white collar criminal matters and commercial disputes.

Having also trained on the bench, I am familiar with disputes and criminal matters also from the perspective of the court. While working as a Trainee District Judge at the District Court of Kanta-Häme, I handled and issued rulings on a great number of criminal cases, civil disputes and petitionary matters. My approach to successful management of disputes and criminal matters is a combination of diplomacy and uncompromising determination.

Beyond contentious matters, my expertise extends to non-contentious commercial advisory work. A well-drafted agreement prevents unnecessary disputes. I have experience from advising clients within different fields of business, from construction companies to creative industry.

Working with people, finding solutions to versatile problems and the meaningfulness of the work are my main drivers. Succeeding with the client feels wonderful every time.

I am straightforward to work with and my working methods are highly interactive. Finding the best solution for the client requires not only being familiar with the applicable law but also understanding party-related factors. For me it is of the essence that the client is always well-informed of the costs and the course of the assignment.

Work experience

Freda Partners Attorneys Ltd. | Co-founder 02/2022-

Pekkinen, Attorney Ltd. | Entrepreneur 2020-2022

Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. | Lawyer 2016-2020

Kanta-Häme District Court | Trainee District Judge 2018-2019


Master of Laws | University of Helsinki 2015


Finnish Bar Association

Finnish Labor Law Society

The Finnish Corporate Responsibility Law Association


Phone: 050 463 8006