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Olli Sailas

Co-Founder | CEO
Tel. +358 (0)400 480 240

Professional Experience

2019- Co-Founder and Legal Business Partner at Wiidare
2017-2018 General Counsel at Moventas Holdings
2016-2017 Senior Legal Counsel at Schneider Electric
2011-2016 Legal Counsel at ANDRITZ
2010-2011 Associate at White & Case
2007-2010 Associate at Castrén & Snellman

Further Professional Qualifications

2020 Licensed Legal Counsel
2020 Finnish Arbitration Academy
2020 CEDR-Accredited Mediator


2008 M.Sc. (Econ.), Aalto University School of Business
2007 LL.M. (with court training), University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law
2006 Exchange studies, Stockholm University, Department of Law


Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI), member of the board of directors
Finnish Arbitration Association, member (2008- )
Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF), member of the board (2015-2017)
Finnish Industrial Lawyers’ Association, member of the board (2017-2019)
Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, member of the legal working group (2011-2016)


My passion is to enable sustainable and successful businesses. I am fortunate to do what I truly enjoy. At Wiidare, I combine my legal and business skills as well as my professional experience both as an in-house and outside counsel for the benefit of our clients.

As Legal Business Partner, I strive to find solutions to our clients’ challenges with a proactive and practical approach. The focus of my work is on commercial contracts and conflict resolution. I advise on various types of projects and transactions and assist clients in preventing and resolving disputes, for instance by facilitating amicable resolutions and by negotiating settlements.

Before co-founding Wiidare, I worked as counsel at international industrial technology / engineering companies and in the renewable energy cluster, supporting the management and directors in both operational and strategic matters. I have also been involved in various development initiatives to improve the operation of legal departments. Under our Legal Management Consulting services, I help legal departments to transform into increasingly business-oriented functions so as to add more value for the businesses they support.

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