Minna Saarelainen

Minna Saarelainen is one of the Founding Partners of EMPLaw, a boutique law firm specializing in Finnish employment law, pensions and benefits.

Minna advises employers on all matters related to employment law, pension and benefits. She has over 25 years of experience on employment law related dispute resolution, M&A, outsourcing and restructuring work, work safety and discrimination matters as well as employee liability questions. She also acts as a long term partner for employers on all daily employment law matters and as an arbitrator.

Minna, who is the current chairman of the Finnish Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee.has been ranked by the international legal guide Chambers for her employment law practice in Finland.  In their words:

The “knowledgeable” Minna Saarelainen of EMP Law advises employers on all matters related to employment law, pensions and benefits. Her scope of expertise includes litigation, M&A-related employment matters, work safety, restructuring, discrimination issues and employee liability.

–          Chambers Europe 2017

Specific skills:

  • Outsourcing and Restructuring
  • Dispute Resolution
  • M&A

Spoken languages:

  • Finnish
  • English

Professional memberships:

  • Finnish Bar Association
  • EELA – European Employment Law Association
  • Finnish Arbitration Association


  • Helsinki School of Economics, eMBA, 1998
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator, 1996
  • Pirkkala District Court, Trained on the bench, 1990
  • University of Turku, Master of Laws, 1989