Legal Services

The Legal Services team deals broadly with legal matters at the University. The team consists of four legal counsels, who work in collaboration with other divisions of University Services.

Instructions on legal matters for the staff on the intranet (login with your JYU user ID).

In research matters our services are available throughout the project life cycle. For example, we negotiate research contracts and cooperation agreements with JYU’s partners, participate in preliminary ethical reviews and the solving of research ethical issues, provide guidance in IPR (intellectual property rights) matters and represent JYU in negotiations on possible commercial use of research results.

In relation to education, we provide support for the staff in the legal matters of student administration as well as in rectification and appeal processes. Our help may also be needed, for instance, in copyright issues in teaching.

We provide legal support for the University management, for example, in matters pertaining to corporate governance, in various judicial issues of administration, in risk management, and in preparatory and secretarial tasks for the University Board and the University Collegium.

In collaboration with the procurement team, we verify legal prerequisites for successful procurements.

Sanna Anttilainen

General Counsel, Rectorate, main duties:

  • Legal support for the management
  • Corporate governance
  • University Board
  • Legal issues of administration and student services

Tel. +358 50 443 2367

Tuomo Ratinen

Legal Counsel, Building C, main duties:

  • Public procurement
  • Legal issues of administration and student services
  • University Collegium

Tel. +358 50 443 2367

(Eveliina Martikainen) Katri Palokangas

Legal Counsel, Building T, main duties:

  • Contracts and agreements related to research projects
  • IPR guidance and commercialisation agreements
  • Research ethics

Tel. +358 400 248 120

Anu Ikävalko

Legal Counsel, Building T, main duties

  • Contracts and agreements related to research projects
  • IPR guidance
  • Research ethics

Tel. +358 40 805 4662

Read more about legal issues related to research projects (login with your JYU user ID).

You can contact the counsels of the Legal Services team by email firstname.lastname@jyu.fi or via the team’s shared address legal@jyu.fi.

In case of HR matters or insurances, please contact HR Legal Counsel Mari Nirkkonen.