Consultant Legal Counsel
Having worked for nearly 20 years as an in-house lawyer for companies including Board Intelligence, Microsoft and Reuters and in private practice at top-tier law-firms Helga’s blend of commercial, tech and legal experience means she gets what fast growth businesses need. Her in-depth understanding of SaaS, PaaS, enterprise software, cloud services, software and app development and e-commerce means she has the knowledge and know-how to make a real difference to tech SMEs.
Helga is used to working closely with sales, business development and other customer/ supplier-facing teams to support and promote deal closure and growth whilst managing risk. Helga’s day-to-day legal experience includes providing all types of commercial and tech contracts, as well as advising on issues such as exclusivity, competition, data protection and GDPR, intellectual property, e-commerce, marketing, confidentiality and limitation of liability and also implementing compliance programmes.
Useful to know:
When Helga’s not working, her time is mostly taken up by small children, dogs and occasional yoga classes. She also speaks four languages and is half Finnish.
Worked with:Helga has worked as in-house counsel at Board Intelligence, Tungsten Network, Reuters, Aon, The Pay Index and YoYo Wallet; prior to that as a Paralegal at law firms Covington & Burling and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and at Microsoft.
What Helga's clients say:
Helga was a great help when I needed legal support on bidding opportunities, always willing to advise and assist.
I worked regularly with Helga on putting in place Service Agreements with our clients. She had a strong appreciation of the balance that needs to be found between protecting Aon's interests from a legal and regulatory perspective against the commercial relationship between Aon and their clients.