What we can offer you?
There is absolutely no “template” you need to fit into in order to work with us. For us, the most important thing is that you are a true team player with a passion for constant development. At I&O Partners, we work in small teams with high partner attention.
We truly believe that teamwork makes the dream work. In addition, one of our core values is our passion for law which means that we practice law very passionately and serve our clients wholeheartedly. If you share these values with us, you might be just the person we are looking for.
Meet some of our people
I began my career at I&O Partners (at that time Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd) as a Senior Trainee in the summer of 2020. My traineeship was not just limited to one practice area, instead I got to work with all lawyers of our office. I especially enjoyed that because I am interested in various fields of law and during my traineeship I got to enhance my skills extensively. Due to that and warm team spirit among the outstanding colleagues I was glad to join the I&O team as an Associate after my graduation.
Working as a Senior Trainee provided me an amazing opportunity to continue my career within the same law firm. As an Associate my work assignments vary from insolvency to employment law and different forms of dispute resolution. In my opinion it is important as a young lawyer to familiarize yourself with various fields of law before specializing in a specific practice area and the opportunity to do this is definitely one of the perks in working at I&O Partners. Including our lovely office dogs, of course.
I have always wanted to work at a boutique law firm due to the career opportunities a firm like I&O Partners has to offer. In addition to the variety of legal fields we get to work with in order for us to grow as professionals with the ability to look at things from many different perspectives, we get to work closely and learn directly from the partners from early on. We are encouraged to step outside of our comfort zones and to think independently, however being always supported by the experienced and highly professional team around us.
For me, this has been extremely rewarding as I have already several times held key roles in complex M&A projects, and I constantly work in the client interface. Another thing I like about boutique firms is the close-knit work community – at I&O Partners everyone knows each other, and the atmosphere is very open. Since my first day here, I have felt extremely welcomed by the entire team and I truly enjoy working here.