Note: This is an unofficial translation of the Finnish language version of the Linkoneva Legal Oy Terms and Conditions of Services which are available here. In case of any discrepancies between the original Finnish version and this English translation, the Finnish version shall prevail.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICES
These terms and conditions (the T&Cs) apply to all services provided by Linkoneva Legal Oy (business ID: 3107872-4) (LL). Any deviations from these T&Cs shall be agreed upon in writing. In these T&Cs the term “Customer” refers to the entity/person purchasing services from LL.
LL offers legal services pertaining to Finnish law. The advice and the results of the services provided by LL are intended solely for the use of the Customer in its own operations for the specific purpose which the Customer has informed LL of when ordering the service. LL is not responsible for the result or outcome of the services/assignments (such as legal proceedings). LL does not provide advice pertaining to any foreign law, taxation or commercial questions, nor is LL responsible for any possible tax consequences related to any assignments. In case LL exceptionally provides advice or comments related to the above, such advice and comments shall be treated solely as statements intended to direct the Customer’s attention, based on which the Customer shall independently undertake necessary further clarifications.
The Customer shall make a complaint for any defects pertaining to the services without delay and at the latest within 14 days from the performance of the defective service. If the Customer does not make a complaint to LL within the specified time, the services shall be deemed to have complied with what has been agreed. In case there is a defect in the services, LL shall always have the right to correct its performance. If LL corrects the performance within a reasonable time, the Customer is not entitled to any other compensation.
LL is not obliged to accept an assignment offered to it. LL may, for justified reason, discontinue the provision of the services at any time.
Fees and charging criteria
LL charges for the services in accordance with its hourly price list in force from time to time with the accuracy of ¼ hour increments (each starting ¼ hour is charged). The Customer shall pay the fees in full even where a court has ordered the costs to be borne by the other party or reduced the fee. Services are invoiced in monthly arrears with a payment term of 14 days. Interest is charged on delayed payments in accordance with the Finnish Interest Act (663/1982, as amended). LL may invoice separately any reasonable costs and expenses incurred in connection with the provision of the services. Any significant costs shall be agreed upon in advance.
Confidentiality and use for reference
LL agrees to keep confidential the trade secrets and other confidential information (such as the existence of an assignment) provided to it in connection with the services. LL is entitled to use any know-how and industry knowledge accumulated to it in the provision of the services in its own operations.
Provided that the Customer grants LL the right of reference, LL may use the Customer’s name, logo and the description of the services provided as a reference on LL’s website and in other marketing materials.
Limitations of liability
If LL causes damage to the Customer, LL’s total aggregate liability shall in all cases be limited to the lower of the following: i) EUR 10.000 per calendar year (including all damage events in that calendar year); and ii) the fees paid by the Customer to LL for the services directly related to the damage event. The Customer shall not make any claims or demands against LL's employees or directors based on personal liability. LL shall not be liable for any: i) indirect damages; ii) damages caused to third parties; or iii) costs, losses, or damages that are an indirect, unexpected, or unforeseeable consequence of LL's or its personnel's actions or omissions. The Customer shall submit a claim to LL within three (3) months from the provision of the services directly related to the damage event. If the Customer fails to submit a written and specified claim within the aforementioned period, the Customer shall be deemed to have forfeited its right to any compensation.
Applicable law and dispute resolution
The relationship between the Customer and LL shall be governed by Finnish laws. Any and all disputes related to this relationship shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Rules for Expedited Arbitration of the Finland Chamber of Commerce in the Finnish language. The seat of arbitration shall be Helsinki, Finland. LL is entitled to collect any undisputed fees and expenses in the general courts.
LL reserves the right to modify these T&Ss at any time. The amended T&Cs apply to all services provided by LL after the Customer has been notified of the changes of the T&Cs on LL’s website or otherwise in writing (e.g. via email or in connection with an invoice).