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Finnish telecoms company Nokia is revamping its legal department to mirror the restructuring of the company that was announced at the tail end of 2003.
Nokia has expanded its repertoire from just two divisions to four. Multimedia and enterprise solutions business groups will be added to the existing mobile phones and networks divisions.
As part of the growth, Nokia has opened a new corporate office in New York to serve as the base for the enterprise solutions business group. The office is expected to open in mid-2004, with between 100 and 150 staff.
The office will also house a new US head of legal, who will report in to Helsinki-based general counsel Ursula Ranin. Ranin will also get a European head of legal.
Nokia is hoping that the enterprise solutions and multimedia groups will drive business growth and resuscitate Nokia’s reputation as an innovator and not just as a leading supplier of mobile phone handsets.