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Timo Ylikantola

Partner, Attorney at Law (Bar Admission), Master of Laws

+358 400 705854

timo.ylikantola@ratiolex.fi

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Timo Ylikantola

Timo has 20 years’ counselling experience in international and domestic arbitration proceedings, demanding civil litigations as well as white-collar criminal and insolvency proceedings.

Timo has acted as a counsel in several complex international and domestic arbitration proceedings related to construction, M&A transactions, corporate, commercial contracts and energy disputes under institutional arbitration rules such as the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI), the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and in ad hoc arbitrations under the Finnish Arbitration Act. Timo has also acted as a counsel in enforcement proceedings of domestic and international arbitral awards. Timo regularly serves as an arbitrator in institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

Timo has litigated as a counsel before all instances of the Finnish state courts in many complex commercial disputes and high-profile white collar criminal proceedings as well as insolvency related procedures.

Timo has gained diverse experience from both small-scale and large bankruptcy proceedings as a counsel and as a bankruptcy trustee.

Selected References

COUNSELLING IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATIONS AND DBRs

• Advising a foreign corporation as a respondent in 1.7 billion Euros parent company guarantee dispute relating to a major energy project which is conducted under the ICC arbitration rules in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Acting as a counsel in over billion Euros dispute under EPC (Engineering, procurement, and construction) contract relating to a major energy project in the Nordic region in the ICC arbitration proceedings conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law, and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Acted successfully as a co-counsel for a claimant in over billion Euros dispute relating to the EPC Contract in ICC DBR proceedings conducted in English with three (3) members’ tribunal wherein the applicable law was Finnish law and the hearings were conducted in Paris: the Dispute Review Board’s recommendation whereby our client’s claims were mainly accepted.
• Advised successfully an Estonian company as a respondent in an Investor Loan Agreement dispute in an arbitration proceeding under the Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law was Estonian law and the seat of arbitration was Stockholm, Sweden: arbitral award wherein our client’s claims were accepted and our client’s opponent party’s MEUR 4.1 claims were dismissed in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs.
• Acting as a counsel for a foreign corporation as a claimant in over billion Euros Facility Agreement dispute relating to an energy project under ICC Arbitration Rules conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is English law and the seat of arbitration is Geneva, Switzerland.
• Acting as a counsel for a foreign corporation as a respondent in MEUR 800 dispute relating to financing a major energy project under the ICC arbitration conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law and the seat of arbitration is Geneva, Switzerland.
• Advising a state owned corporation in a multibillion Euros Shareholders’ Agreement dispute relating to a major energy project in the Nordic region in the ICC arbitration conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Represented successfully a Finnish construction company as a claimant and respondent of counterclaim in a foreign construction works dispute under the arbitration rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce wherein applicable governing rules relating to the merits were foreign: 376 pages arbitral award wherein our client’s claims were mostly accepted, our client’s opponent party’s MEUR 4 counterclaims were dismissed in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs in full.
• Represented successfully an American-Romanian joint venture engineering industry company in a Finnish court in an enforcement procedure of an arbitral award rendered in Switzerland under the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) against a Finnish company.
• Represented successfully a claimant in an international ad hoc arbitration under the Finnish Arbitration Act in a dispute concerning a cross-border contract termination dispute conducted in English: the arbitral award whereby our client’s claims succeeded mainly and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay legal fees, the arbitrator’s fees and costs.

COUNSELLING IN DOMESTIC ARBITRATIONS

• Represented successfully a Finnish record and music industry limited liability company as a claimant in a share redemption and sale back dispute relating to Investment Agreement in the District Court regarding precautionary measures and regarding merits of case in an arbitration proceeding under the Rules for Expedited Arbitration of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI): arbitral award whereby our client’s claims were accepted in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay our client’s legal fees as well as the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs in full.
• Represented successfully one of the leading Finnish bakery sector companies as a respondent in an arbitration proceeding under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) regarding industrial property contract dispute wherein 90% of the amount of our client’s rebuttal claims were accepted and 24 out of 28 items of the opponent party’s claim were dismissed. The opponent party was obliged to pay 90% of our client’s legal fees as well as 90% of arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs.
• Represented successfully a Finnish corporation as a respondent in a Shareholders’ Agreement dispute of MEUR 14 under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce: our client’s claims were accepted and our client’s opponent party’s MEUR 14 claims were dismissed in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs in full.
• Represented a Finnish corporation as a respondent in over MEUR 300 Share Purchase Agreement’s post M&A liability dispute in an arbitration proceeding under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce which was conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal: claimant withdrew its claim, and the matter was closed by amicable negotiation in favor of our client.
• Represented successfully GoGolf Finland Oy as a claimant and a redeemer in arbitration proceedings in accordance with Chapter 18 of the Limited Liability Companies Act concerning the right to squeeze-out and the redemption price of Oy Kurk Golf Ab’s minority shareholders’ shares: the arbitral tribunal confirmed that the fair redemption price per minority shareholders’ share of Kurk Golf Ab was EUR 1.00 according to our client’s claims.
• Represented successfully a claimant in a share purchase dispute of a joint-stock property company in arbitration proceedings governed by the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI): an arbitral award whereby all of our client’s claims were mainly accepted and the legal costs of our client shall be paid mainly by the opponent party.
• Represented successfully a Finnish marketing event limited liability company as a claimant and as a respondent of a counterclaim in an M&A preliminary agreement dispute in arbitration proceedings governed by the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI): the arbitral award whereby our client’s claims succeeded mainly and response to the counterclaim succeeded in full.

SERVING AS AN ARBITRATOR

Sole arbitrator:
• Ad hoc arbitration proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on shareholders’ agreement;
• FAI arbitration proceeding on the sale of software business contract;
• Rules for expedited arbitration of the FAI proceeding on co-operation agreement and orally agreed sublease;
• Ad hoc arbitration proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on service agreement, appointed by the District Court of Helsinki;
• FAI arbitration proceeding on the Distribution Agreement between Finnish and Russian party relating to non-competition and confidentiality provisions;
• FAI arbitration proceeding on a franchising agreement dispute;
• FAI arbitration proceeding on a shareholders’ agreement dispute;
• Redemption arbitration proceeding in accordance with Chapter 18 of the Limited Liability Companies Act;
• FAI arbitration proceeding on a shareholders’ agreement and a share purchase agreement dispute; and
• FAI arbitration proceeding on a staffing sales service agreement dispute.
Party-appointed arbitrator:
• Ad hoc proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on service agreement;
• FAI proceeding on contract dispute relating to the General Conditions for Building Contracts (YSE 1998).

COUNSELLING IN LITIGATIONS AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

• Represented successfully a defendant in white collar criminal proceedings concerning the alleged gross customs clearance crime relating to a maintenance work of a foreign registered helicopter (AgustaWestland AW139) in criminal investigations and in the District Court of Itä-Uusimaa: the District Court’s final judgment whereby our client’s denial claims were accepted in full, the prosecutor’s charges and the plaintiff Finnish Custom’s claims were dismissed and the Finnish state was ordered to pay our client’s legal fees of EUR 85,323.81 (VAT 0%).
• Represents a defendant in landmark criminal proceedings in the District Court of Helsinki concerning an alleged disclosure of a national secret.
• Represented successfully one of the leading Finnish car import and resale group of companies as a respondent in the District Court of Länsi-Uusimaa wherein its former dealer companies and their owners had brought 1.2 MEUR and 0.8 MEUR claims under earlier Finnish General Motors’ dealership contract from 2005: the District Court’s final and binding judgment whereby our client’s rebuttal claims were accepted in full and our client’s opponent parties were obliged to pay our client’s legal fees and costs.
• Represented successfully a former Italian board member of a Finnish company in a suspected large scale white-collar criminal proceeding related to so called Airiston Helmi: the prosecutor decided not to bring charges against our client regarding all suspected aggravated crimes.
• Represented successfully an international oil business corporation’s Finnish subsidiary as a respondent in a contract dispute in the District Court of Helsinki: the final and binding decision whereby all our client’s opponent party’s claims were dismissed and the legal costs of our client shall be paid by the opponent party.
• Represented successfully one of the world’s leading record and music industry companies as a respondent in a contract dispute in the District Court of Helsinki: the final and binding judgment whereby all our client’s rebuttals were accepted in full and the legal costs of our client shall be paid by the opponent party.
• Represented successfully a financial subsidiary of a Finnish listed company which operated under the Finnish Act on Investment Services in 7.2 MEUR confiscation for security proceedings in the District Court of Pohjanmaa: the District Court’s final and binding judgment whereby all our client’s rebuttal claims were accepted in full and the state was obliged to pay our client’s legal costs in full.
• Represented successfully a Finnish telecommunication company as an appellant in a criminal procedure regarding infringement and misuse of trade secrets related damage claims in the Helsinki Court of Appeals: the judgment of the Court of Appeal whereby our client’s appeal claims were mainly accepted and the legal costs of our client shall be mainly paid by the opponent parties.
• Represented successfully the board members of a Finnish company declared bankrupt in white collar criminal proceedings which concerned a gross dishonesty of debtor and a gross accounting offence in the District Court of Helsinki: the District Court’s final and binding judgment whereby our clients’ rebuttal claims were accepted in full, the prosecutor’s charges and plaintiffs’ claims were dismissed and our clients’ legal fees were ordered to be paid by the state.
• Represented successfully a managing director of a Finnish subsidiary company of an international logistics company in criminal proceedings concerning confiscation for security and alleged aiding and abetting in illegal import in the District Court of Helsinki: the District Court’s final and binding judgment whereby our client’s rebuttal claims were accepted in full, the prosecutor’s charges, confiscation for security and plaintiff’s claims were dismissed and our client’s legal fees were ordered to pay by the state in full.
• Represented successfully a doctors’ clinic company as a claimant in a service agreement dispute in the District Court of Lapland: the final and binding judgment whereby our client’s claims were mainly accepted and the legal costs of our client shall be paid by the opponent party.
• Represented successfully an Estonian investment company and its person in charge in precautionary measures’ proceedings worth of MEUR 11.9 in the Finnish Courts.
• Represented successfully defendants in an air traffic company Air Finland’s insolvency related white collar criminal proceeding in the District Court of Vantaa: the judgment whereby the prosecutor’s and plaintiff’s all claims were dismissed and legal costs of our clients were covered by the state.

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

In addition to his vast arbitration, insolvency and litigation proceedings experience, Timo regularly advises Finnish and foreign companies in many domestic and international contractual and company law related arrangements. Timo has acted as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot since 2009.

Rankings

• Legal 500 EMEA 2023 (Dispute Resolution): “Timo Ylikantola is extremely dedicated and thorough and can quickly find relevant key legal elements in complex cross-border arbitration proceedings.“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2022 (Dispute Resolution): “ Ratiolex has always been intensive in their assignments from us and they turn all dimensions in favour of us; partner Timo Ylikantola’s quality and legal skills are just brilliant.” and “Timo Ylikantola has all the legal skills that we need for our dispute resolution cases, he has the ability to be truly convincing, tough and polite and he can plan durable strategies and has the ability to make fantastic cross-examinations, but the most importantly he wins our cases.“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2021 (Dispute Resolution): “Timo Ylikantola is strong at presenting arguments and he can quickly analyse all the relevant facts in complicated technical matters.” and “Timo and his team are really professionals. They have helped us in many difficult situations and every time the result has been the best possible for us.“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2020 (Dispute Resolution): “Timo Ylikantola has a strong winning attitude of which you can see all in his legal actions – our first choice for complex and international related contractual disputes.“, “Partner Timo Ylikantola always has time for any assignment even though he is a busy top attorney in Finland.” and “Timo Ylikantola is outstanding at handling different dispute strategies and he is extremely well organized and strong. He is highly recommended for international and domestic disputes.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2019 (Dispute Resolution): “extremely sharp and a quick-witted pleader“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2018 (Dispute Resolution): “highly regarded“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2017 (Dispute Resolution): Recommended lawyer.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2016 (Dispute Resolution): “an excellent practitioner in complex, international-related arbitrations and litigations“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2015 (Dispute Resolution): “extremely competent in arbitration proceedings“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2014 (Dispute Resolution): “a very effective, organised and impressive pleader in domestic and international arbitration proceedings“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2013 (Dispute Resolution): “really knows how to plead the case in favour of his client and he is definitely a leading young litigator and arbitration lawyer“.

• The price of Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in Helsinki, Finland.

Education

2023 SCC/SAA Diploma course on international arbitration for foreign arbitrators 1–4 June 2023
2014 Finnish Arbitration Academy
2011-2012 Swiss Arbitration Academy
2011 LL.M (Master of Laws) in International Commercial Law at the University of California, Davis (UCD) [Granted a scholarship from the memory fund of Janne Kairo]
2008 Attorney, member of the Finnish Bar Association
2004 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, Finland

Professional career

2007- Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., partner
2006-2007 Law Office Ratiolex Ltd., partner
2004-2005 Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd, lawyer
2004 Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd, lawyer trainee and master’s thesis program
2001-2004 Attorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rämö Juutilainen Ltd, lawyer trainee

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish

Membership

• The Finnish Arbitration Association
• Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
• The Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA)
• The Finnish Insolvency Law Association and INSOL International

Publications

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2020, 17th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 24 August 2020, pp. 177-184, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2019, 16th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 22 August 2019, pp. 287-294, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Arbitration Review, Ninth Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in August 2018, pp. 182-191, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2018, 15th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 25 July 2018, pp. 276-283, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Arbitration Review, Eighth Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in August 2017, pp. 174-183, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2017, 14th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 25 July 2017, pp. 294-301, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Arbitration Review, Seventh Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in August 2016, pp. 196-205, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2016, 13th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 29 July 2016, pp. 220-227, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The Product Regulation and Liability Review, Second Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in April 2015, pp. 85-95, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola.

• The Vindobona Journal of International Commercial Law and Arbitration, Volume 16, Issue 1 (2012), pp. 123-144, Document Discovery in Current International Arbitration Practice: Are There Differences Between Common Law and Civil Law Traditions?, an article written in English by Timo Ylikantola.

• European Journal of Commercial Contract Law, Volume 2, Number 3, 2010, pp. 153-162, Multimodal Transport Including Cross-border Road Haulage – Will the CMR Apply?, a Finnish part of the joint articles written in English by Timo Ylikantola.

• Defensor Legis N:o 2, 2005, p. 303-330: Kai Kotiranta – Timo Ylikantola: Confidentiality in International Arbitration. Listed in the Consolidated Bibliography of recent writings related to the work of UNCITRAL (1968 – 2010). download in Finnish

Timo Ylikantola

Tiina Ruohonen

Partner, Attorney at Law (Bar Admission), Master of Laws

+358 40 505 4181

tiina.ruohonen@ratiolex.fi

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Tiina Ruohonen

Partner, Attorney at Law, Master of Laws

Tiina specializes in domestic and international dispute resolution, contract and company law, and M&A transactions. She also has experience in assignments concerning construction, energy, and insolvency proceedings.

Tiina has represented clients in arbitration proceedings under the FAI Rules and ICC Rules. Tiina has also acted as a counsel in litigation proceedings before national courts.

Selected References

COUNSELLING IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATIONS

• Acting as a counsel in over billion Euros dispute under EPC (Engineering, procurement, and construction) contract relating to a major energy project in the Nordic region in the ICC arbitration proceedings conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law, and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Advising a foreign corporation as a claimant in over billion Euros Facility Agreement dispute relating to an energy project under ICC Arbitration Rules conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is English law and the seat of arbitration is Geneva, Switzerland.
• Advising a foreign corporation as a respondent in MEUR 800 dispute relating to financing a major energy project under the ICC arbitration conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Advising a state owned corporation in a multibillion Euros Shareholders’ Agreement dispute relating to a major energy project in the Nordic region in the ICC arbitration conducted in English with three (3) arbitrators’ arbitral tribunal wherein the applicable law is Finnish law and the seat of arbitration is Stockholm, Sweden.
• Represented successfully a Finnish construction company as a claimant and respondent of counterclaim in a foreign construction works dispute under the arbitration rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce wherein applicable governing rules relating to the merits were foreign: 376 pages arbitral award wherein our client’s claims were mostly accepted, our client’s opponent party’s MEUR 4 counterclaims were dismissed in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs in full.

COUNSELLING IN DOMESTIC ARBITRATIONS

• Represented successfully one of the leading Finnish bakery sector companies as a respondent in an arbitration proceeding under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) regarding industrial property contract dispute wherein 90% of the amount of our client’s rebuttal claims were accepted and 24 out of 28 items of the opponent party’s claim were dismissed. The opponent party was obliged to pay 90% of our client’s legal fees as well as 90% of arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs.
• Represented successfully a Finnish corporation as a respondent in a Shareholders’ Agreement dispute of MEUR 14 under the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce: our client’s claims were accepted and our client’s opponent party’s MEUR 14 claims were dismissed in full and our client’s opponent party was obliged to pay the arbitrator’s and arbitration institute’s fees and costs in full.
• Represented successfully a Finnish marketing event limited liability company as a claimant and as a respondent of a counterclaim in an M&A preliminary agreement dispute in arbitration proceedings governed by the Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI): the arbitral award whereby our client’s claims succeeded mainly and response to the counterclaim succeeded in full.

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

Furthermore, Tiina regularly advises Finnish and foreign companies in many domestic and international contractual and company law related arrangements.

Rankings

• Legal 500 EMEA 2023 (Dispute Resolution): “noted“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2020 (Dispute Resolution): “highly-regarded“.

• Legal 500 EMEA 2019 (Dispute Resolution): “rising star“.

Education

2020 Finnish Arbitration Academy
3/2019 Attorney, member of the Finnish Bar Association
12/2014 LL.M. University of Helsinki

Professional career

10/2019- Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., partner
2/2015-10/2019 Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., lawyer
1/2014-8/2014 Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, lawyer trainee and master’s thesis program

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish

Publications

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2020, 17th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 24 August 2020, pp. 177-184, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2019, 16th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 22 August 2019, pp. 287-294, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Arbitration Review, Ninth Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in August 2018, pp. 182-191, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2018, 15th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 25 July 2018, pp. 276-283, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Arbitration Review, Eighth Edition, Finland Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd, published in August 2017, pp. 174-183, a Finnish part written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2017, 14th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 25 July 2017, pp. 294-301, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

• The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2016, 13th Edition, published by Global Legal Group Ltd on 29 July 2016, pp. 220-227, a Finnish chapter written in English by Timo Ylikantola and Tiina Ruohonen.

Tiina Ruohonen

Ella Häkkinen

Master of Laws, Licensed Legal Counsel

+358 45 260 5587

ella.hakkinen@ratiolex.fi

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Ella Häkkinen

Master of Laws, Licensed Legal Counsel

Ella specializes in domestic and international dispute resolution, public procurement, competition law, and company law. She also has experience in assignments concerning insolvency proceedings, contract law and labour law.

Ella has become acquainted with arbitration and international trade law by participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in the academic year 2018–2019 as a member of the team of the University of Lapland. Since 2019, she has been one of the coaches of the University of Lapland’s Vis Moot team. Ella has written her master’s thesis on the effects of a relationship between affiliated companies on the assessment of a discretionary ground for exclusion based on an anti-competitive agreement within the Finnish Public Procurement Act.

Education

6/2022 Licensed Legal Counsel
5/2021 LL.M. University of Lapland

Professional career

6/2021– Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., lawyer
1/2020–5/2021 Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., trainee
5/2019–12/2020 Finnish Patent and Registration Office (Trade Register), intern
5/2018–8/2018 Finnish Patent and Registration Office (Trade Register), intern

Languages

Finnish, English, Swedish, German

Ella Häkkinen

Lauri Heiskanen

Master of Laws, Licensed Legal Counsel

+358 40 753 2492

lauri.heiskanen@ratiolex.fi

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Lauri Heiskanen

Master of Laws, Licensed Legal Counsel

Lauri specializes in domestic and international dispute resolution, contract law and labour law. He also has experience in assignments concerning insolvency proceedings, criminal law and company law.

Lauri has become acquainted with arbitration and international trade law by participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in the academic year 2019–2020 as a member of the team of the University of Turku. Since 2020, he has been one of the coaches of the University of Turku’s Vis Moot team and has acted as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot since 2022.

Education

1/2021 Licensed Legal Counsel
6/2020 LL.M. University of Turku

Professional career

3/2023 – Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., lawyer
8/2021–2/2023 Jurentia Attorneys Ltd, lawyer
11/2020–7/2021 Almgren & Sankamo Ltd. – Law Offices, lawyer
5/2020–8/2020 Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Associate Trainee

Languages

Finnish, English

Lauri Heiskanen