Ilona Karppinen

Partner, Member of the Finnish Bar

I specialise in dispute resolution and general corporate law. I advise our clients in major commercial disputes ranging across a variety of different business sectors, for example, the energy sector. In addition, I have successfully handled disputes related to private enforcement of competition law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate liabilities, outsourcing and the procurement of data systems.

I assist our clients in managing their commercial disputes in domestic and international proceedings. I act as counsel in settlement negotiations, mediation, litigation, arbitration and authority investigations. I also act as an arbitrator in resolving commercial disputes.

In the field of corporate law, I advise clients in legal matters related to corporate structuring, corporate governance and directors’ liability.

Our clients value my analytical and strategical approach. I strive to find innovative and business-driven solutions to our clients’ challenges. The Legal 500 and Euromoney Legal Media Group have ranked me as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution.

I am actively involved in the world’s largest lawyers’ professional organisation, the International Bar Association, where I have held various officer positions in the IBA Litigation Committee. I was also a member of the working group that modernised the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, in force as of 1 January 2020. In addition, I have published a number of articles in international professional publications regarding private enforcement of competition law, investment disputes, cost-efficiency in arbitration and the effects of the financial crisis on Finnish corporate governance.

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