Chambers Europe ranks Merilampi as a leading law firm in Finland

Based on its own research and analysis, as well as client and colleague interviews, the widely respected publisher Chambers & Partners has once again ranked Merilampi as one of the leading law firms in Finland in its Chambers Europe publication. Merilampi was recommended in seven practice areas. Our Dispute Resolution, Competition/European Law, Real Estate and Employment teams were all ranked in Band 2.

Twelve Merilampi lawyers were recognised as leading professionals in their respective practice areas. Jani Ylä-Autio was the only person ranked as a Star Individual in Real Estate in Finland. Jukka Laitasalo was included on the prestigious list of Most in Demand Arbitrators.

Dispute Resolution

The lawyers are very receptive to feedback, and very responsive.”

“Strong choice for environmental, construction and competition law disputes. Expertise also includes commercial litigation, white-collar crime cases and disputes arising from distressed situations, including insolvency. Its lawyers also assist with alternative forms of dispute resolution, including mediation.”

Ranked lawyers: Jussi Ikonen, Lassi Kettula, Jukka Laitasalo, Tapio Väätäinen

Competition/European Law

The lawyers are really good. They have knowledge about competition law and they know how authorities think; they have a lot of experience in this area.

Our experience has been excellent – the lawyers know what we’re looking for, want to narrow down the required expertise to narrow down the costs. They don’t push all the services; they understand what we’re looking for and deliver it.

Ranked lawyers: Arttu Mentula, Erkko Ruohoniemi


“Advising clients on a range of matters linked to both transactions and governance issues. Its lawyers assist with mergers, demergers, acquisitions and disposals in a range of sectors and industries, including IT and real estate.”

Ranked lawyers: Ari Keinänen, Jani Ylä-Autio

Banking & Finance

The team was responsive, helpful and user-friendly, helping the transaction to move forward smoothly.

“Respected team offering experience acting for domestic borrowers.”

Real Estate

The team has a very good reputation in the Finnish real estate market.

“Compact yet strong team that draws praise for its transactional capabilities. Regularly advises on construction matters, including planning and development issues and associated litigation.”

Ranked lawyers: Tommi Elo, Teemu Kauttu, Ari Keinänen, Lauri Tolvanen, Jani Ylä-Autio


To put it simply, the team is very professional and very efficient.

“Department head Heidi Hiltunen is described as having “fast responsiveness and an extremely good, customer-oriented mindset and attitude“.”

Ranked lawyers: Heidi Hiltunen, Jussi Ikonen

Restructuring & Insolvency

The department knows the business inside out and has a good hunch for how it moves. The service has been very flexible.

“Seasoned insolvency practice assisting both creditors and corporate debtors with bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings. Additionally, its lawyers act as trustees and administrators in bankruptcy estates.”

Ranked lawyers: Jukka Laitasalo