Teemu Kauttu

Of Counsel, Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench

Teemu Kauttu is a highly experienced professional who specialises in contract law and litigation in the field of construction and real estate development.

He has been engaged in and consulted on a considerable number of large scale real estate deals and real estate development projects in the Helsinki metropolitan area. He has extensive experience in major and demanding litigations and arbitrations of construction and real estate disputes.

Teemu is a member of the Finnish Arbitration Association, and he is accredited as a mediator by the Finnish Bar Association.


Margit Heiskanen


  • Finnish
  • Swedish
  • English


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 1982
  • Trained at the Bench, 1984
  • Attorney-at-Law, 1985


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Of Counsel 2021 –, Senior Advisor 2017 – 2021, Partner 2010 – 2017
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2000 – 2010
  • Kauttu, Attorneys-at-Law, Partner 1998 – 2000
  • Teperi & Kauttu, Attorneys Ltd., Partner 1995 – 1998
  • Haka Oy, Construction Company, Lawyer 1990 – 1995
  • Suomen Yhdyspankki, Union Bank of Finland, Lawyer 1989 – 1990
  • Matti Toppola Ky, Attorneys-at-law, Lawyer 1986 – 1989
  • Kokko & Tuomaala, Attorneys-at-Law, Lawyer 1984 – 1986
  • Local District of Oulu, Judge Trainee 1983 – 1984


  • Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2016): Teemu Kauttu and Merilampi ranked in Band 2. “Teemu Kauttu focuses on both contentious and non-contentious construction-related matters, from contractual issues to complex construction disputes. He has also been involved in a number of real estate deals and development projects in the Helsinki metropolitan area.”
  • Legal 500, Real Estate and Construction (2016): Merilampi ranked in Band 2
  • Chambers Europe, Real Estate (2015): “The respected Teemu Kauttu handles construction and real estate developments. Sources agree he is a strong choice for construction disputes.”
  • Legal 500, Real Estate and Construction (2014): “Merilampi was involved in numerous planning, development and construction matters as well as in disputes relating to construction projects. Team head Teemu Kauttu and Lauri Tolvanen are the key contacts.”
  • Best Lawyers listed lawyer in Construction Law and Litigation