Erkko Ruohoniemi

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Erkko Ruohoniemi specialises in competition law related cases, such as merger control notifications to the Finnish and EU Competition Authorities as well as cases of abuse of dominant position and cartels.

Erkko has also a wide experience in matters related to telecom and energy regulation. In addition, he advises both procurement entities and private companies in public procurement issues and is co-author of a popular handbook on public procurement. Erkko is also an expert in advertising and marketing law.

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turku, 1996
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2006

Experience

  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2008 –, Senior Associate 2006 – 2007, Associate 2004 – 2006
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry, Governmental Secretary 1996 – 2003

Rankings

  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2019): Erkko Ruohoniemi leading individual. Merilampi ranked in Tier 2.
  • Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 (2019): Merilampi ranked as Highly Recommended
  • Legal 500 EMEA, TMT (2019): Erkko Ruohoniemi recommended
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2019): Erkko Ruohoniemi ranked in Band 3
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2018): Erkko Ruohoniemi leading individual. Merilampi ranked in Tier 2.
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2018): Erkko Ruohoniemi ranked in Band 2. “Clients praise his ability to communicate: “He’s clear, he can express quite complicated matters in a very understandable way and he’s quick to understand the substance of the question”.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, TMT (2018): Erkko Ruohoniemi recommended
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2017): Erkko Ruohoniemi leading individual
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2017): “Clients describe his service as “effective”, in which he displays “good commitment“.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2016): Erkko Ruohoniemi leading individual
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2016): “Erkko Ruohoniemi is noted especially for his expertise in public procurement matters. One source says “I’ve heard a few lectures he’s given which have been really good, and he has good insight into public procurement matters,” while another says “his comments are very good and to the point.“”
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2015): “Erkko Ruohoniemi has notable experience advising clients from the energy sector, recently advising Elisa Corporation on a number of competition law issues. “He is a huge expert in this area – he actually drafted the law“, say clients.”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, EU and Competition (2014): “The communication flow is flawless at Merilampi and the commitment is outstanding and exceptional, demonstrating its ability even in the most complex areas.
  • Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law (2014): “Clients consider Erkko Ruohoniemi “very pragmatic and to the point” when acting on major competition cases. His competition law experience is broad, although he has recently been primarily active on public procurement projects and disputes.”
  • Best Lawyers listed lawyer (Competition Law)
  • Who’s Who Legal nominee (Public Procurement)