Heidi Hiltunen

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench

Heidi Hiltunen specialises in employment law. She counsels domestic and multinational corporations in all variety of employment law issues. Heidi advises corporations in different aspects of employment law relevant to business, attends their internal negotiations when required and represents their interests in litigation.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 1999
  • Trained at the Bench, 2002
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2003


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Partner 2013 –, Specialist Counsel 2011 – 2013, Senior Associate 2010
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys at Law Ltd., Senior Associate 2005 – 2010
  • District Court of Helsinki, Judge Trainee 2001 – 2002
  • Ahola & Sokka Attorneys at Law Ltd., Associate 1998 – 2005
  • Ahola, Pentzin, Rantasila & Sokka Attorneys at Law Ltd., Trainee 1993 – 1998


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • EELA European Employment Lawyers Association
  • Finnish Labour Law Association


  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2020): Heidi Hiltunen ranked in Band 2. “Clients enthuse: “She is down to earth and proactive, she has the ability to think laterally and to transform complex matters into words which are understandable. She is available and responsive and her technical knowledge is great.” Another client notes: “She is an expert in her field, she takes our cases seriously and is trustworthy.“”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2020): Heidi Hiltunen recommended
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2019): Heidi Hiltunen ranked in Band 2
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2019): Heidi Hiltunen recommended
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2018): “According to one client, Heidi Hiltunen has an “incredible customer-oriented mindset.” This source continues: “She seeks to find the best solutions for us and we can really trust that she knows the details.“”
  • Legal 500 EMEA, Employment (2018): Heidi Hiltunen recommended. “The ‘fantastic’ Heidi Hiltunen heads the team.”
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2017): “Heidi draws praise from clients for having “great up-to-date knowledge,” as well as being “clear in communication and very effective in handling situations.”
  • Legal 500, Employment (2017): “Head Heidi Hiltunen is a name to note.”
  • Client Choice Award 2016 for Employment & Benefits in Finland: “Ms Hiltunen offers extremely practical advice; she has a strong ability to understand her clients’ businesses and provide strategic legal advice.
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2016): “Department head Heidi Hiltunen is described as having “fast responsiveness and an extremely good, customer-oriented mindset and attitude”.To put it simply, the team is very professional and very efficient.
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2015): “Heidi Hiltunen is knowledgeable, proactive and responsive. She is dedicated and up to speed – we feel like she is part of our organisation,” say clients. “Throughout the whole procedure she was 100% committed and connected and helped us bring things to a good conclusion.”
  • Chambers Europe, Employment Law (2014): “Department head Heidi Hiltunen draws praise for the customer-focused service she provides to employment clients: “When I give her a call and ask for her advice she immediately comes up with the right answer. She has a wide knowledge base and is very thorough, so she can consider all of the consequences of my questions and tell me everything I need to know.”
  • Client Choice Award 2014 for Employment & Benefits in Finland