Mika Pakarinen

Senior Advisor, Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench

Mika Pakarinen specialises in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and in demanding litigations and arbitration proceedings. In arbitration proceedings, Mika has acted as both counsel and arbitrator. His practice also includes contract law issues. Mika is a renowned expert in media and marketing law.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Helsinki, 1983
  • Trained at the Bench, 1985
  • Attorney-at-Law, 1987


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Senior Advisor 2020 –, Partner 2010 – 2020
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys Ltd., Partner 1991 – 2010
  • Pakarinen, Sarpaniemi & Valsta Attorneys at Law, Partner 1989 – 1991
  • Pello & Pakarinen Attorneys at Law, Partner 1987 – 1989
  • Miikka Pello Attorneys at Law, Lawyer 1985 – 1987
  • District Court of Loimaa, Judge Trainee 1984 – 1985


  • Media Law International (2020): Merilampi ranked in Tier 2. “Merilampi works with media clients from multiple segments, from television and film to advertising and publishing. The team advises on regulation, legislation and the contractual framework of sports and entertainment events. Under the leadership of Mika Pakarinen lawyers assist with production agreements, corporate transactions and litigation.”