Antti Karanko

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

Antti Karanko specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. Antti has successfully acted as a counsel in several major commercial litigations and both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Antti also has a wide experience in construction and real estate disputes as well as international delivery agreements.

Antti’s practice also includes product liability, product safety, product recall, corporate compliance and governance and white collar defence.

Antti is an accredited mediator with the Finnish Bar Association.


  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Turku, 2003
  • Trained at the Bench, 2005
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2007


  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd., Specialist Counsel 2013 –, Senior Associate 2011 – 2012
  • Attorneys at law Borenius & Kemppinen Ltd, Senior Associate 2008 – 2011
  • Nordic Law Attorneys-at-Law Oy Ab, Attorney 2006 – 2008
  • Turku Court of Appeals, Senior Assistant Justice 2006
  • Turku District Court, Circuit Court Clerk Trainee 2004 – 2005
  • Contant Oy, In-House Lawyer 2003 – 2004


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association’s expert team for insurance & indemnity law
  • Finnish Arbitration Association
  • Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Association of Finnish Lawyers
  • Finnish Maritime Law Association
  • Suomen lainopillinen yhdistys


  • The Chambers Litigation 2019 Guide, Finnish chapter
  • Ikonen, Jussi and Karanko, Antti: The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: Can Litigation Become a Viable Alternative to Arbitration in International Commercial Disputes? Liikejuridiikka 1/2016.