Legal 500 2023 ranks Merilampi among the leading law firms in Finland

Merilampi has once again been ranked among the top in its key focus areas in Finland by the 2023 edition of Legal 500 EMEA. Several of our experts were also given personal recognition as leading and recommended individuals in the distinguished publication.

This year our following experts are listed as the elite Leading Individuals:

In addition, the publication recommends the following Merilampi lawyers:

Here are some of the testimonials from our clients and comments from the research team:

Banking and finance

“Merilampi Attorneys Ltd has notable strength in real estate finance work, and particularly excels in acting for borrower clients. The firm is also engaged in a number of assignments from fintech companies, including alternative financings. Department head Tommi Elo provides regulatory advice and has been involved in numerous domestic and cross-border financing transactions. Ari Keinänen stands out for his work in corporate and real estate transactions.”

Commercial, corporate and M&A

“The team is reliable, competent, available and agile. The services include all business law disciplines relevant for our company, and we can rely on the necessary expertise flexibly on a case-by-case basis.”

“Long term insight and commitment to client work. Deep knowledge of our company’s business and current matters. Strong customer orientation and service mindedness. Olli Nikitin’s roles as the secretary to the board of directors, and wide range of legal services he offers, makes him a trustworthy partner for continued co-operation.”

“Olli Nikitin knows our company and industry extremely well which adds a lot of value.”

Dispute resolution

“Effective and clear advice combined with easy accessible lawyers with detailed knowledge about complex subject matters.”

“Tiina Järvinen was highly effective.”

“Good, solid traditional law firm.”

“Jussi Ikonen provides timely and insightful advice.”

“They have very good knowledge and experts in areas like mergers and acquisitions.”

“They take an active role.”

EU and competition

“Merilampi was an excellent partner for our M&A process. Merilampi personnel are very professional and cooperation during the process was fluent and flexible. We also reached all targets for the process.”

“The key person during the official competition authority approval was Satu-Anneli Kauranen. Her clear and professional communication practices were very supportive and professional. Overall our company’s experience was positive and everything in this process went as planned. The whole Merilampi team was performing well.”

“All the team members in the EU and competition practice are very service minded, persistent and definitely very professional. The team is working seamlessly together and the responsible partner is always on top of the things. One of the biggest strengths of the team is the fast response time and ability to take control of things quickly.”


“Excellent legal knowledge and customer-orientated approach. The practice has a very structured, client-friendly approach.”

“Heidi Hiltunen, partner, specialises in employment law. Heidi is highly professional. She quickly understands the essence of the client’s problem or issue and thus understands the real needs. She is super-prompt in responding, gives well-argued and concrete advice. She explains even complex and difficult things in such a way that they are easy to understand. Heidi is easily approachable and always nice to work with.”

“Exceptional understanding of the customer’s business, exceptional legal intuition, cost-efficient.”

“Heidi Hiltunen is among the best employment lawyers in Finland.”

“Great law firm around with very competent people. Easy to work with and very good response time.”

“Jussi Koivu is an excellent communicator, has strong market knowledge and is able to manoeuvre difficult situations and find pragmatic solutions.”

“Our long partnership with Heidi Hiltunen has enabled us to navigate difficult HR situations with provided expertise.”

Intellectual property

“Excellent IP department: High skilled and great experience in the defence of IP rights owners.”

“Henrik af Ursin is an excellent IP lawyer – very reactive and efficient.”

“Pro active service, quick response.”

“Henrik af Ursin is taking a customer perspective with his thinking.”

“The team is developing nicely into a Finnish powerhouse for IP.”

“Henrik af Ursin is without doubt one of a few attorneys in Finland at the very top of IP. An excellent litigator.”

Real estate and construction

“The leading office concerning construction matters, both small and big ones.”

“Very good knowledge of construction and legal issues.”

“The team is likely the most efficient legal RE team in the Finnish market with excellent value-for-money ratio…”

The full list of ranked law firms and experts can be found on Legal 500 EMEA’s website.

The Legal 500 series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest legal referral guide. More than 300,000 corporate counsel are surveyed and interviewed globally each year. The Legal 500 is an independent guide, in which law firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit.