Attorney-at-Law Risto Riikonen and Attorney-at-Law, Trained at the Bench, Kirsi-Marja Salokangas have been appointed as Specialist Counsels as of 1 January 2017.

Risto Riikonen’s area of expertise includes dispute resolution and assignments related insolvency law. He has served as attorney in several demanding litigations and arbitration proceedings related to commercial contracts, damages claims, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and recovery matters. Risto also has expertise in competition law-related damages, and he has served as attorney in extensive and demanding damages proceedings based on restrictions of competition. Additionally, Risto has comprehensive experience representing our clients in different criminal proceedings.

Kirsi-Marja Salokangas has more than ten years of experience in advocacy—especially on assignments related to competition law and dispute resolution. She has assisted contracting authorities and tenderers in demanding procurement procedures concerning supply and service contracts as well as public works contracts, and she has successfully represented clients in procurement-related appellate proceedings. She has experience in public procurement in the energy industry. Kirsi-Marja has represented clients in different competition law proceedings, such as investigations of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and cartel proceedings. Kirsi-Marja also has extensive experience in litigations and dispute mediation related to different commercial contracts and damages.

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