Risto Riikonen has been appointed as Partner at Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd. as of 1 May 2019


Attorney-at-Law Risto Riikonen, 37, has broad experience in all phases of commercial litigation and arbitration. Riikonen has worked at Mentula & Väätäinen as Counsel since August 2018, prior to which he worked at the dispute resolution practice of another business law firm in Helsinki. He has acted as counsel in several high-profile commercial litigation and arbitration cases. He has extensive experience in disputes relating to competition law damages and the civil and commercial law aspects of contracts and agreements, corporate disputes and disputes relating to insolvency and financing. Risto is also experienced in various kinds of liability and tort issues and, has successfully represented clients in liability cases involving boards of directors and auditors. Risto’s areas of specialisation also include disputes related to construction and environmental liabilities as well as white-collar crime defence and industrial safety matters.

“I am honoured to be joining the firm as a partner. Partnership at Mentula & Väätäinen is a very good move and a right one in my career. A boutique law firm is all about its attorneys’ expertise and specialisation. It is great to work at a compact law firm with highly specialised expertise which also directly benefits our clients. It is evident that boutique law firms are a growing trend in the legal market and I want to be part of that and part of creating something new”, says Risto Riikonen.

“We are really pleased to welcome Risto as our new partner. Risto’s partnership strengthens our expertise and services within all areas of dispute resolution. Our highly specialised boutique law firm can serve clients in different assignments related to competition law and dispute resolution, and bring added value to clients. We have a pragmatic approach in our work and try to find solutions to the questions and problems our clients face in their businesses. If needed, we will defend the rights and benefits of our clients before the Courts to reach the objectives set. Risto’s expertise is a valuable addition to our services”, say founding partners Arttu Mentula and Tapio Väätäinen.