Risto Riikonen

Mobile: +358 (0)40 732 5277
Tel. +358 (0)50 334 3341

Partner Risto Riikonen has successfully represented clients in various disputes and acted as a counsel in several high-profile commercial litigation and arbitration cases. Risto’s areas of specialisation include matters related to corporate disputes, insolvency and competition litigation and he also has a wide range of experience in commercial disputes relating to, e.g. shareholders’ agreements, service agreements, lease agreements, insolvency, recovery claims, tort law, environmental liabilities and construction as well as white-collar crime defence cases.

For example, Risto acted successfully as counsel in an environmental liability claim before the Supreme Court (precedent KKO 2018:11). Risto has also acted as counsel in landmark follow-on damages trials related to breaches of competition law. In addition, Risto has on a number of occasions represented clients in various bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, and acted as a counsel in district courts, courts of appeal, the Finnish Supreme Court, administrative courts and the Market Court. Risto also regularly represents clients before the Courts in various construction disputes.

Risto assists our clients in all phases of disputes and conflicts starting from the prevention of disputes and negotiation of amicable solutions through to representation in legal proceedings and enforcement of judgments and arbitral awards.


  • Master of Laws (LLM), University of Helsinki, 2009
  • Attorney-at-Law, 2013


Finnish, English


  • Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd, Partner 2019 – , Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd, Counsel 2018 – 2019
  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Specialist Counsel 2017 –2018, Senior Associate 2013 – 2016, Associate 2010 – 2013
  • Fortum Corporation, Legal Affairs Team, Secondment 2014 and 2015
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys at Law Ltd., Associate 2009 – 2010, Information Specialist 2008 – 2009