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Dispute Resolution Partner Tapio Väätäinen has acted as a counsel in several landmark civil litigation and corporate crime related proceedings, as well as in many complex arbitration procedures. Tapio has extensive experience in disputes relating to the civil and commercial law aspects of contracts and agreements, corporate disputes and disputes relating to insolvencies and financing.
For example, Tapio acted successfully as counsel for Kesko Corporation group company Kestra Kiinteistöpalvelut Oy in an arbitration procedure regarding the future finance of Fennovoima Oy´s Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project. Tapio has also acted as counsel for Skanska Asfaltti Oy in the follow-on damages trial before the District Court of Helsinki and the Helsinki Court of Appeal in the asphalt cartel. In addition, Tapio has several times acted as a counsel in the Finnish Supreme Court, in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, in administrative courts and in the Market Court.
Tapio is also experienced in various kinds of liability and tort issues, and has e.g. successfully represented clients in liability cases involving boards of directors and auditors. Tapio’s expertise in white-collar crime defence has been utilised in investigations and in the subsequent criminal proceedings. Tapio has, by Finnish standards, rare expertise in niche areas such as aviation law and anti-dumping regulation and related proceedings. Tapio has also acted as an advocate in director and employment contract related proceedings concerning termination, reward and malpractices. Tapio advises clients also in compliance-related matters. He commonly gives lectures on occupational safety and has acted as a trustee in various bankruptcy estates.