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Tapio  Väätäinen, Partner

Tapio  Väätäinen



Finnish, English and Swedish

Practice areas

  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Tapio has nearly 25 years of experience as a counsel for listed companies and other major corporations in demanding arbitration proceedings and in several of the largest and most complex civil and criminal litigation cases in Finland. Tapio has also assisted clients numerous times in administrative courts, in the Supreme Court, in the Market Court and in the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Tapio is the Co-Head of our firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group.

Tapio has been ranked by Chambers Global and Europe and Legal500 for over a decade, and in 2018 Tapio was the exclusive winner in the Litigation category for Finland in the International Law Office Client Choice Awards. Tapio is highly appreciated by our clients and has been described in several legal directories such as Chambers Global and Europe and Legal500 e.g in the following way:

Tapio Väätäinen is a well-regarded practitioner whom clients characterize as very agile, pragmatic and solution oriented. His broad practice encompasses civil and commercial disputes and he is also noted for his experience in white collar crime.

Tapio Väätäinen is an excellent attorney, who is highly capable of analyzing difficult situations and proposing solutions to them.

Arbitration is also an area of notable activity, representing both domestic and international clients in proceedings under a variety of rules.

Tapio Väätäinen, valuable when the going gets tough.

Tapio Väätäinen is an experienced litigator, advising clients on civil and criminal proceedings. Areas of expertise include contractual disputes and damages claims linked to corporate, employment and competition law. He in appreciated by clients, with one interviewee stating: He is a true treasure, I am so happy we found him. He is also experienced in arbitration.

He works at our office in Helsinki.