Risto Riikonen

Risto Riikonen

Founding Partner

Risto specializes in corporate and commercial disputes. He has for over ten years acted as counsel for corporations in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Risto regularly represents clients in various construction, contractual, and ICT disputes. He represents clients also in insolvency, insurance, and criminal proceedings as well as in disputes relating to labour law, international trade, and tort liability.

Risto has considerable experience in arbitral proceedings conducted under the ICC and the FAI Rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings in different venues of arbitration. In addition, his practice covers dispute avoidance and strategic advisory work in conflict situations.

Before founding Avail Attorneys Ltd, Risto was a partner in a boutique business law firm and before that worked at major law firms’ dispute resolution teams for more than ten years.

Memberships and Positions of Trust
  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the Finnish Arbitration Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Insolvency Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Competition Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Sports Law Association
  • Co-author of the article Recent private enforcement cases in Finland, European Competition Law Review 2/2020.
Education and Professional Background
  • Founding Partner, Avail Attorneys Ltd, 2021-
  • Partner, Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd, 2020-2021
  • Partner, Mentula & Väätäinen Attorneys Ltd, 2018 -2020
  • Secondee, Fortum Oyj, 2014 and 2015
  • Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, 2010-2018
  • Veikko Palotie & Co Attorneys Ltd, 2009-2010
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 2009
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