Heikki A. Huhtamäki

Tel. +358 40 865 8385

e-mail: heikki@huhtamakibrothers.fi

Heikki A. Huhtamäki is the co-founder and younger brother of Huhtamäki Brothers Attorneys.

He heads our dispute resolution and bankruptcy related practices. Heikki also advises clients on corporate crime and competition law related cases.

Heikki is an experienced litigator and arbitrator. He has arbitrated disputes under Nordic Institutional (FAI, SCC) and ad hoc rules. Heikki has also successfully litigated before Finnish state courts in cases relating to termination of lease agreements, construction disputes, interpretation of shareholders’ agreements, interpretation and termination of software agreements, product liability, termination of employment contracts, and claw back (i.e. recovery) demands of bankruptcy estates against former board members and directors of Finnish companies. In addition, he has also advised clients as creditors in Finnish bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings and in mediation procedures.

On the academic side, Heikki is the author of the books Valid Non-Compete Contract (i.e. “Pätevä kilpailukieltosopimus”, 2010) and Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Obligations in Agreements (i.e. “Kilpailukielto ja salassapito sopimussuhteissa”, 2014). He has also published several articles in various law journals.

Before working at law firms, Heikki acted as a law clerk and trained on the bench at the District Court of Southern Ostrobothnia in 2011. Heikki holds a master’s degree in economics and a post-graduate degree in laws (LL. Lic.). He is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and a doctorate student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Helsinki. In December 2016, Heikki was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Co-Founder, Partner, Huhtamäki Brothers Attorneys 2017
  • Senior Associate, Associate, Hannes Snellman 2013-2017
  • Associate, DLA Piper (then Peltonen LMR Attorneys) 2012-2013
  • Trained on the Bench, Southern Ostrobothnia District Court, 2011-2012
  • Scholar, Aalto University School of Business, 2009-2010
  • Research Assistant Commercial Law (part-time), University of Lapland, 2009
  • Internal Compliance Officer, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) 2008-2009
EDUCATION

  • LL.D. Candidate, University of Helsinki (pending)
  • Visiting Researcher (Procedural Law), Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, 2016
  • Licentiate in Laws, University of Lapland, 2010
  • Master of Science (Econ.), University of Vaasa, 2010
  • Master level studies, Lund University Sweden, 2010
  • Master of Laws, University of Lapland, 2008
AUTHORED BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • “Onko OYL:n maksukykyisyystestin mukaisesti maksettu osinko TakSL:n tarkoittama lahja tai lahjanluontoinen suoritus? (i.e. Is a Dividend Paid By a Finnish Company a Gift Under the Finnish Recovery Legislation?), co-article, Liikejuridiikka-journal 1/2017 (opening composition of the 2017 edition of the Journal), pages 24
  • “Osakastyöntekijän kilpailukiellon pätevyydestä ja kilpailukiellon rikkomista koskevasta todistustaakasta” (i.e. The Burden of Proof When Enforcing a Non-Compete Obligation”), Defensor Legis 4/2015, pages 4
  • “Kilpailukielto ja salassapito sopimussuhteissa” (i.e. Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Obligations in Agreements) published by the Association of Finnish Lawyers’ Publishing, 2014, pages 304
  • “Pätevä kilpailukieltosopimus” (i.e. Valid Non-Compete Contract) published by the Association of Finnish Lawyers’ Publishing, 2010, pages 198
  • “Kilpailuoikeudellisen seuraamusmaksun kohdistaminen yrityskaupassa” (i.e. Succession of Competition Law Fines in Transactions), co-article published in Business Law Forum 2012 book, pages 22
  • “Kilpailukieltolausekkeista yrityskauppojen osakassopimuksissa” (i.e. Non-compete Clauses in the Contex of M&A Related Shareholders’ Agreements), Lakimies-journal 3/2010, pages 22
  • “Vallankäytöstä ja yhtiökokoukseen osallistumisesta hallintarekisteröidyillä osakkeilla” (i.e. Foreign Shareholders’ Rights in Finnish Listed Companies’ AGMs), Defensor Legis 6/2008, pages 12