Matti J. Huhtamäki

Tel. +358 40 865 2351

E-mail: matti@huhtamakibrothers.fi

Matti J. Huhtamäki is the elder brother and co-founder of Huhtamäki Brothers Attorneys. Matti heads our antitrust and corporate advisory practices. Matti also advises clients in dispute resolution, contract and company law as well as M&A associated matters. Due to his background in sports Matti has also assisted sporting organizations, sports clubs and athletes/players in sports law related cases.

In the field of competition law, Matti has extensive experience in advising multinational companies and private equity funds on merger control related issues in connection with multijurisdictional transactions and submitting merger filings to national and EU competition authorities. Furthermore, Matti regularly advises companies on the competition law effects related to distribution, supply, production and cooperation agreements. Matti has represented clients in numerous cartel and abuse of dominance related investigations.

In relation to corporate advisory, Matti has drafted and negotiated contracts in various sectors of trade and assisted companies in solving distribution and supply chain related issues. Matti is also experienced in drafting shareholder agreements and providing clients with shareholder rights and other company law related advice.

With regard to dispute resolution, Matti’s practice includes representing companies and private individuals in litigation and arbitration proceedings with a particular focus on M&A and competition law related damages claims and contractual disputes.

Matti has worked for leading Finnish law firms and two international law firms in both Helsinki and Brussels. Matti has published and co-authored numerous articles on issues related to competition law. In addition, Matti’s experience includes working as a researcher during and after the completion of his law degrees at the University of Lapland and Cornell Law School. Matti is a member of the Finnish Bar Association.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Co-Founder, Partner, Huhtamäki Brothers Attorneys 2017
  • Counsel, Dittmar & Indrenius 2016-2017
  • Counsel, DLA Piper (then Peltonen LMR Attorneys) 2013-2016
  • Research Assistant, Cornell Law School 2011 (New York, US)
  • Associate, White & Case 2008-2013 (Helsinki and Brussels)
  • Associate, Crowell & Moring 2007-2008 (Brussels)
  • Research Assistant Commercial Law (part-time), University of Lapland, 2007
EDUCATION

  • LL.D Candidate, University of Lapland (pending)
  • LL.M., Cornell University Law School, US 2011
  • Master of Laws, University of Lapland, 2007
ARTICLES

  • “Regulating Motor Vehicle Distribution in EC Competition Law” (University of Lapland 2006 – Master’s thesis with distinction).
    “Sopimusoikeudellista suojaa jälleenmyyjille – Esitys neuvoston direktiivin 86/653/ETY muuttamiseksi” Defensor Legis 3/2008 (Co-author with Ari Huhtamäki)
  • ”Vertragsschutz fur Vertragshändler” (Zeitschrift fur Automobilwirtschaft 2/2008)
  • “Outsourcing Transactions and Merger Control”, European Competition Law Review (ECLR) Issue 6, 2008, pg. 349 – 355 (Co-author with Jan Lohrberg)
  • “Protection contractuelle des distributeurs – Proposition de modification de la directive 86/653/CEE du Conseil”, Revue des contrats (RDC), RDC 2008/3 pg. 949 – 957
  • The Finland Chapters of Merger Control 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, published in the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th editions of the International Comparative Legal Guide by Global Legal Group Ltd. (Co-authored).