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Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., Timo Ylikantola, Helsinki, FINLAND

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Timo Ylikantola

Work +358 400 705854
Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd.

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Dispute Resolution Group.


Timo specializes in domestic and international dispute resolution and M&A transactions, contract, construction, corporate and employment law matters as well as insolvency procedures.

Timo has advised and represented clients in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and before all the instances of the Finnish state courts in many complex disputes particularly relating to the domestic and international sale of goods, agency, letter of intent, subcontracting, franchising, distribution, consultancy, service, supply, construction, directors' agreements and liability issues, employment and shareholders' agreements, non-competition, confidentiality and NDA issues, mergers and acquisitions, sports, insurances, sale and lease of real estate, business premises and housing, real estate agency, IPR, transportation and aviation as well as insolvency and white collar criminal procedures.

Timo has gained diverse experience from both small-scale and large bankruptcy proceedings as a counsel and as a bankruptcy trustee.

Timo has experience in arbitrating disputes as a counsel under institutional arbitration rules such as the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI), Arbitration Rules of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the ICC Arbitration Rules and ad hoc arbitration under the Finnish Arbitration Act as well as enforcement procedures of the domestic and international arbitral awards. Timo also acts and has acted as an arbitrator in institutional as well as ad hoc arbitrations in, inter alia, the following:

Sole arbitrator:
• Ad hoc proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on shareholders' agreement;
• FAI proceeding on the sale of software business contract;
• Rules for expedited arbitration of the FAI proceeding on co-operation agreement and orally agreed sublease;
• Ad hoc proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on service agreement, appointed by the District Court of Helsinki;
• FAI proceeding on the Distribution Agreement between Finnish and Russian party relating to non-competition and confidentiality provisions.

Party-appointed arbitrator:
• Ad hoc proceeding under the Finnish Arbitration Act on service agreement;
• FAI proceeding on contract dispute relating to the General Conditions for Building Contracts (YSE 1998).

In addition to his vast arbitration, insolvency and litigation proceedings experience, Timo regularly advises Finnish and foreign companies in many domestic and international contractual and company law related arrangements.

Timo acted as a member of the Central Federation of Finnish Real Estate Agencies Legal Affairs Committee in 2013-2015 and has acted as an arbitrator at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot since 2009.


2007- Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd., partner
2006-2007 Law Office Ratiolex Ltd., partner
2004-2005 Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd, lawyer
2004 Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd, lawyer trainee and master's thesis program
2001-2004 Attorneys-at-Law Mäkitalo Rämö Juutilainen Ltd, lawyer trainee


Finnish, English, Swedish.


• The Finnish Arbitration Association
• Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
• The Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA)
• The Finnish Insolvency Law Association and INSOL International


2014 Finnish Arbitration Academy
2011-2012 Swiss Arbitration Academy
2011 LL.M (Master of Laws) in International Commercial Law at the University of California, Davis (UCD) [Granted a scholarship from the memory fund of Janne Kairo]
2008 Attorney, member of the Finnish Bar Association
2004 Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, Finland




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Within: Dispute resolution

Attorneys at law Ratiolex Ltd. has a reputation for its expertise in bankruptcy litigation among other areas. It acted for an Austrian company in a ‚ā¨21m consultancy agreement dispute. Timo Ylikantola is highly regarded.

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