Niko Hukkinen is a Helsinki-based partner specialised in EU and competition law. He has extensive experience especially in M&A-related competition law, dominance matters, horizontal and vertical cooperation between undertakings, state aid and public procurement. Niko regularly acts for industrial and private equity clients in complex merger control analyses and processes both before the EU institutions as well as domestic instances, including the coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings globally. Niko’s experience also includes cases related to the abuse of dominant market position, self-assessment of distribution, cooperation and JV agreements as well as compliance policies in, for example, the energy, forestry, health care, broadcasting, transportation, retail and food industries.
Niko has previously worked as a visiting lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Brussels and as seconded in-house counsel within industry.
Niko is recognised as one of the leading experts in Finland for EU and competition law by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe. Clients say he is "one of the leading competition law practitioners in Finland, especially in the field of merger filings where his skills and knowledge are outstanding", (Chambers Europe, 2013).
Roschier's EU and competition team comprises of four partners and 11 associates located in Helsinki and Stockholm.
WWL says: Picked out as "very bright" and "fantastic to work with", Niko Hukkinen scores highly in this year's edition
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