Christian Wik
Partner
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
EU & Competition, Private M&A, Corporate Compliance & Investigations, General Commercial
Languages
Swedish, Finnish, English, German
Profile

Christian Wik is a Helsinki-based Partner who heads the firm’s EU & Competition practice. This practice is internationally recognized, for example, by Global Competition Review GCR100, as among the leading in the world.

Christian has extensive experience in cartel investigations, advising on dominant market position claims and multi-jurisdictional merger filings, both on a national and EU level. He is often sought by clients to advise on all competition and antitrust related matters as well as joint ventures and M&A projects.

In addition to the above, Christian regularly advises energy and mining companies, and on projects relating to renewable energy.

Awards & rankings
Christian is ranked Band 1 in Finland in EU & competition by Chambers Europe. He is also recognized as a leading expert in competition as well as energy by other major international legal directories such as The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global. Due to his extensive experience in competition matters before the Commission and EU courts, Christian is also the only Finnish competition lawyer recognized by Chambers Europe as an “expert based abroad” for Belgium. Clients describe Christian as "simply outstanding" (Who's Who Legal: Competition, 2016). They praise his "broad knowledge of everything" and his ability to "see things from both a pragmatic point of view and from a business angle" (Chambers Europe, 2016).
Career
Roschier (1986-), Partner since 1993
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton /Brussels, Visiting Lawyer (1990)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (1986)
Thompson & Knight /Dallas, Trainee (1985)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the IBA
Member of the Legal Society of Finland
Member of Suomen Kilpailuoikeudellinen Yhdistys (Finnish Competition Law Association)
Member of Eurooppa-oikeuden yhdistys (Finnish Association of European Law)
Member of Deutsch-Nordische Juristenvereinigung
Member of the European Competition Lawyers Forum
Legal Society of Finland, Treasurer (1989-1995)
Europarättslig Tidskrift, Member of the Editorial Board
Global Competition Review, Member of the Editorial Board
Publications
Co-author "Kilpailuoikeus" ("Competition Law"), Talentum 2009
"Competition Law in the EU, its Member States and Switzerland", Kluwer Law International 2002
"European Competition Laws: A Guide to the EC and Its Member States", Lexis Publishing 2005
Recent speaking engagements
“Kilpailuoikeudelliset vahingonkorvaukset”, Talentum 2012
”Antitrust, Competition and Trade Practice Group, European Regional meeting”, Lex Mundi, Amsterdam 2011
Education
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, LL.M.(1985)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1984)