Mikko Alkio

Partner, Helsinki

EU & Competition, FDI & Protective Security, Public Procurement

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Mikko Alkio is a Helsinki-based Partner focusing on complex competition law and regulatory issues. He has extensive experience of advising clients on, e.g., foreign direct investment screenings, state aid, and industry-specific regulatory matters in areas such as healthcare, media, energy and infrastructure, telecoms, and gaming. In addition, Mikko focuses on research and innovation-related projects and processes.

He is recognized as one of the leading experts in the field of regulated industries in Finland.

Before rejoining Roschier in 2022, Mikko headed the EU, Competition & Regulatory practice at another leading law firm for ten years. Prior to that, he has held advisory positions in the Ministry of Economy, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Finnish EU Commissioner’s cabinet.

Mikko has authored several books and publications on EU and competition law, state aid regulation and sector-specific topics.

Recognitions

Mikko is recognized as one of the leading experts in Finland in EU and Competition law by international publications such as Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

This is what clients say about Mikko:

“He is very committed and knowledgeable. He knows both jurisprudence, politics, economics and how to communicate.”
– Chambers Global 2024, Competition/European Law

“Mikko Alkio is an easily approachable person and very pragmatic. Mikko has wide experience of EU and competition law and regulatory matters. We highly appreciate his knowledge and advice in energy and infrastructure regulatory matters.”
– The Legal 500 2024, EU and Competition

“Extensive and high-level expertise in both law, economics and politics.”
– The Legal 500 2024, EU and Competition

“He is a bright lawyer and has broad expertise.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Competition/European Law

“He has been doing a tremendous job in the competition space.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Competition/European Law

Work highlights

Mikko Alkio’s experience includes advising:

  • Aava Terveyspalvelut in the sale of Docrates Cancer Center to Mehiläinen; and
  • A special investment fund managed by the LocalTapiola Alternative Investment Funds Ltd in the acquisition of a social infrastructure portfolio.
Career

Roschier, Partner (2022-)
Avance Attorneys, Partner (2012-2022)
Inventio Consulting, Partner (2010-2012)
Ministry of Labour and the Economy, State Secretary (2008-2009)
Microsoft Finland Oy, Director of Information Society Relations (2007-2008)
The Prime Minister’s Office, Economic Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister (2005-2007), Special Advisor (2003)
The European Commission, Member of the Cabinet for Commissioner Olli Rehn (2004-2005)
Roschier, Senior Associate (2009-2010), Associate (2000-2003)

Memberships

The Finnish Bar Association
IBA

Education

College of Europe, LL.M. (2000)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1998)

Languages

English, Finnish, French, Spanish, Swedish

A bright lawyer with broad expertise; has been doing a tremendous job in the competition space.

Chambers Europe