Petri Taivalkoski

Partner, Helsinki

Petri Taivalkoski heads Roschier’s Dispute Resolution practice in Finland. His practice includes litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. He has extensive experience of disputes relating to, e.g. energy, product liability, construction projects, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements, agency and distribution relationships and competition law. Separate areas of focus of his practice are securities market and company law, as well as white collar crime. Petri also represents multinational companies, Boards of Directors and individuals involved in criminal or regulatory investigations, with an emphasis on corporate and securities law matters.

Petri also frequently acts as arbitrator under a variety of arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Petri is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He frequently lectures on topics relating to dispute resolution at both universities and conferences.

Petri is recognized as one of the leading experts in dispute resolution in Finland by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe (Most in Demand Arbitrators in Finland Spotlight Table), Chambers Global, The Legal 500 (Leading Individual) and Who’s Who Legal.

According the clients Petri is a “really talented dispute resolution lawyer” (Chambers Europe, 2019) and he is “lauded for having a great strategic mind” and “thinking ahead in a case” (Chambers Europe, 2018). He has “a wealth of experience” (The Legal 500, 2014) and he is “a leading member of the Finnish dispute resolution community” (Chambers Global, 2014). Clients underline his “unique business understanding” (Chambers Global, 2015) and describe him as “one of the top three litigators in Finland” (Chambers Europe, 2012). Furthermore, clients also say that “he is focused and into the detail, he doesn’t miss anything and presents everything in an understandable way” (Chambers Europe, 2016).

Petri Taivalkoski’s experience includes advising:

  • Claimant in a major post-M&A dispute under FAI Rules;
  • Defendant in a high-profile white collar crime lawsuit in the courts of Finland;
  • Respondent in three consolidated ICC arbitrations relating to a supply channel dispute in the telecommunications sector in South East Europe;
  • In international commercial arbitrations serving as arbitrator under the Rules of the ICC, the SCC, the Swiss Rules and the Rules of the FAI;
  • In ICC ADR proceedings acting as counsel and acting as mediator in ad hoc mediation proceedings;
  • On applicable law in a major energy project in the Nordics containing strategic counseling and advice.

Roschier (1991-), Partner since 2000

Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the Finnish Arbitration Association

Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2018-)
Member of the IBA Working Group on the UNIDROIT Principles (2016)
Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board (2013-2018)
Ethics Committee of the Finnish Bar Association, Member (2010-2013)
CCBE Working Group on the Uniform Code of Conduct, Finnish representative (2008-)
Mediation Board of the Finnish Bar Association, Chairman (2007-2013)
Union Internationale des Avocats, Member (2005-)
Commission on Arbitration of the ICC, Member (2004-)
Guild of Law and Ethics of Advocates, Secretary (2001-2017), Board member (2017-)
AIJA Civil Litigation Commission, President (2000-2005)

“Ensuring Enforceability of the Award against Challenges Based on Alleged Violation of Due Process”, Spain Arbitration Review (Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje) 35/2019

“Den partsutsedda skiljemannens ställning: Myten om den partsutsedda skiljemannen” (“Position of the party-nominated arbitrator: Myths about the party-nominated arbitrator”), in Det 41 Nordiska Juristmötet Helsingfors 24–25.8.2017, 2018

“Asianajajaoikeuden merkityksestä liikejuridisissa asioissa”, (Impact of the Code of Conduct in the Area of Business Law), Defensor Legis 2/2017

“Asianajajaosakeyhtiön osakkaan lakiin perustuva henkilökohtainen vastuu – Oikeusvertaileva katsaus” (“Statutory personal liability of an advocate-shareholder – A comparative overview”) with M. Vammeljoki, Defensor Legis 5/2016

“The Courts and Bar Association as Drivers for Mediation in Finland”, with A. Pynnä, in C. Esplugues & L. Marquis (eds), New Developments in Civil and Commercial Mediation – Global Comparative Perspectives, Springer, 2015

“Professional secrecy of Lawyers in Finland”, with J.Vuori, in the Bar of Brussels (ed), Professional secrecy of Lawyers in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2013
Finnish chapter in “EU Mediation Law and Practice”, G. De Palo and M. B. Trevor (eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2012

“Uudistetut UNCITRALin välimiesmenettelysäännöt” (“Revised UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules”) with P. Airas, Defensor Legis 4/2011

“Asset Tracing & Recovery in Finland”, with P. Puusaari, in B. H. Klose (ed), Asset Tracing & Recovery, The FraudNet World Compendium, Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co., Berlin, 2009

“Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, in Law and Practice of Arbitration in Finland”, edited by Mika Savola, Hakapaino Oy, 2004

“La jurisprudence finlandaise retient une conception large de l’arbitrabilité en droit des sociétés, note sous Cour supreme finlandaise” (“Commentary of the Finnish Supreme Court decision 14 May 2003 regarding arbitrability”), in Revue de l’arbitrage, 2003 II

“Riidanratkaisulausekkeista kansainvälisissä sopimuksissa” (“Dispute resolution clauses in international agreements”), Defensor Legis 4/2001

“Finland Attachment of assets”, with T. Salisma, in L. W. Newman (ed), Attachment of assets, Juris publishing, New York, 2001

“Inlösen av minoritetsaktier i ett börsbolag enligt den finska aktiebolagslagen” (”Redemption of minority shares in a listed company according to the Finnish Companies Act”), Nordisk tidskrift for selskabsret, 2000:3/4

“Asianajajan eettiset säännöt ja sovintomenettely” (“Code of ethics of the legal profession and mediation”), with C. Wallgren, Defensor Legis 4/2000

“Osakeyhtiölain mukaisesta vähemmistöosakkeiden lunastuksesta pörssiyhtiössä” (“Redemption of minority shares in a listed company according to the Companies Act”), Defensor Legis 6/1998

“Sovellettavasta laista kansainvälisessä välimiesmenettelyssä” (“The applicable law in international arbitration”), Defensor Legis 2/1998

“Le nouveau droit finlandais de l’arbitrage international” (“International arbitration according to the new Finnish Arbitration Act”), in “Recherche sur l’arbitrage en droit international et comparé”, L.G.D.J., Paris, 1997

Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, DEA (1996)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1990)

English, Finnish, Swedish, French, German

Lauded for having a great strategic mind and thinking ahead in a case. Chambers Europe