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JP Alho

JP Alho



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JP Alho has in-depth experience in advising clients in dispute resolution, arbitration, labour law (including employment disputes), insolvency law and commercial law assignments. He also represents clients in matters related to the protection of privacy and information security. JP acts as an adviser for the boards of directors of several companies. He also lectures on contract law and labour law issues.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1996)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Chambers Global 2015 (Dispute Resolution): "long-standing experience in dispute resolution, advising on contentious matters related to employment, insolvency and other commercial activities. He represents clients in litigation as well as both domestic and international arbitration"

Chambers Global 2014 (Dispute Resolution): "JP Alho heads the firm's arbitration team but also has a wide-ranging litigation practice, with recent case highlights including employment, projects and energy, and pharmaceutical law aspects"

Chambers Global 2013 (Dispute Resolution): “well regarded for his prominence in litigation and arbitration, notably in employment matters”

Chambers Global 2012 (Dispute Resolution): “fast, creative and solution-centred approach”

Endorsed by Chambers Europe 2014 (Dispute Resolution)

Chambers Europe 2014 (Employment): “According to clients, JP Alho is ‘very responsive, pragmatic, business-oriented and pleasant to work with.’ He remains highly active across the Finnish employment market”

Chambers Europe 2013 (Employment): “the most established figure, best known for his work in employment litigation.”

Chambers Europe 2012 (Dispute Resolution): “He is a highly skilled litigator, and regularly represents employers in labour law disputes”

Chambers Europe 2011 (Dispute Resolution): “very down-to-earth and solution-centred approach to disputes”

Chambers Europe 2011 (Employment): “He is praised by clients for his straightforward manner: ‘We like his dynamic approach. It is never unclear what his point of view is’”

Legal 500 EMEA 2014 (Dispute Resolution): “recommended lawyer for dispute resolution”

Legal 500 EMEA 2012 (Maritime and Transport): “without doubt unrivalled for aircraft leasing disputes” (Dispute Resolution): “extremely efficient with a very pragmatic approach”

Legal 500 EMEA 2010 (Dispute Resolution): “focused, clear and keen to turn stones to find evidence”

Listed in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Labor and Employment; Litigation)

Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Labour and Employee Benefits, Dispute Resolution)

Professional Associations

Finnish Bar Association
International Chambers of Commerce, Arbitration Commission
International Bar Association


Applicability of the CMR Convention to Road Legs in Multimodal Transports Open to Question
Krogerus, July 2016

Under the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road ("CMR convention") and the Finnish Road Transport Act, a carrier is, as a general rule, liable for loss of and damage to the goods occurring during the transport as well as for any delay in delivery...

Additional Articles

European Employment Law Update, Finland chapter (a publication of World Services Group member firms, 2015)

Osakassopimukset, Käsikirja osakassopimusten laadintaan (A Guide to Drafting Shareholders’ Agreements) (Edita Publishing Oy, 2009) (co-author) (available only in Finnish)

Toimitusjohtajasopimukset (Contracts for Managing Directors) (Edita Publishing, 2003) (co-author) (available only in Finnish)

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