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Ville Hailikari

Ville Hailikari



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Ville Hailikari has extensive experience in corporate transactions, projects and real estate matters, in particular, in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He regularly advises domestic and international clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint development projects and regulatory matters. Ville heads the firm's energy and infrastructure practice group.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1999)
Studies at Robert Schuman University, France (1996–1997)
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Chambers Europe 2014 (Energy and Natural Resources): “Ville Hailikari is this firm's foremost lawyer in the Finnish energy market, lauded by clients as a ‘no-nonsense communicator, with the ability to identify and clearly communicate critical issues and to find creative solutions for these problems.’ He demonstrates an extensive presence across the renewables sphere.”

Chambers Europe 2013 (Real Estate): “demonstrated his strength with Finnish healthcare players lately, leading the team assisting real estate fund ... with its acquisition of healthcare properties”

Chambers Europe 2012 (Real Estate): “known for his experience in M&A and energy”

Listed in Chambers Europe 2011 (Real Estate)

Listed in Chambers Europe 2010 (Corporate/M&A, Real Estate)

Chambers Europe 2009 (Corporate/M&A): “work[s] extremely well under pressure”; “confident, creative solutions”

Chambers Europe 2009 (Real Estate): “brings his finance expertise to bear on real estate matters”

Endorsed by Who's Who Legal 2015 (Energy)

Listed in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Real Estate Law)

Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Environment)

PLC Which Lawyer? 2009 (Real Estate): “solid experience in domestic and cross-border real estate transactions”

Professional Associations

Finnish Bar Association
International Project Finance Association
International Bar Association


Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2015, Finland Chapter (Law Business Research, October 2014) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Mikko Pirttilä)

Renewable Energy: Challenges and Opportunities for Power Producers (International Law Office Newsletter, Energy and Natural Resources, 10/2011) (co-author)

New Proposal for Feed-in Tariff System for Wind Power Production Submitted (International Law Office Newsletter, Energy and Natural Resources, 10/2011) (co-author)

Ympäristöministeriön työryhmän ehdotus tuulivoimarakentaimisen ohjeistukseksi – yleiskaavan käyttö tuulivoiman rakentamisessa (Ministry of Environment’s Working Group Proposal on Wind Power Construction – Master Plan Regarding the Use of Wind Power Construction) (Suomen Tuulivoimayhdistys ry, 03/2011) (co-author with Teppo Vuorela)

Parliament Considers New Mining Act Proposal (International Law Office Newsletter, Energy and Natural Resources, 02/2011) (co-author)

Government Reviews Water Act (International Law Office Newsletter, Energy and Natural Resources, 10/2011) (co-author)

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