JP Alho


Office: Helsinki

+358 (0)29 000 6264
+358 (0)500 701 182
+358 (0)29 000 6201
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JP Alho


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. Mr Alho acts as an adviser for the boards of directors of several companies. He also lectures on contract law and labour law issues.


Chambers Global 2017 (Dispute Resolution): "Jari-Pekka Alho is recognised by clients as a 'quick thinker, with a very good financial understanding and a wide range of expertise.'"

Chambers Global 2016 (Dispute Resolution): "Jari-Pekka Alho advises on arbitration and litigation proceedings concerning M&A deals and shareholder agreements, as well as project-related disputes and IP cases."

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.”

Chambers Europe 2018 (Employment):"Clients praise his "in-depth knowledge' and 'extensive understanding' of how to handle contentious labour matters."

Chambers Europe 2017 (Employment): "Jari-Pekka is very experienced and has an in-depth knowledge of employment law, combined with his excellent business knowledge. He is very easy to work with and he has a solution-centred approach to every matter as opposed to the problem-finding attitude I encounter with most lawyers."

Chambers Europe 2016 (Employment): "JP Alho is described by one satisfied client as 'a litigator with a 100% win ratio for us, which says it all.'"; "He is also noted by sources for being 'very competent, with a broad understanding, responsive, available, and easy to approach and co-operate with.'"

Chambers Europe 2015 (Employment): "He attracts particular recognition for his advice on contentious matters."

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.”

Endorsed by Chambers Europe 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 (Dispute Resolution)

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) 2017 (Employment): Listed as a Leading Individual. "JP Alho has a ‘solution-centred approach to every matter.’" 

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 2013-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Labor and Employment; Litigation)

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


European Employment Law Update, Finland chapter 2017 (a publication of World Services Group member firms)

Multi-Jurisdictional Business Transfers: Employee Issues, Finland chapter (Herbert Smith Freehills, 2017)

Global Guide to Whistleblowing, Finland chapter (Herbert Smith Freehills, 2015)

European Employment Law Update, Finland chapter 2015–2016 (a publication of World Services Group member firms)

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)

memberships and affiliations:

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


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1996)


Finnish, English, Spanish

Sara Kanth

Legal Assistant Co-ordinator

+358 (0)29 000 6377
+358 (0)44 750 5619
+358 (0)29 000 6201
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