Katri Joenpolvi

Partner

Office: Helsinki

Telephone:
+358 (0)29 000 6257
Mobile:
+358 (0)50 543 6636
Fax:
+358 (0)29 000 6201
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Katri Joenpolvi

Partner

Katri Joenpolvi has extensive experience in demanding competition law assignments. Ms Joenpolvi also assists clients in competition and European law litigation and complex merger cases involving detailed remedy negotiations. Additionally, she is responsible for creating antitrust compliance programmes, assisting clients in regulatory matters and advising on EU law. Prior to Joining Krogerus, Ms Joenpolvi worked for the Finnish Competition Authority, where she acted as a deputy director for the last two years of her tenure. She has led the firm’s Competition and Regulatory practice since 2003.


Rankings:

Chambers Europe 2017 (Competition/European Law): "She is described by clients as an 'excellent business-oriented lawyer who investigates every aspect to benefit clients.'"

Chambers Europe 2016 (Competition/European Law): "A client describes her as being 'extremely skilled in legal analysis,' adding: 'She can very quickly understand the full picture, in addition to the details, and convey this to the client.'"

Chambers Europe 2015 (Competition/European Law): "notable experience advising clients"

Chambers Europe 2014 (Competition/European Law): “Department head Katri Joenpolvi is an ‘exceptionally clever competition lawyer, who is very good at understanding a business from the perspective of the client, and has excellent leadership skills.’ She has a stellar reputation for her wide-ranging competition knowledge and experience, and is particularly noted for her strong advice to clients from the telecoms and media sectors.”

Chambers Europe 2013 (Competition/European Law): “Katri Joenpolvi rises to the pinnacle of Finnish competition law this year having acted on a substantial range of recent assignments. She is recognised by clients for her ‘remarkable’ work in this field.”

Chambers Europe 2012 (Competition/European Law): “Clients say that she is service-minded and has a ‘strong background and understanding of the field.’”

Chambers Europe 2011 (Competition/European Law): “Katri Joenpolvi supervises the expanding team, and has impressed interviewees with her involvement in many of the country’s recent landmark cases.”

Chambers Europe 2010 (Competition/European Law): “she is incredibly experienced, dedicated and proficient in every way”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017 (EU and Competition): Listed as a Leading Individual. "Katri Joenpolvi ‘understands the client’s business.’"

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (EU and Competition): Listed as a Leading Individual

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (EU and Competition): "Katri Joenpolvi ‘knows how to explain complex issues clearly.'" 

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (EU and Competition): Listed as a Leading Individual

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (EU and Competition): Listed as a Leading Individual. “well known and highly respected”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (EU and Competition): “in-depth legal knowledge combined with profound understanding of the needs of their clients”

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2011 (EU and Competition): “talented and very strong”

Listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers (Competition Law)

Endorsed in Global Competition Review 100 (2015, 2017): Highly recommended

Global Competition Review 100 (2012): “keen intellect”

Listed in Expert Guides (2015) among the leading Women in Business Law (Competition and Antitrust)

Listed in Expert Guides (2012) as a leading competition and antitrust practitioner


Publications:

Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2016, Finland Chapter (Law Business Research, October 2015) (co-author with Ville Hailikari and Mikko Pirttilä)

Case Note: Finnish Asphalt And Timber Cartel Damages Cases (International Bar Association: Business Law International, May 2015)

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

The European Antitrust Review, Finland Chapter (Global Competition Review, 2015) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Fifth Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2016) (co-author with Leena Lindberg and Jarno Käkelä)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Fourth Edition, Global Legal Insight, 2015) (co-author with Leena Lindberg and Jarno Käkelä)

Merger Control (Finland Chapter) (Second Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2014) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Finland Chapter (IFLR Merger Control 2014) (International Financial Law Review) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Legislative Amendments Provide the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority with New Powers (Expert Guide: Competition and Antitrust Law 2013) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Finland: Overview (Chapter on Recent Developments in Finnish Competition Law) (The European Antitrust Review 2014) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Finland: Overview (Chapter on Recent Developments in Finnish Competition Law) (The European Antitrust Review 2013) (co-author with Leena Lindberg)

Yritystoiminnan uudelleenjärjestely, Perusasiat Suomen yrityskauppavalvonnasta -osio (Business Restructuring, Chapter on the Principles of Merger Control in Finland (KHT-Media, 2008) (available only in Finnish)

Articles on Anticompetitive Practices, Unilateral Practices, and Mergers and Procedure (Antitrust Encyclopedia, Finnish Country Chapter, Institute of Competition Law, 2007, 2009)


memberships and affiliations:

Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association
International Chamber of Commerce Finland, Commission on Competition
Finnish Competition Law Association

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Law Clerk, Lohja District Court (1995–1996)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1994)
Studies at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (1993–1994)

Languages:

Finnish, Swedish, English, German

Reeta Timonen

Legal Assistant Co-ordinator

Telephone:
+358 (0)29 000 6239
Mobile:
+358 (0)50 570 8016
Fax:
+358 (0)29 000 6201
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