Mikko Pirttilä serves as the co-head of our Energy and Infrastructure team. He specialises in competition, energy, telecommunications and dispute resolution assignments. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Pirttilä worked at the Finnish Competition Authority, where his main areas of expertise consisted of communications, telecommunications, energy, postal services and intellectual property rights. Mr Pirttilä is a well-known lecturer in the field of competition law.
Endorsed in Chambers Europe 2018 (Competition/ European Law)
Chambers Europe 2017 (Competition/European Law): "Mikko shows commitment, resourcefulness and agility. He is very connected and has a broad knowledge of legislation."
Chambers Europe 2017 (Energy and Natural Resources): "Mikko Pirttilä is 'a fierce fighter when it comes to the client's interests,' according to clients, who say he shows 'huge dedication and commitment.'"
Chambers Europe 2016 (Competition/European Law): "Mikko Pirttilä has a focus in contentious competition matters. His expertise includes competition and regulatory issues in the energy sector, and pricing issues, compensation claims, and significant market position matters in the telecommunications market."
Chambers Europe 2016 (Energy and Natural Resources): "Mikko has a down-to-earth approach to the problems we are facing," adding that "he has a track record in competition issues."
Chambers Europe 2015 (Energy and Natural Resources): "He attracts enviable feedback from clients: 'He is flexible, helpful and client-friendly. He will not rest until every stone has been turned - his commitment is extraordinary.'"
Chambers Europe 2014 (Competition/European Law): "Mikko Pirttilä has particular experience of contentious competition matters. He is a strong choice for mandates involving the energy and telecommunications sectors."
Chambers Europe 2014 (Competition/European Law): “Mikko Pirttilä is a widely recognised presence in Finnish competition circles, offering clients broad expertise in the area owing to his professional history at the FCA prior to entering private practice. He has a notable focus on energy-related matters.”
Chambers Europe 2013 (Competition/European Law): “strong knowledge of this area and really is personally involved with cases”
Listed in Chambers Europe 2012 (Competition/European Law)
Chambers Europe 2011 (Competition/European Law): “dedication and active practice in the field”
Chambers Europe 2010 (Competition/European Law): “dedicated and hard-working”
Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2016, Finland Chapter (Law Business Research, October 2015) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Ville Hailikari)
Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2015, Finland Chapter (Law Business Research, October 2014) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Ville Hailikari)
Mankala Energy Production Model Under Threat? (International Law Office, May 2011) (co-author)
Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Bar Association, Competition Law Committee, Member
Finnish Competition Law Association
Law Clerk, Lappeenranta District Court (1999–2000)
Master of Laws, University of Turku (1998)