Ville Hailikari has extensive experience in corporate M&A, projects and real estate transactions, in particular, in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has an established practice in advising domestic and international clients among others on regulated transactions, conventional and renewable energy projects, real estate and regulatory matters. Mr Hailikari heads the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure practice group.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Energy and Natural Resources): "Clients describe Ville Hailikari as a 'very effective lawyer who can get things sorted out efficiently.'"
Chambers Europe 2018 (Energy and Natural Resources):" Sources praise him as 'very responsive,' also noting that 'he puts lots of effort into understanding the customer's perspective.'"
Chambers Europe 2017 (Energy and Natural Resources): "He is highlighted by clients for his 'commercial awareness and effective communication' as well as his negotiation skills."
Chambers Europe 2016 (Energy and Natural Resources): "He is described as having 'excellent leadership and client care qualities,' while another source states: 'it's a common view in the industry that in regulated infrastructure he's one of the best in Finland.'"
Chambers Europe 2015 (Energy and Natural Resources): "Sources report: 'He is energetic and a team player. He never drops the ball and he adds value to negotiations.'"
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”
Endorsed in Chambers Europe 2011 (Real Estate)
Endorsed 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”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 (Real Estate and Construction): Listed as a Recommended Lawyer
IFLR1000 2020 (Energy and Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions): Listed as a Highly Regarded Lawyer in Finland
IFLR1000 2018, 2019 (Energy and Infrastructure, Mergers & Acquisitions): Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Finland
IFLR1000 2016, 2017 (Energy and Infrastructure): Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Finland
IFLR1000 2015 (Energy and Infrastructure): "Led by partner Ville Hailikari, the team had a strong year in 2014." "Clients praise the quality of the service provided by the energy and infrastructure team. In particular, they point to the structured approach the lawyers are able to offer in their work and to the responsiveness of the team overall."
Endorsed by Who’s Who Legal 2015 and 2017 (Energy)
Listed in the 2012-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Energy Law; 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”
Getting the Deal Through: Electricity Regulation 2016, Finland Chapter (Law Business Research, October 2015) (co-author with Katri Joenpolvi and Mikko Pirttilä)
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)
Finnish Bar Association
International Project Finance Association
International Bar Association
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1999)
Studies at Robert Schuman University, France (1996–1997)