Matti S. Kurkela
Professor (h.c.)

Arbitration and Litigation
Korkeavuorenkatu 8 C 13
00120 Helsinki
Finland
matti.kurkela@mattiskurkela.fi

LEGAL EDUCATION

  • LL.M Univ. Of Helsinki 1974
  • LL.Lic Univ.of Helsinki 1981
  • LL.M Harvard Law School 1983, U.S.A.
  • D.S.U Paris (2) 1990 France
  • LL.D Univ.of Helsinki, 1993

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name Matti S. Kurkela
Main areas of practice Arbitration, financial law, construction,
contracts and international transactions
Phone +358-400-688584
E-mail matti.kurkela@mattiskurkela.fi
Special recognition The title of Professor (h.c.) awarded by the President of Finland in 2007

CAREER IN SUMMARY

  • Represented a number of the largest multinational and Finnish companies in litigation, arbitration, corporate and financial matters (including in particular information technology, energy, construction, defence industries, insurance and financing, engineering, franchising, pharmaceutical, medical equipment, aviation and transport, music and film industries). Counsel or arbitrator in 5 power plant projects (including 3 nuclear power plants), representing Finnish forest industry and banking before European Commission in antitrust cases and counsel in construction contracts extending to the Middle-East and Russia.
  • Matti S. Kurkela, Arbitration and Litigation 2007-
  • Senior partner at Dittmar & Indrenius (91-01) and Hannes Snellman in Helsinki (01-07)
  • Member of Paris Bar 1990 - 2013
  • Counsel to First National Bank of Boston in Boston 1983, 1985
  • Foreign associate in New York at Chadbourne & Parke 1983 - 1984
  • Legal Counsel Dept. Defence 1974 - 1975
  • Member of Finnish Bar 1978 - 2014
  • Docent

MAIN PUBLICATIONS

  • Makro-oikeus ja investoinnit (Edilex 2015)
  • Yritystoiminnan riskeistä ja riskienhallinta-instrumenteista (Edilex 2014)
  • Representations and Warranties-ehto ja vastuusta osakekaupassa (Edilex 2013)
  • Partial ”Milestone”-Awards and Lost Future Profits (ASA Bulletin 2012)
  • "EU and US Antitrust Arbitration" (co-author), Kluwer 2011
  • "On demand"-ehto pankkitakauksissa: legendaa, fiktiota vai juridiikkaa? Defensor Legis, 2011
  • Due process in international commercial arbitration, 2nd edition 2010 (Oxford University Press)
  • Rahoitusjärjestelmämme perusteet: kriittistä arviointia, Edilex 2010
  • Vilpillinen mieli - suuri tuntematon? Juhlakirja Risto Koulu 60 vuotta, Edita 2009
  • Criminal Laws in International Arbitration, ASA Vol. 26, no 2 (2008)
  • Bank guarantees and letters of credit (Oceana/Oxford Univ. Press), 2nd edition 2007
  • Certain Procedural Issues in Arbitrating Competition Cases (co-author) (2007) 24 J. Int. Arb.3
  • Competition Laws in International Arbitration, JFT 6 (2003)
  • Jura Novit Curia in International Arbitration, ASA Vol. 21, no 3 (2003)
  • Globalisoitunut sopimuskäytäntö ja sopimusoikeudelliset periaatteet (2003), Helsinki
  • Kumppanuussopimukset elinkaarimallissa: Rakentaminen, rahoittaminen ja palvelutuotanto (2003), Helsinki
  • Arbitration in Finland, co-author with P.Uoti, (1994), Helsinki
  • Pankkitakaukset kansainvälisessä kaupassa, (1993), Helsinki
  • books and articles on Construction, Force Majeure, Procurement, Arbitration etc
  Author and editor of altogether over 20 books and author of over 20 articles in Finland and abroad.

LANGUAGES

  • Finnish, English, Swedish, French (good)
  • Russian, Italian, German, Spanish (poor)