PROFESSIONALS

 

PERTTI

YLIKRAKA

Attorney-at law, M.Sc. (Econ.), Partner


+358 400 405 661

+358 207 569 260 (office)

pertti.ylikraka@ylikraka.fi

Pertti has handled insolvencies along with mergers and acquisitions in both Finnish and Swedish for over 30 years. He is one of the most experienced and skilled insolvency lawyers in Finland, and has become well-known as a receiver in numerous bankruptcies and restructurings.

Pertti has solid experience in demanding and significant assignments, such as group company bankruptcies and restructurings, as well as in carrying out challenging mergers and acquisitions. The assignments have included international connections, challenging corporate structure changes as well as large-scale litigations. From his background in Economic Sciences he also possesses diverse knowledge of business economics issues, which is the cornerstone of a successful business restructuring.

Expertise

Education

  • LL.M 1986, (University of Helsinki, Stockholm University)

  • M.Sc. (Econ.) 1984 (Stockholm University)

  • Finnish Bar Association

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • Swedish

  • English

KRISTIINA

KAARTE

Attorney-at-law, M.Sc. (Tech), Partner

+358 503 101 594
+358 207 569 260 (office)

kristiina.kaarte@ylikraka.fi

Kristiina has years of experience in both bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings. She has served as a receiver in many bankruptcy proceedings and restructurings. With years of experience in business operations, she has acted as a partner and as a board member in a wholesale of precious metals with operations in international export and import trades and sales to the leading retail chains. In addition, she has served as a board member and a chairman in numerous housing cooperatives and real estate corporations. Kristiina also works as a member of board of The Finnish Insolvency Law Association.

 

Expertise

Education

  • LL.M 2011 (University of Helsinki)

  • M.Sc. 1997 (Tampere University of Technology)

Language skills

  • Finnish

  • English

RIITTA

RAUHALA

Attorney-at-law

+358 207 569 263
+358 207 569 260 (office)

riitta.rauhala@ylikraka.fi

Riitta has worked as an attorney for nearly 30 years. Her specialisations are insolvency law assignments and dispute resolution. Along with insolvency law Riitta handles, among other things, civil litigations, especially those dealing with issues related to labour law, damages, or family law and inheritance rights. Riitta is registered in the Mediator Register of Finnish Bar Association.

 

Riitta works at our offices in Helsinki and Tampere.

 

Expertise

Education

  • LL.M. 1987 (University of Helsinki)

  • Master of laws with court training 1988

  • Finnish Bar Association

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • English

  • Estonian

Sauli
Vimpeli

Senior advisor

+358 400 342 086
+358 207 569 260 (office)​

sauli.vimpeli@ylikraka.fi

Sauli has gained extensive experience with large companies of different industries working both nationally and internationally over the years, particularly in their risk management and insurance. Sauli’s areas of specialisation are construction firms, contract work (including PPP projects, alliances, and outsourcings), international machine and equipment trade, contract law, tort law, and trade laws. In addition, Sauli has expertise in consulting corporate management regarding risk control, insurance, and cases of damage.

 

Expertise

Koulutus

  • LL.M. 1985 (University of Helsinki)

  • Legalised real estate broker

  • Diploma in insurance

  • Insurance broker rights

  • First lieutenant

Language skills

  • Finnish

  • Swedish

  • English

PETRI
HILTUNEN

Senior attorney-at-law

+358 207 5692 72
+358 207 569 260 (office)​

petri.hiltunen@ylikraka.fi

Petri has worked on insolvency issues since the nineties. Petri underwent court training in his early career in 1992 and he has the title of Master of Laws with court training.

 

Before starting to work as an attorney, Petri has gathered broad experience in state administration tasks. He has decades of expertise especially in handling criminal proceedings in court, and particular familiarity with major financial crimes. The versatile experience with debtor crimes and accounting matters is helpful in taking care of insolvency law assignments.

 

In addition to extensive criminal-law knowledge Petri has diverse experience in corporate and foundation laws among other things, and he has accumulated special expertise in tax law matters over the years.

 

 Expertise

Education

  • LL.M. 1990 (University of Turku)

  • Master of Laws with court training 1992

  • Licenced legal counsel 2020

Language skills

  • Finnish

  • Swedish

  • English

AARNI

OKSANEN

Senior attorney-at-law, M.Sc. (Econ.), KHT auditor

+358 40 735 1234

+358 207 569 268

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

aarni.oksanen@ylikraka.fi

Aarni has versatile experience in bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings and related special audits, as well as in corporate law and tax law. He has been involved in numerous large bankruptcy and restructuring procedures, and served as a liquidator in joint-stock company and housing-company liquidation processes. Aarni is the only attorney-at-law specialised in insolvency law with HT and KHT auditor degrees in Finland.

 

Previously, Aarni has worked for the Big 4 accounting firms as an auditor specialising in the line of financial operation, for services of financing and investment as a controller, and as a broker for a securities broker.

 

Expertise

 

Education

  • LL.M. 2016  (University of Helsinki)

  • M.Sc. 2003 (Hanken School of Economics)

  • HT and KHT auditor 2016 (Finnish Patent and Registration Office)

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • Swedish

  • English

  • German

  • Russian

EMILIA

ALAKURTTI

LL.M., attorney-at-law

+358 207 569 267

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

emilia.alakurtti@ylikraka.fi

Emilia is specialised in insolvency issues, particularly in bankruptcies and reorganisation proceedings. In her law studies Emilia has familiarised herself with money laundering, on which she wrote her master’s thesis in cooperation with the National Bureau of Investigation. Along with her law studies, Emilia has studied Economics at the University of Indonesia.

 

Emilia works at our offices in Helsinki and Turku.

 

Education

  • LL.M. 2020 (University of Turku)

  • Udayana University, Indonesia (exchange studies 2017)

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • English

NETTA

LUHTALAMPI

LL.M., attorney-at-law

+358 207 569 265

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

netta.luhtalampi@ylikraka.fi

Netta is specialised in insolvency proceedings, dispute resolution, and corporate law. Netta has assisted in several bankruptcies and restructurings from microenterprises to groups of companies. Before graduating, Netta has worked as a summoner at the District Court of Helsinki and at a law firm, assisting with labour law, dispute resolution, corporate law, and M&A related assignments. During her studies, Netta has also done an internship at an institution which produces research and education on intellectual property rights. Netta has studied law at the University of Helsinki and in addition in Scotland, at the University of Aberdeen where she deepened her knowledge of intellectual property rights/immaterial law and European law.

 

​Education

  • LL.M. 2017 (University of Helsinki)

  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland (exchange studies 2015)

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • English

ANNI

PAUNIO

LL.M., attorney-at-law

+358 207 569 266

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

anni.paunio@ylikraka.fi

Anni is specialised in insolvency issues, especially in bankruptcy and reorganisation proceedings. She focused on insolvency law in particular in her studies, doing both her bachelor and her master’s thesis on questions related to foreclosure. Anni has handled inheritance rights assignments such as estate inventories and inheritance distributions in addition to insolvency assignments.

Education

  • LL.M. 2019 (University of Lapland)

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • English

SOLE

SALVIANDER

LL.M., attorney-at-law

 

+358 207 569 264

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

sole.salviander@ylikraka.fi

Sole has started working on insolvency issues from the early stages of her studies in 2013. In her studies she has focused on special issues related to bankruptcies, such as the environmental liability of bankruptcy estates and the problems of shareholder loan and salary. Sole has been involved in several bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings as an assistant to receivers and liquidators.

 

In addition to completing her master’s degree at the University of Lapland, Sole has studied law at the University of Zagreb in Croatia, where she has deepened her international insolvency law knowledge.

Education

  • LL.M. 2019 (University of Lapland)

  • University of Zagreb, Croatia (exchange studies 2018)

Language Skills

  • Finnish

  • Swedish

  • English

MARIKA

BOIJER-HYVÖNEN

Assistant


+358 207 569 271

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

marika.boijer-hyvonen@ylikraka.fi

Marika works at our office in Helsinki.

TIINA

TAPOLA

Office manager


+358 207 569 269

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

tiina.tapola@ylikraka.fi

Tiina works at our office in Helsinki.

AULI

VALTANEN-HUOPANIEMI

Assistant

+358 207 569 270

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

auli.valtanen-huopaniemi@ylikraka.fi

Auli works at our office in Helsinki.

HENNI

ANTIKAINEN

Junior Trainee

 

+358 207 569 279

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

henni.antikainen@ylikraka.fi

Henni works at our office in Helsinki.

MANU

HONKANEN

Junior Trainee

+358 207 569 279

+358 207 569 260 (office)​

manu.honkanen@ylikraka.fi

Manu works at our office in Helsinki.