Niko Hukkinen

Frontia (Helsinki)
Lawyer (Partner)

Niko Hukkinen is a Helsinki-based partner at Frontia Attorneys at Law specialized in EU & competition, green economy & energy and M&A. He has extensive experience especially in M&A-related competition law, dominance matters, horizontal and vertical cooperation between undertakings, state aid and public procurement. Niko regularly acts for industrial and private equity clients in complex merger control analyses and processes both before the EU institutions as well as domestic instances, including the coordination of multi-jurisdictional filings globally. Niko’s experience also includes cases related to the abuse of dominant market position, self-assessment of distribution, cooperation and JV agreements as well as compliance policies in, for example, the energy, forestry, health care, pharmaceuticals, aviation, retail and food industries. In addition to the above, Niko has been involved in matters in the growing green economy and energy sector, such as related to electric cars, wind and wave power, waste management, chemicals and nuclear power.


16452 Bulletin

Niko Hukkinen The Finnish Market Court overrules the NCA’s conditional merger clearance in the electricity sector after completion of the transaction subject to conditions (Fortum Power-Heat / E.ON Finland Oy)


In June 2006, the FCA cleared Fortum Power and Heat Oy’s (“Fortum”) acquisition of E.ON Finland Oy (“E.ON”) subject to certain structural and behavioral conditions. The requirement of conditions by the FCA was materially based on the view of the FCA that the market for the production and wholesale (...)

Niko Hukkinen, Sari Rasinkangas The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules that conditions on merger clearance must be implemented notwithstanding an appeal (Fortum Power-Heat / E.ON Finland Oy)


The Finnish Market Court is awaited to hand down its decision regarding the appeal lodged by Fortum Power and Heat Oy (hereinafter “Fortum”), a subsidiary of Fortum Oyj, against the conditions imposed by the Finnish Competition Authority (hereinafter the “FCA”) on the clearance of the acquisition (...)


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