Mikko Rajala

Partner Bird & Bird Finland


Mikko specialises in commercial dispute resolution and arbitration matters.

Mikko is a partner in our Dispute Resolution Group based in Helsinki.

He has acted as a legal advisor for clients in dispute resolution matters in various fields of law and across all business sectors, including real estate, lease, building contract, intellectual property rights, securities market, finance, damages and public procurement. In particular, Mikko specialises in construction and lease matters as well as in construction, IT and other project delivery-related disputes and pre-dispute management.

In addition, Mikko regularly advises clients on non-contentious commercial agreements and arrangements in his areas of specialisation. He also acts as an arbitrator in institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations.

Mikko has been acknowledged as one of the leading experts in commercial dispute resolution in Finland by Chambers and Partners.

He was educated at the University of Helsinki (LL.M.) and trained on the bench at District Court of Helsinki in 2005–2006. Mikko was admitted to the Finnish Bar in 2006. He is the chairman of the Finnish Bar Association’s Expert Group on Construction and Real Estate Law and a member of Finnish IT Law Association and Finnish Association for Arbitration. 

Mikko speaks fluent Finnish and English.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. "Has excellent legal skills and is always our first choice in dispute resolution matters. His commercial awareness and knowledge of the client's business is remarkable. The advice is always right first time."

    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution 2017
  2. "He's the main reason we work with the firm; he's thorough, professional and understands our business."

    Chambers Europe, Dispute Resolution, 2016
  3. "Mikko Rajala handles a wide variety of commercial disputes, advising clients from a broad range of sectors and industries. His expertise covers both litigation and arbitration"

    Chambers Global, Dispute Resolution, 2015