Nika Larkimo

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Nika Larkimo is an associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Helsinki, currently on a secondment at the firm's Paris office. In 2017–2019, Nika was seconded to the firm's London office.

Nika has acted both as counsel and as tribunal secretary in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. She has also experience in corporate and financial transactions, including mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions, having worked for the firm's transactional department for two years. Nika has represented a variety of clients from various jurisdictions and industry sectors.

Nika also regularly publishes on issues related to international dispute resolution.

Bars and Courts
Finnish Bar Association
Education
LLM
University of Helsinki

Faculty of Law

Languages
Finnish
English
French
Swedish
Russian

Experience

Representing a supermajor in multiple arbitration proceedings concerning its interest in a US$ multi-billion LNG project.

Representing a shipbuilder in two multi-million euro LCIA arbitrations concerning the major upgrade and refurbishment of an FPSO.

Representing a state owner in a US$ 8 billion ICC arbitration concerning the design and construction of a nuclear power plant.

Advising lenders in regulatory matters related to a wind power project in Finland.

Advising several M&A warranty & indemnity insurance providers and underwriters in underwriting of transaction insurance policies for business transactions in the Nordic markets.

Representing Luvata Group and its owner Nordic Capital in the sale of Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions to Modine Manufacturing Company.

Representing Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S and its selling shareholders, Skandinavisk Holding II and Swedish Match Cigars Holding, in the IPO and Nasdaq Copenhagen listing of the shares in Scandinavian Tobacco Group.

Representing Nordax Group AB (publ) and its selling shareholder, Vision Capital, in the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of the shares in Nordax.

Speaking Engagements

"Arbitration hearings – More than arguments and facts. What else is in the room?": Joint YACF/ Club Español del Arbitraje Seminar, Helsinki, May 2019

Publications

Article 1: Scope of Application, UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, Cambridge University Press, March 2020 (with Michael Polkinghorne and Tuuli Timonen)

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution in Case of Default, Joint Operating Agreement: Applicability and Enforceability of Default Provisions, November 2018 (with Tuuli Timonen)

Recent Trends in International Arbitration, 80 year anniversary book of the Board of Business Practice of the Finnish Chamber of Commerce, October 2017 (with Andrew de Lotbinière McDougall and Tuuli Timonen)

Attracting International Arbitrations Through Adoption of Predictable and Transparent National Legislation – Advantages of the UNCITRAL Model Law for an Aspiring Arbitration Seat, Scandinavian Studies in Law, Volume 63, Arbitration, 2017 (with Tuuli Timonen)