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.
Faculty of Law
LCIA arbitration, 2017 – ongoing
Representing a ship builder in a multi-million euro LCIA arbitration concerning the major refurbishment of an FPSO to be deployed in Brazil.
M&A insurance underwriting projects, 2017
Advising several M&A warranty & indemnity insurance providers and underwriters in the underwriting of transaction insurance policies for business transactions in the Nordic markets.
Stora Enso €300 million notes offering under its €4 billion EMTN program and cash tender offer, 2017
Representation of Stora Enso Oyj on its issue of €300 million notes due 2027 under its €4 billion EMTN program and its related cash tender offers to the holders of its existing €500 million notes due 2018 and €500 million notes due 2019.
Metso €300 million notes offering under its €1.5 billion EMTN program and cash tender offer, 2017
Representation of Metso Corporation on its issue of €300 million notes due 2024 under its €1.5 billion EMTN program and the related third-party cash tender offer to the holders of its existing €400 million notes due 2019.
Luvata Group sale of Heat Transfer Solutions Division, 2016
Representing Luvata Group and its owner Nordic Capital on the sale of Luvata Heat Transfer Solutions to Modine Manufacturing Company.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group DKK 3.6 billion IPO, 2016
Representation of 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.
Nordax Bank SEK 2.6 billion IPO, 2015
Representation of Nordax Group AB (publ) and its selling shareholder, Vision Capital, on the IPO and Nasdaq Stockholm listing of the shares in Nordax.
SATO €300 million senior guaranteed unsecured Eurobond offering, 2015
Representation of SATO Corporation on its debut €300 million senior guaranteed unsecured Eurobond offering. The bonds are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
"Arbitration hearings – More than arguments and facts. What else is in the room?": Joint YACF/ Club Español del Arbitraje Seminar, Helsinki, May 2019
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, (co-author with Tuuli Timonen)