Tuuli Timonen | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Tuuli Timonen
Tuuli Timonen

Tuuli Timonen

Associate, Helsinki

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Tuuli Timonen is a senior associate in the International Arbitration Practice Group in Helsinki. Tuuli has previously worked in the International Arbitration Practice Group of White & Case in New York and Paris.

Tuuli has represented clients in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, as well as in complex international construction disputes. She has experience in arbitral proceedings conducted under the ICC Rules, the SCC Rules, ICSID Rules and ad hoc arbitrations.

Tuuli is also the founder and former president of New York University School of Law's International Arbitration Association and a former board member of Young Arbitration Club Finland. Tuuli regularly lectures about international dispute resolution in universities and conferences around Europe. She is also the co-editor of a book on "Arbitration in Finland" (2017).

She is actively involved in the international Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition, acting as a coach and arbitrator in the competition.

Who's Who Legal has voted her as a future leader in arbitration for 2017 and 2018.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar


  • LLM, New York University, White & Case Bourse d'Etudes des Juristes d’Affaires scholarship
  • LLM, Law of International Economic Relations, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Maîtrise, Private International Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Licence, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis
  • DEUG, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis


  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Swedish


Representation of a group of companies in an ICC arbitration regarding tax disputes arising out of an M&A transaction.

Representation of an owner in an ICC arbitration regarding the construction of a nuclear power plant.

Representation of an international energy insurer in an ad hoc arbitration, under the English Arbitration Act, regarding recovery for damage to a coal mine under a property damage insurance policy.

Representation of a Middle Eastern group in an ICC arbitration, conducted in French, with an African state, in connection with public works contracts, as well as enforcement proceedings in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.

Representation of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in an ICSID arbitration brought by a U.S. investor arising out of issues in the broadcasting sector.

Speaking Engagements

"Sanctions' Impact on the Performance and Enforcement of Parties' Obligations" (moderator), ICC YAF and YACF Joint Event: "Arbitrating East-West Disputes in the Time of Sanctions", Helsinki, April 2016

"Should Arbitral Tribunals Have a Gender Quota?", ArbitralWomen International Conference: "Improving the Role of Women in Dispute Resolution: Evolution or Revolution?", UNESCO, Paris, March 2016 and ArbitralWomen Dinner dedicated to "The Pledge", Geneva, April 2016

"International Energy Related Disputes", University of Reykjavik, April 2016 and University of Eastern Finland, October 2015

"International Arbitration Agreements", University of Helsinki, April 2016

"Dispute Resolution and Cross-Border M&A Agreements" (internal training), Helsinki, March 2016

"Step by Step Guide to International Arbitration: Focus on the ICC Procedure", University of Stockholm, October 2014 and 2015

"Governing Law and Dispute Resolution in JOAs", International Oil and Gas Events 2015 Conference: "Joint Operating Agreements: International Practices and Challenges", Lisbon, October 2015

"Efficiency in International Arbitration: Whose Duty Is It?" (moderator), Helsinki International Arbitration Day: "Arbitration Efficiency in the 21st Century: Possibilities and Pitfalls", Helsinki, May 2015

"Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators in Small Countries" (moderator), YACF conference, Tallinn, April 2015

"International Energy Related Disputes", Universidade Catolica, Lisbon, November 2014

Awards & Recognition

Lawyer Monthly Private Client Awards 2017 – Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year, Finland

Who's Who Legal: Future Leaders – Arbitration 2017