Senior Counsel


Tapani Manninen has almost 30 years of experience working as a competition partner in leading Finnish law firms.

Tapani’s field of expertise includes various aspects of EU and domestic competition law. He has extensive experience in compliance training, cartel investigations, advising on vertical restraints, dominant market position claims and multi-jurisdictional merger filings, both on a national and EU level.

Tapani has published several articles and contributed to international publications on competition law and merger control. He is also a frequent speaker at competition law seminars and client events.

Tapani has been recommended for competition law expertise, e.g. in the following international publications: Chambers Global, Legal 500, PLCWhich Lawyer?, Who’s Who Legal, European Legal Experts and IFLR 100 Experts Guide and e.g. ranked in the Elite category in GCR 100, Global Competition Review, 2018 and as “Lawyer of the Year” in Competition Law (Helsinki, 2015) by Best Lawyers.

"Tapani Manninen wins praise for his "flexible and no-nonsense" approach and ability to "deliver clear directions."

Tapani Manninen is "one of the premier legal counsel in Finland for this area,"

"Market leader Tapani Manninen is a highly experienced and "very solution-oriented" competition lawyer, who is active on the firm's most complex competition cases..."

"Tapani Manninen has substantial experience of Finnish competition law and is the prominent figure for this firm in the market."

"...is immensely experienced in the field, and clients appreciate his vast knowledge and considered approach."

"Sources recognise Tapani Manninen as a leading figure in competition law, “clearly one of the most experienced practitioners in this area. ”"