NIKLAS VARTIAINEN

Attorney-at-Law, Counsel
Helsinki

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Niklas heads our environmental team and advises clients on environmental law as well as mineral exploration and mining related issues.

Niklas is an experienced environmental and natural resource lawyer with an in-depth knowledge of the legal and practical issues involved in mining and exploration projects. Niklas is experienced in advising clients in environmental regulatory matters and providing environmental aspect support in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining Kalliolaw, Niklas worked as chief specialist at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, responsible for the legislative drafting process concerning the Finnish Mining Act reform and as a mining attorney in another Finnish law firm. In addition, Niklas has worked as a legal counsel at the Geological Survey of Finland, as a senior advisor at the Finnish Mining Authority, and as an in-house counsel at UPM, a Finnish blue-chip bioindustry company.

Memberships

Finnish Society for Environmental Law (Suomen Ympäristöoikeustieteen Seura ry)
Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (Vuorimiesyhdistys Bergsmannaföreningen ry)
The Finnish Corporate Responsibility Law Association (Yritysvastuuoikeuden yhdistys ry)

Niklas Vartiainen