Asko Lindqvist

Senior Counsel / Helsinki

About Asko

Asko advises on all aspects of competition law and public procurement as well as M&A transactions. He also provides advice on commercial agreements. Asko has extensive experience in competition law and public procurement proceedings before various authorities and courts including multi-jurisdictional merger control filings. He has advised numerous domestic and foreign clients in competition law and public procurement cases as well as in M&A transactions.

He has been referred to as one of the most recommended competition and public procurement experts in Finland in several international publications (Chambers Europe, The Legal 500).

Asko has working experience from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition as well as from consultancy in questions related to EU’s media and telecommunications regulation in Brussels. Prior to joining Borenius, Asko worked for an international electronics contract manufacturer in Singapore and Hong Kong.


Chambers Europe

  • EU & Competition

Chambers Europe
“He is very skilful and committed, providing excellent customer service.”
“He has a sharp mind and always pursues a practical approach.”
“He has a broad understanding of complex competition law issues, he is very accessible and flexible. In my opinion, he is an experienced and skilled competition law expert.”
“Skills, expertise, commitment and good overview on cases.”

EU and Competition – Key Lawyer

The Legal 500
“Asko Lindqvist in competition law cases has done outstanding work with us.”


  • Project Development

Best Lawyers

  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Competition
  • Government Contracts

Selected References

  • Merger Control: Advised Morgan Stanley in obtaining merger control approval. Advised the parties to AVARN Security/Prevent 360 merger in obtaining merger control approval including the required divestment procedure.
  • Compliance: Advised Stora Enso in competition law compliance/mock dawn raid training.
  • Cartels: Advised Matkahuolto in a bus transport cartel case.
  • Public Procurement: Advised Stadler Rail in the procurement processes of trams and locomotives; advised a US corporation (a Fortune 50 company) in the procurement process of military equipment by the Finnish Defence Forces.


  • Senior Counsel, Borenius, 2023–
  • Partner, Borenius, 2012–
  • Specialist Partner, Borenius, 2008–2012
  • Senior Associate, Borenius, 2001–2007
  • Associate, Borenius, 1999–2001
  • Adviser, Elcoteq Network Corporation/Elcoteq Asia Ltd, Singapore and Hong Kong, 1998–1999
  • Telecommunications Consultant, WRQ Consultants Ltd, Brussels, 1997
  • Stagiaire, European Commission, DG Competition, Brussels, 1996–1997


  • Bar Admission, 2001, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master in Comparative and European Law, 1996, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Master of Laws, 1995, University of Turku, Finland


  • Finnish, English, Swedish