Hannu Kalkas

Partner, Attorney

Hannu specializes in dispute resolution, mediation and litigation. Hannu has a robust experience in both, civil and criminal cases from general courts of justice, arbitration and sport related dispute resolution. Hannu is a board member of the Finnish Bar Association and the chairman of the Ethics Committee. Additionally, Hannu is the chairman of Finnish Sports Law Association and a member of the Swiss Sports Law Association.  He has a broad national and international network, which gives him great possibilities to work with professionals from different fields of business.

Within the field of international sports law, Hannu is known as an experienced professional. He has represented several international high-level athletes, coaches and clubs of various sports including traditional sports as well as Esports. Among their other achievements, his clients have won 3 Olympic Medals and 13 World Championship Medals. While representing his clients, Hannu has gained vast experience in Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and in FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and Players' Status Committee.  Additionally, Hannu is a member of the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal.

  • Sports Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Financial Crimes


Trained Mediator


Attorney, Member of the Bar


Trained on the Bench, Vaasa Court of Appeal


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki






Member of the Worl Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal 2019 –

Member of the Swiss Sports Law Association 2019 –

Finnish Bar Association, Ethical Committee, Member 2015 – 2020, Chairman 2020 –

Finnish Bar Association, Board of Directors, Deputy Member 2014 – 2020, Member 2020 –

Consumer Disputes Board, Section X, Deputy Member, 2012 –

Finnish Bar Association, Member of the Delegation, 2011 – 2014

Association of Attorneys of Helsinki, Member of the Board of Directors, 2011 – 2015

Association of Finnish Sport Managers, Member of the Board of Directors, 2009 – 2013

Finnish Gymnastics Federation, Member of the Disciplinary Committee, 2007 –

Nordic Sports Law Symposium 2006, Secretary General

Finnish Sports Law Association, Board of Directors, Member 2005 - 2011, Deputy Chairman 2012 - 2014, Chairman 2015 –

Finnish Athletics Federation, Member of the Organizations

Finnish Athletics Federation, Member of the Mediation Panel, 2000 – 2003

Finnish Cricket Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1999 – 2000

Named as one of the seven Athletes counsels in the FINADA hearing panel 2019 –

FIFA Agent 2007-2011

IAAF Athlete’s Representative 1999-2011

Publications (available in Finnish)