Pekka Aho


Pekka is specialized in litigation before national courts as well as national and international arbitration and contract law. Pekka has strong experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution as well as a wealth of experience in negotiating and drafting international contracts. Pekka is also a leading expert in sports law. He has represented some of the world’s top sports persons, clubs and agents in contractual matters and acted as counsel in over a hundred dispute resolution proceedings related to sports. Since 2019, Pekka also acts as an arbitrator in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.


  • Court of Arbitration for Sport, Arbitrator 2019–
  • Applex Attorneys Ltd, Attorney-at-Law 2018–
  • Studio E.L.S.A. Avvocati Associati (Vicenza, Italy) 2011–2017
  • Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler Attorneys-at-law (Geneva, Switzerland) 2010–2011
  • AA Legal Finland Oy, 2008–2010
  • Studio Legale e Commerciale Trimboli & Trimboli (Milan, Italy), trainee 2007
  • Suomen Lakitieto Oy, trainee, 2005
  • District Court of Helsinki, substitute court secretary, 2002–2003


  • Attorney-at-Law, Member of the Finnish Bar Association 2015
  • Master in International Sports Law – Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economia (ISDE), Madrid, Spain 2010
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 2008


Languages: Finnish, English, Italian, Spanish, French, Swedish, German


  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Finnish Sports Law Association
  • Finnish IT Law Association