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Jori Taipale

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Corporate/ M&A, private equity, competition, banking & finance and franchising. Jori has over 20 years' experience in acting on corporate transactional and finance work and providing competition law advice for clients across various industries. Jori has particular experience in acting as the lead partner in demanding cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and finance transactions as well as in merger filings and major cartel and other competition proceedings both in Finland and at EU level.


Jori is Head of Nordic Region and the managing partner in Bird & Bird's Helsinki office. Jori was the managing partner of Fennica Attorneys before its merger with Bird & Bird, and he previously worked as an associate and junior partner in another leading Finnish firm, as well as a visiting lawyer in a magic circle firm in London. Member of the Bar 1997-.


Finnish, English, Swedish


Member of: Finnish Association for Competition Law, the Finnish Industrial Property Rights Association, Finnish Association for Arbitration and the Finnish Franchising Association.


LL.M. University of Helsinki 1993


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The team at Bird & Bird assisted NREP with the financing of the acquisition, development and refinancing of various real estate funds. It also advised Elisa Corporation on the renewal of its ‚ā¨1bn medium-term notes programme. Senior counsel Kristiina Lehvil√§ leads the team, which includes Jori Taipale.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The team at Bird & Bird, headed by Maria Carlsson, advised Elisa Corporation on the ‚ā¨30m acquisition of Finnish and Estonian entities from Santa Monica Networks Group. Jori Taipale and recently promoted partner Mikko Ahonen acted for MB Funds on the acquisition of Protacon Group. Former practice head Matti Yl√§-Mononen and Harri Hynninen left the team to join DLA Piper and HPP Attorneys respectively.

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