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Mikko Ojala

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Banking and finance; Private equity.


Partner, Head of Banking & Finance - Mikko Ojala has decades of experience on debt financing and derivatives instruments as well as on applying legislation concerning credit institutions and financial instruments. Ojala has acted for clients on drafting several private equity fund agreements.


2016 - , Partner, Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy; 1998 to 2016, Partner, Associate, Finnish law firm; 1994 to 1997, Vice President, Postipankki Oy, New York Branch; 1986 to 1998, Legal & General Counsel Postipankki Oy.


Finnish, English, Swedish.


Finnish Bar Association; Association of Finnish Lawyers; International Bar Association.


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1986); Trained at the Bench (1990).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DLA Piper's recent work includes Ilkka Liljeroos advising Kreate on the refinancing of its existing loans, and practice head Mikko Ojala assisting IPR.VC Fund I Ky with the financing arrangements for its global TV investment portfolio. Mizuho Bank, RBS and Deutsche Bank are also clients. Janne Tuulos and counsel Mikko Luukkonen, who focuses on acquisition finance and real estate finance work, are also noteworthy.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

The department at DLA Piper¬†is noted for its ‚Äėgood service and expertise‚Äô and has particular experience in euro medium term note (EMTN) programme issuances. Mikko Ojala¬†heads the practice, while senior counsel Salla Tuominen¬†is recommended for her work on ECM matters.

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