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Ilkka Liljeroos

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Corporate and M&A


Partner - M&A and company law with a strong focus on cross-border and private equity transactions. Acquisitions, divestments and related shareholders’ and joint venture agreements. Extensive experience of a wide variety of finance work, including syndicated loans, acquisition finance, real estate finance, trade finance and ECA finance, derivatives and financial regulatory matters.


2016 - , Partner, Asianajotoimisto DLA Piper Finland Oy; 2015 to 2016, Partner, Finnish law firm; 2011 to 2015, Counsel, Senior Associate, Finnish law firm; 2008 to 2011, Finance Legal Counsel, Nokia Siemens Networks Oy; 2005 to 2006, Visiting Lawyer, international law firm, London; 2000 to 2008 Trainee, Associate and Senior Associate, Finnish law firm.


English, Finnish, Swedish.


Finnish Bar Association.


King’s College London, LL.M., 2005; University of Helsinki, Master of Laws, 2002; University of Leicester, Legal studies, 2001.


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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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Ilkka Liljeroos¬†heads up the 'well-prepared'¬†practice at¬†DLA Piper, which is 'quick to react and provides sound and thoughtful advice'. The team recently acted for Croda on its ‚ā¨24m acquisition of IonPhasE. Country managing partner¬†Matti Yl√§-Mononen¬†is also recommended and has significant experience in mid-market transactions.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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