Ms Helena Viita > Roschier > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Partner Helena Viita has extensive experience of a wide variety of finance and debt capital markets work, including bond financing, real estate and acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance as well as refinancing and restructuring. Helena also advises on financial regulatory, netting and derivatives.

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Finland > Capital markets

Roschier has a strong offering across debt and equity capital markets transactions, with recent work including IPOs, private equity issues, and share recapitalisation work; it also recently advised a consortium led by ANTA on the €4.6bn public offer for Amer Sports. Other clients include international banks and investment funds. The practice is jointly led by the key combination of Antti IhamuotilaHelena ViitaJohannes Ahti, and Jonne Järvi, who joined from Castrén & Snellman in mid-2018, bringing significant experience in project and acquisition financing work. Senior associate Laura Huomo is also noteworthy. Gunnar Westerlund retired.

Finland > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Helena ViitaRoschier

Roschier regularly handles high-value transactions and acts as key counsel on several significant deals for both buyers and sellers. The team’s client list includes OP Corporate Bank, Nordic Bank, and a consortium of Amer Sports’ investors; and the group was recently lead counsel to Tieto on its €3bn cross-border merger with Evry. Gunnar Westerlund‘s retirement was followed by the arrival of infrastructure and project financing expert Jonne Järvi from Castrén & Snellman, who now jointly leads the practice with Helena Viita and Johannes Ahti, who focus on structured and corporate financing work respectively.