Borenius > Helsinki, Finland > Firm Profile

Borenius
ETELÄESPLANADI 2
00130 HELSINKI
Finland

Finland > Banking and finance Tier 1

Borenius‘ banking and finance practice fields one of the largest teams in the market and advises clients on all manners of finance transactions including real estate development financing issues, energy financing work, debt capital markets mandates and debt restructurings. Niina Nuottimäki is the co-head of the practice and has a strong in-house background in the banking industry alongside experience in domestic and cross-border leveraged buyout deals, corporate lending issues, real estate financings and debt issuances. Saara Haapamäki stands out for her experience in advising financial institutions and borrowers on assignments related to domestic and cross-border transactions, including leveraged financings, corporate loans and ship financing work. Riikka Eronen also leads the banking and finance team and excels in transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Niina Nuottimäki; Riikka Eronen

Other key lawyers:

Juha Koponen; Ari Kaarakainen; Jenny Shahnovskij; Ben Fallström; Tuomas Tikkanen; Saara Haapamäki; Jill Winter

Testimonials

‘Borenius’ team is well balanced – enough high quality partner attention, but also enough empowerment for highly skilled associates.’

‘Partner Niina Nuottimäki: Niina is a very strong professional. Provides solutions, not new problems. Informal and straightforward approach, easy to work with.’

‘Team oriented, handle our full legal requirements, solution driven.’

‘Associate Jill Winter: Jill is highly competent. Jill’s proactive advice and forward-looking process management ensured successful closing of our transaction.’

‘Available and accessible, easy to work with, good understanding of our needs, put the discussion in the right context.’

‘Very efficient team that is always available.’

‘Niina Nuottimäki: Hands-on partner who provides practical advice.’

‘A very good reputation with a solid banking and finance practice. Often seen on the lender side in various types of transactions.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

OP Financial Group

Danske Bank

Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Swedbank AB

PHM Group Holding Oy

KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

University Properties of Finland Ltd

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale

SRV Group Plc

Partners Group AG

S-Bank Ltd

Työllisyysrahasto

Work highlights

  • Advised SRV on the reorganisation of the company’s financing in connection with the write down of Russian and Fennovoima assets.
  • Advised Danske Bank A/S and OP Corporate Bank plc on their €500m green term loan for Neste Oyj.
  • Advised Aspo Plc on its issuance of a €30m hybrid bond with a significantly oversubscribed order book.

Finland > Capital markets Tier 1

Borenius is a key name in the Finnish market for Nasdaq Helsinki and First North IPOs and has notable expertise handling Finnish SPAC IPOs as well as tender offers and notable debt assignments at a domestic and global level. The team is also increasingly noted for its knowledge of ESG and sustainability considerations relating to IPO disclosures and investment funds. Department co-head Juha Koponen is highly regarded for his expertise in international securities offerings and tender offers, while fellow co-head Mia Mokkila is a key name for public M&A work. The firm's banking and finance group head Niina Nuottimäki also contributes to the capital markets knowledge, as does private equity and fund formation expert Jyrki Tähtinen.

Practice head(s):

Juha Koponen; Mia Mokkila

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Team is known for its solid execution and good know-how. There is a commercial mindset also in the team, which is fairly unique for lawyers.’

‘Juha Koponen is an experienced lawyer who is easy to work with. He has deep understanding of various legal aspects including many international aspects.’

‘Strong individual expertise supported by a global network of leading operators. Strong understanding of customer need and flexibility in solutions provided.’

‘They simply have the expertise needed and understand our needs better than peers. They also make things happen within deadlines.’

‘The team provides broad experience and a deep understanding of the market and relevant players, with exceptionally good contacts in the US market. Very responsive and creative problem solving attitude to the client’s needs. Have shaped the market with solutions.’

‘Juha Koponen is extremely responsive and has the hand on the pulse of the market. Great understanding of the US as well.’

‘Unique and by far the most customer orientated service in the city of Helsinki. Professional attitude with professional knowledge. No need to stand in a queue when I need to talk the responsible partner in question.’

‘Juha Koponen is superb. He is professional and always available. He knows why customers are contacting him and/or his team, but what is important, he does not make a number out of it. Mr Koponen has always cleaned my desk from the challenges I have brought to him.’

Key clients

Netflix, Inc.

Nanoform Finland Plc

Aspo Plc

Lifeline SPAC I Oyj

Modulight Corporation

The Y-Foundation

Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch

Swedbank AB (publ), Finnish Branch

Aktia Alexander Corporate Finance Oy

Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Funds

Efima Plc

Borgo AB

SRV Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Netflix, Inc. on a recommended voluntary public cash tender offer of €65m to acquire Next Games Corporation, a Finnish game company listed on First North Growth Market Finland.
  • Advised Modulight Corporation, a Tampere-based biomedical laser company, on its oversubscribed €90.9m initial public offering (IPO) on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland.
  • Advised SRV Plc, a major Finnish construction and real estate company, on the reorganisation of its financing in connection with the write-down of its Russian and Fennovoima assets totalling €141.2m.

Finland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Borenius’ team is recognised for its ‘professionalism and preparation‘ and is praised as ‘outstanding‘ for dispute resolution. The firm regularly handles multidisciplinary and cross-border mandates spanning corporate crime cases, investigations, environmental liability claims and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings. Markus Kokko heads up the practice and has experience across the construction, chemicals and financial sectors. Kristiina Liljedahl represents clients in domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration with particular knowledge of the IT and telecoms industries, while Tero Kovanen regularly advises upper management of overseas companies on preventive conflict management strategies, directors’ liability claims and white-collar crime cases. Emma Niemistö joined the practice from Merilampi Attorneys Ltd in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Markus Kokko

Other key lawyers:

Kristina Liljedahl; Tero Kovanen; Markus von Schrowe; Emma Niemistö

Testimonials

‘Accurate and realistic estimates on the probabilities of success.’

‘Partners Tero Kovanen and Markus Kokko form a strong team. Especially Mr. Kovanen has proved his capacity to be customer/business oriented, fast, knowledgeable and innovative to find holistic solutions.’

‘I personally feel that the current team is very professional and that the team members are committed to the task. The documentation is well organised and all preparations have been done in time and in a professional way.’

‘I have been mainly in contact with only one individual and our collaboration is built on trust.’

‘Team is committed to high-end and complex dispute resolution, with a strong willingness to achieve the best possible result/results for the client. Are determined and capable of engaging in a wider service value chain support, i.e. in addition to providing merely legal advice relating to the case/question at hand, try to understand how to affect and impact the service value chain in total/general.’

‘They whole-heartedly support their client and are swift and fast in their replies and are able to combine extraordinary legal insight into practical solutions for best results.’

‘The team’s professionalism and preparation was outstanding.’

‘The professionalism and preparation of Markus Kokko and Markus von Schrowe was outstanding.’

Key clients

Stockmann Plc

Agnico Eagle Mines

Tamro Plc

Finlayson

Taaleri Plc

Outokumpu Plc

Alva-yhtiöt Oy

Jyväskylän Voima Oy

Heraeus Medical GmbH

Work highlights

  • Acting for listed retailer Stockmann Plc in a precedent-setting series of arbitrations over the termination of the rental agreements during a corporate restructuring.
  • Acted for Alva-yhtiöt Oy in a complex and high-stakes energy arbitration regarding a fraudulent share transfer and breach of shareholders’ agreement.
  • Represented bone cement manufacturers Heraeus Medical GmbH and Heraeus Medical AB in a Market Court dispute pertaining to the use of trade secrets in the manufacturing of products in Germany and France, and the admissibility of the importing, marketing and sales of such bone cement products in Finland.

Finland > EU and competition Tier 1

Borenius is regularly involved in major competition, antitrust and state aid mandates, and plays a key role in cartel investigations and private enforcement issues; the group recently reperesented NCC in out-of court negotiations relating to damages settlements and has handled cartel related investigations before the FCCA and Finnish courts. Ilkka Aalto-Setälä has notable experience working on antitrust and merger control investigations and has advised clients on competition issues at a domestic and EU level, including matters involving abuse of dominant market position elements, cartels, state aid issues and public procurement projects. Counsel Henriikka Piekkala is an expert in state aid issues and assists clients across various regulated markets including the telecom and postal sectors, and is active in pricing matters.

Practice head(s):

Ilkka Aalto-Setälä; Kristiina Liljedahl

Other key lawyers:

Henrik Koivuniemi

Testimonials

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of competition and state aid matters and is regarded as one of the best Finnish teams in the practice area.’

‘Excellent know-how and service attitude. Real professional. High level industry knowledge.’

‘Borenius has good customer-oriented service and excellent knowledge on competition law issues.’

‘Ilkka Aalto-Setälä and Henrik Koivuniemi have excellent customer service and knowledge on competition law.’

‘Excellent response on time, flexibly service, excellent knowledge on issue, good and dynamic team, good value for money.’

‘Ilkka Aalto-Setälä: Strong experience, constructive, can came up with creative solutions, excellent and pragmatic lawyer.’

‘Henrik Koivuniemi: pleasant person to work with, the right attitude to handle any kind of challenge.’

‘Borenius is definitely one of the leading practices in the area of competition law, public procurement law, and state aid law in Finland. Their expertise is on the top level, and they regularly advise clients in high-profile cases in cases related to these areas of law.’

Key clients

Finnair Oyj

Finavia Oyj

Destia

The Social Insurance Institution of Finland – KELA

Morgan Stanley

Netflix, Inc

Mediconsult Oy

Hankkija Oy

Uponor Infra Oy

L’Oréal Finland

The Finnish Real Estate Management Federation

Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District

Raisio Plc

Jackon

Fox Networks Group/ Disney Corporation

Sanomalehtien liitto ry

Huawei Technologies Oy

The Finnish Emergency Supply Agency

Nouryon

TietoEVRY

Stryker

Toyota Finance Finland/Toyota Auto Finland

CapMan

Vaaka Partners

Intera Partners

Tesi (Finnish Industry Investment Ltd)

TLD Europe

Danfoss

Semikron

Prime Minister’s Office

Work highlights

  • Representing the Prime Minister’s Office in connection with the state aid considerations on the Finnish Energy Market due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
  • Acting for HUS in the European Commission’s investigations of a state aid complaint concerning direct procurement of Covid-19-related procurements by HUS.
  • Representing the City of Helsinki in a state aid case concerning the decision of the European Commission on recovery matters and an appeal before the European Court of Justice and the Helsinki Administrative Court.

Finland > Intellectual property Tier 1

Borenius fields a leading specialist IP team, focusing on assisting clients with disputes and commercial IP and trade mark portfolio management issues, and advice on regulatory and non-contentious matters. The firm engages with clients in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors and has handled landmark copyright cases with notable expertise in the television broadcasting and sports rights arenas. Group co-head Ben Rapinoja was noted by clients for his ‘practical advice, great expertise and ability to think of consequences on a larger scale’ relating to patent and trade mark matters. Lasse Laaksonen is head of the IP and commercial team with knowledge of both contentious and non-contentious IP mandates and technology law. Jemina Bonsdorff is noted for her work in regulatory and contractual issues and IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ben Rapinoja; Lasse Laaksonen

Other key lawyers:

Jemina Bonsdorff; Wilma Kivilä; Hanna Pohjola; Anni Jäälinoja

Testimonials

‘Expertise, understanding of business, broad knowledge of the field nationally and internationally.’

‘Ben Rapinoja: practical advice, great expertise, ability to think of consequences on a larger scale.’

Key clients

Viatris

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Giovanni Ogna e Figli S.r.l.

SodaStream International B.V.

Oy Karl Fazer Ab

Sandvik

Detection Technology Plc

Kesko Corporation

Onninen Oy

Aalto University Foundation

Orifarm Group A/S

Lumene group

Work highlights

  • Advised Kesko Plc, a pan-Nordic listed retail conglomerate, on multi-pronged intellectual property litigation in the Market Court.
  • Advising and representing OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, and its subsidiary OnePlus Technology on their standard essential patent and FRAND litigation against global telecoms and consumer electronics brand Nokia Corporation.
  • Represented Primex group in an arbitral process under the ICC Rules relating to Primex key IP assets.

Finland > Real estate and construction Tier 1

The ‘efficient and solution-oriented team’ at Borenius provides a range of advice in the real estate space including acting for sellers, purchasers and financing banks. The firm also advises domestic and international real estate investors and developers and works clients on new projects, including real estate developments. Team co-head Christian Fogelholm is a key contact for international clients, and co-head Ari Kaarakainen works with leading real estate and infrastructure investors. Managing partner Casper Herler also contributes to the practice, particularly on planning and environmental work.

Practice head(s):

Ari Kaarakainen; Christian Fogelholm

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very effective and solution oriented team, always provides on point advice.’

‘Wide team with knowledge of both transactions and development projects. Also good commercial understanding.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Partner’s Group AG

Citycon Finland Ltd.

Varma Mutual Pension Company

Aberdeen Property Investor

S-Bank Plc

Cromwell EREIT Management Pte. Ltd.

A. Ahlström Kiinteistöt Oy

Sponda Plc

Fennia Mutual Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and its Finnish JV partner Premico on the sale of a residential property portfolio to Orange Capital Partners and its investor partner.
  • Advised the Partners Group on the acquisition of a logistics portfolio comprising of 19 assets from Mandatum Asset Management.
  • Advised a fund managed by Abrdn on the acquisition of an office project from NCC. The value of the transaction is approximately €75m.

Finland > Tax Tier 1

Borenius is highly regarded for its full-service, high-end tax practice, which offers advice to international clients through its partnership with Taxand and covers all areas of tax mandates. The firm has specialist practitioners for transfer pricing and indirect tax work and has taken an active role in developing the Finnish tax system. Einari Karhu advises on corporate tax with notable experience in international tax matters and M&A structuring work. Heikki Wahlroos advises on tax issues in the private equity and venture capital sectors, and counsel Henna Jovio stands out for her knowledge of VAT, excise duties and customs matters.

Practice head(s):

Heikki Wahlroos; Einari Karhu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team. Hands on approach. Availability and professionalism.’

‘Solution driven and practical recommendations.’

‘Accessible and quick response.’

Key clients

Suzano

CapMan Plc

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Intera Partners Buyout Funds

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Fortum Corporation

Harvia Plc

Netflix, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Netflix, Inc on various tax matters in relation to the public takeover of Next Games Corporation, the first publicly listed mobile game developer and publisher in Finland.
  • Advised SRV on the reorganisation of the company’s financing and balance sheet in connection with the write-down of its Russian and Fennovoima assets totalling €141.2m.
  • Advised Valmet Corporation on a transfer pricing dispute before the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court by providing a second opinion.

Finland > TMT Tier 1

With a ‘deep understanding of the space‘, Borenius‘ practice is a go-to name in the market for IT transactions, with notable strength in the health, media and financial sectors, where the group regularly acts for healthcare providers, media platforms and banks. The team is also active in data protection and privacy mandates and stands out for its telecoms regulatory knowledge. Erkko Korhonen and Samuli Simojoki jointly lead the department and excel in technology transactions. Louna Tulikoura is the key name at senior associate level and Janko Lindros joined the group from Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy in mid-2023.

Practice head(s):

Erkko Korhonen; Samuli Simojoki

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Deep understanding of the space, very good service levels, and overall great people to partner with.’

‘The team has strong and broad expertise in corporate legal matters for technology/software companies. We’ve been able to rely on their services for a number of different international engagements, both sell side and buy side.’

‘Erkko Korhonen has an excellent business savvy approach to TMT matters.’

‘Samuli Simojoki is an excellent TMT lawyer and he and his team provide the Finnish perspective and legal input in the timescales required. He also gets the international picture.’

‘Long-standing relationship with key individuals who know our history and current situation very well.’

‘The law firm’s way of working is friendly, humane and very knowledgeable. Large contracts can be handled efficiently and quickly, even if they require knowledge of special legislation.’

‘A strong TMT practice in Helsinki.’

Key clients

Kesko Corporation

Nanoform Finland Plc

Fingrid Plc

M-Files Oy

Kansaneläkelaitos – The Social Insurance Institution of

Finland

HUS – The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

LeadDesk Plc

Valo Therapeutics Ltd

Accountor Group Oy

Jolla Ltd

Netflix, Inc.

Bravedo Oy

University of Tampere

HyTest Ltd

Findynet

Aalto University

City of Espoo

Warner Music Finland

Thoughtworks Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Tampere University on research collaboration arrangements, scientific research, data protection questions, secondary use of health data and the commercialisation of IP.
  • Advised Liesheng on a tech-driven transaction concerning the acquisition of Suunto (a global outdoor sports and adventure brand, which is especially known for its sports and diving watches) from Amer Sports.
  • Advising HyTest Ltd on all of its legal matters, including data protection and contractual matters with its customers.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The ‘professional‘ team at Borenius is highly regarded among domestic and international private equity companies and has seen an increase in domestic and cross-border transactions, acting for industrial clients. Jyrki Tähtinen advises on private and public M&A and is an expert in private equity and fund formation work; he is also singled out for his knowledge of cross-border transactions. Johannes Piha heads up the firm’s M&A and private equity practice, advising both private equity and industrial clients, while Johan Roman assists a variety of names with M&A and private equity mandates, with clients ranging from established private equity sponsors to listed corporations. Nella Åström stands out for her knowledge of public M&A mandates. Janko Lindros joined the team in mid-2023 from Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Piha; Johan Roman

Testimonials

‘The team did generally good work and was proactive as well.’

‘Jyrki Tähtinen is very good.’

‘Very professional with high expertise yet easy-going and able to adjust approach to different settings and counterparts, and ability to simplify complex issues to down-to-earth common sense argumentation.’

‘Johannes Piha is fantastic in combining broad experience and expertise with down-to-earth, very flexible approach and sparring.’

‘Always good people in a team who think about the project’s next steps.’

‘Very good initiative taking. Always thinking ahead. Simple to work with.’

‘They can also push back on ideas if they do not seem realistic.’

‘They make complex issues easy to understand.’

Key clients

OP Financial Group

Harvia Plc

CapMan Plc

Metso Outotec Plc

Norvestor Private Equity

Vaaka Partners

Dongguan Liesheng Elec Tech Co., Ltd.

Keliber Ltd

Verkkokauppa.com Plc

Netflix, Inc.

Ponsse

SRV Group Plc

De Wave S.R.L.

Work highlights

  • Advised Netflix, Inc. on its €65m voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for Next Games Corporation.
  • Advised Helsinki listed SRV on the reorganisation of the company’s work-out financing and balance sheet restructuring in connection with the write-down of its Russian and Fennovoima assets totalling €141.2m.
  • Advised Keliber, the future lithium hydroxide producer operating in the Central Ostrobothnia area in Finland, on the preparation of a financing arrangement to enable the Keliber lithium project to progress to the construction phase.

Finland > Employment Tier 2

The ‘highly professional’ team at Borenius handles the full spectrum of employment law mandates but particularly differentiates itself in the market through its knowledge of marine employment law (which benefits from the expertise of senior associate Tomi Tanskanen) and collective employment matters, and its ability to leverage the expertise of its investigations focus area group, which advises on whistleblowing cases involving management at a criminal and civil level. The group is also a go-to name for international blue-chip clients with Finnish interests and also handles immigration and mobility mandates. Jani Syrjänen leads the department and is notably well regarded for his experience in employment disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jani Syrjänen

Other key lawyers:

Tomi Tanskanen; Sanna Kiviranta-Kontio

Testimonials

‘Highly professional and flexible firm with large scale of services availabe. The whole team is not as professional as the ‘faces’, but the face keep high standard in the customer-end.’

‘Jani Syrjänen’s employment team is business minded, always fast to respond to confirm receipt of an assignment and always practical minded in their advice. Several times we have been in need of urgent advice on a matter and received immediate attention and timely advice.’

‘They are very responsive and nice to work with.’

‘Tomi Tanskanen is very easy to approach.’

‘Working with Borenius is always a pleasure. Their wonderful professionalism combined with a very warm human consideration and added sensitivity towards our cause has made me a very proud partner with them.’

‘Jani Ryhänen has been an outstanding companion through our rough dealings and I want to commend him on the special way he handles himself and us in his care.’

‘The team at Borenius are always very attentive and swift in their responses. They have got to know the business I work in to understand the issues and therefore be able to provide solid and trustworthy advice and recommendations.’

Key clients

Netflix, Inc.

The Coca-Cola Company

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

Electronic Arts Inc.

Formica Group

Viking Line Abp

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

Kesko Oyj

Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Gofore Oyj

Work highlights

  • Advised Netflix, Inc on its €65m voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for Next Games Corporation.
  • Advised Viking Line Abp on various maritime employment law issues e.g. union relations, daily issues and co-operation negotiations.
  • Advised Formica Group on negotiating a new company specific collective bargaining agreement.

The firm: Borenius is a Finnish law firm established in 1911. Throughout its history the firm has handled some of the most challenging assignments for the most interesting clients. It has also actively developed legal practice in Finland, upholding the rule of law since the early days of Finnish independence. As businesses have become increasingly globalised, the demand for high-calibre legal advice has followed – it has grown to a firm that currently employs over 120 lawyers. Its business-minded approach to providing its clients with premium-quality legal services is the result of several decades of innovation.

Borenius has always been committed to extending its global reach. Currently it has offices in Finland,  London and New York. It offers a convenient gateway for international companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish and Nordic territories. As a leading independent Finnish law firm, it also co-operates with other leading independent law firms on a global basis.

Areas of practice: Clients value the firm’s efforts on meeting their highest expectations and its focus on building long-term client relations. In order to be trusted with bet-the-company deals and disputes and to provide strategic advice in complex advisory assignments, Borenius invests in talent and innovation. Borenius’ key service areas are transactions, advisory and dispute resolution, in which it serves clients’ needs with leading practitioners in some 20 different practice areas.

It reflects on current trends and phenomena to develop the most innovative business solutions and to ensure the best possible service for its clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Niina Nuottimäki niina.nuottimaki@borenius.com +358 20 713 3506
Banking & Finance Riikka Eronen riikka.eronen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3278
Capital markets Juha Koponen juha.koponen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3285
Capital Markets Mia Mokkila mia.mokkila@borenius.com +358 20 713 3182
M&A and private equity Nella Åström nella.astrom@borenius.com +358 20 713 3570
M&A and private equity Johannes Piha johannes.piha@borenius.com +358 20 713 3225
EU & Competition Ilkka Aalto-Setälä ilkka.aalto-setala@borenius.com +358 20 713 3545
Intellectual property Lasse Laaksonen lasse.laaksonen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3521
Dispute resolution, Corporate crime Markus Kokko markus.kokko@borenius.com +358 20 713 3482
Employment Jani Syrjänen jani.syrjanen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3565
Energy and infrastructure Ari Kaarakainen ari.kaarakainen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3524
Environment and natural resources Casper Herler casper.herler@borenius.com +358 20 713 3288
Fund formation and investment management Paulus Hidén paulus.hiden@borenius.com +358 20 713 3436
Intellectual property Ben Rapinoja ben.rapinoja@borenius.com +358 20 713 3424
Restructuring and insolvency Jyrki Tähtinen jyrki.tahtinen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3411
Technology, media and telecommunications Samuli Simojoki samuli.simojoki@borenius.com +358 20 713 3500
Real Estate Christian Fogelholm christian.fogelholm@borenius.com +358 20 713 3519
Tax Einari Karhu einari.karhu@borenius.com +358 20 713 3488
Dispute Resolution, Corporate Crime Kristiina Liljedahl kristiina.liljedahl@borenius.com +358 20 713 3464
EU & Competition Asko Lindqvist asko.lindqvist@borenius.com +358 20 713 3413
M&A and private equity Johan Roman johan.roman@borenius.com +358 20 713 3489
Tax Heikki Wahlroos heikki.wahlroos@borenius.com +358 20 713 3589
TMT Erkko Korhonen erkko.korhonen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3136
Dispute Resolution, Corporate Crime Tero Kovanen tero.kovanen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3276
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Ilkka Aalto-Setälä photo Mr Ilkka Aalto-Setälä Partner Ilkka Aalto-Setälä has worked over 25 years with antitrust and merger…
Nella Åström photo Ms Nella Åström Partner Nella Åström specialises in M&A as well as private equity transactions,…
Jemina Bonsdorff photo Ms Jemina Bonsdorff Jemina advises our clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious…
Andreas Doepel photo Mr Andreas Doepel As a senior specialist and Senior Counsel at Borenius, Andreas focuses on…
Riikka Eronen photo Ms Riikka Eronen Partner Riikka Eronen advises our clients on banking and finance transactions and…
Christian Fogelholm photo Mr Christian Fogelholm Partner Christian Fogelholm advises on real estate, energy and infrastructure transactions and…
Jari Gadd photo Mr Jari Gadd Partner Jari Gadd is head of Borenius’ Tampere office. Jari advises clients on…
Saara Haapamäki photo Ms Saara Haapamäki Saara advises financial institutions and borrowers on assignments that relate to domestic…
Casper Herler photo Mr Casper Herler Managing Partner Casper Herler is a strategic adviser to large natural resources, industrial…
Paulus Hidén photo Mr Paulus Hidén Partner Paulus Hidén advises on all aspects of private equity with particular…
Henna Jovio photo Ms Henna Jovio Counsel Henna Jovio advises on domestic and international tax matters. Henna is…
Ari Kaarakainen photo Mr Ari Kaarakainen Partner Ari Kaarakainen advises on real estate, M&A and financing transactions with particular…
Einari Karhu photo Mr Einari Karhu Partner Einari Karhu advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate…
Markus Kokko photo Mr Markus Kokko Partner Markus Kokko regularly advises major domestic and international clients on dispute resolution…
Juha Koponen photo Mr Juha Koponen Partner Juha Koponen is a dual-qualified (Finland and New York) transactional lawyer…
Erkko Korhonen photo Mr Erkko Korhonen Partner Erkko Korhonen advises clients on various technology transactions and arrangements, including…
Tero Kovanen photo Mr Tero Kovanen Partner Tero Kovanen advises on questions related to dispute resolution. In addition…
Lasse Laaksonen photo Mr Lasse Laaksonen Partner Lasse Laaksonen specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and technology…
Kristiina Liljedahl photo Ms Kristiina Liljedahl Partner Kristiina Liljedahl advises on dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, as well…
Janko Lindros photo Mr Janko Lindros Partner Janko Lindros is a transactional lawyer with over 20 years of…
Mia Mokkila photo Ms Mia Mokkila Partner Mia Mokkila specialises in listed company advisory and public M&A. She…
Niina Nuottimäki photo Ms Niina Nuottimäki Partner Niina Nuottimäki advises on banking and finance, debt capital markets and…
Robert Peldán photo Mr Robert Peldán Partner Robert Peldán advises on insolvency and dispute resolution. Robert has substantial…
Henriikka Piekkala photo Ms Henriikka Piekkala Counsel Henriikka Piekkala advises on legal issues related to regulated markets and competition…
Johannes Piha photo Mr Johannes Piha Partner Johannes Piha is a transactional lawyer focusing on M&A and private…
Ben Rapinoja photo Mr Ben Rapinoja Partner Ben Rapinoja is a renowned litigator in patent, trademark and intellectual…
Johan Roman photo Mr Johan Roman Partner Johan Roman advises clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions…
Samuli Simojoki photo Mr Samuli Simojoki Partner Samuli Simojoki advises companies in different fields of media and technology,…
Jani Syrjänen photo Mr Jani Syrjänen Partner Jani Syrjänen advises international and domestic clients in all employment law…
Jyrki Tähtinen photo Mr Jyrki Tähtinen Senior Partner Jyrki Tähtinen advises on public and private M&A and corporate…
Tomi Tanskanen photo Mr Tomi Tanskanen Tomi advises both international and domestic clients on all questions related to…
Tuomas Tikkanen photo Mr Tuomas Tikkanen Counsel Tuomas Tikkanen advises clients on a wide variety of financial transactions,…
Louna Tulikoura photo Ms Louna Tulikoura Louna advises clients primarily on technology and data protection matters. Louna joined…
Kaisa Voutilainen photo Ms Kaisa Voutilainen Counsel Kaisa Voutilainen Kaisa advises on dispute resolution and insolvency related questions.…
Heikki Wahlroos photo Mr Heikki Wahlroos Partner Heikki Wahlroos advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate…
Sha Wang photo Ms Sha Wang Counsel Sha Wang is a native Chinese speaker and is a member…
Number of lawyers : 120
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Contact : Casper Herler (Managing Partner)
: Borenius Attorneys Ltd is one of the largest leading law firms in Finland. The firm was established in 1911 and consists of over 200 employees in two jurisdictions. The firm provides easy access to full-scale business law solutions in Finland, London and in New York. Borenius provides services in all areas of law for corporate clients.

We place our people, pro bono work and the environment at the heart of our corporate responsibility programme.

We are committed to providing all employees with equal opportunities and the best possible support to help them combine their work and private life.

Diversity is our strength. We are defined by our values, and we are proud to have a culture of respect within our organisation in terms of our people and strategy. Our carefully selected pro bono partners and programmes are a further reflection of our commitment to promoting diversity and social inclusion. These allow us to give back to society while maximising the positive impact of our employees’ legal expertise.

Our current pro bono programmes are: 

  • The Finnish Paralympic Committee. We have been the official legal adviser to the Finnish Paralympic Committee on a pro bono basis since 2013. Our support includes assisting the organisation and individual athletes on various legal matters. We have also taken an active role in developing the procedures of classification in Paralympic sports while actively contributing to the legal discussion currently evolving around the equal treatment of athletes. 
  • Helsinki Pride. We are one of the main partners of Helsinki Pride community and the Helsinki Pride Week event. We foster a society of equality and individual welfare that includes everyone regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. 
  • Young Office. Fostering connections between young people and the business world is one the most important ways in which we can contribute to society. To support this, we have implemented a multicultural work experience programme aimed at pupils in lower secondary schools. 
  • Icehearts. This Finnish innovative early-intervention operating model provides long-term professional support for vulnerable children facing the risk of social exclusion. The children in this project are divided into teams that operate for a period of 12 years during which they will gain support and supervision from professional educators.

Responsibility with thought-leadership. Being one of the thought leaders in the legal industry comes with the responsibility to look ahead. We must dare to challenge the established ways of working in the legal community. For us this means that we have a responsibility to actively discuss issues having legal importance for the society. We also want to be involved in discussions on how the legal industry will be a pro-active force in improving business practices, diversity, and leadership in order to make a difference. This means not only a responsibility to answer to these requirements set on us by the society, but also a commitment to give back in the form of pro bono work in areas in which we have leading expertise. We actively share our knowledge and views to develop business and the society through national committee work. We also offer a substantial amount of training opportunities for students and we see this work as a platform for educating business lawyers that later can serve the business community from in-house positions.


Global Reach

It’s a small world. As a leading independent Finnish law firm based in Finland, Russia, London and New York, we work together with other highly regarded law firms across the globe that share our commitment to excellence. We have significantly invested in our global network of leading law firms. Our extensive global network of high-end law firms guarantees that we are the most effective legal partner across all jurisdictions for our clients – together we go the extra mile.

  • Borenius Finland. Our headquarters are in Helsinki. As a leading independent Finnish law firm, we work together with other highly regarded law firms across the globe that share our commitment to excellent service and quality. We have invested significantly in our global network of top-tier international law firms to ensure that we can provide the best advice for our clients both in Finland and in other jurisdictions.
  • Borenius New York. Our New York office is your window to business in the US. We offer a convenient gateway for US companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish, Russian, Baltic and Nordic territories. In addition, we provide specific US legal services for select corporate clients looking to enter the US market.
  • Borenius London. Our London office acts as your gateway to legal services and business networks between Finland and the major European financial centre. Many of our good legal, banking and investor sector clients conduct their Nordic business out of London. Through an office in London we will be able to intensify cooperation with many of the world’s leading law firms, banks and clients.
  • Borenius China Desk. Our China Desk advises both Chinese and international clients on legal matters relating to China and provides services based on an in-depth understanding of both Chinese and Finnish legal systems and business cultures. We also offer access to an extensive network of contacts with law firms in different regions in China.

Global Network

Our global presence is built on our own Russian, London and US offices and our Chinese, and Nordic desk supporting inbound and outbound clients together with a network of leading independent law firms in these and other jurisdictions.

As an independent law firm, we value our personal relationships with our global network of select highly regarded law firms in each jurisdiction. Many of our lawyers have experience working as a visiting lawyer at top-tier law firms abroad, and we encourage our associates to gain international experience by visiting our foreign offices and market-leading international firms.

We actively participate in the activities of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and encourage our people to take part in the important committee work of these organisations. A key component of our global network is the IBA, the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. Our professionals benefit greatly from the opportunity to network with other lawyers from all over the world, ensuring that we have access to all the latest phenomena affecting the legal world. Taxand, the world’s largest independent organisation of tax advisors, is an essential part of our global tax network. We have been selected as the only Finnish member of the organisation.