Firm Profile > Borenius > Helsinki, Finland

Borenius
ETELÄESPLANADI 2
00130 HELSINKI
Finland

Banking and finance Tier 1

Borenius focuses on high-value transactions, with a strong offering for clients in the real estate and energy sectors. The 'dedicated and skilled' team has recently acted on a number of rescue financings and has a notable insolvency group. Practice head Niina Nuottimäki is particularly known for her experience in real estate financing and corporate lending mandates.

Practice head(s):

Niina Nuottimäki

Testimonials

‘Dedicated and skilled lawyers.’

‘Niina Nuottimäki- excellent lawyer and dedicated to supporting the client.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

OP Financial Group

Danske Bank

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Morgan Stanley

DnB

CapMan Plc

Helaba

Municipality Finance Plc

Taaleri

Capital markets Tier 1

Juha Koponen leads the capital markets group at Borenius, and has an outstanding track record in handling IPOs. The team also advises on high-value cross-border transactions, and is experienced in acting as underwriter and issuer counsel on debt and equity capital markets matters. Ari Syrjäläinen is noted for his equity capital markets experience, especially relating to IPOs and rights offerings.

Practice head(s):

Juha Koponen

Other key lawyers:

Niina Nuottimäki; Ari Syrjäläinen

Testimonials

‘Wide skillset within the partner group. Technical and on top of things.’

‘Juha Koponen is a skilled and experienced lawyer.’

‘Excellent team in the capital markets and financial regulation space. Clear strengths are client focus, ability to understand legal questions also from commercial perspectives and ability to react quickly based on client needs.’

‘Ari Syrjäläinen – Responsive and flexible.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

Carnegie Investment Bank AB

Jefferies International Plc

Citycon Oyj (PLC)

CapMan Plc

Cevian Capital AB

YE International Plc

Intera Partners Oy

Endomines Plc

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Oma Savings Bank Plc

Aspo Plc

Nanoform Finland Oyj

BNP Paribas SA

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs International

Banco Santander, S.A.

Helsinki Deaconess Institute Foundation sr

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

National Westminster Bank Plc

J.P. Morgan

ING Bank N.V.

Barclays Bank PLC

Havator Group Oy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Borenius has a strong cross-border M&A and private equity focus, with particular sector strengths in the healthcare and IT industries. The team is a key name for both Chinese companies entering Finland and Finnish companies entering China, and also acts for Finnish clients on mid-size corporate and financing transactions in the US. Other key areas of work include joint ventures, strategic mergers, general corporate matters, internal restructurings, demergers and recapitalisations. Johannes Piha, who is noted for his private equity practice, jointly leads the team with Johan Roman.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Piha; Johan Roman

Testimonials

‘The whole approach of the team was very analytical and commercial and the execution has been very effective and efficient. They never lost sight of the overall picture.’

‘Johannes Piha: available and responsive, analytical, commercial, efficient and effective – and an outstanding client lawyer!’

‘One of the key strengths is the ability to act as a business-minded adviser and not just legal experts. Borenius truly works to find solutions that work for the customer on a broader level than just an individual case.’

‘Johan Roman – helpful, responsive, good to work with.’

‘Johannes Piha has been an excellent contributor for years and is perceived more as a trusted adviser than a legal counsel.’

Key clients

Neste Plc

CapMan Plc

Vitruvian Partners LLP

EAB Group Plc

Intera Partners

Harvia Plc

Vaaka Partners

Coronaria Group

Componenta Plc

Accountor Oy

Nouryon Chemicals International B.V.

Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP team at Borenius handles the full spectrum of IP matters, including litigation and enforcement work and trade mark portfolio management issues. Another key strength for the group lies in IP transactions including research and development work, distribution and agency issues, franchisings, merchandising work and licensing mandates. The group also has a strong offering for clients in the high tech, chemicals, IT and life sciences sectors, and regularly represents pharmaceuticals companies. Ben Rapinoja has a strong track record in pharmaceuticals patent litigation and contractual disputes, while Lasse Laaksonen adds significant IP-related arbitration expertise. Åsa Krook joined Waselius & Wist in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ben Rapinoja; Lasse Laaksonen

Other key lawyers:

Hanna Pohjola

Testimonials

‘Well-balanced mixture of careful and exhaustive counselling and straight forward and tough litigation skills.’

‘Lasse Laaksonen is eager to listen to his clients needs and to adapt the service. Hanna Pohjola and her team are knowledgeable and responsive.’

‘Lasse Laaksonen is a fantastic IP litigator. He is dogged and relentless. His submissions are crystal clear and he delivers with force. One of my favourite litigators in the whole of Europe. Truly excellent – he has never let me down over more than a decade.’

Key clients

Mylan

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Plc

SodaStream International B.V.

Pernod Richard Europe

Karl Fazer

Harvia Plc

Detection Technology Plc

Heraeus Medical GmbH

Kesko Corporation

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Borenius acts for an extensive roster of domestic and international real estate investors and developers. With expertise in zoning, land use arrangements and construction contracts, the practice is highly recommended for development projects, particularly in the energy sector. Other key areas of work include single asset and portfolio transactions, sale and lease-back transactions and forward purchases concerning a range of office, logistics and retail assets. Transactional experts Saara Paronen, Christian Fogelholm and Ari Kaarakainen head up the team. Casper Herler is noted for his experience in environmental law and sustainability issues.

Practice head(s):

Saara Paronen; Christian Fogelholm; Ari Kaarakainen

Other key lawyers:

Casper Herler

Testimonials

‘Borenius has great individuals, with a very valuable practical approach to matters.’

‘Christian Fogelholm is always a true pleasure to work with, a real professional with a great client oriented mindset.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Exilion Management

Aktia Life Insurance

Fennia

Goldman Sachs

Citycon

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Premico Group

Taaleri

Cromwell Property Group

Ness, Risan & Partners

Ilmarinen

Alma Property Partners

Technopolis

Varma

Matkahuolto

S-Pankki

Yleisradion Eläkesäätiö

Trevian Asset Management

Tax Tier 1

Borenius has a 'long-standing working relationship' with clients on a domestic and international level, and covers the full spectrum of tax advisory services, including handling tax disputes, M&A transactions, indirect tax issues, real estate tax work and transfer pricing mandates. The team also regularly advises industrial corporations and private equity houses on the structuring of large M&A deals. Janne Juusela leads the practice and specialises in M&A tax matters, corporate restructurings and tax litigation.  Corporate tax experts Einari Karhu and Heikki Wahlroos are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Janne Juusela

Other key lawyers:

Einari Karhu; Heikki Wahlroos

Testimonials

‘We have a long-standing working relationship with Borenius and especially the partner in charge, which enables for a honest and straightforward relationship.’

‘Heikki Wahlroos is always easily reachable and ready to assist. We value his solution-orientated and business-minded approach highly.’

Key clients

Nokian Tyres Plc

Paroc Group

CapMan Plc

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing

Intera Partners Buyout Funds

Agnico Eagle

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Fortum Plc

Harvia Plc

Rettig Group

Kemira Oyj

Robit Plc

TMT Tier 1

Borenius' team covers all areas of TMT, including providing 'market-leading' advice on telecoms regulatory issues and assisting a wide range of clients from the healthcare sector. The practice is also increasingly active in fintech mandates. Team co-head Samuli Simojoki is praised by clients as a 'strategic thinker' and counsel Henriikka Piekkala is considered 'probably the most competent telecoms lawyer in any Nordic law firm' by clients. Erkko Korhonen joined the firm in 2020 and is also co-head of the technology and data team.

Practice head(s):

Samuli Simojoki; Erkko Korhonen

Other key lawyers:

Henriikka Piekkala

Testimonials

‘Borenius’ TMT team is a commercially focused team and we have been very pleased to work with them. They’re our go-to TMT team. The team have strong industry understanding. There are only very few really comprehensive TMT practices in Finland and Nordics in general. Borenius’ practice has unique competencies such as market-leading expertise telecoms regulation.’

‘Samuli Simojoki is a strategic thinker who understands our industry very well. We value his advice and opinions very much. Henriikka Piekkala is probably the most competent telecoms lawyer in any Nordic law firm. Overall the team are very committed and always available.’

‘Erkko Korhonen gives practical advice in complex ICT and privacy related matters. He is fast and clear. A rising star.’

Key clients

Fingrid Plc

Oy Matkahuolto Ab

Accountor Group Oy

Nanoform Finland Plc

Kansaneläkelaitos, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

HUS, The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

Traffic Management Finland Ltd

Valo Therapeutics Ltd

Aalto University

Elisa Plc

Jolla Ltd

FNZ

LeadDesk Plc

M-Files Ltd

HappyOrNot Ltd

Sievo Ltd

Askel Healthcare Ltd

Warner Music

Enfuce Financial Services Ltd

Funidata Oy

Digitaalinen asuntokauppa DIAS Oy

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Borenius fields a leading corporate crime and investigations team, which is also well-equipped to deal with both domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Sector strengths include the mining and international trade industries. Practice head Markus Kokko has extensive expertise in white-collar criminal defence cases and handles securities enforcement, insider trading, environmental violation and corruption cases. Up-and-coming partner Kristina Liljedahl is particularly recommended for complex corporate crime matters and managing internal, regulatory and police investigations; while senior associate Tero Kovanen is noted for his experience in international arbitrations and preventative conflict management work.

Practice head(s):

Markus Kokko

Other key lawyers:

Kristina Liljedahl; Tero Kovanen

Testimonials

‘Friendly team with a personal touch and thorough approach to their work. ’

‘Kristiina Liljedahl shows great legal understanding in all areas of litigation and arbitration proceedings. Practical way of working and extremely effective.’

‘Creative solutions.’

‘Rapid response to service requests. Accurate, practical answers and realistic estimates for the success/failure chances. Systematic and accurate approach to litigation cases.’

‘Tero Kovanen gives practical and prompt answers. Very high availability. All aspects of a case taken into account. Very good strategic and tactical thinking in litigation.’

‘Well-balanced mixture of careful and exhaustive counselling and straight forward and tough litigation skills.’

Key clients

NCC Group

Agnico Eagle Mines

Tamro Plc

Finlayson

Harvia Finland Oy

Taaleri Plc

Outokumpu Plc

Heraeus Medical GmbH

Alva-yhtiöt Oy

Jyväskylän Voima Oy

Employment Tier 2

Jani Syrjänen leads the practice at Borenius, which is particularly recommended for its record in handling complicated mass redundancies, and contains a whistleblowing and investigations team, which is highly active in management liability cases. The group provides the full range of employment law advice including outsourcing issues and other transactional support, collective bargaining work, disputes, corporate policy drafting, incentive schemes and top executive agreements, data protection and privacy mandates, business discrimination work and day-to-day advice. The practice acts for clients across numerous sectors, with strengths in the aviation, mining, energy, construction, healthcare and finance industries.

Practice head(s):

Jani Syrjänen

Testimonials

‘Strong expertise in labour relations and clear communication both in Finnish and English. Ability to clarify the Finnish law to corporate’s North-American counterparts.’

‘Excellent expertise in labour law, capability to analyse situation and give good practical advice with various alternatives; clear communication even to people with no legal background.’

‘Jani Syrjänen, partner, communicated with us clearly through out the process we were not familiar with. Extra thanks for the dialogical way he prepared us and the key persons for the trial.’

‘The team is highly professional with high-quality standards, extremely good customer service and willingness to provide help and answers with quick response times. Customer doesn’t have to navigate to find the most suitable lawyer, but the team is looking for the best professional to help you. Team is highly professional, works well together and gives you added value every time when contacting anyone in the team.’

‘Whenever there is a need for legal consultation, I know I will receive a complete, thorough and well analysed answer from Borenius with which I am confident to move forward in my own business. The consultation that I receive from Borenius has always answered all my questions and does not leave any gaps or hesitation.’

Key clients

Agnico Eagle Mining

Adidas

CBRE

Honeywell

Lidl

Ratiopharm

Salcomp

Pilkington

Componenta

Matkahuolto

Vesivek

Owens Corning

Acer

Bombardier Recreational Products

EU and competition Tier 2

Borenius recently represented clients in the bus cartel case before the Supreme Administrative Court, and also acts as counsel in a range of cartel investigations before the FCCA and courts. The group also handles follow-on damages matters and represented NCC Industry and its subsidiary Interasfaltti in a case leading on from the asphalt cartel action. Other work includes advising clients including Finnair on state aid matters and assisting potential suppliers with defence procurements by the Finnish Defence Forces. Practice head Ilkka Aalto-Setälä provides 'innovative and creative solutions'.

Practice head(s):

Ilkka Aalto-Setälä

Other key lawyers:

Asko Lindqvist; Henriikka Piekkala; Sami Hartikainen

Testimonials

‘They have extremely strong experience in this field and very practical approaches to problems.’

‘Ilkka Aalto-Setälä has strong experience, he can came up with innovative and creative solutions, an excellent and pragmatic lawyer.’

Key clients

NCC Industry Oy

Finnair Oyj

Destia Oy

Kela – the Social Insurance Institution of Finland

Nordea Bank Finland Plc

Oy Matkahuolto Ab

The Finnish Bus and Coach Association

Uponor Infra

L’Oréal Finland

The Finnish Real Estate Management Federation

Hankkija Oy

Suomen Taksiliitto ry (The Finnish Taxi Drivers Association)

Raisio Plc

Valmet Automotive Oy

Fox Networks Group

Finavia Oyj

Sanomalehtien liitto ry

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, Russia, London and New York. It offers a convenient gateway for international companies looking to invest and do business in the Finnish, Russian, Baltic 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
Intellectual property Lasse Laaksonen lasse.laaksonen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3521
Banking and finance Niina Nuottimäki niina.nuottimaki@borenius.com +358 20 713 3506
Capital markets Juha Koponen juha.koponen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3285
EU & Competition Ilkka Aalto-Setälä ilkka.aalto-setala@borenius.com +358 20 713 3545
Corporate advisory and compliance Andreas Doepel andreas.doepel@borenius.com +358 20 713 3416
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
M&A and private equity Johannes Piha johannes.piha@borenius.com +358 20 713 3225
Real estate and construction Saara Paronen saara.paronen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3213
Restructuring and insolvency Jyrki Tähtinen jyrki.tahtinen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3411
Tax Janne Juusela janne.juusela@borenius.com +358 20 713 3431
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
M&A and private equity Nella Åström nella.astrom@borenius.com +358 20 713 3570
Dispute Resolution, Corporate Crime Tero Kovanen tero.kovanen@borenius.com +358 20 713 3276
Photo Name Position Profile
 Nella Åström  photo Nella Åström Partner Nella Åström specialises in M&A as well as private equity transactions,…
Mr Ilkka Aalto-Setälä  photo Mr Ilkka Aalto-Setälä Partner Ilkka Aalto-Setälä has worked over 25 years with antitrust and merger…
Mr Andreas Doepel  photo Mr Andreas Doepel As a senior specialist and Counsel at Borenius, Andreas focuses on corporate…
Mr Christian Fogelholm  photo Mr Christian Fogelholm Partner Christian Fogelholm advises on real estate, energy and infrastructure transactions and…
Mr Jari Gadd  photo Mr Jari Gadd Partner Jari Gadd is head of Borenius’ Tampere office. Jari advises clients on…
Mr Casper Herler  photo Mr Casper Herler Managing Partner Casper Herler is a strategic adviser to large natural resources, industrial…
Mr Paulus Hidén  photo Mr Paulus Hidén Partner Paulus Hidén advises on all aspects of private equity with particular…
Mr Janne Juusela  photo Mr Janne Juusela Partner Janne Juusela advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate…
Mr Ari Kaarakainen  photo Mr Ari Kaarakainen Partner Ari Kaarakainen advises on real estate, M&A and financing transactions with particular…
Mr Einari Karhu  photo Mr Einari Karhu Partner Einari Karhu advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate…
Mr Markus Kokko  photo Mr Markus Kokko Partner Markus Kokko regularly advises major domestic and international clients on dispute resolution…
Mr Juha Koponen  photo Mr Juha Koponen Partner Juha Koponen is a dual-qualified (Finland and New York) transactional lawyer…
Mr Erkko Korhonen photo Mr Erkko Korhonen Partner Erkko Korhonen advises clients on various technology transactions and arrangements, including…
Mr Tero Kovanen  photo Mr Tero Kovanen Partner Tero Kovanen advises on questions related to dispute resolution. In addition…
Mr Lasse Laaksonen  photo Mr Lasse Laaksonen Partner Lasse Laaksonen specialises in both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property and technology…
Ms Kristiina Liljedahl  photo Ms Kristiina Liljedahl Partner Kristiina Liljedahl advises on dispute resolution, including litigation and arbitration, as well…
Mr Asko Lindqvist  photo Mr Asko Lindqvist Partner Asko Lindqvist advises on all aspects of competition law as well…
Ms Niina Nuottimäki  photo Ms Niina Nuottimäki Partner Niina Nuottimäki advises on banking and finance, debt capital markets and…
Ms Saara Paronen  photo Ms Saara Paronen Partner Saara Paronen advises clients on real-estate and construction law. Her scope includes real…
 Robert Peldán  photo Robert Peldán Partner Robert Peldán advises on insolvency and dispute resolution. Robert has substantial…
Ms Henriikka Piekkala  photo Ms Henriikka Piekkala Counsel Henriikka Piekkala advises on legal issues related to regulated markets and competition…
Mr Johannes Piha  photo Mr Johannes Piha Partner Johannes Piha is a transactional lawyer focusing on M&A and private…
Mr Ben Rapinoja  photo Mr Ben Rapinoja Partner Ben Rapinoja is a renowned litigator in patent, trademark and intellectual…
Mr Johan Roman  photo Mr Johan Roman Partner Johan Roman advises clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions…
Mr Samuli Simojoki  photo Mr Samuli Simojoki Partner Samuli Simojoki advises companies in different fields of media and technology,…
Mr Jani Syrjänen  photo Mr Jani Syrjänen Partner Jani Syrjänen advises international and domestic clients in all employment law…
Mr Jyrki Tähtinen  photo Mr Jyrki Tähtinen Senior Partner Jyrki Tähtinen advises on public and private M&A and corporate…
Mr Tuomas Tikkanen  photo Mr Tuomas Tikkanen Counsel Tuomas Tikkanen advises clients on a wide variety of financial transactions,…
Ms Kaisa Voutilainen  photo Ms Kaisa Voutilainen Counsel Kaisa Voutilainen Kaisa advises on dispute resolution and insolvency related questions.…
Mr Heikki Wahlroos  photo Mr Heikki Wahlroos Partner Heikki Wahlroos advises on domestic and international tax matters in corporate…
Ms Sha Wang  photo Ms Sha Wang Counsel Sha Wang is a native Chinese speaker and is a member…
Number of lawyers : 120
Chinese
English
Finnish
French
German
Russian
Swedish
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 three jurisdictions. The firm provides easy access to full-scale business law solutions in Finland, Russia, 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 Russia. Our office in St. Petersburg, Borenius Russia, is one of the largest business law providers in Northwest Russia. This gives us a thorough understanding of the Russian legal system and business environment and enables us to provide efficient business solutions for our clients operating Russia.
  • 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.