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Capital Markets


Partner Juha Koponen is a dual-qualified (Finland and New York) transactional lawyer who focuses his practice on capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions. He has advised issuers and underwriters on public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, including IPOs, high-yield debt offerings, convertible debt issuances and rights offerings. He has also advised bidders and target companies on tender offers.
Juha has significant experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, especially in the cross-border context. He has also advised on many venture capital investments.
Juha heads the firm’s Capital Markets team and the New York office.


Before joining Borenius, Juha was a Partner at Castrén & Snellman. Prior to this he worked for Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP in New York and London and for Nokia.


Finnish, English, Swedish


American Bar Association; International Bar Association; American Bar Foundation (International Fellow).


LLM, 2001, Columbia University School of Law (Fulbright Scholar); Master of Laws, 1999, University of Turku, M.Sc. (Econ) 1998; Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

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Finland > Capital markets

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Juha Koponen leads the experienced practice at Borenius, which advises on high-value cross-border capital markets transactions including IPOs, public listings and tender offers; the group acts as both underwriter and issuer counsel on debt and equity capital markets matters. Ari Syrjäläinen is recommended for his work on equity transactions as well as his regulatory expertise. The practice’s client list includes Nordea Bank, Danske Bank and JP Morgan, demonstrating its international capabilities; the team also recently advised EAB Group on its listing on Nasdaq Helsinki. Senior associate Katri Piiparinen is also a key name to note.