Mr Ari Kaarakainen > Borenius > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Transactions; Real Estate and M&A Transactions, Banking & Finance.


Partner Ari Kaarakainen advises on real estate, M&A and financing transactions with particular emphasis on real estate and energy and infrastructure transactions.


Prior to joining Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Ari worked as a legal adviser at the Helsinki Chamber of Commerce and in various corporate finance functions at Sampo Bank, including the functions of a lawyer and a credit analyst. He has also worked as a legal counsel at the New York branch of the bank. Ari has been a partner since 2006.


Finnish, English, Swedish, German.


Finnish Bar Association; International Bar Association


LL.M. 1990, University of Helsinki, Finland; Trained on the bench 1992, District courts of Pietarsaari and Seinäjoki, Finland; MBA (Finance and Accounting) 1994, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business, New York, USA; Admitted to the Bar 2002, Helsinki, Finland.

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Ari KaarakainenBorenius

Borenius advises on major real estate transactions, particularly dealing with residential, social and healthcare real estate properties. The team is also especially strong regarding construction and development projects involving zoning laws, land use arrangements, and major industrial projects in the energy and pharmaceuticals sectors. The practice is jointly led by Saara Paronen, Ari Kaarakainen and Christian Fogelholm, who cover niche areas including land use issues, complex joint venture structures and real estate financings. Managing partner Casper Herler focuses on infrastructure projects, financing arrangements and environmental liability assessments.