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

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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 handles high-value real estate transactions and development projects and advises an array of international investors including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and Capman on the buy and sell side of transactions. The team also works on major infrastructure and construction projects in the energy sector. Practice co-heads Saara ParonenChristian Fogelholm and Ari Kaarakainen are experienced transactional lawyers; Paronen is regularly involved in real estate arbitration proceedings and Kaarakainen acts for foreign institutional investors on portfolio transactions. Casper Herler is a key contact for environment work.