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 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.