Mr Mikko Ahonen > Bird & Bird > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Bird & Bird

Work Department

Corporate; M&A


Mikko Ahonen is the managing partner in Bird & Bird Helsinki office. He has extensive experience advising on a wide range of corporate, M&A and real estate transactions.

Specialising in mergers & acquisitions, corporate and securities law work and real estate transactions, his practice consists of advising both domestic and international clients in their transactional and corporate needs. He regularly advises clients with public tender offers, private equity transactions, complex cross-border transactions, creation of incentive plans for the management and employees, and complex internal corporate restructurings, among others.

Mikko is also one of the leading experts in warranty and indemnity insurances. He advises both the underwriters as the subscribers on all stages of the process from the underwriting up to the end of the claims process. This provides Bird & Bird with a unique access to data from wide range of transactions.


His clients know him for his responsiveness, on-point advice, no-nonsense approach and commercial mindset. Mikko takes client satisfaction seriously and is constantly utilising new technologies and practices to make the transaction process more user-friendly to his clients.

Mikko’s post-graduate studies on international business law at King’s College have greatly benefited his clients in their cross-border transactions as he is familiar with the different techniques to address common legal problems in the US, UK and Europe.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2010, Mikko worked for several years at another leading Nordic law firm in Finland.


Finnish, English, Swedish


Member of the Finnish Bar Association

Member of the Finnish Corporate Law Association

Member of the Finnish Insurance Lawyers’ Association


LL.M., King’s College London, University of London 2012

LL.M., University of Helsinki 2007

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Mikko Ahonen  – Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird advises on all forms of mandates from corporate finance and private and public M&A, to private equity mandates, IPOs and joint ventures as well as providing corporate governance advice. The firm is well regarded for transactional mandates, while also offering specialist regulatory knowledge. Maria Carlsson is the head of the Finnish corporate and M&A practice group; she focuses on cross-border private M&A and joint ventures. Mikko Ahonen has strong expertise in private equity issues, where he advises Finnish and international private equity investors and corporates on domestic and cross-border transactions. Matti Kuokkanen is the key name to note at associate level.