Appointments, News/1 Apr 2016
Casper Herler New Managing Partner of Borenius
Borenius appointed partner Casper Herler, age 40, as its new Managing Partner. Current Managing Partner Jari Vikiö has been appointed as Senior Partner alongside Jyrki Tähtinen, who will continue to act as Senior Partner and Chairman of the Board. Casper’s appointment further emphasises Borenius’ strategic commitment to seamless co-operation with the leading international and Nordic law firms when serving our clients in their most demanding matters.
“Having served the firm as Managing Partner for the past eight years, time has come for me to let the new talent to step in. Casper has shown great devotion towards developing our firm and I am extremely confident in handing over this post to him. I am also very excited with the possibility of returning full time to client work and doing deals, which has always been the love and essence of this profession for me”, comments Jari Vikiö, new Senior Partner.
Casper is one of the leading environmental and natural resources lawyers in Finland. He holds top rankings in all the leading international legal directories and the leadership positions in several organizations, including the International Bar Association (IBA). Casper has also been very active in the firm’s management as he has served on its board of directors and the management team as well as headed the Real Estate, Environment and Energy practice. A guiding principle within Borenius is that all partners engage themselves hands-on in client work and Casper will also continue to advice clients in his area of expertise.
“Throughout my career I have always put a lot of emphasis on good Nordic relations and going forward one of our key focus areas is the ability to excel in providing seamless pan-Nordic advice with the other independent leading Nordic law firms. In addition, under my leadership our environmental and natural resources practice has built a solid reputation in providing high-value strategic advice to major corporate clients. This is the direction I would like to take the firm and make it known as a leading strategic speaking partner for our clients”, outlines Casper Herler, new Managing Partner.
The current Managing Partner Jari Vikiö will assume the role of Senior Partner in our M&A and Private Equity practice. Jari is a very well recognized deal maker having represented clients in complex cross-border deals, such as the owners of Paroc in a EUR 700 million sale to CVC last year. Our M&A practice is one of the largest and most active in Finland.
“We are very thankful for the hard work Jari has done in developing our firm during his years in charge. Under Jari’s leadership we have grown successfully in Finland and defined our international strategy by opening offices in St. Petersburg and New York while deciding to operate in the Baltics through a best friends’ network. As Jari is greatly appreciated by clients and other advisers for his skills in negotiating complex deals, we are very happy that he is assuming a key senior role in our M&A and Private Equity practice. Similarly, we are all very excited to see Casper taking the helm and making this an even greater firm with his demonstrated strategic thinking and inspiration to bring the best out of our people”, concludes Jyrki Tähtinen, Chairman of the Board of Borenius.