Appointments, News/19 Jun 2018

Borenius Builds upon its Capital Markets and Financial Regulation Expertise with the Appointment of Jorma Yli-Jaakkola

We are delighted to welcome Jorma Yli-Jaakkola to our Capital Markets team. He will also strengthen our capabilities in financial institutions and regulation practice in addition to developing our corporate advisory practice and deepening our FinTech knowledge. Jorma’s key competence areas include EU securities market regulation and infrastructures, corporate governance, company law, contract law, and IT&IPR. Jorma has also actively contributed to the legal industry’s efforts to utilise blockchain technology and its various potential applications in the financial industry.

“By adding Jorma’s international financial markets expertise to our team, and combining that with our team members’ experience and expertise, we now cover the entire capital markets value chain in great depth. Jorma is truly a business-minded lawyer and has earlier held several leadership positions, which enable him to see the complexities of the financial markets through the eyes of a market operator. Taking into account the recent trends in the market, we are really pleased to boost our capabilities in advising our clients in the changing regulatory environment”, says Juha Koponen, head of Borenius’ Capital Markets Practice.

Jorma joins us from Euroclear Finland where he was the Head of CEO Office. Jorma had worked in various positions in the Euroclear group across Europe, and some of his key roles included heading Euroclear Finland’s and Sweden’s Legal and Public Affairs teams and serving as a Director in the Euroclear group’s Legal Division in London, providing legal services for Euroclear group’s strategic projects, business development and innovation initiatives. He began his career at the Helsinki Stock Exchange (currently part of Nasdaq).

“I’m joining Capital Markets and Financial Institutions & Regulation teams with great enthusiasm. It is inspiring to change my perspective to the market after more than a decade within international financial markets infrastructures and to be able apply my expertise and business acumen to our clients’ legal needs. I look forward to contributing to our mission to help our clients in shaping our common business landscape as a member of the Borenius team”, says Jorma.

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Juha Koponen


Helsinki, London, New York