Appointments, News/14 Mar 2022

New Partner to Borenius’ Capital Markets & Public M&A Team

We have invited Mia Mokkila to join our partnership as of 29 March 2022. Mia will work as a Partner within our Capital Markets & Public M&A team alongside with the team’s head, Partner Juha Koponen. Mia will also act as the head of our Corporate Advisory team, which mainly advises publicly listed companies on securities and corporate law as well as on corporate governance questions.

Juha Koponen: “We are delighted to add an experienced listed company expert to our team. We have already a significant share of the Finnish IPO market, but we also want to expand our public company advisory service. With Mia onboard, we are able to enhance our position as a trusted advisor to Finnish listed companies. This includes both those we have listed in recent years as well as new clients seeking practical top-notch advice. Mia’s appointment emphasises our commitment to being deeply involved in high stakes mandates involving Finnish listed companies.”

For the past 15 years of her career, Mia has specialised in public company advisory. She is particularly experienced in handling listed company transactions that involve complex securities and corporate law aspects, such as public tender offers and mergers of listed companies. Mia also frequently provides insider, disclosure, and governance advice to listed companies. She has served twice as a secretary of the Helsinki Takeover Code revision workgroup in 2013 and 2021–2022 (pending).

Mia Mokkila

We believe that, over the next few years, we will be seeing a growing number of arrangements between public companies, due to how active the Finnish IPO market has been in the previous years. In addition to transactional work, this will no doubt bring us more advisory work in relation to inside information and disclosure questions. Mia’s appointment represents our commitment to further cementing our position as a trusted advisor of listed companies.

Mia Mokkila: “I’m very excited to take on my new role as a partner at one of the leading capital markets practices in Finland. My own experience and the team’s current skills complement each other perfectly, and I very much look forward to starting the next chapter in my professional career at Borenius.”

Borenius Capital Markets & Public M&A team has been involved in over 35% of all Nasdaq Helsinki listings since 2015. Our recent public M&A references include our representation of Netflix, Inc. on the pending takeover of Next Games Corporation. In 2021, we acted as Finnish counsel for West Street Global Infrastructure Partners on the public takeover of Adapteo Plc, a Finnish company listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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Additional information

Juha Koponen


Helsinki, London, New York

Mia Mokkila