Johan Roman

Partner / Helsinki

About Johan

Johan co-heads the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice with close to 20 years of experience in the field. His clients include leading private equity sponsors, industrial companies and financial institutions, especially when facing international work or cross-border transactions. Johan also advises our clients on questions related to private equity funds and various ownership structures as well as on the transactional side of larger wind power projects.

Johan frequently shares his expertise with the Finnish business community and lectures at the University of Helsinki. Johan holds a Master of Science (Economics) degree in addition to his law degree.


Chambers Europe & Global

  • M&A

Chambers Europe & Global
“He provides pragmatic solutions to challenges and is very nice to work with.”
“Very frank.”
“Straight to the point.

“A tough negotiator who knows how to run processes on a very tight schedule.”
“Very precise advice.”

  • Commercial, Corporate & M&A

The Legal 500
“Helpful, responsive, good to work with.”
“Johan Roman is a hands on advisor with a good business perspective.”


  • Commercial, Corporate & M&A

“A true expert in his field. Easy to discuss legal issues with him.”
“Highly experienced lawyer, very committed, and has a straight approach.”

Best Lawyers

  • Corporate
  • M&A

Selected References

  • Advised Vaaka Partners on the sale of Kotikatu. After the transaction is complete, Kotikatu and PHM Group, which is owned by the private equity firm Norvestor, will have merged to become Finland’s leading provider of residential property services.
  • Advised Neste on the divestment of its fuel retail business in Russia to PJSC Tatneft. Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) is the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel refined from waste and residues.
  • Advised Finnish private equity sponsor CapMan in its divestment of the leading Finnish private dentistry chain Oral with 63 clinics and sales close to EUR 100 million to Colosseum Dental, a Swiss-based dentistry group.
  • Advised Ramirent Plc, a leading construction equipment rental company listed on Nasdaq Helsinki, on its acquisition of SRV Kalusto and related cooperation agreement.
  • Advised Elite Alfred Berg (EAB), listed on Nasdaq First North, on its acquisition of an ownership interest in Fortum’s 185 MW portfolio of operational solar assets in India.


  • Partner, Borenius, 2014–
  • Specialist Partner, Borenius, 2011–2013
  • Associate/Senior Associate, Borenius, 2004–2011


  • Bar Admission, 2008, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Science in Economics (Accounting), 2008, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
  • Trained on the bench, 2006, District court of Raseborg, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2004, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Swedish, Finnish, English, French