Johan Roman

Managing Partner / Helsinki

About Johan

Johan advises clients on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and has over two decades of experience in the field. He has a distinguished clientele that includes top private equity sponsors, major industrial firms, and leading financial institutions. Johan also offers guidance on matters concerning private equity funds, ownership and equity structures, and the transactional side of mining and renewables projects. He 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.

Johan is the Managing Partner of the firm.


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.”
“Johan excels in analysing and dissecting legal and business issues into clear and coherent steps that are actionable. He starts with the big picture and maintains clarity about the goals with the ability to focus on the ever-present pain points. Johan also very well managed to balance the depth and experience of the deal team throughout – what struck me as very modern was the fact that mid-deal the male senior associate took his paternity leave with no disruption or added billing visible to the client. Johan is also connected within Borenius and could on a short notice take on subject-matter experts to address specific issues.”

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.


  • Managing Partner, Borenius, 2024–
  • Partner, Borenius, 2014–2024
  • 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