Jyrki Tähtinen

Senior Partner / Helsinki

About Jyrki

Jyrki advises on public and private M&A and corporate governance matters. He is a leading authority on private equity and fund formation in Finland.

Jyrki has served as an administrator and trustee in a number of major corporate restructuring procedures and bankruptcy estates. Jyrki has served as a board member in a number of public and private companies. He has in the past served some 15 years as chairman of the Finnish Venture Capital Association’s Legal Committee and as a member of the Invest Europe’s Tax, Legal and Regulatory Committee. He also writes articles and lectures on subjects related to his areas of specialisation.

Jyrki’s career at Borenius began as a Partner in 1991. Since then, Jyrki has served as our Managing Partner from 1997 to 2008 and as the Chair of our Board from 2008 to 2020. Jyrki became a Senior Partner in 2008. In 2023, Jyrki was granted the esteemed honorary title of laamanni by the President of Finland.


Chambers Europe & Global

  • M&A (Senior Statespeople)
  • Restructuring & Insolvency (Senior Statespeople)

Chambers Europe & Global
“Very reliable, consistent, knowledgeable and collaborative.”
“Very good strategic view on things.”
He is extremely experienced and he has a very good grasp of complicated legal problems.”
“True business lawyer who can relate understanding of corporate law with business understanding.”
“Immense depth of experience.”
“He allows clients to make decisions themselves but advises on how to come to that decision.”
“He has excellent negotiation skills and experience. He is to the point and creates a true partnership with the client which goes beyond legal advice.”

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Capital Markets – Key Lawyer


  • Restructuring & insolvency, Private equity


“Understands business. Pragmatic approach based on long experience. International/multi-jurisdictional deal experience. Sharp legal mind.”
“One of the most experienced insolvency lawyers in Finland with stellar knowledge in the sector.”
“Actionable outcomes from the very beginning. No surprises nor elapses.”
“Ability to think on behalf of the client.”
“A brilliant lawyer. Very sophisticated and results-oriented.”
“Emeritus, legal mindset and high ethics. Able to be commercial without sub-optimising for short-term results.”
“Calm, collected and a senior deal maker.”
“One of the most senior legal minds in Finland actively engaging in customer advisory.”
“Consistent top quality work and solid advice.”
“High quality in challenging, international M&A transactions. Very high level of legal know-how.”

  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Best Lawyers

  • Corporate
  • Investment Funds
  • M&A
  • Private Equity (Lawyer of the Year 2016)
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Venture Capital (Lawyer of the Year 2017-2018)

Global Restructuring Review 100

  • Restructuring & Insolviency

Selected References


  • Senior Partner, Borenius, 2008–
  • Managing Partner, Borenius, 1997–2008
  • Partner, Borenius, 1991–1997
  • Associate, Pakarinen, Sarpaniemi & Valsta Attorneys, 1990–1991
  • Associate, Pello & Pakarinen Attorneys, 1987–1990
  • Legal Counsel, City of Helsinki, legal department, 1983–1987


  • Bar Admission, 1990, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Business Administration, 1989, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland/American Graduate School of International Management, USA
  • Master of Laws, 1985, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Finnish, English, Swedish