Jyrki Tähtinen

Senior Partner


Senior Partner, Helsinki


Fax. +358 20 713 3499


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Tel. +358 20 713 3420
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Jyrki Tähtinen

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

Jyrki has served as an administrator and trustee in a number of major corporate restructuring procedures and bankruptcy estates.

Jyrki is a member of the board of directors of a number of Finnish companies. He serves 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.


Chambers Europe & Global

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

Chambers Europe & Global | 2020
“Good negotiator.”
“Good command of domestic and international corporate law.”
“One of the most experienced insolvency lawyers.”


Chambers Europe & Global | 2019
“True business lawyer who can relate understanding of corporate law with business understanding.”
“Immense depth of experience.”
“One of the most experienced insolvency lawyers in Finland.” 

Chambers Europe | 2018
“Strategic advice.”
“He allows clients to make decisions themselves but advises on how to come to that decision.”

Chambers Europe & Global | 2018
“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.”

The Legal 500

  • Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Legal 500 | 2020

“Really impressed us with his experience and capability to always concentrate on the right topics without spending any unnecessary time on the secondary items.”


Legal 500 | 2019

“Very experienced.”


  • Restructuring & insolvency, Private equity

IFLR1000 | 2021

“Calm, collected and a senior deal maker.”

“One of the most senior legal minds in Finland actively engaging in customer advisory.”


IFLR1000 | 2020

“Consistent top quality work and solid advice.”

“High quality in challenging, international M&A transactions. Very high level of legal know-how.”


IFLR1000 | 2019

“Proactive, very experienced and very good at dealing with customers board members and senior management.”

“Very good understanding of customer’s needs. Excellent negotiation skills.”

Who’s Who Legal

  • 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

  • Advised the Finnish Deaconess Foundation on selling its shareholding in Terveystalo Plc to OP Group for  EUR 140 million.
  • Advised Huurre Group on selling Huurre Finland to Caverion Plc and Porkka to Festivo Finland.
  • Advised PKC Group Plc board on the Motherson Sumi Systems EUR 571 million public tender offer.
  • Advised CapMan Plc on acquiring Helsinki listed Norvestia Plc and de-listing the Company.
  • Advised Fortum and E.ON on selling their shareholding in Gasum Oy to the State of Finland for EUR 510 million.
  • Advised funds managed by CapMan on acquiring Helsinki listed Oral Hammaslääkärit Plc and de-listing the company.
  • Advised funds managed by Vitruvian Partners on acquiring CRF Box Oy and Accountor Oy.
  • Advised PVO and Fortum on selling their shareholding in Fingrid Oyj to the State of Finland for EUR 650 million.


  • 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