Nella Åström

Partner / Helsinki

About Nella

Nella specialises in M&A as well as private equity transactions, advising regularly both international and domestic industrial clients and private equity sponsors. Nella has been involved in numerous domestic and cross-border transactions, several of which in a multi-jurisdictional context. She also regularly advises clients on general corporate matters.

Nella joined Borenius in 2016, and before that she worked for other major Finnish law firms as a transactions lawyer. Most recently, she worked as the general counsel for a Finnish technology company. Nella has also gained international experience as a visiting lawyer in New York and Stockholm.


  • Commercial, Corporate & M&A

The Legal 500
Nella Åström is extremely effective, competent, resourceful, creative and fun to work with.”

Selected references

  • Advised Davie on the purchase of the assets of Helsinki Shipyard
  • Represented Metso Outotec in the divestiture of Outotec Turula Oy
  • Represented Copado in connection with its acquisition of Qentinel
  • Advised PKC Group in Motherson Sumi’s EUR 571 million recommended offer
  • Advised the seller in the sale of the leading sustainability consultant Gaia to Sweco
  • Advised Norvestor on an investment into Envera
  • Advised Neste on the divestment of its fuel retail business in Russia
  • Advised Adelis Equity Partners on the sale of Med Group


  • Partner, Borenius, 2021–
  • Senior Associate, Borenius, 2016–2021
  • Visiting Lawyer, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (New York), 2019–2020
  • Vice President of Legal, Kiosked, 2015–2016
  • Senior Associate, Roschier, 2013–2015
  • Senior Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2012–2013
  • Visiting Lawyer, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB, Sweden, 2012
  • Associate, Castrén & Snellman, 2008–2011


  • Bar Admission, 2012, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2008, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Finnish, English, Swedish