Saara Haapamäki

Senior Associate / Helsinki

About Saara

Saara advises financial institutions and borrowers on assignments that relate to domestic and cross-border banking and finance and debt capital markets, including real estate financing, leveraged finance, corporate loans and ship financing. She has also handled restructuring matters and has a keen interest in sustainable finance.

Saara has worked as a visiting lawyer at Danske Bank, and she joined Borenius from Nordea. Saara has also completed an internship at the Securities Commission of Chile in Santiago de Chile and worked as a legal consultant at the European Investment Bank.

In addition to her law studies at the University of Helsinki, Saara has studied law at the Université de Montpellier in France and completed an MSc in Sustainable Finance at the Kedge Business School in Paris.


  • Banking & Finance


  • Senior Associate, Borenius 2020–
  • Associate, Borenius, 2016–2020
  • Legal Consultant (Secondee), Northern Europe Division, European Investment Bank (EIB), 2022–2023
  • Assistant Consultant, Gaia Consulting Oy, 2022
  • Legal Counsel (Secondee), Corporates & Institutions, Danske Bank, 2019
  • Legal Adviser, Nordea Bank Finland, 2016


  • Master of Science (Sustainable Finance), 2023, Kedge Business School, Paris, France
  • Bar Admission, 2020, Helsinki, Finland
  • Master of Laws, 2016, University of Helsinki, Finland


  • Finnish, English, Swedish, Spanish, French