IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Roschier an independent Nordic law firm with offices in Finland and Sweden. Founded in 1936, the firm has an excellent reputation for advising high-profile clients on corporate law issues.  


Focusses / specialisms

In terms of banking and finance Roschier is known for their work in financial restructurings and refinancing issues. Their clients in the field include large domestic and foreign corporations as well as leading financial institutions, investors, and governments.

Their capital markets service focuses on both equity and debt capital. The team at Roscher is skilled in advising on a wide range of capital markets issues including IPOs rights offerings, structured finance and financial derivatives.

Key specialisms for Roschier in terms of M&A work have been listed companies, financial institutions, leading technology and IT firms as well as large family businesses.

In project development the firm is especially skilled in real estate deals, regulatory processes advice and liability.


Key clients

Key clients include Nordea, OP Corporate Bank, SEB, Danske Bank, Nokia, Outokumpu, IK Partners, Blackstone, Taaleri Energia, TietoEVRY Corporation, Coronaria, Musti Group, Huhtamäki, Finnair, Bain Capital, Neles Corporation, Puuilo, Sitowise, Nordic Lights Group Corporation, Basware, Sampo, Lassila-Tikanoja, Enersense International, Telia Company, Suomen Autokauppa, Loxam, Boels Topholding, ANTA Sports Products, Wolt, GoTo Technologies, Kymppivoima, Sibanye-Stillwater, Renewable Power Capital, Fortum, Vattenfall, InfraVia, Westenergy, Kemijoki, Enefit Green, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Pohjola Bank, Caruna Group, Fennovoima, Sval Energi and Downing.


Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

In banking and finance, the firm was busy with work for clients in the technology and telecommunications and the real estate sector. The firm was engaged in leveraged finance and refinancings.

On the debt side of the capital markets, the firm completed bond issuances as well as bond restructurings and bond buy-backs. Working with financial institutions, real estate companies, energy companies as well as companies from the technology and telecommunications sector, the firm has mostly advised on convertible and high yield bonds. In terms of equity work, the firm focused on private equity and IPO’s, working with clients from the automotive, financial services and manufacturing industries.  

In project development, the firm worked for companies in energy, natural resources, technology and communication, as well as utilities and infrastructure. In these projects the firm has acted on behalf of mostly project developers and investors.


Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Aktia Bank's 5 billion Medium term note and covered bond programme

Fortum Corporation's 8 billion EMTN programme update

Sampo’s 1.84 billion sale of shares in Nordea Bank


Client feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Banking and finance

"Broad team and good availability, good industry knowledge."

"Best law firm in Finland with strong set of capabilities."


Capital markets

"Very familiar with the requirements for transactions of this type and good experience in working with international banks and law firms."


Financial restructuring

"They are knowledgeable, work well with other firms (not always a given), and they provide significant value."



"Reliable and truly professional partner."


Investment funds

"Excellent knowledge, always on time."



"Very helpful in advising how to set up the transaction and in the negotiation. Good to be commercial in their thinking."

"Especially in the M&A processes it is crucial to have an excellent legal team that you can trust and that is adaptive in the changing situations in the process. Roschier has been performing very well in this area."

"Very professional and diligent."


Private equity

"Reactive, insightful, competent."


Project development

"Roschier people are down-to-earth people, clear and straightforward with their advice. Good 'closers'."

"Professional, quick, pertinent, nice to work with."


Antti Ihamuotila

"Fantastic knowledge and judgement."

"One of the best attorneys I have worked with, including those in London and NYC. Personable, knowledgeable, unflappable, creative."


Tero Jormanainen

"Tero Jormanainen is extremely good in the M&A processes and related negotiations. He is very much solution-orientated and adapts well in the position the customer has in the negotiations."


Miikka Konttinen

"Miikka is a talent. Good negotiator, drafting skills and problem-solving."

"Professional, quick, pertinent, nice to work with."


Malin Leffler

"Very commercial, easy to work with, humble in approach, accessible, smart!"


Helinä Pohto

"Customer-focused true professional always available when needed."


Jouni Salmi

"Very pleasant to deal with, extremely professional."

"Go-to partner for M&A work in Finland. Soft spoken, extremely experienced and knowledgeable, always available and solutions-driven."


Helena Viita

"Knows what the parties' expectation on the Finnish counsel are, can produce the necessary documents effectively."