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Risto Ojantakanen
Risto Ojantakanen
Senior Partner

Risto advises a broad range of clients on mergers and acquisitions as well as general corporate matters. He also acts as an arbitrator in corporate and commercial disputes. In addition, his expertise includes energy, insurance and insolvency law. His practice covers board advisory including distress finance and acting as chair in general meetings of shareholders. In his more than 35 years of practice, Risto has worked on both domestic and cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia and North America.

Highlights:

Representing trade creditors in the corporate restructuring of Stockmann plc resulting in conversion of the trade receivables in shares and bonds issued by Stockmann plc
Representing a special situations fund in disposing of its shares and bonds in Stockmann plc
Representing North Wall Capital in connection with purchase of receivables in Stockmann plc restructuring
Representing the sellers in the sale of Padel Sport Oy to a fund managed by Triton
Representing Four World Capital in a major squeeze-out arbitration

Education:

SMU School of Law, Dallas, Texas, MCL (1983)
University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1982)

Career:

I&O Partners Attorneys Ltd (2021-)
Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd (2015-2021)
White & Case LLP (2004-2014)
Roschier Attorneys Ltd (1991-2004)
Peltonen, Örndahl & Ruokonen (1984-1990)
Gilbert, Segall & Young LLP, New York (1984)

Languages:

Finnish, English, Swedish

Memberships:

Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the Directors’ Institute Finland
Member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Scandinavia

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