PARTNER MOVES - Roschier boosts its capital markets and corporate finance practice with appointment of Antti Ihamuotila as new partner

28 Jan 2015

Roschier announces the appointment of Antti Ihamuotila as a partner in the firm’s Helsinki office. Antti Ihamuotila has worked for more than 15 years in London and will be joining Roschier from his current position as a partner in the corporate department of leading international law firm Latham & Watkins.

Roschier strengthens its cross-border capabilities in the areas of capital markets and corporate finance transactions in the Nordic region by adding Antti Ihamuotila as a partner in its leading capital markets practice. He is a highly skilled and widely recognized practitioner who has over 15 years’ broad experience of international capital markets transactions, including in-depth expertise in equity and debt capital markets, leveraged finance, public M&A and corporate advisory. The appointment will bring additional depth to Roschier’s already robust service offering in these areas and increase the team’s ability to serve its clients on an even broader scale, in particular with regard to international transactions originating from the Nordic region.

“Antti’s unique international experience and network will serve our clients extremely well. We will continue to work with our international law firm network on matters that require input from other jurisdictions, but his arrival will bring us even more muscle to provide one-stop-shop capital markets services in the Nordic region,” comments Helsinki-based Partner Paula Linna, who heads Roschier’s Equity Capital Markets practice.

“In my role at Latham & Watkins, I have worked with Roschier for many years and have always been impressed by their high quality of work and solution-oriented approach. When the time came to move back to Finland, I knew that this would be the ideal platform for me. I very much look forward to joining Roschier and working in the Nordic market alongside partners Manne Airaksinen, Helena Viita and Paula Linna in Helsinki, and Pontus Enquist and Johan Häger in Stockholm,” says Antti Ihamuotila.

“Antti is the perfect complement to Roschier’s capital markets team; he brings with him a wealth of experience of the cutting-edge London capital markets and complex cross-border transactions of which our clients will now reap the benefit. We are delighted to welcome him to Roschier,” concludes Roschier’s Managing partner Rainer Hilli.

Roschier’s capital markets team has a strong presence in the market and considerable experience in working with clients on a wide range of regulatory and transactional work, including equity and debt capital markets offerings and public M&A transactions. Recent highlights include, among other things, acting for Vacon in its approx. EUR 1 billion combination with Danfoss, Rautaruukki in its EUR 1.1 billion combination with SSAB, Citycon in its approx. EUR 400 million combined directed issue and rights issue, and Metsä Board in its EUR 225 million bond refinancing. The fully integrated Finnish and Swedish teams work on a daily basis with colleagues in the Corporate Advisory, Tax and other practices to develop innovative structures and to facilitate the smooth implementation of transactions in the Nordic market.

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