Senior Counsel / Head of Banking & Finance
Juha Pöllänen is a former deal manager of the Nordea SME acquisition finance team. He has successfully completed numerous acquisition finance transactions with domestic and foreign private equity funds and also with industrial buyers. Juha was responsible for coordinating the work of the bank’s deal team and, in cooperation with the deal team, for analysis of the target company’s business, financing structure, proposal for credit committee, negotiations with customers and legal documentation.
Juha has also substantial experience in mergers and acquisition and capital markets as an adviser and legal counsel in a corporate finance unit. Transactions of the corporate finance unit included public tender offers and subsequent delisting, equity offerings, IPOs, combination of share classes, mergers and acquisitions and compliance issues. Transactions often required close co-operation with the Nasdaq Helsinki, Euroclear Finland, Financial Supervisory Authority and advisors of the customer. Additionally, Juha has analyzed M&A tax structures.
Juha has also worked in legal and collection units, as a lawyer in Suomen Säästöpankki – SSP Oy credit administration and in the YIT Corporation’s legal department.
Juha focuses on banking and finance, capital markets as well as on mergers and acquisitions. He is also familiar with dispute resolution, insolvency proceedings and restructuring of enterprises.
Magnusson Helsinki Attorneys Ltd, Senior Legal Counsel – 2017 – to date
Nordea Bank Finland Plc / SME acquisition finance team, Deal Manager – 2011 – 2017
Nordea Bank Finland Plc / Corporate Finance, Chief Legal Counsel – 2000 – 2010
Nordea Bank Finland Plc (and its predecessors), Lawyer – 1994 – 1999
Merita-Nordbanken London Branch, Trainee – 1998
Omaisuudenhoitoyhtiö Arsenal Oy, Lawyer – 1994
Suomen Säästöpankki – SSP Oy, Lawyer – 1992 – 1994
Trainee District Judge and District Judge – 1991 – 1992
Attorneys -at-Law Kauppi & Molander – 1990 – 1991
YIT Corporation – 1989 – 1990
Helsinki University, LL.M. – 1989
LL.M. with court training – 1992
NEWS about Juha Pöllänen
MAGNUSSON GROWS SIGNIFICANTLY IN FINLAND
Over the past few months Magnusson has added a number of high profile lawyers to its team in Finland.read more
NEW SENIOR COUNSEL, HEAD OF BANKING & FINANCE AT MAGNUSSON FINLAND
Magnusson Finland further grows with the hire of Senior Counsel, Head of Banking & Finance Juha Pöllänen.read more