Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd is a law firm built on experience of the corporate world.

We provide practical, immediate and solution-oriented advice.

Our mission is to identify and help our clients understand the legal risks related to their business.

The expertise of the firm includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate and securities law, distress finance and insolvency, dispute resolution, energy law, employment law, investments, board and management advisory, and private wealth.




Our team combines the competence of experienced lawyers
with the progressiveness of young professionals.

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Risto Ojantakanen

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 30 years of practice, Risto has worked on both domestic and cross-border transactions in Europe, Asia and North America.

Before founding Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd, Risto was a partner at White&Case LLP for ten years, and before that a partner at a major Helsinki law firm for fourteen years.


+358 400 330 300

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Leif Itäinen

Leif advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, restructuring and insolvency matters, litigation and dispute resolution, as well as on real estate, construction and maritime law.

He has served as trustee in numerous bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings, and his expertise in the field is recognized by legal directories such as Chambers Europe.

Leif also advises private individuals and families on the preservation and transfer of wealth.

Before founding Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd, Leif was a partner at DLA Piper/Peltonen LMR for twenty-five years of which fifteen years as a managing partner. Before that he was running a private practice under the name Itäinen&Komulainen.


+358 40 556 9675

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Ilkka Osanen

Ilkka advises clients in the field of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions and venture capital investments including the related shareholder structures. He has special industry expertise in private healthcare and social care sectors. Ilkka also offers clients general corporate, commercial and contract law advice.

Before joining Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd as a partner, Ilkka worked at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd's M&A team for more than ten years.


+358 50 529 9158

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Martina Ehrström

Martina focuses on general corporate assignments. She has extensive experience of a wide variety of commercial contracts and corporate arrangements. Before joining Itäinen & Ojantakanen, Martina worked as in-house counsel at Stockmann plc and previously at a major Helsinki based law firm.


+358 40 769 8255

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Pontus Baarman

Pontus advises clients on commercial and corporate litigation and dispute resolution. In addition, he also advises private investors and families on the preservation and transfer of wealth as well as on dispute resolution in connection therewith. Pontus is a highly experienced and relied advisor of estate beneficiaries, and also serves as administrator and executor of estates.


+358 40 846 2448

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Pekka Tuunainen

Pekka advises clients on domestic and international litigation, including property and contract law disputes, as well as insolvency and judgment enforcement.
In addition, his expertise in private wealth matters, including inter alia inheritance and marital property dispute resolution, is widely recognized and he has broad experience as a court appointed executor and administrator of estates. Pekka is also responsible for our Russian desk.
Pekka holds a Doctor of Laws (PhD, Doctor of Juridical Science) degree from the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law and acts as a Senior Lecturer of Private Law.

Before joining Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd, Pekka ran a private practice for ten years whilst also working at the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law as a research fellow.


+358 40 553 8874

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Jussi-Pekka Jutila

Jussi-Pekka Jutila graduated in 2004. He was trained on the bench in 2008. During his career, Jussi-Pekka has previously worked as an in-house counsel and as a judge. He has also worked as an Administrative Director for the City of Hanko in South-Western Finland. Jussi-Pekka joined our firm in 2016. He concentrates mainly on dispute resolution and insolvency matters.


+358 40 483 8582

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Heini Timgren

Heini advises on mergers and acquisitions as well as on company and securities law matters. She has broad experience on private and public M&A and capital market transactions. Heini has graduated in 2011. Before joining the firm, she worked in the capital market and corporate department of a major Helsinki based law firm.


+358 44 562 2972

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Linda Pihonen

Linda advises on mergers and acquisitions and general company law matters. She has graduated in 2015 (eximia cum laude approbatur), and has worked with the firm since graduation.


+358 40 556 8977

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Monica Savander

Monica advises on insolvency and family law matters and on dispute resolution in connection therewith. Monica has graduated in 2016 and been with the firm since graduation. During her studies she has worked with insolvency and family law matters at a major Helsinki based law firm.


+358 40 841 1257

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Anni Murto-Koivisto

Anni advises on general corporate matters as well as on mergers and acquisitions. Anni has graduated in 2017 and worked with the firm since graduation. In addition to her law degree, Anni has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. During her law studies, she has worked with corporate and capital market matters at a major Helsinki based law firm and as a legal trainee at the District Court of Lapland.


+358 44 282 4493

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Paulus Orispää

Paulus advises clients in the field of mergers and acquisitions as well as private equity transactions. In addition, Paulus focuses on general corporate, commercial and contract law related matters. Prior to joining Itäinen & Ojantakanen Attorneys Ltd, Paulus worked as an associate lawyer in another law firm in Helsinki.

During his master’s studies at the University of Lapland, Paulus spent one semester studying law at Utrecht University, the Netherlands.


+358 40 519 4482

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Päivi Falck–Ruokolainen

Assistant and general office administrator.


+358 40 822 7596
office: +358 40 139 0525

Marjo Pörsti

Assistant and general office administrator.


+358 40 841 0848
office: +358 40 134 4300

At Itäinen & Ojantakanen, we are passionate and dedicated to providing first-class service to our clients and value business-minded colleagues with positive attitude and the willingness to contribute and take initiative as a flexible team player. We offer our employees a valuable experience of working on interesting and challenging assignments with talented and experienced professionals in an inspiring environment and an opportunity to be involved in direct client work and deal negotiations already early in their career. If you think you would be a good fit for our team of lawyers, please feel free to submit your application (accompanied with your CV, graduate diploma, matriculation examination certificate and high school diploma) at any time to (or contact Ilkka Osanen) for future recruitment and we will contact you in case an appropriate position becomes available. Please note that for trainee positions we have separate application periods and the open positions will appear below once they become available.

Our offices are located in central Helsinki.

Pohjoisesplanadi 25 B
00100 Helsinki


+358 9 47803300
+358 40 1390 525
fax: +358 9 6980177