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While each of our lawyers is specialised in one or more practice areas, they also develop and maintain professional knowledge in general business law. We train our lawyers to be exceptionally well-rounded practitioners in order to ensure that specialisation is achieved without sacrificing the important perspective of the generalist. Strict adherence to quality is reflected in the selection and training of our professionals.

Lauri Peltola

Senior Counsel
Joined Firm:
University of Helsinki (L.L.M. 1974). Trained on the Bench (1977)
English, Finnish, Swedish
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Practice Areas

Banking and Finance; Financial Restructuring; Capital Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Energy Law

Career and qualifications

Waselius & Wist, Senior Counsel 2016-; Waselius & Wist Partner 2002-2015; Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius 1993 – 2002 (head of London Branch 1993, partner 1995); Procopé & Hornborg 1976 – 1992 (partner 1980, head of London Branch 1984, secondment S.G. Archibald, Paris 1980); Ministry of Trade and Industry 1975 – 1976


Finnish Bar Association; Legal Society of Finland; International Bar Association


* Recommended as leading lawyer in the fields of Banking and Finance by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global
* Recommended as leading lawyer by IFLR1000
* Recommended in Banking and Finance by The Legal 500
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Banking by Who’s Who Legal
* Recommended as leading lawyer in the field of Banking by the Euromoney Legal Experts
* Recommended in the field of Banking and Finance Law by Best Lawyers®

“Very experienced with financings."
“Really good to work with”
– Chambers Global 2018

"Exhibits depth of experience and market knowledge’" (Banking and Finance)
– The Legal 500 2017

"He's a really nice guy but also really no-nonsense. When he knows you are in a hurry, he tells you what you need and gets things done" (Banking and Finance)
– Chambers Global 2017

“He ‘has a strong reputation in this field’” (Banking and Finance)
“He is praised for his seniority and experience” (Corporate and M&A)
– The Legal 500 2015

"He really steps up to the plate and gets things done. He grasps the broader issues and knows what is going on in the market. He gives us practical, market-driven responses to our issues" (Banking and Finance)
– Chambers Global 2015

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Selected experience:

* Advised AMC Networks in connection with the rights offering of Next Games;
* Refinancing of CABB Chemicals with EUR 640 million Senior Secured and Unsecured Notes offering;
* Refinancing of Technopolis;
* Acquisition of Bella Boats by Nimbus Boats;
* Acquisition of Verifone Systems Inc. by Francisco Partners and BCI;
* Financing of My Lender;
* Neste Corporation EUR 400 million notes listed on NASDAQ Helsinki;
* Refinancing of Nomad Foods by Offering of Senior Secured Notes and Senior Credit Facilities;
* Offering of Senior Notes by Nets Group;
* Finnair Revolving Credit Facility;
* Sanoma Revolving Credit Facility;
* Issue by Neste Oil of EUR 500M 2.125 % Notes listed on the HSE;
* Fingrid Oyj EMTN Debt Issuance Programme listed on the LSE;
* Acquisition by Yaskawa of The Switch Engineering Oy;
* Financing of acquisition by Permira of CABB Group and EUR 410 million Senior Secured Notes offering;
* Acquisition by Taminco of the formic acid business of Kemira Plc;
* Acquisition by FSI, Borealis and Finnish pension funds of Fortum Corporation’s electricity distribution business in Finland;
* Financing of acquisition by Technopolis Plc;
* Sale by E.ON of its holdings in E.ON Kainuu Oy, Karhu Voima Oy and E.ON Suomi Oy;
* Financing of the acquisition by Nokia of the 50% stake owned by Siemens in Nokia Siemens Networks;
* Sale by E.ON of its stake in Fennovoima;
* Bankruptcies of Bronda real estate companies;
* Acquisition of Digita Oy;
* Bankruptcy of Elcoteq;
* Tikkurila €180M Loan Facility;
* Restructuring of European Directories Group;
* Acquisition of Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions Finland Oy by Syntagma Capital;
* Acquisition by Mediq N.V. of Oriola-KD Corporation’s Healthcare Trade Business;

”Man of Justice” by Veikko Myller