Johan Åkermarck specializes in M&A, life sciences and competition law. He heads the firm's Life Sciences & Healthcare practice group and is a member of the firm's M&A & Private Equity and Competition & Public Procurement practice groups. He assists clients in structuring, negotiating and implementing various types of corporate transactions on a Finnish, Nordic and international level. He also advises on general corporate law matters, including corporate governance.
Prior to joining Dittmar & Indrenius in 2008, Johan practiced since 1988 at one of the largest Finnish law firms, serving for eleven years as a partner. Johan has gained experience from working with Coudert Brothers in Brussels in 1996.
Johan is a member of several professional organisations, including the Finnish Bar Association, the International Bar Association.
Joined Dittmar & Indrenius: 2008
Education: University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1987); Trained at the Bench (1988)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English and German
Publications: International Business Acquisitions – Major Legal Issues and Due Diligence (Kluwer Law 2007), different country chapters (Finland) regarding M&A, competition law and life sciences in publications such as PLC, ICLG and Getting the Deal Through
- Practical Law Multi-Jurisdictional Guide: Life Sciences 2013 - Finland Chapter
- Leniency Regimes - Jurisdictional Comparisons 2012 - Finland Chapter
Representative Work: Johan has, as the leading partner, advised both listed companies, small & medium size corporations and private equity houses in their domestic and cross boarder transactions. He has combined his knowledge in competition law with M&A and his main industry speciality relates to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Automobiles. Recent M&A transactions relate to pharmaceuticals, it-consultancy, energy & machinery, collection business and construction.
Recommendations: Recommended or highly recommended lawyer by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer within the fields of M&A, Corporate & Commercial, Life Sciences and Competition Law.
"Leading individual" in Corporate and M&A (Legal 500, 2013)
"Well-established practitioner Johan Åkermarck earns warm recommendations for his corporate work, especially when it comes to competition matters and handling pharmaceutical transactions." (Chambers & Partners, 2012)
"A large team of specialists include: Johan Åkermarck who "stands out" and is "very strong at the negotiation table" (Legal 500, 2011).
"Johan Åkermarck, formerly with Castrén & Snellman, is singeled out for his broad knowledge of M&A, corporate and commercial law." (Chambers & Partners, 2011)