Kari Lautjärvi

Doctor of Laws, Lagman
Co-Head of Corporate Advisory & CSR

Kari Lautjärvi

Doctor of Laws, Lagman
Co-Head of Corporate Advisory & CSR

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An ‘Expert Consultant’ in Finland in the field of Banking and finance, Capital markets and M&A by IFLR1000 Financial and corporate.

IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 2020, 2019

Senior statesman Kari Lautjärvi has more than 30 years’ experience in banking and finance and is a highly respected figure in the market. He continues to assist with advisory mandates, with his expertise spanning finance, corporate and disputes matters.

Chambers Global & Europe 2018, Banking & Finance
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Focus on complex corporate advisory with aspects of finance, capital markets and M&A.

Kari Lautjärvi is known for his long-standing experience in finance and capital markets, especially on mezzanine finance instruments. In addition to his finance and transactional work he advises board members, managing directors and chief legal counsels of major Finnish companies on corporate advisory and CSR matters. He also acts as an arbitrator both in domestic and international arbitral proceedings.

Kari Lautjärvi is an active spokesperson for pro bono activities in the Finnish legal market. He is experienced chairman of boards and general meetings. Currently he is the Chairman of the Board of the Finnish Bar Association’s Foundation. He is also Board Member of D&I’s pro bono partner Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), founded by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Martti Ahtisaari, former President of the Republic of Finland.

Kari Lautjärvi has been awarded the Finnish honorary title Laamanni (Lagman) by the President of the Republic of Finland in 2017.


University of Helsinki, Doctor of Laws (LL.D., 2015)

Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1986)

Trained at the Bench (1983)

University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1981)

Admitted: Finnish Bar Association


Finnish, Swedish and English


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