Kristian Karlsson


Kristian Karlsson


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Kristian Karlsson has a good understanding of the key concerns of Finnish FSA and has an effective and commercial approach to regulatory issues.

IFLR1000 2017, Financial and corporate

Ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in Banking in Finland by IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 30th edition published in 2020.

IFLR1000 30th edition, Financial and corporate

It is great working with Kristian. He takes the initiative and often comes up with suggestions on how different issues should be tackled.

Chambers FinTech Guide, FinTech Legal in Finland 2023

Kristian Karlsson is my key contact, always available, gives clear, short and to-the-point advice.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Capital markets

He has very good knowledge of the industry and provides timely and very hands-on advice.

IFLR1000 2023, Financial and corporate

He is a highly skilled lawyer with deep insight in debt capital markets related questions. He had very valuable input and good knowledge of the legislation and how the market functions.

IFLR1000 2020, Financial and corporate

Ranked as a ‘Rising Star Partner’ in Banking in Finland by IFLR1000 Financial and corporate 33rd edition published in 2023.

IFLR1000 33rd edition, Financial and corporate



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Focus on securities law, investment funds, regulatory matters and financing transactions.

Kristian Karlsson is known for advising clients on matters relating to securities law and financial regulation with a particular emphasis on Fintech, investment funds and investment services. He also represents borrowers and lenders in connection with financing transactions, including acquisition and project financing, bond issuances, securitization and structured financing.

Kristian is the Finnish member of the Monterey Funds Club, an association of European fund law specialists, and acts as a member of the Securities and Finance Law Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association.

He has worked as a visiting lawyer with Nordea Funds Ltd and as a Consultant in European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.


University of Helsinki (LL.M., 2011)

Admitted: Finnish Bar Association


Finnish, Swedish, English and German


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