Pekka Jaatinen

Senior Advisor, Member of the Finnish Bar

I began my career working in a law firm already as a law student. Having had the possibility to work in a small office, I joined Castrén & Snellman as a partner in 1990. Due to my background and my keen interest in insolvency proceedings and transactional work I’ve been working with the largest and most complex cross-border insolvencies and transactions in Finland for over 30 years. Since early 1990 I’ve been one of the best known insolvency and restructuring lawyers in Finland. My core expertise is in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, insolvency administration, corporate restructuring and distressed M&A as well as in acting as a trustee and administrator of bankruptcy estates and restructuring proceedings. This has enabled me to deeply learn about various industries, from retail to construction, wholesale to food production, shipbuilding to mining industries, just to name some of them.

I’m also routinely involved in corporate governance and corporate law as well as advising several private company boards both in Finland and abroad and chairing public company AGMs on a regular basis. I also advise large family companies in their strategic development as well as in crafting and implementing solutions for company succession.

Throughout my career I’ve always been very active in various international associations, such as the International Bar Association and the International Insolvency Institute. I am currently an officer of these organisations.

At Castrén & Snellman I’ve previously served as the Managing Partner for ten years and I have been a board member for 25 years. I’m extremely keen to take our profession further to ensure the best and highest quality of legal service to our clients. Currently as a Senior Advisor of our firm I greatly enjoy working closely with partners as well as with our great, young, talented lawyers for the benefit of our clients.

Clients highlight his “ability to express complex problems clearly and focus on the core point of legal questions”.

Chambers Europe 2018

Latest references

Services Employment, Restructuring & Insolvency, Technology & Communications
Case published 11.1.2023
Services Employment, Restructuring & Insolvency, Forestry & Natural Resources
Case published 29.12.2022
Services Corporate Governance, General Meeting Arrangements
Case published 29.11.2021
Services Capital Markets & Financial Regulation, Competition & Procurement, Corporate Governance, Data & Technology, ESG and Corporate Sustainability, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Tax & Structuring
Case published 25.3.2021
Services Banking & Finance, Competition & Procurement, Data & Technology, Employment, Environment, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Tax & Structuring
Case published 10.2.2021
Services Banking & Finance, Competition & Procurement, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure & Natural Resources, International Construction & Projects, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax & Structuring
Case published 15.1.2021
Services Banking & Finance, Real Estate Investments & Transactions, Real Estate
Case published 28.2.2020
Services Mergers & Acquisitions
Case published 4.12.2019

Get to know our other experts in the field