Jan-Anders Wik

Senior Advisor, Helsinki

Corporate Advisory, Emerging Companies, General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Private M&A, Public M&A

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Jan-Anders Wik is a Helsinki-based Senior Advisor specialized in corporate advisory and private and public M&A. Jan-Anders works mainly for listed companies and financial institutions. He also has extensive experience in commercial contracts and technology transfers.

Recognitions

Jan-Anders is recognized as one of the leading experts in Finland in corporate/M&A by international legal directories such as Chambers Europe and Chambers Global.

This is what clients say about Jan-Anders:

“Jan-Anders Wik has great experience and is easy to work with.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Jan-Anders Wik’s experience includes advising:

  • Hedin Mobility Group in the acquisition of Laakkonen Group’s automotive business;
  • Ahlström Capital in the divestment of Destia to Colas;
  • Neles Corporation in the merger with Valmet Oyj;
  • Umicore in the acquisition of Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt refinery and battery cathode precursor operations in Kokkola, Finland;
  • Hoivatilat Oyj in the EUR 408 million public tender offer by Aedifica SA/NV for Hoivatilat Oyj;
  • TCV in its investment of approximately USD 200 million in Unified Retail Planning Pioneer RELEX Solutions;
  • Mandatum Life Insurance Company Limited in the transaction relating to the insurance portfolio co-operation with Danske Bank;
  • Konecranes in its acquisition of the Material Handling & Port Solutions (MHPS) business from Terex, which closed in January 2017, and in relation to the preceding Business Combination Agreement and Plan of Merger with Terex signed in August 2015 and terminated in May 2016, when the MHPS Acquisition was agreed.
Career

Roschier (1994-), Partner (1997-2022), Head of Oulu office (1997-2006), Head of Helsinki office (2011-2016), Senior Advisor (2022-)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (1993)
KWH Group Ltd, General Counsel (1990-1994)
Roschier-Holmberg & Waselius, Attorneys Ltd., Associate Lawyer (1988-1990)

Memberships

Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of LES Scandinavia

Professional appointments

LES Scandinavia, Board member (2001-2005)

Education

University of Helsinki, LL.M. (1988)

Languages

English, Finnish, Swedish

Revered for his all-round professionalism, sharpness and responsiveness.

Chambers Europe