Johannes Ahti

Partner, Head of Helsinki office, Helsinki

Finance & Restructuring

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Johannes Ahti is Head of the Helsinki office and a Partner in the firm’s Finance & Restructuring practice. He has extensive experience in finance and debt capital markets transactions from acquisitions and other event-driven financing to refinancing and financial restructuring, with a focus on leveraged finance (including leveraged loans, direct lending, private debt and high-yield bonds), real assets debt (including real estate finance and infrastructure finance), corporate financing, and venture debt.

Recognitions

Johannes is recognized as one of the leading experts in Finland within Banking & Finance by international directories such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and The Legal 500.

This is what clients say about Johannes:

“Johannes’ availability and general level of client service is excellent. He also understands and focuses on the material and commercial aspects.”
– Chambers Global 2024, Banking & Finance

“Johannes Ahti is the go-to partner for complex advice.”
– Chambers Global 2024, Banking & Finance

“He is a very valued, hands-on lawyer who makes clients feel more relaxed in the process and negotiations.”
– Chambers Global 2024, Banking & Finance

“He is very available and always understands the client.”
– Chambers Global 2024, Banking & Finance

“Johannes Ahti excels within his areas of expertise.”
– The Legal 500 2024, Banking & Finance

“Johannes Ahti is very responsive and resourceful.”
– The Legal 500 2024, Banking & Finance

“Excellent negotiator with genuine interest in contract drafting. Strong deal execution capabilities.”
– The Legal 500 2023, Banking & Finance

“He has good project management skills, and is very smooth and solution-oriented.”
– Chambers Global 2023, Banking & Finance

“He has a great mixture of technical abilities and business knowledge. He listens very carefully to understand the objective, and is always very service-minded and focused on getting the deal done.”
– Chambers Global 2022, Banking & Finance

“Service-minded, extremely talented with in-depth knowledge, excellent problem-solver.”
– IFLR1000, 2022/2023 (32nd edition)

“Engaging, extremely skilled, top-notch industry knowledge.”
– IFLR1000, 2022/2023 (32nd edition)

Career

Roschier (2017-), Head of the Helsinki office (2022-)
Borenius (2012-2017)
Hannes Snellman (2008-2012)

Memberships

Member of the Finnish Bar Association

Education

University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2007)

Languages

English, Finnish

Johannes’ availability and general level of client service is excellent. He also understands and focuses on the material and commercial aspects.

Chambers Global