Johannes Ahti

Partner, Head of Helsinki office, Helsinki

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, including acquisition and other event-driven financing, refinancing, and financial restructuring, with a particular focus on the leveraged, corporate, real estate and infrastructure finance spaces.

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.

Johannes Ahti 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). Further, he is noted in particular for his expertise in leveraged buyouts and according to clients, he has “an understanding of the nuances is each deal” (Chambers Europe, 2021), “brings a deep understanding of the bank’s perspective” (The Legal 500, 2021),  and “makes things go forward and always has a goal in mind” (Chambers Europe, 2019).

Also, clients describe Johannes as an “easily accessible lawyer with great personality” (IFLR1000, 2021) who is “very solution-oriented and responsive” and “always available” (Chambers Europe, 2018). Further, Johannes is praised for his “business-oriented” approach (Chambers Europe, 2020), “good technical knowledge” and “good commercial understanding” (Chambers Europe, 2018). He is a “safe pair of hands to be trusted on” (IFLR1000, 2021, 30th edition).  One client describes him as a top-notch individual among Finnish legal professionals”, and continues Johannes is innovative, poised and a solid negotiator” (IFLR1000, 2020/2021, 31st edition)

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

Member of the Finnish Bar Association

University of Helsinki, LL.M. (2007)

English, Finnish

Has a great mixture of technical abilities and business knowledge; listens very carefully to understand the objective, and is always very service-minded and focused on getting the deal done.

Chambers Global