Jouni Salmi
Partner
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
Private M&A, Private Equity
Languages
Finnish, English, Swedish
Profile

Jouni Salmi is Head of Roschier's Private M&A practice in Finland. He has extensive experience in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and divestments involving both industrial clients and private equity sponsors. Jouni has acted for numerous listed companies, private equity sponsors and multi-national corporations, and he has in-depth knowledge in a wide variety of industry sectors such as forest, airline and payment industries. His previous work experience includes working as in-house counsel for a major telecommunications operator in Sweden and Finland.

Jouni has extensive knowledge of both the Finnish and Swedish M&A market, and he has completed numerous deals in Finland and Sweden as well as in other jurisdictions. He is a member of the Bar Association in both Finland and Sweden, and holds an LL.M degree from the University of Brussels.

Awards & rankings
Jouni is ranked Band 1 in Corporate/M&A in Finland by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe. He is also recognized as one of the leading experts in corporate/M&A in Finland by international legal directories such as The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who's Who Legal. Jouni is described as "a deal maker who is able to take a really commercial view from the outset" who is "absolutely fantastic" (Chambers Global, 2017). Further, he is praised to be "very to the point, efficient, prudent and proactive in his work" and also "fun to work with and easygoing" (Chambers Global, 2015). Clients also state that he "is a gifted M&A lawyer who is always available and takes care of his clients" (Chambers Europe, 2016).
Career
Roschier (2006-), Partner since 2010
TeliaSonera AB, Corporate Counsel (2003-2006)
Sonera Corporation, Senior Legal Counsel (2000-2003)
Law clerk, trained at the Bench (1998)
Brander & Manner Law Firm, Associate Lawyer (1997-2000)
Sampo Insurance Company, Claims Manager (1996)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Admitted to the EU Register of the Swedish Bar Association
Education
University of Brussels, LL.M. (1997)
University of Turku, LL.M. (1996)