Vesa Rasinaho
Corporate Counsel
Office: Helsinki
Primary practices
Corporate Advisory, Equity Capital Markets, Public M&A, Tax & Structuring, Corporate Compliance & Investigations
Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English
Profile

Vesa Rasinaho is a Helsinki-based corporate law and equity capital markets specialist. Vesa has extensive experience in public company transactions, corporate finance, corporate and tax structuring assignments as well as general corporate advisory. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of corporate law matters, including share issues, corporate restructuring arrangements, public M&A, corporate litigation, forensic corporate investigations and shareholders’ meetings.

Vesa has been a key person involved in the development of the Finnish Companies Act of 2006 as a secretary of the government working group responsible for the preparation of the draft Act. He is, together with his colleague Manne Airaksinen, co-author of the leading commentary book on the Finnish Companies Act and frequently publishes expert articles on company law and related fields.

Awards & rankings
Vesa is viewed as one of the leading corporate law experts in Finland.
Career
Roschier (1999-), Counsel since 2005
Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå AB /Stockholm, Visiting Lawyer (2002)
Memberships & professional appointments
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the Finnish Corporate Law Association
Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)
Member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Member of the Finnish Tax Experts' Association (SVA)
Finnish Corporate Law Association, Board member (2012-2013), Chairman (2013-)
Ministry of Justice, Expert Counsel (2004-2006)
Ministry of Justice, Secretary of the working group for the revision of the Companies Act (2001-2003)
Publications
"Osakeyhtiölain muutostarpeita selvitetään" ("Determining the needs for change of the Companies Act") with L. Ignatius, Balanssi 3/2016
“Osakeyhtiölaki I & II” (“Companies Act I and II”), co-authors Manne Airaksinen and Pekka Pulkkinen, Talentum 2007 (updated edition 2010)
“Yhtiökokous corporate governancen hengessä”) (“The General Meeting of Shareholders – in the Spirit of Corporate Governance”), co-authors Tomas Lindholm and Olli V. Virtanen. WSOY 2004
Education
University of Turku, M.A. (Econ.) (2001)
University of Turku, LL.M. (1998)
University of Turku, B.A. (Econ.) (1997)