Outi Raitasuo

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4263
Mobile: 
+358 40 533 3784
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Tiina Rico

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4236

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Outi has a broad international experience that ranges from mergers and acquisitions, company law and tax planning to asset financing transactions.

Outi is a co-writer of books on tax planning and agency and distributorship agreements. She has held board memberships in  listed companies.

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Finnish counsel to Elementis plc in its proposed acquisition of Mondo Minerals B.V.
  • Counsel to LocalTapiola in its co-investment with CVC Capital Partners to Mehiläinen Oy, a leading Finnish private health- and social care provider
  • Counsel to Terveystalo in its IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange
  • Counsel to sellers in the acquisition of Oy Autocarrera Ab (import and retail of Porsche in Finland) by Kesko Corporation’s subsidiary VV-Auto Oy
  • Counsel to Mondi Group in its acquisition of Walki Group's extrusion coating plants located in Pietarsaari, Finland and Wroclaw, Poland
  • Counsel to Microsoft Corporation in the acquisition of Nokia Devices & Services from Nokia Corporation
  • Finnish counsel to SoftBank and GungHo Online Entertainment in their acquisition of a controlling stake in Supercell, a Finnish online gaming company.
  • Counsel to the management of ICE CAPITAL Securities Ltd in the sale of ICECAPITAL Asset Management Ltd to eQ Plc
  • Counsel to a Fortune 500 company in legal entity restructuring in Finland
  • Counsel to Triton in the debt restructuring transaction of European Directories
  • Counsel to ThyssenKrupp in the EUR 2.7 billion combination of ThyssenKrupp’s stainless steel unit Inoxum with Outokumpu
  • Counsel to Myllykoski Group, Rhein Papier and their owners in the acquisition of Myllykoski Group and Rhein Papier by UPM Kymmene Corporation
  • Counsel to Agrofin Oy Ab and certain major shareholders in the merger of Agrofin Oy Ab with Fiskars Corporation and the subsequent combination of share classes in Fiskars

RANKINGS

  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Helsinki: Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Tax) of Best Lawyers®
  • 'Outi Raitasuo remains a respected figure in the Finnish real estate market, appreciated for her work on the financial aspects of significant real estate transactions.’, Real Estate, Chambers Europe 2013
  • 'A "skilful all-round lawyer,"...has extensive experience in real estate transactions, tax and financing.', Chambers Europe 2012
  • Ranked in Real Estate and Tax, Chambers Europe 2011
  • Leading lawyer in Tax in the Guide to European Legal Experts 2010
  • Ranked in Tax, Chambers Europe 2010
  • 'Outi Raitasuo is also highly recommended for her combined real estate and tax expertise..."She is a wonderful problem solver".', Chambers Europe 2009
  • Included in the European Legal Experts 2009, Tax
  • 'Clients appreciate Outi Raitasuo’s “wide range of experience” as she “combines transactional and taxation expertise” to best serve her clients’ needs.', Chambers Europe 2008

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • Member of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the International Fiscal Association
  • Representative of ICC Finland in the ICC Commission on Taxation

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 1997
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 1992
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 1989
  • LL.M., University of Toronto, 1989
  • Trained on the Bench, District Court of Hollola, 1987 – 1988
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1985