Mika Ståhlberg advises companies and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions transactions, both public and private. He also has extensive experience in assignments in the financing sector, both as a lawyer and in-house counsel. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mika worked as a legal counsel for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) (Helsinki Branch). Mika serves as chairman of the firm’s board of directors.
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English
Joined the Law Firm in: 1997
Main Focus: Mergers and Acquisitions
Chambers Global 2015 (Corporate/M&A) (listed in Band 1): "He is an excellent lawyer and a strong negotiator active on big M&A mandates"
Chambers Global 2014 (Corporate/M&A) (listed in Band 1): “Mika Ståhlberg is widely considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the field.”
Chambers Global 2013 (Corporate/M&A) (listed in Band 1): “Leading figure Mika Ståhlberg gains plaudits from market observers. One interviewee says: ‘He's pragmatic and interacts well with the counterparties in deals.’”
Chambers Global 2012 (listed as a leading Corporate/M&A lawyer): “very successful and extremely talented M&A lawyer”; 2011: “a popular choice for clients” and “offering sharp market insight and private-equity knowledge”
Chambers Europe 2014 (Corporate/M&A) (listed in Band 1): Mika Ståhlberg “has acted on a variety of large-scale cases”
Chambers Europe 2013, 2012: Listed in Band 1 for corporate/M&A
Chambers Europe 2011 (Corporate/M&A): “Head of department Mika Ståhlberg is a leading figure in transactions and enjoys a strong market presence”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Corporate/M&A): Ranked as a Leading Individual: "highly qualified team"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (Corporate/M&A): Ranked as a Leading Individual. “Krogerus’ practice head Mika Ståhlberg is ‘an efficient dealmaker with strong business acumen’”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (Corporate/M&A): Listed as a Leading Individual. “Mika Ståhlberg is ‘one of the top M&A lawyers in Finland’ ”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2012 (Corporate/M&A): “recommended for business-minded and no-nonsense approach”
IFLR1000 2014, 2015: Listed as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer
IFLR1000 2013 (Mergers and Acquisitions): “The firm has two key weapons, one being its capacity and the other being the profile of leading partner Mika Ståhlberg ... Ståhlberg is one of the best M&A lawyers in Finland”.
Winner of Best Lawyers Helsinki Private Equity Law “Lawyer of the Year” for 2014
Listed in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law)
Expert Guides (2012): Listed as a leading private equity and M&A practitioner
Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Corporate/M&A and Private Equity/Venture Capital)
Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association
The Private Equity Law Review (Finland Chapter) (Third Edition, Business Law Research, March 2014) (co-author with Marcus Möller and Leif Laitinen)
Osakassopimukset, Käsikirja osakassopimusten laadintaan (A Guide to Drafting Shareholders’ Agreements) (Edita Publishing Oy, 2009) (co-author) (available only in Finnish)
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1995)