Mika Ståhlberg advises companies and private equity investors on mergers and acquisitions transactions, both public and private. Mr Ståhlberg heads Krogerus’ M&A practice and has successfully concluded over 100 Finnish M&A transactions.
Chambers Global 2019 (Corporate/M&A): "Mika Ståhlberg is regarded as an 'excellent communicator and subject matter expert' by his clients. One client states he is 'known for his highly solution-oriented approach.'"
Chambers Global 2018 (Corporate/M&A): "Mika Ståhlberg is particularly appreciated for his 'long experience in his field of expertise.'”
Chambers Global 2017 (Corporate/M&A): "He receives praise from clients for being 'service-oriented, commercial and also very connected within the Finnish environment.'"
Chambers Global 2016 (Corporate/M&A): "According to clients, Mika Ståhlberg is 'a smart professional who solves problems with a practical mindset, is business-oriented, doesn't get too caught up in the detail and is very experienced.' Another source says: 'He has very good views on negotiation tactics and is clearly one of the best.'"
Chambers Global 2015 (Corporate/M&A): “He is an excellent lawyer and a strong negotiator active on big M&A mandates.”
Chambers Global 2014 (Corporate/M&A): “Mika Ståhlberg is widely considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the field.”
Chambers Global 2013 (Corporate/M&A): “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”
Chambers Global 2011 (Corporate/M&A): “a popular choice for clients” and “offering sharp market insight and private-equity knowledge”
Endorsed in Chambers Europe 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016, 2017, 2019 (Corporate/M&A): Listed as a leading individual
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Corporate/M&A): Highly recommended
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 Lawyer. “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 2019: Leading Lawyer (Capital Markets, Private Equity) “Great subject matter expert. Provides hands-on advice.”
IFLR1000 2017, 2018: Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets and Private Equity
IFLR1000 2016: Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Private Equity
IFLR1000 2014, 2015: Endorsed 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 2009-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Private Equity Law; Venture Capital Law)
Expert Guides (2015): Listed as a leading banking, finance and transactional law practitioner
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)
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)
Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1995)