Mika Ståhlberg


Office: Helsinki

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Mika Ståhlberg


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, Mr Ståhlberg worked as a legal counsel for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) (Helsinki Branch). Mr Ståhlberg serves as chairman of the firm’s board of directors.


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 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016, 2017 (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 2017: 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, 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 (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)

memberships and affiliations:

Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association


Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (1995)


Finnish, Swedish, English

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