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Merja Blankenstein, Partner

Merja Blankenstein


Attorney at Law, M.Sc. (Econ.)


Finnish, English, Swedish

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate

Practice notes

Merja is specialised in financial arrangements. She is the head of our finance law team within the group Transactions and financing.

Merja advises our clients in both domestic and international M&A transactions. She is also an expert in real estate arrangements. Merja has long and extensive experience in negotiating and drafting various commercial agreements. In addition, Merja specialises in company law.

Merja’s experience includes, inter alia, the following:
• Advising a Nordic real estate investor in various funding arrangements related to purchases of commercial properties
• Representing a Finnish listed company in the issuing of bonds, the drawing up of a prospectus and a syndicated credit facilities arrangement
• Representing a Finnish listed company in issuing a hybrid loan
• Representing a Finnish listed company in a syndicated credit facilities arrangement, a debenture loan issue, a directed share issue and the conversion of a convertible bond into shares
• Acting as trustee in a matter concerning the redemption of minority shares of Finnlines Oyj
• Representing a Finnish real estate investor as it acquired office premises, a business centre and a commercial property
• Represented a fund owned by a Central European real estate investor as it acquired two buildings in a business park
• Regularly advises domestic and international buyers and sellers of companies and businesses

Merja works at our office in Helsinki.