Transaction Lawyer

Finance, Projects & Restructuring

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Finance, Projects & Restructuring




Helsinki, Finland



The role


Our Finance & Projects, Corporate, and Real Estate teams are looking for both freshly graduated and for more experienced lawyers to join their teams.

For us our people and our clients to whom we provide top-class legal services are the core of our business. We hope you to share this passion with us! Previous experience is always an asset, and with senior lawyers very preferred, but we also value positive attitude and personal skills e.g. self-determination and business lead thinking.

We have globally one of the largest teams of dedicated finance lawyers, we are on the top in M&A deal volume, and we are a market-leading real estate group. All these teams partner together with their most significant transactions! Seamless cooperation between teams eases our success.

As a member of any of these teams, you will assist our Finnish and international clients in a changing business environment, supporting them in their growth and business development efforts both in Finland and abroad.


Our people are equipped with good spirit and a proactive approach. They have the ability to work on their own initiative as well as be part of the team. We share a genuine passion towards the first-rate work we do. This is what we expect from you too.

For freshly graduates our main expectation is that you have genuine interest and will to develop either on finance law, corporate law, or real estate law matters. Previous relevant work experience is always a plus!

Here are some competences we hope a more senior lawyer would have:

  • Basic understanding and experience from at least one of these fields:
    banking and finance, M&A and company law OR real estate transactions
  • Relevant work experience e.g. in the field of M&A, private equity, debt capital markets, transactions, property acquisitions, real estate asset management OR funding
  • Experience in drafting e.g. shareholder agreements, other transaction documents OR fund documents
  • Supporting negotiation of acquisition or leverage finance
  • A mature and confident approach and high motivation
  • Ability to adapt new ways of working
  • Pride and ambitiousness
  • Some glint in your eye
  • Project management experience is a plus!

We hope you to have some or many of these experiences or, but do not worry if you did not tick all the boxes! A suitable role will be tailored for you. Finally, a must-have is full working proficiency in Finnish and in English.


We offer a world of opportunity, where you can make a world of difference. We naturally will offer a great and fun team and not to mention excellent support. Also, we offer exceptional career opportunities, and our unique global Career Academy provides development opportunities for all lawyers in different positions. We work flexibly at our office and remotely based on the needs of our clients.

If you feel that this could be your chance to work in a dynamic, diverse, and encouraging environment, please do apply! We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, but latest by October 23, 2022. We will start contacting and meeting candidates as soon as we find suitable talents.

Please let us know your core skills in your application. A simple bullet list of your “can do’s” and “would love to learn to do” does the job perfectly! 

For further information, regarding the position or process, please contact HR Manager Katja Kanerva +358 50 467 4812/ or Recruitment Consultant Julia Harjula +358 434 1225/


Our people are the soul of our firm. Our culture derives from our corporate values and our different personalities. For us diversity is a unique blend of talents, skills, experiences, and perspectives that makes each of us an individual. We maintain an open, resilient, and transparent culture. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best. We value and support each other. We are accessible. Our values consist of:

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
Be Collaborative - we give, we share, and we join in
Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, we are specialists in business law, and we deliver exceptional results to our global client base. Our clients range from multinational enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. Our clients include some of the world's leading companies. We have five offices in the Nordic region, and we are present in more than 40 countries. In our Finnish office located in Helsinki, we have 70 dedicated employees. We offer a world of opportunity, where you can make a world of difference. So, take the next step and join us!