Petri Y. J. Haussila


White & Case
Eteläranta 14
FI-00130 Helsinki

Tel: + 358 9 228 64 320
Fax: + 358 9 228 64 228


Mr. Haussila is the executive partner of our Helsinki office. His international corporate finance and transactional practice encompasses securities offerings, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters for Finnish, other Nordic and multinational companies and financial institutions. He has extensive experience practicing in New York and London as well as in Helsinki. Mr. Haussila is a member of the Firm’s Partnership Committee.

In capital markets transactions, Mr. Haussila represents issuers, selling shareholders, underwriters and placement agents in a wide range of offerings, including public offerings and private placements in the Nordic, U.S. and international debt and equity markets. Mr. Haussila acts extensively for companies making Regulation S and/or Rule 144A offerings and initial public offerings that involve share listings on the Helsinki, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, London, New York or other stock exchanges. After opening our Helsinki office in 1992, he has been involved in many of the largest equity and debt offerings in the Nordic region. Recent transactions include representing a Finnish mining company in its initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange, representing a Finnish chemicals group in a rights offering, and representing a Nordic banking group in the establishment of its U.S. medium-term note program and related debt issuances.

Mr. Haussila has significant experience representing Finnish, other Nordic and multinational clients in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters, and advises non-Finnish clients on the structuring and establishment of operations in Finland. He has been involved in a number of the most significant Finnish and other Nordic public company mergers, such as the merger of Telia of Sweden and Sonera of Finland to form TeliaSonera AB, as well as public tender offers. Recently, he has represented a Finnish corporation in a public exchange offer for all issued and outstanding shares and stock options of a company complementary to its business. Both the acquiror and the target had an international shareholder base and global operations, and the transaction presented a number of multi-jurisdictional challenges, particularly in relation to regulatory approvals. He has advised on transactions in the energy, engineering, forestry, mining, pharmaceutical and other industries.

Mr. Haussila also advises major Finnish and other Nordic corporations and financial institutions in connection with syndicated credit facilities, bilateral credit agreements and other international financing arrangements, and assists Nordic and international banks as managers or agents in connection with syndicated credit facilities and other financing arrangements.

Prior to joining White & Case in 1992, Mr. Haussila practiced with an international law firm in New York and London from 1984 through 1992 and with a Finnish law firm from 1978 through 1983. He is a member of the New York Bar as well as the Finnish Bar Association and holds a Master of Laws degree from the Columbia University (1984) and the Helsinki University (1978).

The ability to raise funds necessary for growth is critical to virtually every company. For decades, the global capital markets team at White & Case has been dedicated to structuring transactions that allow companies to realize their objectives.

Our global team works closely across the regions, where our “on the ground” knowledge of local markets and the political, regulatory and economic environments in which our clients operate, gives us an unrivalled familiarity with the intricate legal issues specific to those markets.

We advise on the full range of debt and equity transactions and have achieved a leading reputation for advising on “firsts” to market in difficult legal environments.

Practice Highlights

Our global capital markets/securities practice includes lawyers in the world’s key financial centers including New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. Clients can benefit from our extensive experience and capabilities in:

-Equity offerings
-Debt offerings
-Sovereign issues
-High yield
-Investment funds
-Corporate trust

Full Range of Services
Groundbreaking and cutting-edge deals, as well as an impressive client portfolio, have all contributed to a reputation as a leading international capital markets practice. Global investment banks, sovereign clients and issuers regularly call on our experience to support them in complex cross-border transactions.

The strength of the practice can be seen in both the size of our worldwide team and the variety of deals we complete. Our experience spans a broad range of products, including initial public offerings, domestic and international offerings, private placements, structured credit products, convertible bonds, debt programs, high yield and sovereign bond issuances.

Delivering the Full Service Your Transaction Demands
As the capital markets evolve, more and more deal structures require experience and capabilities in multiple areas of law. Working with other practices within White & Case, we bring the necessary knowledge (whether it be tax, environmental, intellectual property or project structures) to complete the most complex transactions. Using these resources, our lawyers are committed to delivering the highest quality legal services in the most efficient manner possible.

Guiding You Through Ongoing Issues
Given today’s complex regulatory environment, companies must focus an increasing amount of attention on issues related to corporate governance and ongoing reporting requirements. Our global presence puts us at a unique advantage of understanding the obligations in various jurisdictions, and allows us to provide you with the comprehensive advice critical to guiding you through the maze of regulations that you may face.

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border expertise and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our expertise in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.


Sources are unanimous in their praise for Petri Haussila, saying he is “definitely in a league of his own.” He is a leading figure on all of White & Case’s capital markets transactions, and is a “top choice for any of the banks.”
Chambers Europe, 2014