DLA Piper appoints new Corporate and M&A partner in Finland

DLA Piper Finland is pleased to announce that one of the leading Finnish practitioners in Corporate and M&A, Mr. Matti Ylä-Mononen, has been appointed Partner of the firm. Through this appointment, DLA Piper continues to strengthen its Corporate and M&A practice both in Finland and in the Nordic region.

Matti Ylä-Mononen is a highly regarded transactional lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Corporate and M&A. For many years, Matti has been acknowledged as one of the leading M&A and capital markets experts in Finland in all leading international legal directories. He advises Finnish and international clients on a broad variety of transactions and general corporate related matters, including private and public M&A, capital markets, private equity and venture capital investments, management buyouts (MBOs), re-organisations, and commercial agreements. In recent years, Matti has been the lead counsel on private and public M&A transactions in several sectors, including financial services, Private Equity, communications, food, Information Technologies (IT), and life sciences.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Ylä-Mononen worked as a partner in two other leading law firms in Finland. Most recently, he headed Bird & Bird's Nordic Corporate/M&A practice group and Finnish Corporate and M&A practice.

“Ylä-Mononen is a well-known and experienced lawyer, who will enhance the profile and capabilities of DLA Piper’s Nordic Corporate and M&A team through his excellent reputation and competence,” said Johan Schmidt, Managing Director of DLA Piper Finland. "He has a strategic mindset and impressive legal credentials, which will make him an asset to our client base both on a Nordic and global level," Schmidt added.

Matti Ylä-Mononen said: "I am excited to join DLA Piper and look forward to working in one of the leading Corporate and M&A firms in the world. DLA Piper offers a unique platform with offices in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway for all clients operating in the Nordics.”