Title: Senior Partner, Head of M&A & Private Equity
Jan Ollila advises corporate clients, private equity houses and financial institutions on M&A, finance and capital markets transactions and on disputes in relation thereto. He acts as arbitrator and mediator in domestic and cross-border commercial disputes.
Jan is recommended by Chambers Global and Europe, Legal 500, IFLR, PLC Which Lawyer, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal in the fields of M&A, Corporate, Banking & Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution.
In 2017 Euromoney's Expert Guides ranks Jan as one of the 30 best M&A lawyers in the world. He is the only lawyer in Finland and one of only two lawyers in the Nordics on this exclusive list.
Jan is a member of the Finnish Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Fiscal Association.
Joined Dittmar & Indrenius: 1992, Managing Partner 2007-2014, Senior Partner 2015-
Education: University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1992)
Languages: Finnish, Swedish, English, German and Norwegian
Publications & Lectures: Articles, publications and lectures on M&A, Finance & Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution
- The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, 10th Edition 2016 - Finland Chapter
- The Mergers & Acquisitions Review, Eighth Edition 2014 - Finland Chapter
- The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 - Finland Chapter
Recommendations: "Very experienced, very aware of what needs to be achieved and is always trying to get an amicable solution" - Chambers Global and Europe 2017
According to clients, "he has a great personality". - Chambers Global and Europe 2017
"He is good at adapting, explaining, putting things together and finding the pros and cons; he is everything a lawyer should be," clients say. - Chambers Global and Europe 2015
"Managing partner Jan Ollila is one of the leading figures in Finnish corporate and M&A." - Chambers Global and Europe 2014
"Alongside his high-profile M&A practice, Jan Ollila has a long-standing presence in dispute resolution. He is noted for a focus on high-level, complex arbitration matters." – Chambers Global 2014
"The "extremely skilful" Jan Ollila is the firm's leading M&A practitioner." – Chambers Global 2013
"Managing partner Jan Ollila couples his formidable M&A experience with a robust presence in major arbitration cases." Chambers Global 2013
"Jan Ollila is known to be "a creative thinker when it comes to finding solutions." – Chambers Europe 2012
"Jan Ollila excels in both arbitration and litigation relating to M&A and financing arrangements." Chambers Global 2012
"Jan Ollila handles complex M&A deals with cross-border elements. He is an excellent negotiator and “has the skill to grasp the relevant points exceptionally well.” – Chambers Europe 2011
Positions of Trust:
- Board member of several companies
- Board member of the Finnish-American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Finland
- President of the Association Européenne d'Etudes Juridiques et Fiscales, 2012 - 2015