Bird & Bird Nordic Corporate group celebrates new Counsel promotions


International law firm Bird & Bird announces two Counsel promotions in the Nordic Corporate group. Congratulations to new Counsels Johanna Wärnberg in Sweden and Iina-Mari Supperi in Finland.

The Nordic promotions are effective from 1 May 2018 and are part of the firm-wide promotions round where a total of 9 Partners, 1 Senior Counsel and 14 Counsels were announced. 

Bird & Bird is the only international and fully integrated law firm in the Nordic region with offices in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, offering a unique seamless service to our clients from our offices in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. As part of Bird & Bird's Nordic offering, the integrated Corporate group advises clients in the whole region. 

Specialising in M&A, Johanna Wärnberg  has acquired deep knowledge and experience of Nordic and international transactions, advising private equity and industrial clients in acquisitions and sales as well as representing major Nordic companies in restructuring their businesses. Through her deep involvement in private equity transactions, Johanna has solid knowledge and experience from related management incentive programs and structuring deals. In addition to Swedish, she also speaks fluent Finnish.

Iina-Mari Supperi is a lawyer in the Nordic Corporate group based in Helsinki. She specialises in corporate matters and advises clients on corporate transactions and arrangements, securities markets and financial regulations, corporate restructuring and other contractual issues. Additionally, Iina-Mari advises on commercial arrangements. Iina-Mari’s work with us includes a one-year full-time secondment as a legal counsel for a stock exchange operator. She has served as a member of the board in a number of Finnish associations relating to the legal profession. 

Head of Nordic region Jori Taipale comments: "The clear Nordic strategy is the driving force behind the firm's successful expansion in the region, and it has also made possible these well-deserved appointments, which are also firmly based on the personal growth and development of two highly valued colleagues."

Head of Nordic Corporate group Mårten Willamo adds: "Clients appreciate the seamless approach that we are able to offer when working with them in their cross-border transactions.  Our corporate lawyers' international mind-set and global connections are key in this. Johanna and Iina-Mari are both instrumental to the firm's Nordic Corporate M&A offering through their extensive experience as corporate lawyers, as well as their tireless business development contributions."