About Me

I am a highly reputed lawyer within corporate mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and financial services, and competition and EU law, with over 25 years' experience.

Today I am the head of our Nordic region, and a member of our International Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance and Competition & EU Law Groups.

I am often the leading partner in demanding cross-border and domestic M&A and finance transactions as well as in merger filings and major cartel and competition proceedings. I have also acted as an arbitrator in commercial disputes including proceedings around M&A transactions.

Before its merger with Bird & Bird, I was the managing partner of Fennica Attorneys in Finland. Prior to this I was an associate and junior partner at another leading Finnish firm.

You will find me in Chambers & Partners, the Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR1000 and the Best Lawyers in Finland. I am fluent in Finnish, English and Swedish and a member of the Finnish Association for Competition Law and the Finnish Association for Arbitration.


  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki 1993
  • Master of Laws trained on the bench 1995


  • Attorney-at-law, the Finnish Bar Association 1997
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'He was very diligent in pushing things forward to keep the momentum going'. 'I appreciate his way of working, he is very straightforward and clear'.

Chambers Europe 2016: Corporate M&A

Jori Taipale is highly regarded.

M&A and Private Equity and Banking: IFLR1000 2020

'Jori has been nominated as a leading lawyer'.

M&A and Private Equity and Banking: IFLR1000 2019

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Bird & Bird advised Logitech on the acquisition of LoupeDeck

Sep 21 2023

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Bird & Bird Nordic offices maintain strong rankings in IFLR1000 2023 edition

Sep 13 2023

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Bird & Bird advises S-Bank on the acquisition of a significant part of Handelsbanken's Finnish operations

Jun 05 2023

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Bird & Bird represented Juuri Partners in its investment, which will accelerate Subway's® growth in Finland and Sweden

Jan 25 2023

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Bird & Bird advises Destia on the acquisition of Oulun Energia Urakointi Oy

Mar 23 2021

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