Ilkka is the Managing Partner of Avance. He represents fund and industrial clients in mergers and acquisitions, investment and capital markets transactions, as well as shareholder, contractual and corporate matters. He has spent a significant part of his career in a corporate, capital markets and private equity practice in New York and London. Industries that Ilkka has recently served include private equity and venture capital, energy and infrastructure, gaming, media and entertainment, and technology. In addition to a Finnish law degree, Ilkka is also admitted to the New York State Bar.
- Avance Attorneys Ltd, Managing Partner 2022–
- Avance Attorneys Ltd, Partner (2011–2021)
- Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merchant Banking – Principal Investment Area, New York (2010–2011)
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, Senior Associate, Transactions – Private Equity (2006–2010)
- Hannes Snellman, Helsinki, Associate (1998–1999), Senior Associate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets (2002–2006)
- Latham & Watkins LLP, London, Capital Markets Associate (2000–2002)
- LL.M. (Corporate), NYU Law School and Georgetown University, Fulbright Scholarship, 2000
- Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1999
- MBA studies at NYU Stern and Helsinki Business Schools
Ilkka Perheentupa is recognised in the “Leading individuals” category in Commercial, corporate and M&A.
“Ilkka Perheentupa is or go-to guy in Helsinki, and he has always delivered.”
“Ilkka Perheentupa is always available and ready to solve problems with a pragmatic approach.”
“Ilkka Perheentupa has excellent industry knowledge in mobile gaming, and is an exceptional counsel for legal matters and legal advice and has a good understanding of the business issues as well.”
The Legal 500 2023
Ilkka is recognised as a Foreign expert in USA (Corporate/M&A – Finland).
“He is very visible in the market. He has lots of connections with the US market, and often acts on Finland-USA cross-border transactions.”
Chambers Europe & Global 2023
Ilkka Perheentupa ranked as “Highly regarded”.
“Solution-oriented, innovative and good communicator.”
Ilkka Perheentupa is recognised as a Global Leader in M&A.
Who’s Who Legal 2022
Ilkka Perheentupa is recognised as a leading individual in Commercial, Corporate & M&A.
“Ilkka Perheentupa is an extremely versatile and knowledgeable M&A lawyer. He understands the client’s needs and offers excellent availability and responsiveness. His knowledge of our business sector and the related legal framework is very much appreciated.”
The Legal 500 2022