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March 29, 2021

We are looking for a Legal Counsel

Finnfund is a Finnish development financier and professional impact investor. We build a sustainable world by investing in responsible and profitable businesses in developing countries.

Each year we invest 200–250 million euros in 20–30 projects, emphasising renewable energy, sustainable forestry, sustainable agriculture, financial institutions, and digital infrastructure & solutions. Today Finnfund’s investments and commitments total about 957 million euros, half of them in Africa. The company has about 90 employees.

Do you want to help shape global sustainable development? Would you like to be part of our growth and success?

We are now looking for a

Legal Counsel

for a full-time, permanent position in Helsinki.

What you will be doing

Finnfund is mandated to provide long-term financing for economically feasible private sector projects in emerging markets. Our financing is channeled either as debt, equity, or mezzanine instruments. We invest also through private equity funds. As a member of a project team your work will include structuring, preparing, and commenting documentation, attending negotiations, instructing, and managing external counsels and providing other legal assistance in relation to financing transactions.

Who we are looking for

An ideal candidate should have a Master of Laws degree (or equivalent legal degree) and a minimum of 5 years of applicable professional experience from either a law firm or a financial institution. We require experience on either debt or equity financing and consider experience in cross-border transactions, project finance or fund investments as an asset.

Excellent writing and communication skills in English are a prerequisite, while fluency in other languages and international experience are considered an asset. A successful candidate for this position is a proactive person who has good teamwork skills, capability to take responsibility and full ownership of their work and work independently under time pressure. In today’s remote working environment excellent ICT skills are required.

What’s in it for you

Corporate responsibility is a core value for us as an employer. We advance and monitor equality and encourage our employees to carry out continuous learning and professional improvement. Employee’s well-being, work-life balance and job satisfaction are important to us. Finnfund offers its employees’ health care services that go beyond what the law requires, and we support our people’s sports and cultural activities. Through this, Finnfund motivates its employees to take care of their well-being and health.

Get in touch

For more information about the position, please contact Ms Katriina Lenkkeri, Chief Legal Counsel, tel. +358 41 510 4090 preferably on Wednesdays between 9 am and 11 am or via email at At other times, Nina Kalajoki, MPS recruitment consultant, will respond to enquiries at +358 20 746 9413.

We look forward to receiving your application by April 11th, 2021 at the latest. Please attach your CV and salary request with your application via the application button.

We appreciate the possibility of commencing the work on a short notice.

We encourage applications from qualified individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities.

Read more about Finnfund as an employer
Read what our Legal Counsel Veera Mäenpää tells about her work

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