Jouko Markkanen

Counsel, Attorney at Law, MBA

About Jouko

Jouko heads the firm’s Finance practice. He practices primarily in the areas of banking and finance with a particular focus on bank lending, acquisition financing, real estate financing, project financing and structured financing. In addition, he advises the firm’s domestic and foreign clients on their various financial regulatory issues, including licences and notifications, permissibility and structuring of financial activities and products, drafting of client and marketing documentation and compliance related assignments. Jouko has also worked with general corporate and commercial law advising clients on those aspects of their day-to-day business.

In addition to obtaining his law degree from University of Lapland, Jouko has pursued an MBA at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the USA and a Master of Science degree (Economics and Business Administration) at the University of Oulu.


Procopé & Hornborg, Counsel 2022-
DLA Piper Finland, Counsel 2021–2022
Fondia, Senior Legal Counsel 2018–2021
Fondia, Legal Counsel 2017–2018
Ernst & Young, Legal Counsel 2014–2017
Hannes Snellman, Associate Lawyer 2011–2014


Master of Laws, University of Lapland 2010
MBA, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA 2011
Master of Science Economics and Business Administration, University of Oulu 2012
Exchange Student, University of Basel, Switzerland 2010
Exchange Student, University of Lund, Sweden 2009


Association of Finnish Lawyers
Finnish Bar Association
Finnish Corporate Responsibility Law Association
The Finnish Insolvency Law Association

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Working languages

  • English
  • Finnish