Firm Profile > Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy > Helsinki, Finland

Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy
Aleksanterinkatu 44

Banking and finance Tier 1

The banking and finance team at Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy is highly recommended for cross-border transactions. Other areas of expertise for the group include investment grade financings, acquisition financing work, leveraged financing matters, project financings and real estate financing mandates. Practice head Tanja Törnkvist has an excellent track record in domestic and international lending work; senior associate Oona Lilja and associate Krista Rekola are also key names to notes.

Practice head(s):

Tanja Törnkvist

Other key lawyers:

Timo Airisto; Oona Lilja; Krista Rekola


‘Extremely responsive, experienced and solutions-oriented.’

‘Exceptional process management and attention to detail.’

‘Exceptional team. Very innovative. Very responsive.’

‘Krista Rekola – very good at explaining technical concepts clearly and concisely, innovative.’

‘Tanja Törnkvist is one of the best in her field.’

‘Wide legal knowledge in a compact firm’

‘Tanja Törnqvist has excellent and versatile legal and practical knowledge. Krista Rekola shines in managing complex legal documentation and transactions.’

Key clients

Metso Corporation (renamed Neles Oyj)

Nordea Bank Abp

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Accent Equity Partners

Danske Bank A/S

Starwood Capital Group

Swedbank AB

Antilooppi Ky

OP Corporate Bank plc

Capital markets Tier 1

Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy has a wealth of experience advising on a broad range of capital market transactions in Finland, acting for issuers, shareholders, sponsors and underwriters. Key areas of work include public equity financings, equity-linked financings, public debt financings and private placements. Practice head Mikko Hulkko brings strength to the team's cross-border capabilities, and is commended by clients as 'very diligent and thorough with fantastic steadiness'. Another key name to note is Petri Avikainen for his experience in IPOs and public tender offers.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Hulkko

Other key lawyers:

Petri Avikainen


‘Mikko Hulkko, the partner we work with, has a super flexible team. They are incredibly pragmatic and striving to get the job done as efficiently as possible, thus great value for money.’

‘Our partner at White & Case is Mikko Hulkko. Mikko is a US qualified lawyer and is thus very versatile in the US and European markets. Mikko is very calm and pragmatic, always trying to find a solution acceptable to all. He is very diligent and thorough with fantastic steadiness which are great qualities when dealing with other external counsel and banks in the US market. He is a super sparring partner and a pleasure to work with.’

‘In summary: You are really taken care of very well. As a client, when you have a problem or hectic situation etc, you feel that they are really on top of things, very organised and thinking ahead in order to secure a successful transaction. Instead of only bringing up problems or forbidding things as lawyers, they are instead proactively presenting and looking for creative solutions in a non-formalistic way – this is a very big difference to most other law firms.’

‘Mikko Hulkko is super engaged personally in all of the work, takes part in all calls and is always reachable on the phone despite hectic work on multiple transactions simultaneously.’

Key clients

Metso Oyj (renamed Neles Oyj)

Metso Outotec Oyj

Outokumpu Oyj

SATO Corporation

Stora Enso Oyj

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

Solidium Oy

Intera Equity Partners Ltd.

Nordea Oyj

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB

Danske Bank A/S

Carnegie Investment Bank AB


JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Timo Airisto leads the corporate practice at Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy, which focuses on large cross-border deals and transactions. Key areas of work, in addition to M&A, include demergers, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and equity investments. Acting for both buyers and sellers, the team assists clients including large corporates, investment funds and asset managers. Janko Lindros is recognised for advising venture capital investors and technology and media companies. Senior associate Eerika Halme is also active in the space.

Practice head(s):

Timo Airisto

Other key lawyers:

Janko Lindros; Eerika Halme


‘A very agile team that is able to make difficult, multi-country, consolidation plays with several simultaneous transactions happen without inconvenience for the customer.’

‘Fast and solution-oriented advice.’

‘We were very happy with the work lead by Janko Lindros. Pleasure to work with, good availability, pragmatic and commercially-focused approach to finding solutions and driving things forward.’

‘Results-oriented approach with a strong understanding of the client’s business. Always willing to “go the extra mile” for the client. Their strong global network makes them a very effective partner for us as we commonly work on cross-border investment transactions.’

‘Janko Lindros brings a very pragmatic and results-oriented approach. Listens to the client to understand the needs and proposes effective solutions – Has become a very close partner to us and we feel that he’s an integral part of our team at this point.’

‘Eerika Halme drives transactions forward efficiently to successful outcomes for the client – she is great with clients. Approachable, listens to the client and leverages the White & Case network efficiently to create efficient legal solutions.’

Key clients

Accent Equity Partners


Evolver Equity

Nordic Capital

Starwood Capital Group

Metso Corporation


Highland Europe

Dazzle Rocks

Andreessen Horowitz

Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited


Real estate and construction Tier 3

Asianajotoimisto White & Case Oy focuses on advising real estate investment funds, real estate companies and financial institutions lending money to finance the purchase of real estate assets in Finland. Tanja Törnkvist, who is experienced in real estate finance and restructuring mandates, leads the practice with Timo Airisto, who advises on complex acquisitions and leveraged financings.

Practice head(s):

Timo Airisto; Tanja Törnkvist


‘Very experienced team with extremely high professional standards. They are the go-to firm for large and complex transactions.’

‘Timo Airisto stands out as a partner that you can rely on. The counsel given by him is sound, based on his breadth of experience. He stands out from the competition as a more senior and seasoned professional that you want to call to if you want to make sure you get the best counsel. ’

‘Very strong industry expertise. Very innovative. Good collaboration with other parts of the firm. Very good follow up and exceptional project management. Very responsive team.’

‘Timo Airisto is efficient, responsive and to the point.’

Key clients

Antilooppi Ky

Cerberus European Investments, LLC

SATO Corporation

The Blackstone Group

Starwood Capital Group

Nordika III Fastigheter AB

Nordea Bank Abp

Goldman Sachs & Co.

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