Our legal services are highly regarded for their professionalism and expertise.
Clients come to us because they need practical answers. That is why we appreciate the power of saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ rather than ‘maybe’. Our significant size in the Finnish market means that we have the depth of resources needed to represent clients in even their most complex and important matters. Krogerus lawyers are often involved in transactions and proceedings that are cross-border in nature or where we represent the domestic subsidiary of an international corporation. We offer a broad range of legal services across the corporate spectrum.
We advise lenders, borrowers and other parties on all types of domestic and international financing transactions. Our focus is frequently on acquisition and leveraged finance (including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt), asset finance (including financing and leasing of aircraft, ships and other large capital assets), derivatives and structured finance (including securitisation of various types of assets), project finance (including construction and infrastructure projects involving public-private partnerships and limited recourse financings in Finland and the emerging markets), trade and export finance and real estate finance.
We also advise on domestic and cross-border restructuring and workout projects in order to rehabilitate distressed borrowers. In addition to our transactional work, we often advise banks and other financial institutions, as well as investment and fund management firms, with their operational, regulatory and supervisory matters.
Chambers Europe 2016: "These lawyers are responsive, switched on and helpful. I appreciate the team's ability to get things done quickly in a non-fussy manner."
Chambers Global 2016: "According to sources, head of department Päivi Toivari 'is well appreciated by banks and by colleagues, she is very pleasant to work with and is highly respected as a negotiator.'"
Chambers Global 2015: "Strong team acting for lenders and borrowers on issues ranging from secured lending to export financing. Recent mandates include advising clients from the energy sector on both project and acquisition financing mandates. Also noted for real estate financing." Quotes from sources: "The lawyers are precise and technically strong. They are pragmatic people who make things easy for us." "The team sees things from the client's point of view and always takes our interests into account."
Chambers Global 2014: Päivi Toivari, Kimmo Mettälä, Juha Wessman and Marjukka Sippola are endorsed
Chambers Global 2013: “Clients single out department head Päivi Toivari as one of the prominent figures in Finnish banking and finance.”
Chambers Global 2012: “Clients are impressed with practice leader Päivi Toivari’s specialised experience in financing syndicated loans.”
Chambers Global 2011: “Practice head Päivi Toivari is widely regarded as one of the most active and respected lawyers in the field.” “Kimmo Mettälä has a strong presence in cross-border financing cases, thanks to his strong relationships with the firm’s foreign clients and his impressive international experience.” “personable, client-oriented approach.”
Chambers Europe 2013: “This talented Finnish firm has recently been active in real estate financing, assisting Sveafastigheter with its acquisition of 68 retail properties across Finland, in a deal valued at over EUR100 million. Clients acknowledge its strong experience in mezzanine financing and its presence in debt restructuring.”
Chambers Europe 2010: “Commentators applaud this firm for its successful development of its finance practice.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015: "The ‘professional Päivi Toivari is known for her ‘no-nonsense advice’ and ‘great knowledge about the banking and lending environment.'"
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014: “Krogerus is accomplished in acquisition finance, corporate lending and debt issuance, and derivatives.”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013: “overall level of service is excellent”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2011: “a reputable practice”
IFLR1000 2017: “The team at Krogerus were able to deliver good work,” says one client from the banking sector. “They were able to offer fluent and continuing communication with the principal lawyer. They really are true professionals.”
IFLR1000 2016: "The banking and finance team is recognised as one of the most dynamic and active in the Finnish market."
IFLR1000 2015: “I’d certainly be happy to go to them for finance work,” says one international partner. “You have a good choice in Finland between the firms but with Krogerus their willingness to get things done quickly and the client service they offer makes them stand out.” “Others are just as happy with the offering: ‘Their cross-border work is really good. We find they have the right balance. They understand our business dynamic, in that we have to make the deals and also get the funding in place, sometimes in difficult jurisdictions.’ ”“Clients are quick to praise the firm’s capability in restructuring and finance work and how professional and easy to work with the lawyers are.”
IFLR1000 2014: “Practice head Päivi Toivari draws a lot of praise and is described by one international partner as ‘diligent, hard-working and knowledgeable.'”
IFLR1000 2013: “A bank client says [Päivi] Toivari ‘knows very well the expectations, she is very pragmatic and it is very easy to work with her… we are very satisfied with Krogerus.’”