Hannu Ylönen has in-depth experience in insolvency, restructuring and turnaround matters. He also represents clients in insolvency-related litigation. Mr Ylönen regularly acts as an administrator in bankruptcies and reorganisations, as an arbitrator in corporate restructurings, and as a creditor’s agent in some of the largest bankruptcies in Finland. Additionally, he works as a trainer for consultants who deal in business turnarounds.
Chambers Global 2015 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “‘He is a brilliant businessman. He offers reliable, high-quality and value-added service. He has the ability to advise on complicated matters and is a great communicator,’ enthuse clients.”
Chambers Global 2014 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “Hannu Ylönen is touted by many as the first choice for an extensive range of substantial insolvency cases, and is also recognised for his ability to advise on complicated voluntary restructuring arrangements. Clients admire him as ‘he understands how the details and connections between different aspects of a case work. It is very easy to discuss anything with him – he is a good listener.’”
Chambers Global 2013 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “Interviewees laud his efficient service, saying 'all projects are time critical and he handles this very well. He simply gets things done.'”
Chambers Global 2012 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “[V]ery practical, with a good view of the position and interest of financiers.”
Chambers Global 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “[he] has built an admirable reputation within the Finnish market”
Chambers Europe 2019 (Restructuring/Insolvency): "He is described as a 'very experienced lawyer in insolvency matters,' by interviewees."
Chambers Europe 2018 (Restructuring/Insolvency): "Sources recommend him as a 'great team leader' and enthuse that he has 'a very deep understanding of insolvency.'"
Chambers Europe 2017 (Restructuring/Insolvency): "He is lauded by his clients, who value his 'outstanding capability to offer value-added service and find solutions in complicated arrangements and matters.' He garners further praise as being an 'excellent communicator who quickly gets the point.'"
Chambers Europe 2016 (Restructuring/Insolvency): "He's a very skilled insolvency lawyer. He's very transparent in the way he works on the case – you have to strike a balance between debtor and creditor and I believe he's very good at this."
Endorsed in Chambers Europe 2013, 2014, 2015
Chambers Europe 2012: Listed in the first band for Restructuring and Insolvency. “[Krogerus] is widely acknowledged as one of the best insolvency teams in the country, and also recommended for cross-border work.”
Chambers Europe 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “He is admired for his ‘excellent connections in the market.’”
IFLR1000 2019: Leading Lawyer (Restructuring and Insolvency) “Very talented with world class service. An excellent and experienced adviser and a clever negotiator with good communication skills. It is very easy to discuss about anything with him and get different alternatives for the solution. He gets cases moving forward as well as the results and you receive the value from what you paid for.”
IFLR1000 2017, 2018: Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Restructuring and Insolvency
Listed in the 2015-2017 editions of Best Lawyers (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law)
Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency)
Finnish Bar Association
Ministry of Justice Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Affairs, Vice Chairperson
Finnish Insolvency Association, Board Member
Turnaround Management Association, Finland Chapter, Honorary Chairperson
International Bar Association
Law Clerk, Mynämäki District Court (1991–1992)
Master of Laws, University of Turku (1991)