Tom Fagernäs represents clients in domestic and cross-border corporate transactional assignments and securities law matters. He also has broad experience in the fields of finance and capital markets. Prior to joining Krogerus, Mr Fagernäs worked for another leading law firm in Finland. He has also worked for J.P. Morgan investment bank in London.
Chambers Europe 2019 (Capital Markets): "Clients describe him as 'highly skilled, to-the-point and extremely efficient. He is also highlighted by sources for his 'very good technical knowledge' and for being 'a true problem-solver with a pragmatic approach.'"
Chambers Europe 2018 (Capital Markets): "Tom Fagernäs is highly valued by sources for his 'can-do attitude. He is always available and makes each client feel like they are the top priority.'"
Chambers Europe 2017 (Capital Markets): "Clients say Tom Fagernäs has 'very good technical knowledge and commercial awareness' and also remark on his 'good problem-solving skills.'"
Chambers Europe 2016 (Capital Markets): "The 'brilliant' Tom Fagernäs is 'efficient, knows what he's doing, is always responsive and the quality of his work is outstanding,' according to clients."
Chambers Europe 2015 (Capital Markets): "He is described by sources as 'goal-oriented, creative at solving problems and very trustworthy.' Other clients note: 'He is quick to grasp issues and is well connected.' " "An excellent lawyer and superb project leader."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2019 (Capital Markets): Listed as a Next Generation Lawyer
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2017 (Capital Markets): Listed as a Next Generation Lawyer
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2016 (Capital Markets): "Krogerus’ growing team is led by Tom Fagernäs. It recently advised Ferratum on its IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange’s Prime Standard market, the first time a Finnish company has been listed on a German exchange."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2015 (Capital Markets): Recommended for capital markets. "Tom Fagernäs was promoted to head of capital markets in April 2014."
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2014 (Capital Markets): “recommended for capital markets”
Legal 500 (EMEA) 2013 (Capital Markets): “unparalleled business acumen”
IFLR1000 2020: Highly Regarded Lawyer (Capital Markets)
IFLR1000 2019: Leading Lawyer (Capital Markets) “A good team player, who is available and responsive.”
IFLR1000 2018: Leading Lawyer (Capital Markets) “Very responsive, easy to work with and knowledgeable.”
IFLR1000 2017: Listed as a Leading Lawyer in Capital Markets
IFLR1000 2014: “he ‘listens well to the customer’s needs and wants, replies always quickly and communicates well.'”
IFLR1000 2009: “He’s a real gem – a real find in the region because of his excellent understanding of complex regulatory issues, matched with his strong commercial awareness,” says one client. “He’s ideal for Anglo-American banks going into the region.”
The Float Guide – How to Float a Company on the Finland Securities Exchange (International Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, 2012)
New Rules on Settlement Finality and Financial Collateral Arrangements Proposed in Finland (International Bar Association, Securities Law Committee Newsletter, April 2011)
The European Court of Justice Expected to Further Clarify the Prohibition Against the Use of Inside Information within the Context of the Purchase of Own Shares (International Bar Association, Securities Law Committee Newsletter, December 2009)
Mergers and Acquisitions 2009 (Finnish Country Chapter, Getting the Deal Through, 2009)
A Practitioner’s Guide to Takeovers and Mergers in the European Union – Finland Chapter (City & Financial Publishing, 2008)
The New Audit Act Enters into Force (International Law Office, 16 July 2007)
Public Takeovers in Finland – Outlines of the New Regime (International Law Office, 5 December 2007)
Finnish Bar Association
International Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Officer
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki (2007)
Studies at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (2004–2005)