Banking & Finance

Borenius’ Banking & Finance practice is a market leader in its field with one of the largest teams in Finland advising lenders, borrowers, financial institutions, management and shareholders on major domestic and international financial arrangements.

We regularly advise our clients on significant transactions in the market that require specialised high-quality expertise. This includes some of the largest insolvency and restructuring cases in Finland on which we have collaborated with our Restructuring & Insolvency practice. Our team members are also actively involved in various finance-related legislative processes, and in addition to our outstanding legal expertise, we constantly monitor market developments and practices in order to provide our clients with the latest commercial view.

Our services include:

    • Corporate loans
    • Leveraged finance
    • Real estate finance
    • Projects and infrastructure (including PPPs)
    • Direct lending (including mezzanine)
    • Debt capital markets transactions (including private placements, hybrid instruments, EMTNs and covered bonds)
    • Tender offers and consent solicitations
    • Securitisation, structured finance and derivatives
    • Restructuring, workouts and rescue financing
    • Regulatory advice
    • Fintech and new products

As Borenius is a full-service law firm, we frequently work together with our other market leading practices such as Capital MarketsFinancial Institutions & RegulationM&A & Private EquityReal Estate and ConstructionRestructuring & Insolvency, and Tax. This enables us to better help our clients achieve the best possible outcome and to provide comprehensive solutions in various business areas in complex situations. We also maintain an extensive network of international law firms, and we can offer efficient cross-border advice when needed.

We are top ranked by all leading legal directories, including IFLR1000, The Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe.

Chambers Europe | 2020
“Are good at finding solutions.”
“Excellent knowledge.”


IFLR1000 | 2019
“It has a good understanding of the customer’s business and needs.”


Legal 500 | 2019

“Borenius really makes the effort to deliver added value to its clients and takes care of matters carefully and efficiently.”

Select references

  • Advised Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch and Nordea Bank Abp in connection with Suominen Corporation’s EUR 100,000,000 credit facility agreement linked to sustainability targets (2020)
  • Advised Nordea Bank Abp as the arranger of backup and term loan facilities of EUR 1.55 billion for Metso in connection with the combination of Metso Minerals and Outotec (2019)
  • Advised the lenders on a tender offer made by Mehiläinen Yhtiöt Oy for all shares in Pihlajalinna Plc (2019)