Markus Bremer

Title: 
Partner
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4267
Mobile: 
+358 40 716 9676
Language: 
English
Finnish
Swedish
Assistant: 
Liisa Veckman

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 2288 4218

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Markus advises clients on all types of financing transactions, including bank lending, security structuring, acquisition finance, hybrid and derivative instruments, real estate financing and securitisation as well as the establishment of private equity fund structures. He has also been involved in a number of complex voluntary debt restructuring exercises as well as the setting up of debt acceleration and security enforcement procedures for lenders and preparing defensive restructuring action plans for borrowers. Markus heads the Finance practice in Helsinki.

RANKINGS

  • "Markus ‘goes the extra mile’", Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2017 
  • Markus "receives strong feedback from a wide range of sources, who describe him as a 'very talented and effective lawyer and very customer-oriented.' Others highlight his 'ability to be calm in very difficult situations.'", Banking and Finance, Chambers Global 2017
  • In the words of one client, "he's a really good guy - one of my favourite people to work with.", Banking and Finance, Chambers Europe 2016
  • Ranked in Banking & Finance, Finland, in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of Chambers Global
  • Markus is ranked as a Highly regarded lawyer in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Restructuring and insolvency in the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of IFLR1000
  • "Markus Bremer handles acquisition finance, real estate finance, securitisation and restructuring. 'He is calm and analytical. He pinpoints the critical issues and looks immediately to find solutions', report clients", Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2015 and Chambers Europe 2015
  • "Markus Bremer is acknowledged by sources as an active and knowledgeable figure in the field. Interviewees state: 'He is pragmatic and aware of many areas of law so it is good to negotiate and discuss matters with him – he tries to find a solution.'", Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2014
  • ‘The team is described as "very diligent, very detailed"… and special praise is reserved for finance partner Markus Bremer... Bremer is praised for "finding the best solutions and presenting them in an understandable fashion"…"no need to question his recommendations how to proceed with the case"., Banking and finance, IFLR 1000, 2014
  • 'Markus Bremer is well known for his work with major financial institutions.', Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013
  • '"Multi-talented" Markus Bremer is viewed as particularly strong in restructuring finance. Sources appreciate his "proactive and constructive" advice and technical and negotiation skills. "He thinks of everything, not just financing but competition as well, and has a broad view of the issues," say respondents.', Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2012
  • '“A very bright individual and good to work with”', Banking, IFLR1000, 2012
  • ’Markus Bremer is “easy to work with” and “deals with matters in a timely manner.”’, Chambers Europe 2011
  • "Bremer is very energetic, young and creative," says a client about Bremer. "I think you should keep an eye on him. He is definitely up and coming.", Banking, IFLR 1000, 2010
  • "'Sources single out younger partner Markus Bremer for his increasing visibility in deals.', Banking & Finance, Chambers Europe 2010
  • Markus is ranked among the best lawyers in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions in Banking & Finance of Best Lawyers®

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2009
  • Senior Associate, Hannes Snellman, 2004
  • Associate, Hannes Snellman, 1999
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance), Helsinki School of Economics, 1999
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1998
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Kent, United Kingdom, 1997
  • Authorised translator from Finnish to English