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Financing Transactions Expert Tuomas Toivonen Joins Hannes Snellman as Counsel

19 September 2018

Tuomas Toivonen has joined Hannes Snellman’s Finance team as a counsel. Tuomas specialises in both loan and bond transactions, mainly within the fields of real estate, corporate, project, and acquisition finance. 

Tuomas Toivonen is highly appreciated among the industry, and his skills in innovating new legal structures and financing products have been widely recognised. In 2015, Tuomas was listed by Legal500 among the 100 most influential and innovative in-house counsels in the Nordic countries.

Previously, Tuomas Toivonen worked for Nordea Bank, and he has been involved in various demanding financing transactions with both listed companies and private equity funds. He has also gained experience working closely with regulators and other financial institutions. 

Furthermore, Tuomas has been strongly involved in Finnish legislation processes, representing the Finnish financing sector. For example, Tuomas acted as a co-writer in drafting the Finnish Covered Bond Act and the recently introduced Finnish Bond Agency Act.

We are very pleased to welcome Tuomas to Hannes Snellman to strengthen our finance practice. Over the past decade, we have worked together on joint projects and have come to appreciate his skills and in-depth knowledge of the markets. Tuomas will enhance our already strong capabilities and enable us to grow our market leading practice even further”, says Partner Markus Bremer, who heads Hannes Snellman’s Finance team in Finland.

After ten exciting years at Nordea as an in-house counsel, I am thrilled to be back in a law firm and to join this respected group of talented lawyers, bringing my experience from the banking sector to the team and its clients”, says Tuomas Toivonen.

Press release 19 September 2018