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Banking & Finance - A selection of recent work

LMR advised a syndicate of banks in connection with the sale of a Nordic industrial group that was the borrower of approximately EUR 450 million senior debt as well as subordinated debt (2010).
LMR advised the equity sponsor in connection with the restructuring of a European IT group, involving senior debt facilities of approximately 1.5 billion euros (2010).
LMR advised the senior lenders in connection with the voluntary restructuring of approximately EUR 500 million of senior debt of a Northern European group (2010).
LMR advised a UK insurance company in establishing a market channel to Finland through a Scandinavian branch office (2010).
LMR acted for a major Finnish Bank in connection with the preparation of loan documentation for a syndicated loan of EUR 150 million to a Finnish listed company (2009).
LMR advised HSBC Bank Plc, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and Finnish Export Credit Ltd in connection with USD 260,000,000 export credit facility for Idea Cellular Limited, India and related agreements (2009).
LMR advised BNP Paribas and Finnish Export Credit Ltd in connection with USD 182,325,243 export credit facility for VCP-MS Celulose Sul Matogrossense Ltda, Brazil and related agreements (2009).
LMR advised BNP Paribas and Finnish Export Credit Ltd in connection with USD 500 million export credit facility for Oi (Telemar Norte Leste S.A.), Brazil and related agreements (2009).
LMR advised Nordea Bank Finland Plc in connection with a facility agreement for purpose of financing a Finnish mining company for a EUR 44.6 million investment in a railway construction project and related security arrangements (2008).
LMR advised  Pohjola Bank Plc and certain other financiers in connection with a EUR 15,7 million senior facility agreement and a EUR 3,5 million mezzanine facility agreement for purpose of financing the acquisition of a Finnish company providing services in the field of construction business (2008).
LMR advised senior and mezzanine lenders, including Deutsche Bank AG and Royal Bank of Scotland and other lenders, in connection with loan facilities made to Algeco companies (2008).


"…the widely acknowledged expertise of partners Kimmo Mettälä and Janne Tuulos attract a string of major banks and international finance houses as clients."
- The Legal 500 EMEA (2010)

LMR’s partner Kimmo Mettälä ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) and partner Antti Niemi as an “Up and Coming” lawyer (Band 3) in Banking and Finance.
- Chambers Europe 2010

LMR highly ranked in Banking & Finance (Band 2 in 2010).
- Chambers Europe (2010)

"’They are traditionally a very strong player in the banking sector’, says one competitor of LMR."
- IFLR 1000 (2009)

Top-ranked in Banking and Finance for several years (1st category in 2009 and 2008).
- The Legal 500 EMEA

“The mid-sized LMR Attorneys Ltd is a leading player in the finance arena due to commitment to the field and the skill of practice head Kimmo Mettälä. Clients highlight ‘their expertise in international matters’ and ‘they are flexible when urgently needed’.”
- The Legal 500 EMEA (2009)

LMR’s banking and finance practice and LMR partner Kimmo Mettälä “recommended” in Banking and Finance.
- PLC WHICH LAWYER? Yearbook 2009
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