People

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki

Henrik's practice encompasses the entire credit spectrum of domestic as well as cross-border transactions, with particular focus on bank lending, acquisition financing, real estate and project financing, leasing and asset financing, debt capital markets, securitisation, derivatives, structured financing and regulatory issues in the financial sector. Henrik acts for lenders, borrowers, issuers, underwriters, sponsors and investment firms in all sectors.

Sources endorse his technical skills and appreciate his ability 'to find sensible solutions.'

Chambers Europe 2020


References

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Associate | Helsinki
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com
Senni Mäki-Hallila

Senni Mäki-Hallila

Associate | Helsinki
senni.maki-hallila@hannessnellman.com

Finnish counsel to Nordax Bank AB (publ).

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Associate | Helsinki
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com
Senni Mäki-Hallila

Senni Mäki-Hallila

Associate | Helsinki
senni.maki-hallila@hannessnellman.com

Finnish counsel to CLS.

Jari Tukiainen

Jari Tukiainen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
jari.tukiainen@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Initial purchasers and creditors, CABB Chemicals

Transaction

Finnish counsel to the initial purchasers and creditors in the refinancing of CABB Chemicals with EUR 490 million senior secured and EUR 150 million unsecured notes offering and super senior revolving credit facility

Deal Value

EUR 640 million

Role

Finnish counsel to the initial purchasers and creditors

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Laura Kotilainen

Laura Kotilainen

Counsel | Helsinki
laura.kotilainen@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Associate | Helsinki
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Santander Consumer Finance Oy as Originator, SCF Rahoituspalvelut VIII DAC as Issuer, and Barclays, Banco Santander and Merrill Lynch as Joint Lead Managers

Transaction

STS-securitisation of auto loan hire purchase contracts

Deal Value

EUR 799,200,000

Role

Counsel to Joint Lead Managers (Barclays Bank PLC, Banco Santander S.A., BofA Merrill Lynch)

Senni Mäki-Hallila

Senni Mäki-Hallila

Associate | Helsinki
senni.maki-hallila@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Nordea Bank Abp

Transaction

Nordea Bank Abp's issue of U.S.$1,250,000,000 Perpetual Non-Call March 2026 Additional Tier 1 Conversion Notes under the U.S.$25,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme in March

Deal Value

USD 1,250,000,000

Role

Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Lauri Marjamäki

Lauri Marjamäki

Associate | Helsinki
lauri.marjamaki@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Precast Holding Oy (Buyer), Elematic HoldCo Oy (Seller), Elematic Oyj (Target), Nordic Trustee (as bonds trustee appointed by Elematic’s

Transaction

Restructuring of ownership and financing structure of Elematic Oyj

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Nordic Trustee

Heidi Haanpää

Heidi Haanpää

Partner | Helsinki
heidi.haanpaa@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner | Helsinki
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com
Iiris Ikkelä

Iiris Ikkelä

Associate | Stockholm
iiris.ikkela@hannessnellman.com
Lauri Marjamäki

Lauri Marjamäki

Associate | Helsinki
lauri.marjamaki@hannessnellman.com
Stefan Stellato

Stefan Stellato

Associate | Helsinki
stefan.stellato@hannessnellman.com
Senni Mäki-Hallila

Senni Mäki-Hallila

Associate | Helsinki
senni.maki-hallila@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Nordea Bank Abp

Transaction

Nordea Bank Abp's establishment of its €50,000,000,000 Euro Medium Term Note Programme

Deal Value

EUR 50,000,000,000

Role

Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Nordea Bank Abp

Transaction

Nordea Bank Abp's establishment of its USD 25,000,000,000 Global Medium-Term Note Programme

Deal Value

USD 25,000,000,000

Role

Counsel to Nordea Bank Abp

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Nykredit Realkredit A/S, Aberdeen Standard Investments, LähiTapiola

Transaction

Nykredit Realkredit's financing the acquisition of a portfolio of 824 apartments by Aberdeen Standard Investments from LähiTapiola

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Nykredit Realkredit A/S

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Valerie Wårvik

Valerie Wårvik

Associate | Helsinki
valerie.warvik@hannessnellman.com

Nordea Bank AB (publ) issue of U.S.$500,000,000 4.625 per cent. Dated Subordinated Notes due 2033 (the “Notes”) under the U.S.$25,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme in September, 2018.

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Nordea Bank AB (publ) in relation to issue of U.S.$750,000,000 3.750 per cent. Senior Non-Preferred Notes due 2023 and U.S.$250,000,000 Floating Rate Notes due 2023 under the U.S.$25,000,000,000 Global Medium Term Note Programme in August, 2018.

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

EQT Partners UK Advisors LLP, Biovian Oy and Keensight Capital’s investment

Transaction

Counsel to EQT Partners UK Advisors LLP in the financing of Keensight Capital’s investment in Biovian Oy

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to EQT Partners UK Advisors LLP

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Mari Miettinen

Mari Miettinen

Associate | Helsinki
mari.miettinen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Counsel to Polygon AB (publ) and Triton

Transaction

Issue of a EUR 210 million rated senior secured bond and the entry into of a super senior RCF

Deal Value

EUR 210 million

Role

Counsel to Polygon AB (publ) and Triton

Fredrik Olsson

Fredrik Olsson

Managing Partner | Stockholm
fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com
Carolina Wahlby

Carolina Wahlby

Specialist Partner | Stockholm
carolina.wahlby@hannessnellman.com
Klara Kjellberg

Klara Kjellberg

Managing Associate | Stockholm
klara.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Mari Miettinen

Mari Miettinen

Associate | Helsinki
mari.miettinen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Ramirent Oyj, European Investment Bank

Transaction

Ramirent Oyj's EUR 50 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank

Deal Value

EUR 50 million

Role

Counsel to Ramirent Oyj

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Santander Consumer Finance Oy, SFC Rahoituspalvelut Kimi VI DAC

Transaction

Issue of EUR 634,700,000 Class A Notes and EUR 64,800,000 Class B Notes by SFC Rahoituspalvelut Kimi VI DAC secured by a portfolio of hire purchase agreements made by Santander Consumer Finance Oy

Deal Value

EUR 699,500,000

Role

Counsel to Santander Consumer Finance Oy

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Tapiola KR III Ky, Ainoa Shopping Centre

Transaction

Tapiola KR III Ky's financing of the development of the Ainoa Shopping Centre

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Tapiola KR III Ky

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Barings Real Estate Advisers (Buyer), CapMan (Seller)

Transaction

The acquisition of Entresse shopping mall from CapMan, by a fund managed by Barings Real Estate Advisers

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Barings Real Estate Advisers

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Katja Heikkinen

Katja Heikkinen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
katja.heikkinen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com
Ninja Pyy

Ninja Pyy

Associate | Helsinki
ninja.pyy@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam (Buyer), Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH (Seller)

Transaction

Niam's acquisition of an office property in Helsinki, called Life Science Center Keilaniemi, from Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft MBH

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Heini Aavaranta

Heini Aavaranta

Associate | Helsinki
heini.aavaranta@hannessnellman.com
Matias Moberg

Matias Moberg

Associate | Helsinki
matias.moberg@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to an international bank syndicate as a member of Creditors' Committee in an unique and complex cross border restructuring of a group of companies undergoing simultaneous formal restructuring proceedings in Finland and Sweden.

Jan Lilius

Jan Lilius

Counsel | Helsinki
jan.lilius@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Counsel | Helsinki
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Lotta Hemmi

Lotta Hemmi

Senior Associate | Helsinki
lotta.hemmi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam (Buyer), Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company (Seller)

Transaction

Niam's acquisition of a portfolio of six modern office properties located within the Helsinki Metropolitan Area from Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Tapio Teräkivi

Tapio Teräkivi

Partner | Helsinki
tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com
Juha Lindström

Juha Lindström

Partner | Helsinki
juha.lindstrom@hannessnellman.com
Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Tuuli Pikkarainen

Tuuli Pikkarainen

Senior Associate | Helsinki
tuuli.pikkarainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Niam

Transaction

The financing relating to Niam’s acquisition of the Kaari shopping centre

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Niam

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Antti Alanko

Antti Alanko

Partner | Helsinki
antti.alanko@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Tikkurila Oyj

Transaction

Tikkurila Oyj's EUR 150 million term and revolving facilities agreement in June 2015

Deal Value

EUR 150 million

Role

Counsel to Tikkurila Oyj

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com
Janne Veneranta

Janne Veneranta

Senior Associate | Helsinki
janne.veneranta@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Caverion Oyj

Transaction

EUR 100 million revolving credit facility agreement of Caverion Oyj in May 2015

Deal Value

EUR 100 million

Role

Counsel to the lenders

Henrik Mattson

Henrik Mattson

Partner | Helsinki
henrik.mattson@hannessnellman.com

Rankings

Henrik is listed as one of the leading practitioners in his field e.g. in such international legal directories as the Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR1000, Who´s Who Legal, European Legal Experts and PLC Which Lawyer?

By way of example, he has been referred to as follows:

  • 'Henrik Mattson is hands-on with details and understands the big picture.’, Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2020
  • 'Sources endorse his technical skills and appreciate his ability "to find sensible solutions."', Banking and Finance, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2020
  • "He is extremely responsive and helpful in anticipating client needs, very commercial in his advice and has exceptional knowledge of technical aspects of financial regulation. A pleasure to work with.", IFLR1000, 2020
  • "Clients laud his 'deep knowledge of legal issues.'" Banking and Finance, Chambers Global 2019
  • Ranked as a Highly regarded lawyer in the 2019 & 2020 editions (Finland: Banking, Project finance, Capital markets, Real estate finance) of IFLR1000
  • "Sources praise his 'solid performance,' adding: 'He is quickly accessible and provides professional advice in a swift manner.'", Banking and Finance, Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Henrik Mattson is an ‘expert that combines excellent skills with exceptional working capacity.’", Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2017
  • Leading individual, Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2016-2020 editions
  • "Esteemed head of department Henrik Mattson offers expertise in all kinds of banking issues, including acquisition, project and real estate financing, asset finance and leasing transactions. Sources describe him as 'very pragmatic and experienced.'", Banking and Finance, Chambers Global 2017
  • Ranked in Banking and Finance, Finland, in the 2012-2019 editions of Chambers Global 
  • "Henrik Mattson is 'a multi-talented person who really understands insolvency - if there is a barrier he is able to overcome it.' ", Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Europe 2015 
  • "Sources enthuse that 'his experience clearly adds value,' and that 'he has inside knowledge of the market and is great in negotiations.' ", Banking & Finance, Chambers Europe 2015
  • "Practice head Henrik Mattson is ‘spot on with the details’", Banking & Finance, Legal 500, 2015 
  • "Department head Henrik Mattson is widely regarded as one of the finest practitioners in the market", Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2015
  • "Henrik Mattson is 'a multi-talented person who really understands insolvency - if there is a barrier he is able to overcome it.' He is also strong on restructuring, owing to his banking expertise", Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Global 2015
  • Highly regarded lawyer in Banking & Finance and Capital Markets, in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of IFLR1000
  • "Department head and market leader Henrik Mattson remains an established presence in the most complex and high-value financing cases, both domestically and internationally", Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2014
  • Ranked among the best lawyers in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions (Helsinki: Banking and Finance) of Best Lawyers®
  • ‘Henrik Mattson is appreciated as one of the top lawyers in the Finnish banking and finance market, and clients praise his practical approach.’, Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013
  • ‘Practice head Henrik Mattson is hugely experienced...’, Legal 500, 2013
  • ‘Banking and finance heavyweight Henrik Mattson is equally present in the Finnish restructuring market’, Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013
  • ‘Practice head Henrik Mattson provides an ‘extremely analytical performance for the large and sensitive matters’, and is recommended...’, Banking & Finance, Legal 500, 2012
  • ‘Interviewees mention practice head Henrik Mattson as the "number-one guy" for banking and finance at the firm and praise his "hands-on, flexible and pragmatic" approach.’, Banking & Finance, Chambers Global 2012
  • ‘...a highly regarded lawyer who specialises in finance restructuring. According to clients, he "concentrates his attention on the right issues and the right place."’, Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Global 2012
  • Leading lawyer, Banking, IFLR1000, 2012
  • ‘An authority on banking and finance, Henrik Mattson often advises on large restructurings. “Confident and tough in a good way, ” he continues to be one of Finland's foremost finance experts.’, Banking & Finance and Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Europe 2011
  • 'Clients and peers praise Mattson for his approach. "He is pro-active and thinks out of the box," says one client. A rival partner adds, "Henrik is a dominating lawyer on the banking side; he is very pragmatic and very thorough. I admire his approach."', IFLR1000, 2011
  • "Mattson is very senior, very experienced," says one client. "I have always been very satisfied. He knows what the client wants and when the client wants it.", Banking, IFLR1000, 2010
  • Leading practitioner, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Banking, 2010
  • Leading lawyer, Banking & Finance, Chambers Europe 2010
  • Leading lawyer, Banking, IFLR 1000, 2010
  • Leading lawyer in Banking and finance in the Guide to European Legal Experts 2010
  • Endorsed in Banking and finance; Capital markets: debt and equity, Finland, PLC Which Lawyer? 2010
  • Recommended lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2010
  • 'Henrik Mattson, a “pragmatic and highly intelligent” lawyer who “provides excellent advice.”', Chambers Europe 2009
  • 'Both peers and clients highlight Mattson's work. "He's very much the leader in this field," says one rival, while a client adds: "His knowledge is right up there and he's involved in the biggest deals."', IFLR 1000, 2009
  • "another star of this leading banking practice...", Banking and finance, PLCWhich Lawyer? 2009
  • 'Henrik Mattson... the firm’s head of finance...is described as an “extremely intelligent and very focused lawyer.”', Chambers Europe 2008
  • Highly recommended in Capital markets: debt and equity, PLCWhich Lawyer? 2008
  • 'Among the "great lawyers", say clients, are partners Matti Engelberg, Kari Lautjärvi and Henrik Mattson.', Banking and Finance, Legal 500, 2008
  • 'a “brilliant technician with a razor-sharp mind.” Commentators have nothing but praise for this expert, stating that he is “easy to work with, available to his clients, swift and direct; he gets the job done.', Chambers Global, 2007

Education and Professional Background

  • Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2001
  • Associate Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, 1990
  • Vicehäradshövding, Court Practice, 1990
  • Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1989