Mikko Hulkko | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Mikko Hulkko
Mikko Hulkko

Mikko Hulkko

Partner, Helsinki

T +358 9 228 64 352

T +358 40 7676 352 (mobile)

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“Mikko Hulkko is widely admired by domestic and international clients for his capital markets expertise. His work is especially appreciated on cases with cross-border elements.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Overview

Mikko Hulkko advises both underwriters and issuers in connection with international equity and debt offerings, including listings on one or more securities exchanges.

His recent capital markets work has been in international capital market transactions of companies in the Nordic countries, Central Europe and Turkey. He also advises clients on general corporate and securities law matters, including compliance with US federal securities laws and Finnish company and securities laws.

Mikko joined White & Case's Helsinki office in 1999 and, after working in the Firm's London office for three years, returned to Helsinki in 2005. He has also worked on secondment in the Firm's Paris office, and has now been based in Helsinki since 2011.

He is an active participant in discussions surrounding international equity and a frequent contributor to the Firm's industry alerts.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLM, Columbia Law School, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Masters in European Union Law, Katholic University of Leuven, Belgium
  • LLM, University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

Languages

  • English
  • Finnish
  • Swedish

Experience

Aker Solutions ASA demerger, 2014

Representing financial advisors in the demerger of Aker Solutions and listing of shares of Aker Solutions on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

SSAB's recommended share exchange offer for Rautaruukki, 2014

Representing SSAB AB (publ) on the combination of SSAB with Rautaruukki Oyj through a recommended share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's shareholders.

Sanitec Oyj IPO, 2013

Representing Sanitec Oyj and the selling shareholder, EQT, in connection with Sanitec's initial public offering and listing on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Emlak Konut US$1.6 billion equity offering, 2013

Representing Emlak Konut in connection with its secondary public offering. This transaction, with proceeds of approximately US$1.6 billion, was the largest ever primary equity offering in Turkish history. The transaction was also recorded as the largest European real estate equity raise in the previous five years.

Sanoma Oyj inaugural bond offering, 2012

Representing Sanoma Oyj in connection with its offering of €400 million of notes due 2017 and the listing of the notes on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

Nokia Corporation €750 million convertible bonds issue, 2012

Representing the joint bookrunners and managers in connection with the offering of €750 million Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds due 2017 by Nokia Corporation, convertible into ordinary shares of Nokia.

Outokumpu €2.7 billion acquisition of ThyssenKrupp's stainless steel business, Inoxum, and related rights offering, 2012

Representing Outokumpu Oyj as co-counsel in connection with its acquisition of Inoxum, the stainless steel unit of ThyssenKrupp AG, valued at €2.7 billion, and acting as counsel in connection with the related €1 billion global rights offering. The rights offering was the largest-ever equity offering by a Finnish company.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer: Capital Markets – Finland, Chambers Europe 2014

Leading Lawyer: Banking & Finance – Finland, Chambers Global 2014

Leading Lawyer: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – USA, Chambers Global 2014