Henrikki Harsu

Counsel, New York

Biography

Overview

Henrikki Harsu is counsel in the New York Capital Markets practice, with a particular focus on working with financial institutions on their US funding platforms and advising on cross-border securities transactions involving Nordic and emerging markets issuers.

Henrikki represents issuers and underwriters in US capital markets transactions, including offerings under Rule 144A and other exemptions from registration, and in international securities offerings outside the United States. He has also assisted issuers with their American Depositary Receipt (ADR) programs and in the preparation of annual reports and filings in the United States. In addition, Henrikki has worked on corporate transactions, including public tender offers, in the Nordic region.

In addition to New York, Henrikki has worked in White & Case's offices in Helsinki and London.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
BSc
Helsinki School of Economics
LLM
Fordham University School of Law
LLM
Helsinki University School of Law
Languages
English
Finnish
Swedish

Experience

Representing the leading financial services group in the Nordic market on the establishment of and updates to its US funding programs and subsequent offerings under these programs.

Representing leading Chinese financial institutions on the establishment and updates of 3(a)(2) MTN and global certificate of deposit programs for their US branches and subsequent offerings under the programs.

Representing a leading French financial institution on updates to its US structured MTN program.

Representing large German banks on their US short-term funding platforms.

Representing a leading Northern European financial service provider on the establishment of and updates to its US funding programs.

Representing one of the largest banking and financial services groups in Greece on its recapitalization.

Representing one of the leading Turkish banks on its debut Rule 144A bond offering, advised on the initial public offerings by, among others, one of Europe's leading low-cost airlines and a global denim fashion company.

Representing a global supplier of high strength steels on its share exchange offer to the shareholders of a Nasdaq OMX listed steel and construction company.

Representing the underwriters in public debt offerings by the operator of the largest US public power system.

Representing a NYSE-listed gold producer on its SEC-registered common stock and debt offerings.

Publications

Whole Business Securitization – U.S. and English Perspectives, Customer and the Globalization of Financial Markets, pp. 183–201, 2007