Mikko Hulkko

Partner, Helsinki, London

Biography

“Clients have been resoundingly positive about Mikko Hulkko, describing him as ‘absolutely fantastic. We trust him, his expertise is superb and he is one of our favourite lawyers in Finland.’”
Chambers Europe 2017

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 mainly in international capital markets transactions of industrial companies and financial institutions in the Nordic countries. 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 has also worked in the Firm's London and Paris offices. Mikko is currently sharing his time between the Helsinki and London offices.

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
Finnish Bar Association
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

Karnov Group IPO (Sweden)
Representation of Carnegie as the sole global coordinator and joint bookrunner and Nordea as the joint bookrunner in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm of the shares in Karnov Group AB, a leading provider of information services and products in the areas of legal, tax and accounting and environmental, health and safety in Denmark and Sweden.

Adevinta IPO/Demerger (Norway)
Representation of J.P. Morgan and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and Arctic Securities as joint bookrunner and financial advisor to Tinius Trust in the initial public offering and listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange of the shares in Adevinta ASA, a global online classifieds company with generalist, real estate, cars, jobs and other internet marketplaces in 16 countries.

Kojamo IPO (Finland)
Representation of Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Nordea Bank as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners and OP Corporate Bank as the joint bookrunner in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of the shares in Kojamo plc, the largest private residential real estate company in Finland measured by fair value of investment properties.

Rovio IPO (Finland)
Representation of Carnegie and Danske Bank as joint global coordinators and Deutsche Bank and OP Corporate Bank as joint bookrunners in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of the shares in Rovio Entertainment Corp., a Finland-based games-first entertainment company that is best known for its Angry Birds brand.

Kamux IPO (Finland)
Representation of Kamux Corp., a car retail chain operating in Finland, Sweden and Germany and specializing in the trading of used cars, and its selling shareholder Intera Fund II Ky, in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of shares in Kamux.

Munters IPO (Sweden)
Representation of Carnegie, Goldman Sachs, Danske Bank, Jefferies, Nordea and Swedbank as underwriters on the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockholm of the shares in Munters Group.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group IPO (Denmark)
Representation of Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S, a world-leading producer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco, and its selling shareholders, Skandinavisk Holding II A/S and Swedish Match Cigars Holding AB, in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen of shares in STG.

Tokmanni Group IPO (Finland)
Representation of Tokmanni Group Corporation, the largest general discount retailer in Finland measured by number of stores and revenue, and its selling shareholder the Nordic Capital company Cidron Disco S.à r.l. in the initial public offering and listing on Nasdaq Helsinki of shares in Tokmanni.

Combination of Munksjö Oyj and Ahlstrom
Representation of Munksjö Oyj on the combination of Munksjö and Ahlstrom that was implemented as a statutory absorption merger whereby Ahlstrom merged into Munksjö.

Danske Bank A/S USMTN Program (Denmark)
Representation of Danske Bank A/S on its US medium-term note program, including various notes issuances thereunder.

Stora Enso Debut Green Bond (Finland)
Representation of Stora Enso Oyj on its debut green bond issue under its EUR 4 billion euro medium-term note (EMTN) program. The bonds were issue in three tranches of SEK 1.25 billion floating-rate green notes due 2024, SEK 3 billion floating-rate notes due 2021 and SEK 1.75 billion 1.875% green notes due2024.

Epiroc EMTN Program (Sweden)
Representation of Epiroc AB (publ), the Sweden-based provider of solutions for rock drilling and excavation, demolition and recycling for the global mining, natural resources and infrastructure equipment and services industries, as issuer on the establishment of its €1.5 billion euro medium-term note (EMTN) program, and notes issuances thereunder.

Pohjolan Voima Notes Offering (Finland)
Representation of Pohjolan Voima Oyj in its inaugural offering of 1.750% €125 million 5-year notes. OP Corporate Bank and Handelsbanken Capital Markets acted as the joint lead managers for the note issue.

Awards and Recognition

Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2019

Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 2018

Ranked Lawyer in Capital Markets (Band 2) – Finland, Chambers Europe 2017

Foreign Expert Based in Finland: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity – USA, Chambers Global 2017