Thomas Killeen

Associate, Helsinki

Biography

Overview

Thomas Killeen is an associate whose practice focuses on corporate and financial transactions, with a particular emphasis on capital markets transactions. Thomas has advised private equity firms, issuers and underwriters on US. and European securities law and ongoing reporting matters in connection with a variety of complex, cross-border corporate financings, including general debt and equity capital markets transactions (both SEC-registered and exempt), leveraged finance and high yield debt offerings, initial public offerings and rights offerings, and public and private M&A, among others. His recent capital markets work includes international equity and debt capital markets transactions (with a particular emphasis on issuances pursuant to Regulation S and/or Rule 144A) in the Nordic countries.

Thomas regularly advises European companies and financial institutions on various aspects of US law, with a particular focus on US federal securities laws.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2020, Thomas practiced at the London headquarters of a Magic Circle law firm, as well as the New York headquarters of a leading white shoe law firm.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
Columbia Law School
Languages
English

Experience

Representation of J.P. Morgan Securities plc, as sole physical bookrunner and joint global coordinator, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, as joint bookrunner and joint global coordinator, and BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, Natixis and Société Générale, as joint bookrunners, on the €200 million offering of 6.50% senior secured notes due 2024 by Louvre Bidco SAS, an independent debt-servicer and debt-purchaser in France and Italy, to refinance certain of its existing indebtedness and for general corporate purposes. Louvre Bidco SAS is a subsidiary of funds advised by BC Partners. The notes have been admitted to the official list and to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Representation of Nordea Bank Abp and Citigroup Global Markets Ltd. as joint bookrunners and joint lead managers and OP Corporate Bank plc, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) Helsinki Branch and Swedbank AB (publ) (in cooperation with Kepler Cheuvreux S.A.) as the co-lead managers in the fully underwritten approximately €510 million rights offering of Finnair Oyj, the flag carrier and largest airline of Finland.

Representation of Danske Bank A/S, a Danish financial institution, in its offer to exchange any and all of its outstanding US$1.5 billion 5.000% non-preferred senior notes due 2022 for newly issued US$-denominated 5.000% non-preferred senior fixed rate resettable notes due 2023 and a cash fee of US$2.00 per US$1,000 principal amount of existing notes exchanged. US$419,257,000 aggregate principal amount of existing notes were validly tendered and accepted. BNP Paribas Securities Corp., BofA Securities, Inc., Danske Bank A/S and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as dealer managers. The existing notes are admitted to the official list and to trading on the regulated market of Euronext Dublin. The new notes have been admitted to the official list and to trading on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Representation of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Danske Bank as joint global coordinators, and Swedbank and Stifel as joint bookrunners, in the €230 million (SEK 2.3 billion) initial public offering and dual listing of Nanoform, a company in the business of particle engineering (nanoforming) of active pharmaceutical ingredients, on the First North Growth Market of Nasdaq Helsinki and Nasdaq Stockholm. The IPO was completed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Representation of Stora Enso Oyj in the annual update of its €4 billion medium-term note (EMTN) program. Citigroup is acting as arranger and Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Crédit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank, DNB, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan, NatWest Markets, Nordea, OP Corporate Bank plc and SEB are acting as dealers under the program. Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden construction and paper.