Bird & Bird (Helsinki)

Kristiina Lehvilä

Bird & Bird (Helsinki)
Lawyer (Senior Counsel)

As a senior counsel and head of the Banking and Finance Group in Finland, Kristiina Lehvilä specialises in banking and finance transactions, banking and finance regulation, payments, securities market issues and corporate law. She advises leading Finnish and international clients acting as lender or borrower in domestic and cross-border financial transactions. Her expertise covers a wide range of financing transactions including acquisition financing, real estate financing, asset based financing, distressed financing, security structuring and intercreditor agreements as well as securities market transactions. Kristiina Lehvilä advises clients on a wide range of regulatory questions relating to domestic and EU banking, securities markets and payments regulation. Additionally she advises on general corporate law matters. Her clients come from a variety of sectors including banks, investment banks, private equity firms, funds and companies listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.Kristiina Lehvilä has over 20 years of experience within the financing sector. Before joining Bird & Bird she worked as in-house counsel for one of the largest banks in Finland and two smaller banks, one focusing on investment services and lending and the other on payments. She also worked as legal counsel for another leading Finnish law firm where her work focused on financing and insolvency matters. Kristiina Lehvilä’s experience in different roles in the finance sector enables her to understand the clients view point and to address their needs.

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