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Hannu Ylönen

Hannu Ylönen



  • Dispute Resolution
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Employment and Benefits

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Hannu has in-depth experience in insolvency, restructuring and turnaround matters. He also represents clients in insolvency-related litigation. Hannu regularly acts as an administrator in bankruptcies and reorganisations, as an arbitrator in corporate restructurings, and as a creditor’s agent in some of the largest bankruptcies in Finland.


  • Master of Laws with court training, Mynämäki District Court (1991 - 1992)
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku (1991)
Areas of Practice

Dispute Resolution | Employment & Benefits | Employment and Benefits | Restructuring & Insolvency | Restructuring and Insolvency

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Chambers Global 2015 (Restructuring/Insolvency) (Listed in Band 1): "'He is a brilliant businessman. He offers reliable, high-quality and value-added service. He has the ability to advise on complicated matters and is a great communicator,' enthuse clients"

Chambers Global 2014 (Restructuring/Insolvency) (Listed in Band 1): “Hannu Ylönen is touted by many as the first choice for an extensive range of substantial insolvency cases, and is also recognised for his ability to advise on complicated voluntary restructuring arrangements. Clients admire him as ‘he understands how the details and connections between different aspects of a case work. It is very easy to discuss anything with him - he is a good listener.’”

Chambers Global 2013: Listed in the first band for Restructuring and Insolvency. “Interviewees laud his efficient service, saying "all projects are time critical and he handles this very well. He simply gets things done.”

Chambers Global 2012: Listed in the first band for Restructuring and Insolvency. “[V]ery practical, with a good view of the position and interest of financiers”

Chambers Global 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “[he] has built an admirable reputation within the Finnish market”

Chambers Europe 2012: Listed in the first band for Restructuring and Insolvency. “[Krogerus] is widely acknowledged as one of the best insolvency teams in the country, and also recommended for cross-border work”

Chambers Europe 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency): “He is admired for his ‘excellent connections in the market’”

Listed in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers (Insolvency and Reorganisation Law)

Endorsed by PLC Which Lawyer? 2011 (Restructuring/Insolvency)

Professional Associations

  • Finnish Bar Association
  • Ministry of Justice Advisory Board for Bankruptcy Affairs, Vice Chairperson
  • Finnish Insolvency Association, Board Member
  • Turnaround Management Association, Finland Chapter, Honorary Chairperson
  • International Bar Association
  • INSOL International

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