Elina Pesonen

Counsel, Member of the Finnish Bar

My core competence is assisting our clients in all situations related to insolvency law. I have solid experience of several extensive bankruptcy and restructuring proceedings which are also noteworthy due to their international aspects. My experience includes both assisting the administrator of the estate and representing creditors. I also assist our clients in voluntary arrangements of debts, pledge enforcement cases and in asset recovery matters. I have acted as a liquidator in numerous voluntary liquidation proceedings.

In addition, I handle a variety of corporate and contract law assignments, with respect to which I have particular expertise in questions related to directors’ liability. My skill has been recognised particularly in drafting large sets of agreements and in assisting in negotiations.

Clients appreciate my clear and straightforward style when handling assignments and the fact that I focus on essential matters. I feel that it is important to be a reliable and competent partner in challenging legal situations as well as routine matters. I have participated in two secondments during which I worked as an attorney in the legal department of a large Finnish company. I feel that those secondments are particularly beneficial to my understanding of the kind of legal services our clients expect and need.

In addition to my law degree from the University of Helsinki, I have studied business law at the ESADE private university in Spain. Chambers Europe has ranked me among the leading Finnish insolvency and restructuring attorneys for many years, and Euro-money Legal Media Group listed me as a Rising Star in Finland in 2019.