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Hannes Snellman

ETELÄESPLANADI 20, PO BOX 333, 00130/00131 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Tel:
Work +358 9 228 841
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Fax +358 9 177 393
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Web:
www.hannessnellman.com
Helsinki, Stockholm

Finland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

With an understanding of the ‘business side of transactions, as well as market trends and standards’, the practice at Hannes Snellman is ‘exceptional value for money’. It acted for Hartwall Capital on the financing arrangements for its acquisition of Suez Suomi. Practice head Markus Bremer has ‘good in-depth knowledge’ and is a key contact along with Henrik Mattson. Nordea Bank and Finavia are also clients.

Leading individuals

Henrik Mattson - Hannes Snellman

Markus Bremer - Hannes Snellman

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman’s ‘efficient’ capital markets department provides ‘in-depth knowledge’ and ‘exceptional value for money’. It advised SEB on Robit’s €40m listing on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Klaus Ilmonen is head of the practice, which advises Powerflute and Ahlstrom Corporation. Sonja Siggberg is also a key contact.

Leading individuals

Klaus Ilmonen - Hannes Snellman

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

The ‘strong team’ at Hannes Snellman advised Ahlstrom Corporation on its statutory merger with Munksjö. Managing partner Mikko Heinonen advised Oriola Corporation on a joint venture establishing a chain of health and beauty stores with Kesko Corporation. Practice head Sten Olsson is ‘a skilled negotiator’; he and Johan Aalto are ‘probably the best M&A lawyers in Finland’ according to one client. Riikka Rannikko has ‘strong knowledge’ in corporate governance.

Leading individuals

Johan Aalto - Hannes Snellman

Mikko Heinonen - Hannes Snellman

Sten Olsson - Hannes Snellman

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

The ‘fantastic’ team at Hannes Snellman provides ‘value for money’ with ‘strategic, pragmatic and fast advice’. The practice represents Lemminkäinen Corporation in the asphalt cartel damages litigation. Practice head Antti Järvinen, alongside Kimmo Heikkinen, successfully defended Sweco in a €15m gross negligence dispute. Mika Savola is a key contact for arbitration proceedings and managing associate Anna-Maria Tamminen is ‘one to watch’.

Leading individuals

Antti Järvinen - Hannes Snellman

Mika Savola - Hannes Snellman

Next generation lawyers

Kimmo Heikkinen - Hannes Snellman

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman is experienced in merger control matters and acted for Terveystalo on its acquisition of Diacor and assisted Telia with its joint venture with DNA. The practice also represents UPM-Kymmene in private enforcement actions following the ruling in the Roundwood cartel case. Practice head Mikael Wahlbeck and Tapani Manninen are key contacts.

Leading individuals

Mikael Wahlbeck - Hannes Snellman

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Hannes Snellman

The ‘excellent’ service from Hannes Snellman’s employment team includes ‘quality advice and rapid response times’. The well-regarded practice head Johanna Haltia-Tapio led employment advice to Lemminkäinen Corporation on its statutory merger with YIT Corporation. Microsoft and Cisco Systems are other clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

The team at Hannes Snellman advised Vitec Software Group on the IP issues connected to its acquisition of software company Futursoft. The ‘knowledgeable and dedicated’ practice head Panu Siitonen assisted Microsoft with a domain name dispute. Other clients include Sanoma Group, Accenture and Kone.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman was instructed by Pradera on the €900m acquisition of retail parks across Europe from Ikea. It also advised JP Morgan Asset Management on the sale of an office property to Genesta. Practice head Tapio Teräkivi, Juha Lindström and Outi Raitasuo are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Tapio Teräkivi - Hannes Snellman

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

The ‘excellent, responsive and very accommodating’ team at Hannes Snellman advises Berner on drafting and negotiating IT procurement agreements. Panu Siitonen heads the team, which includes new arrivals Jesper Nevalainen and counsel Outi Jousi from Bird & Bird. Microsoft Corporation, Accenture and Kone Corporation are other clients.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Hannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman was instructed by Lemminkäinen on the tax structuring of its €1.6bn statutory merger with YIT. It also successfully defended a Finnish employer against the tax authority’s application of progressive earned income tax rates to earnout payments. Heikki Vesikansa heads the practice following Ossi Haapaniemi’s departure to Roschier.

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