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Hannes Snellman
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI

Banking and finance Tier 1

Hannes Snellman, which 'takes care of legal matters in a professional, careful and diplomatic way', recently advised Goldman Sachs International on the mezzanine financing of Blackstone's €3.9bn acquisition of Sponda and assisted EQT Partners UK Advisors with the financing of Keensight Capital's investment in Biovian. Other clients include Nordea Bank, Finavia and Lemminkäinen. The practice is led by Markus Bremer, and Henrik Mattson heads up the team across Finland and Sweden.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Sten Olsson heads Hannes Snellman's M&A practice, which recently advised Lemminkäinen on its merger with YIT and assisted Vaaka Partners with its sale of Solita to the Apax Digital Fund. Managing partner Mikko Heinonen also led advice to NPAC Holdings on its sale of Powerflute Group Holdings to a division of the Mondi Group for €365m. Johan Aalto is recommended for his work in infrastructure transactions, while Riikka Rannikko is a key contact for corporate governance matters.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The 'very practical' team at Hannes Snellman recently represented the Polish government in proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration award; the 'extremely competent and thorough' Anders Bygglin also defended Paf in an investigation into alleged money laundering. Newly promoted partner Anna-Maria Tamminen specialises in international arbitrations. Wärtsilä and UPM-Kymmene are also clients. Antti Järvinen and Kimmo Heikkinen are now with Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd.

EU and competition Tier 1

At Hannes Snellman, the group advised Lemminkäinen on the merger control process relating to its combination with YIT including phase II proceedings, while the 'very engaged and analyticalMikko Huimala (a 2017 arrival from DLA Piper) advised Orion on the auction process for its divestment of Orion Diagnostica. Other clients include Terveystalo, UPM-Kymmene and Scandic Hotels Group. Associates Jenni Heurlin and Annette Laulajainen attract praise for their 'high standard of work'. Mikael Wahlbeck is now with Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Tapio Teräkivi leads Hannes Snellman's real estate practice, which recently advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on the €164m acquisition of its headquarters in Espoo and acted for Areim Fund III on its acquisition of an office property portfolio. Other key clients include Scandic Hotels, Kojamo and NCC Property Development. Maria Landtman is recommended for project and construction work, while Klaus Metsä-Simola specialises in environmental law.

Capital markets Tier 2

Hannes Snellman's practice is led by Klaus Ilmonen and primarily specialises in ECM work; it recently advised Altia and Terveystalo on their respective IPOs. The group also acted for YIT on two senior unsecured note issuances totalling €250m. Sonja Siggberg and managing partner Mikko Heinonen are also key names to note.

Intellectual property Tier 2

The 'efficient and business-minded' team at Hannes Snellman recently advised Scandic Hotels on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Restel's hotel portfolio, including trade mark and domain name issues. Practice head Panu Siitonen is 'very thorough' and advised Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, and pharmaceutical law specialist Juli Mansnérus is recommended for her work with life sciences clients.

Tax Tier 2

The tax team at Hannes Snellman recently assisted a client with its challenge to a decision to include bank loans in the calculation of real estate transfer taxes, while practice head Heikki Vesikansa led advice to Ahlstrom on tax structuring issues relating to its statutory merger with Munksjö. EQT, Veolia and J.P. Morgan are also clients. Petri Saukko is recommended for contentious work.

TMT Tier 2

The 'efficient and easy-to-reach' department at Hannes Snellman is jointly led by Panu Siitonen and Jesper Nevalainen; clients praise Nevalainen's 'tremendous assistance'. The team's client roster includes Efecte, Telia Finland and; it also assisted Berner with a major IT procurement matter.

Employment Tier 3

At Hannes SnellmanJohanna Haltia-Tapio, who is noted for her 'pragmatic approach', leads the 'service-oriented' practice, which counts Microsoft, EQT and Patria as key clients. The team also handled the employment aspects of Vaaka Partners' acquisition of Smoothie Heaven.

The firm: Hannes Snellman is a Nordic law firm with 300 outstanding lawyers and other professionals based in Finland and Sweden. We advise leading international and local corporations across all business sectors. Our firm has the expertise and capacity to handle any demanding local or cross-border matters in which assets are being developed, protected, financed, acquired or under dispute.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative proceedings
Capital markets
Competition and procurement
Corporate advisory
Corporate responsibility and compliance
Dispute resolution
Environment and natural resources
Infrastructure and energy
IP and TMT
Joint ventures and commercial co-operation
Private equity
Private M&A
Public M&A
Projects and construction
Real estate
Restructuring and insolvency
Tax and structuring
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Johan Aalto  photo Mr Johan Aalto
Mr Antti Alanko  photo Mr Antti Alanko
Mr Markus Bremer  photo Mr Markus Bremer
Mr Anders Bygglin  photo Mr Anders Bygglin
Mr Matti Engelberg  photo Mr Matti Engelberg
Ms Heidi Haanpää  photo Ms Heidi Haanpää
Ms Johanna Haltia-Tapio  photo Ms Johanna Haltia-Tapio
Mr Mikko Heinonen  photo Mr Mikko Heinonen
Ms Jenni Heurlin  photo Ms Jenni Heurlin
Mr Mikko Huimala  photo Mr Mikko Huimala
Mr Klaus Ilmonen  photo Mr Klaus Ilmonen
Ms Tuire Kuronen  photo Ms Tuire Kuronen
Ms Maria Landtman  photo Ms Maria Landtman
Ms Anette Laulajainen  photo Ms Anette Laulajainen
Mr Juha Lindström  photo Mr Juha Lindström
Ms Juli Mansnérus  photo Ms Juli Mansnérus
Mr Henrik Mattson  photo Mr Henrik Mattson
Mr Klaus Metsä-Simola  photo Mr Klaus Metsä-Simola
Mr Jesper Nevalainen  photo Mr Jesper Nevalainen
Mr Sten Olsson  photo Mr Sten Olsson
Ms Outi Raitasuo  photo Ms Outi Raitasuo
Ms Riikka Rannikko  photo Ms Riikka Rannikko
Ms Sonja Siggberg  photo Ms Sonja Siggberg
Mr Panu Siitonen  photo Mr Panu Siitonen
Mr Rabbe Sittnikow  photo Mr Rabbe Sittnikow
Ms Anna-Maria Tamminen  photo Ms Anna-Maria Tamminen
Mr Tapio Teräkivi  photo Mr Tapio Teräkivi
Mr Tuomas Toivonen  photo Mr Tuomas Toivonen
Mr Heikki Vesikansa  photo Mr Heikki Vesikansa
Number of lawyers : 190
Other offices : Stockholm