Firm Profile > Hannes Snellman > Helsinki, Finland

Hannes Snellman
ETELÄESPLANADI 20
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI
Finland

Banking and finance Tier 1

Hannes Snellman maintains its strong record in transactions acting for lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured bank lending work, securitisation matters, derivatives, real estate issues and project financings, particularly in the renewable energy sector; the team also handles restructurings. The firm's cross-Nordic reach allows it to advise on significant cross-border deals for major clients include Nordea Bank and OP Corporate Bank. The practice is jointly led by 'tough negotiatorMarkus Bremer and Henrik Mattson, who are praised for their 'wide knowledge' of the industry. Antti Alanko was promoted to the partnership in early 2019.

Practice head(s):

Markus Bremer; Henrik Mattson

Testimonials

The team is experienced and professional. Not all teams have the hands on experience of financial law and it’s development.’ 

They always stick with the timetable and provide top services.

Having used all major firms, I rank the team among the best in Finland. They come through in all aspects of banking & finance deals.

Antti Alanko is an up and coming partner, very efficient, skilful in negotiations and pleasant to work with. He also staffs the assignments efficiently. Markus Bremer is one of the leading finance lawyers in Finland.

Henrik Mattson is hands-on with details and understands the big picture.’

Key clients

Nordea Bank Abp

OP Corporate Bank

Nykredit RealKredit A/S

YIT Corporation

Finavia Oyj

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken

Danske Bank

Sampo plc

Ahlstrom Corporation

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Hannes Snellman maintains its strong expertise in M&A and has recently advised on a number of high-value and cross-border deals. In a recent highlight, the practice assisted Outoutec with the merger between Outoutec and Metso Minerals involving a part-demerger of Metso. The practice is led by the highly regarded Sten Olsson, with Mikko Heinonen and Johan Aalto also highly recommended for their corporate governance advice and transactional work respectively.

Practice head(s):

Sten Olsson

Testimonials

Excellent knowledge of industry and great business understanding.

The team had capacity to approach the deal for different angles in a coordinated matter.

Mikko Heinonen – excellent overall commercial and governance advice.’

Exceptionally logical and analytical approach, great thinking and exceptional availability. Trust based relationships.

Mikko Heinonen is not only a great lawyer but also has excellent business acumen and can look at a transaction both in detail but more importantly also from a helicopter view w/o always including subject matter experts.

Key clients

Pöyry Plc

UPM Kymmene Group

Triton

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

EQT

Vaaka Partners Ltd

Sampo / If

Telia Company AB Group

YIT Corporation

Oy Karl Fazer Ab / Fazer Group

Oriola Corporation

OP Financial Group

Sanoma Corporation

Orion Corporation

Microsoft Corporation

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Cramo / Adapteo

Outotec Oyj

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Hannes Snellman's practice acts on real estate transactions, development projects, asset management issues and construction matters for industrial clients, particularly in the energy sector; other clients include real estate investment funds, portfolio holders and constructors. The team regularly handles major portfolio transactions and M&A transactions for real estate funds. The practice is jointly led by Tapio Teräkivi, who has substantial experience in complex real estate transactions and projects in the wind and hydro-power industries, and newly promoted partner Maria Landtman.

Practice head(s):

Tapio Teräkivi; Maria Landtman

Testimonials

Mr. Tapio Teräkivi is considered the #1 real estate lawyer in Finland. He has exceptional experience on large and complex deals, which he can get executed smoothly. Very tough negotiator, but understands the business behind the issue and is always solution driven.

Key clients

Schroder Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Metsähallitus

YIT Corporation

Wereldhave N.V.

Kildare Partners

Technopolis Plc

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Areim AB

Redito AB

Skandia Fastigheter AB

Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company

Tax Tier 1

The team at Hannes Snellman, which is led by Heikki Vesikansa, works across the full range of tax matters including M&A and restructuring issues, tax litigation and regulatory work; the group also expanded its coverage with new indirect tax expertise brought by new arrival Piia Ahonen, who joined from EY Law in early 2019. Clients include YIT, Capman and J.P Morgan; Vesikana also acted as counsel to Outotec on its merger with Metso Minerals through a partial demerger of Metso including obtaining an advance tax ruling on the tax neutral treatment of the partial demerger.

Practice head(s):

Heikki Vesikansa

Key clients

YIT Plc

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Plc

Caverion Plc

CapMan Plc

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Nordic Trustee

Areim AB

Capital markets Tier 2

Hannes Snellman's capital markets experience encompasses IPOs, equity and debt offerings, private placements, buy-backs, and regulatory advice. The group counts issuing companies, financial advisers, and investment funds as clients and has increased its market presence in the field of public tender offers; it advised Ramirent on a €970m recommended public cash tender offer by Loxam. The practice is led by Klaus Ilmonen, who is an expert in equity capital markets and public takeovers, with other partners in the practice including Johan Aalto and Mikko Heinonen focusing on corporate M&A and financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Klaus Ilmonen

Testimonials

One feature of Hannes Snellman’s ECM practice that stands out is its breadth and depth of experience. They have been around the block and as a client you know.

Klaus Ilmonen is the brilliant head of the practice, but the team wouldn’t be completed without his lieutenants and great colleagues, who challenge and spar with him. The advice of the Antti Kuha is ever relevant and to the point, taking the commercial needs into the mix – in any capital markets matter he is someone you definitely want on your team.’

Key clients

Adapteo Oyj

Ahlstrom-Munksjö Oyj

Altia Oyj

Asiakastieto Group Oyj

Cramo Oyj

EQT Partners Oy

Faron Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Fiskars Corporation

Glaston Corporation

Kildare Partners

Outotec Oyj

Pöyry Oyj

Ramirent Oyj

Sampo Oyj

Terveystalo Plc

YIT Corporation

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Anders Bygglin and Anna-Maria Tamminen lead the practice at Hannes Snellman, which acts in a wide range of disputes for corporate and governmental clients. The firm utilises its full-service offering to provide expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration, white-collar crime, compliance work and regulatory matters. Notable clients include UPM-Kyremme, YIT and Sweco Finland. Tamminen has extensive experience in cross-border disputes and recently represented the Republic of Poland before the Swedish Supreme Court in a set-aside case resulting from an EU treaty arbitration award. Markus Manninen was promoted to the partnership in 2020, and Antti Järvinen and Kimmo Heikkinen have joined Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Practice head(s):

Anders Bygglin; Anna-Maria Tamminen

Testimonials

A commercial dispute is always a surprise for an in-house lawyer, and thus being able to spar and discuss with a knowledgeable team like that at Hannes Snellman is always valuable. Whilst the Dispute Resolution team in itself merits praise, it is the ability to take on other subject matter experts that brings the edge when you really need it the most.’

Anna-Maria Tamminen is a very good lawyer with great international exposure which we appreciate.

Dispute team represents the same excellent quality as other practise areas we regularly deal with. The approach is thorough and analytical and response times are great.

Coupled with a fundamental understanding of the legal issue, Anna-Maria Tamminen distils from the complex and provides a concise, hands-on and actionable path forward.’

Markus Manninen is an outstanding arbitrator.’

Partner Anna-Maria Tamminen is sharp, quick off the mark and capable of providing strategic advice.

Senior associate Helen Lehto works very diligently, communicates effectively and able to piece together the key points from vast amounts of documentation.

Key clients

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Republic of Poland

YIT (Lemminkäinen Corporation)

Valmet Corporation

Sweco Finland

KONE Corporation

If Insurance Company

NCC Suomi Oy

EU and competition Tier 2

The practice at Hannes Snellman focuses on complex merger control issues alongside handling the full spectrum of competition law issues for a list of corporate clients including Kesko, Aspo and Orion. Mikko Huimala leads the practice with Maria Wasastjerna; Wasastjerna joined from an in-house position at Nokia and bolstered the team's commercial expertise. In a recent mandate, Anna-Maria Tamminen successfully defended UPL-Kymmene against over 1500 claims relating to the round wood cartel case. The group has also notably expanded at the junior level with multiple associate and senior associate recruitments. Mikael Wahlbeck departed to Frontia Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Practice head(s):

Mikko Huimala; Maria Wasastjerna

Testimonials

Practical and always available. Quick and simple solutions to everyday issues.

Maria Wasastjerna has a unique combination of academic knowledge with extensive global practical experience from a multinational. Maria can identify the essential and solve problems with a very strong business mindset. In addition, she is extremely nice to work with.

Mikko Huimala, Partner: Superb. Analytical but very practical at the same time. Easy to work with.

Key clients

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Kesko Corporation

Aspo Plc

Orion Corporation

Asiakastieto Group Plc

Telia

Finavia Plc

Outotec Oyj

Intellectual property Tier 2

Panu Siitonen and Jesper Nevalainen co-head the practice at Hannes Snellman, which handles complex cross-border IP work spanning trade marks, patents, and data protection issues for clients in the entertainment, telecoms and life sciences industries. Key clients include DNA, Microsoft and Santa Claus Licensing; the team also acted for BNIC in a landmark case regarding the protection of geographical indication labels and the illegal use of Cognac on labels. Senior associate Sarita  Schröder is also a key name to note and joined the firm in late 2018 from Krogerus.

Practice head(s):

Panu Siitonen; Jesper Nevalainen

Testimonials

Patent litigation is second to none.’ 

Sarita Schroder is one of the leading IPR professionals in Finland and highly talented in all IPR related matters. She pays attention to the smallest details but also sees the bigger picture clearly. One can really trust her advice.

Panu Siitonen is the key attorney there and I would trust him with any case.

Key clients

DNA Oyj

Marimekko Corporation

Paulig Ab and Oy Gustav Paulig Ab

Sanoma Corporation

Oriola Corporation

Scandic Hotels Group

Microsoft Corporation and Microsoft Oy

Ramirent Oyj

Kemppi Oy

Valmet Corporation

UPM-Kymmene Corporation

Abbott Oy

NHL Enterprises

Oy Santa Claus Licensing

TMT Tier 2

Hannes Snellman provides 'high-quality performance' on business-critical technology transactions, IT public procurement issues, contracting work and project disputes. Practice co-heads Jesper Nevalainen and Panu Siitonen are praised for their 'high-level expertise'; Nevalainen focuses on technology law and data protection issues and Siitonen handles IT projects and litigation. Clients include Microsoft, UPM-Kyremme and Telia. Senior associate Sarita Schröder joined the firm in late 2018 from Krogerus, bringing considerable experience in IT-related contractual matters, transactional work and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jesper Nevalainen; Panu Siitonen

Testimonials

Outi Jousi and Jesper Nevalainen worked as a team in our assignment. Their high quality performance is based on their high level expertise. They are experts in various kinds of legal technological challenges. We can trust that every significant detail will be thoroughly considered and solved.

Outi Jousi is an expert in procurement law and agile ICT contracts.’

Very good knowledge of GDPR and privacy issues. Very service-minded. Easy to cooperate with. Good understanding of our business.

Erkko Korhonen has very good knowledge of GDPR and privacy. One of the best I have worked with. He is service minded and pleasant to work with.

Deep knowledge and expertise in the subject matters I engage them in, and prompt responses.

Jesper Nevalainen is quick to respond and has a deep understanding of our business challenges The advice and legal recommendations he provides are based on applicable law and adapted to our business requirements/challenges.

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation (incl. Microsoft Oy and other group companies)

Accenture Oy

Abbott Oy

Ramirent Plc

UPM-Kymmene Oyj

Smartly.io Solutions Oy

Oy Karl Fazer Ab

Finavia Oyj

Telia Finland Oyj

Vimana Oy

Efecte Oyj

Instru Optiikka Oy

Suomen UNICEF ry

SAP Finland Oy and SAP SE

Business Technology Finland Oy

Employment Tier 3

Hannes Snellman primarily focuses on employment issues arising from M&A mandates and is active in a significant number of the firm's wider cross-border restructuring matters. Other areas of focus include day-to-day corporate advice, employee contract issues and contentious employment disputes. The practice is jointly led by employment specialist Johanna Haltia-Tapio and litigator Anders Bygglin.

Practice head(s):

Johanna Haltia-Tapio; Anders Bygglin

Testimonials

A strong team of experts in all relevant areas.’ 

They are 100% professionals knowing the subject and its cases thoroughly in Finland and also in other Nordic countries. The service level is exceptional – response times are really quick.’

They have thorough knowledge and competence. They are great people to work with. Their suggestions are well grounded and take into notice the customer’s situation. Their response time is exceptionally short.’

Key clients

Pöyry Plc/Pöyry ÅF

EQT

Framery Oy

Vaaka Partners Oy

Telia Company

OP Financial Group

YIT Corporation

Outotec Oyj

Oy Karl Fazer Ab

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 Outi Jousi outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com +358 405637343
Capital Markets Klaus Ilmonen klaus.ilmonen@hannessnellman.com +358 40 831 1868
Competition & Procurement Mikko Huimala mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com +358 44 530 07 53
Corporate Advisory Mikko Heinonen mikko.heinonen@hannessnellman.com +358 40 527 8818
Corporate Responsibility & Compliance Maria Wasastjerna maria.wasastjerna@hannessnellman.com +358 40 595 1441
Dispute Resolution Anders Bygglin anders.bygglin@hannessnellman.com +358 50 544 6451
Employment Johanna Haltia-Tapio johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com +358 40 552 3478
Environment & Natural Resources Klaus Metsä-Simola klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com +358 45 262 8916
Finance Markus Bremer markus.bremer@hannessnellman.com +358 40 716 9676
Infrastructure & Energy Rabbe Sittnikow rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com +358 40 544 5280
IP & Technology Jesper Nevalainen jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com +358 40 5827 826
Joint Ventures & Commercial Cooperation Tuire Kuronen tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com +358 40 743 2313
Private Equity Sten Olsson sten.olsson@hannessnellman.com +358 50 499 0312
M&A, Private Sten Olsson sten.olsson@hannessnellman.com +358 50 499 0312
M&A, Public Sten Olsson sten.olsson@hannessnellman.com +358 50 499 0312
Projects & Construction Maria Landtman maria.landtman@hannessnellman.com +358 50 388 9468
Real Estate Tapio Teräkivi tapio.terakivi@hannessnellman.com +358 40 769 8273
Restructuring & Insolvency Jan Lilius jan.lilius@hannessnellman.com +358 40 556 6782
Tax Heikki Vesikansa heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com +358 40 844 2117
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
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
Mr Juha Lindström  photo Mr Juha Lindström
Mr Markus Manninen  photo Mr Markus Manninen
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 Sarita Schröder  photo Ms Sarita Schröder
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
Ms Maria Wasastjerna  photo Ms Maria Wasastjerna
Number of lawyers : 190
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Other offices : Stockholm