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Hannes Snellman
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI

Work Department

M&A, Capital Markets




Johan Aalto specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital markets, with an emphasis on public takeovers. During the last few years, Johan has been involved in some of the largest and most complex transactions in Finland. He also focuses on corporate governance issues and acts as the chairman of general meetings of several listed companies in Finland.

Johan has been awarded the honorary title Lagman by the President of the Republic of Finland.




Member of the committee preparing the first Finnish guidelines on takeovers (the Helsinki Takeover Code), 2007
Board memberships in several companies
Member of the Finnish Bar Association, 1991


Senior Partner, 2009–
Managing Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2005–2009
Partner, Hannes Snellman, 1994
Master of Laws, University of Helsinki, 1987

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Johan AaltoHannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman deals with both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, complex public takeovers, joint ventures, and fund and portfolio management issues. Its clients are active in the environment, real estate, and IT sectors, among others. The team is also highly regarded for work relating to structuring and debt and equity capital markets issues. Head of the M&A group  Olsson is dual-qualified in Finland and New York and focuses on venture capital and M&A matters. Mikko Heinonen is an expert in corporate transactions and securities regulation, while M&A specialist Johan Aalto also advises on corporate finance and capital markets mandates, and senior associate Annika Schaumann is noted for her work in private equity transactions. Managing partner Riikka Rannikko also contributes to the practice. M&A specialist Erik Stenman joined from Borenius in late 2020.