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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 > Capital markets

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.

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Johan AaltoHannes Snellman

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.

Finland > Commercial corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

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