Mr Mikko Heinonen > Hannes Snellman > Helsinki, Finland > Lawyer Profile

Hannes Snellman
PO BOX 333
00130/00131 HELSINKI

Work Department

M&A, Capital Markets


Senior Partner


Mikko’s practice focuses on public and private M&A, equity issues and general securities regulation. He also provides advice regarding governance matters to corporations and their boards. In addition, Mikko has also advised many industrial and technology companies in their acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and licensing transactions. Mikko is entrusted with various non-executive board memberships and is acting as the secretary for boards of directors in various public and private companies.

Mikko is a frequent speaker in lectures at university courses and seminars and has published articles on corporate and securities law topics.

Mikko is a member of the Finnish Bar Association and also qualified to practice in the State of New York.

Mikko Heinonen is Hannes Snellman’s Senior Partner.


English, Finnish, Swedish


Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the New York Bar Association
Member of the International Bar Association


Partner, Hannes Snellman, 2003–
Managing Partner Helsinki, Hannes Snellman, 2011–2019
Head of Capital Markets, M&A or Public M&A, Hannes Snellman, 2005–2019
Associate, Hannes Snellman, 1997–2003
LL.M. Harvard Law School, 2002, New York Bar Exam, 2002
Master of Laws, University of Turku, 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Mikko HeinonenHannes Snellman

Hannes Snellman employs a multidisciplinary approach to M&A transactions at a domestic and cross-border level, involving both listed and privately-held companies from various industries. The group is experienced in share transfers, business and asset transfers, public takeovers, mergers, reverse buyouts, spin-offs, joint ventures, distressed M&A, private equity work, LBOs, MBOs, venture capital mandates, fund issues and portfolio management work. Sten Olsson is head of the firm’s M&A group and has been involved in some of the most significant transactions across Finland and Sweden. Johan Aalto focuses on M&A and corporate finance matters, and also handles corporate governance issues. Heidi Haanpää advises both corporate and private equity clients on a wide range of private and public M&A transactions, distressed M&A and other corporate arrangements, while Mikko Heinonen focuses on corporate transactions, finance advice and securities regulations. Managing associate Annika Schauman advises clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and has a focus on private equity transactions, and Antti Kuha is a key contact for cross-border transactions involving public companies.