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Mr Sten Olsson
M&A, Private Equity
Sten Olsson is Head of the firm’s M&A Group. He is recognised as one of the leaders in mergers and acquisitions in Finland and has been involved in some of the most significant transactions in Finland and Sweden.
Dual-qualified as a Finnish and New York attorney, Sten practiced for several years at international law firm Debevoise & Plimpton’s LLP’s New York and London offices and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 2001. Prior to that, he worked at Mannheimer Swartling’s private equity department in Stockholm. Sten has also worked with financial and legal matters at the European Investment Fund’s venture capital and buyout division in Luxembourg.
Sten serves on boards of various companies and non-profit organizations.
English, Finnish, Swedish
Member of the Finnish Bar Association
Member of the New York State Bar
European Investment Fund, Luxembourg, 2004-2006
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York and London, 2001-2004
Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, 1999-2000
LLM, UC Berkeley and New York University, 2000 (Fulbright Scholarship)
Master of Laws, Helsinki University, 1999
Member of the New York Bar and Finnish Bar Association
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
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.
- Commercial, corporate and M&A - Finland
- Leading individuals - Finland > Commercial, corporate and M&A
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- EU and competition
- Real estate and construction