Firm Profile > Hannes Snellman > Stockholm, Sweden

Hannes Snellman
KUNGSTRADGARDSGATAN 20
P.O. BOX 7801
SE-103 96 STOCKHOLM
Sweden

Banking and finance Tier 2

Under practice head Fredrik Olsson, Hannes Snellman’s finance and restructuring team is highly active in the bonds market, particularly high-yield and real estate-backed bond matters for lenders and borrowers alike. New recruit and counsel Maria Orrgard brings many years’ in-house experience at a leading Swedish bank, increasing the firm’s expertise in lender-side mandates. Paula Röttorp has a focus on financial regulatory issues including licensing requirements, and Carolina Wahlby is often engaged on pre-IPO financing, acquisition financing and restructuring mandates.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Olsson

Other key lawyers:

Maria Orrgard; Paula Röttorp; Carolina Wahlby

Testimonials

‘Well rounded, sound advice, keeps things together, excellent project and client management.’

‘Coherent team, easy to deal with, listens well and quick to understand – good focus and good over all management.’

Key clients

Proventus Capital Partners IV AB

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

Polygon AB

Valedo Partners Fund II AB

Triton Investment Management Limited

Brunswick Real Estate Capital

EQT

Paternoster Holding IV

Aktiebolaget SL Finans

CORDET Lending II

InfraVia Capital Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The private M&A team at Hannes Snellman, which features practice head Claes Kjellberg, specialist partner Johanna Wärnberg and managing associate Ammar Khan, acts for private equity houses from Sweden and abroad on a high volume of mid and large-cap transactions. Mattias Friberg leads the public M&A offering, acting for domestic and international corporates, financial institutions and fund clients. Significant team growth saw Ola Åhman joining from Roschier, and Mikael Stabo from Cirio Advokatbyrå AB, enhancing the real estate M&A knowledge in the team. The firm seamlessly works with its Finnish office to handle premier pan-Nordic deals.

Practice head(s):

Claes Kjellberg; Mattias Friberg

Other key lawyers:

Johanna Wärnberg; Ammar Khan; Ola Åhman; Mikael Stabo; Richard Åkerman

Testimonials

‘Richard Åkerman builds his advice and communication on trust. He is very solid in all aspects of M&A and it is always a pleasure to work with him.’

‘Ammar Khan is a young professional who is accountable and provides quality work.’

‘Availability, expertise and negotiation capabilities especially from Johanna Wärnberg.’

‘Driven and highly committed.’

‘They have the know how regarding our business. They take their time to understand our challenges, thereby guiding us to the right decisions.’

Key clients

Francisco Partners

P&C Insurance Ltd

Pöyry Plc

Adapteo Plc

OBOS BBL

KID ASA

Ramirent Plc

Stirling Square

Fazer Group

NEP Group

Calabrio / KKR

Anticimex AB / EQT

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

Francisco Partners

Infravia Capital

Pivot Invest

Lothar Geilen

NEP Group

Sitowise Holding AB

Celine Sieben GmbH

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Counsel Caroline Sundberg is a key name at Hannes Snellman for data privacy and data protection issues, including cybersecurity matters, GDPR compliance projects and issues pertaining to cloud-based computing. Financial services is a sector of focus for the team, with clients instructing the group on data processing regulatory issues and the implementation of fintech solutions. Practice head Elisabeth Vestin routinely advises on the data privacy aspects of digital outsourcing mandates and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Vestin

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Sundberg

Testimonials

‘The team that we worked with always delivered with great quality and always on time.’

‘They are hungry, quick thinkers, professional and good writers.’

‘Elisabeth Vestin – Our main contact. Very trustworthy and always great engagement. She has a lot of experience and great knowledge in tech and e-commerce. Caroline Sundberg – Was helping us with GDPR. We felt very confident with here great knowledge in this area. Great engagement.’

Key clients

AB Nordiska Kompaniet

Infracapital

SAP Svenska AB

Seeburger Group

Stockholm Public Transport

Dustin Group

Ramirent Group

Konsumentverket (the Swedish Consumer Agency)

AB Svensk Exportkredit

Beckers Group

Ålandsbanken

Kindred Group

Swedish Hockey league (HockeyAllsvenskan)

Unicef Sweden

AIK Fotboll AB

Vitamin Well Group

Unicef Sverige AB

Insolvency Tier 2

Led by Fredrik Olsson and featuring specialist partner Carolina Wahlby, Hannes Snellman's practice works in close alignment with the firm’s Helsinki office to handle cross-border restructurings for banks, shareholders and other creditor stakeholders. David Ackebo leads on contentious insolvency instructions. The team recently saw considerable growth, with distressed debt expert Ola Åhman joining from Roschier, and counsel Maria Orrgard joining from an in-house position at SEB, further enhancing the group's creditor-side insolvency experience.

Practice head(s):

Fredrik Olsson

Other key lawyers:

Carolina Wahlby; David Ackebo; Ola Åhman; Maria Orrgard

Testimonials

‘Excellent service and focus on the client’s business.’

‘The team is very well organised in order to give clients the best possible benefit.’

IT and telecoms Tier 2

In Hannes Snellman’s IP and technology practice, team head Elisabeth Vestin and counsels Anna Ribenfors and Caroline Sundberg advise on a steady stream of IT outsourcing and procurement negotiations for buyers in the construction, financial services and public sectors. Multijurisdictional online retailers recently engaged the team to advise on the launch of e-commerce platforms and other digitisation projects.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Vestin

Other key lawyers:

Anna Ribenforsl; Caroline Sundberg; Linn Alfredsson

Testimonials

‘The team has a very good mix of an experienced partner, two top counsel and various associates. Each of them seems to have special knowledge in various areas.’

‘Elisabeth Vestin is outstanding. If I was a client who needed advice in this area then I would call her by all means and at any time. One cannot think of a better lawyer. She is very focused, always business-driven and dedicated, renders pragmatic advice and is at the same time very pleasant to deal with. Caroline Sundberg and Anna Ribenfors are excellent counsel with a deep knowledge and experience in outsourcing matters, in particular in the banking sector. In my view, they also have partner profile. Linn Alfredsson has an amazing visibility in the market for an associate. She always delivers top advice in a short time.’

‘I found it very valuable that they saw the flaw in our question we put forth to them – or rather that they made us aware of parts we had not been aware of – and gave us a response given the need/background information we had given.’

‘They do not hesitate to give clear answers and do not let you wait for an answer. They also are very good at explaining why they recommend different kinds of solutions.’

‘They are hungry, quick thinkers, professional and good writers.’

Key clients

AB Nordiska Kompaniet/Hufvudstaden

Infracapital

SAP Svenska AB

Seeburger Group

Stockholm Public Transport (SL)

Dustin Group

Ramirent Group

Konsumentverket (the Swedish Consumer Agency)

AB Svensk Exportkredit

Beckers Group

Ålandsbanken

Adapteo Group

Public procurement Tier 2

Hannes Snellman has notable strength in procurement matters and advises both suppliers and contracting authorities on strategic planning work, bidding processes and disputes. Group co-head Joakim Lavér is considered by clients to be 'one of the very best public procurement lawyers in the jurisdiction'; he maintains a broad practice, which includes advising large contracting entities including the Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority on review procedures and acting in claims for damages. Peter Forsberg, who co-leads the team, primarily focuses on competition law, and also assists with complex procurements in the life science sector involving EU law issues.

Practice head(s):

Joakim Lavér; Peter Forsberg

Other key lawyers:

Johan Holmquist; David Olander

Testimonials

‘Compared to other firms I would say Hannes Snellmann stand out as one of the best companies.’

‘The firm has a very high level of expertise in the public procurement area. They are also excellent in their client relationships.’

‘Joakim Lavér has excellent qualifications within the field. Very good pedagogical ability and very nice and easy to work with.’

‘Joakim Laver is one of the very best public procurement lawyers in the jurisdiction.’

‘They have unique competence within the area and have helped me in a very good way in all matters.’

‘When it comes to legal matters, you need to find the right competence within the specific area. Hannes Snellman have exactly the competence we need. Understands directly the problem and have ideas how to solve it.’

‘The firm has extensive knowledge of working towards customers in the public sector.’

‘Peter Forsberg- partner, excellent analytical skills to find and argue the standpoint for complex juridical questions and to argue our standpoint. David Olander – junior partner, did most of the “heavy lifting” in finding the different applicable laws and practices for the issues accrued.’

Key clients

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (Stockholm Regional Public Transport Authority)

Telia Sverige AB

AB Transitio

GlaxoSmithKline AB

Public Art Agency Sweden

Siemens AB

Medley AB

Adapteo

SAP Svenska AB

Eltel Networks Infranet AB

Construction Tier 3

Since the arrival of group head Martin Rifall and Pontus Ewerlöf in 2019, Hannes Snellman has developed a strong real estate practice, capable of advising Swedish and international clients on all areas of construction law. Dispute resolution is the group's primary focus, and both Rifall and Ewerlöf have extensive experience in acting in litigation before the domestic courts, as well as conducting arbitration proceedings under ICC and SCC rules.

Practice head(s):

Martin Rifall

Other key lawyers:

Pontus Ewerlöf

Testimonials

‘More strategic, risk managed and risk balanced than other firms. Also more pedagogical than others.’

‘Martin Rifall: Constantly available and his pedagogical performances are outstanding. His way of managing risk in our contracts is the best I’ve ever experienced. A great negotiator.’

Key clients

SSM Bygg & Fastighets AB

AB Iskra

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hannes Snellman’s dispute resolution practice has seen consistent growth in the construction and infrastructure sectors under Martin Rifall, who represents contractors and employers in cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings. Practice head Pontus Ewerlöf and Anna-Maria Tamminen are currently representing numerous foreign governments in headline, politically sensitive investor-state and trade disputes; Ewerlöf also regularly handles M&A-related disputes including additional purchase price claims, and general commercial litigation. Joakim Lavér takes on contentious public procurement engagements.

Practice head(s):

Pontus Ewerlöf

Other key lawyers:

Martin Rifall; Anna-Maria Tamminen; Joakim Lavér; Louise Klerbo

Testimonials

‘High client attention and accessibility.’

‘From our point of view, it is very important that our legal counsels know our business and that we feel secure and comfortable. We are so happy to work with Martin Rifall and Louise Klerbo as they fulfil all these expectations.’

‘It is a pleasure to work with Martin Rifall and Louise Klerbo. They always make you feel secure and confident and set our interest first. Sometimes, they seem to know our business better than we do.’

‘Martin Rifall is exceptionally good at understanding both legal and technical issues and explaining alternative legal routes in a pedagogical way.’

Key clients

Kingdom of Spain

Republic of Poland

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB

Veolia Nordic AB SSM Bygg & Fastighets AB

If Skadeförsäkring AB

Project Panther Bidco Ltd

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen GmbH

EU and competition Tier 3

As joint heads of Hannes Snellman’s competition and procurement practice, Peter Forsberg and Joakim Lavér handle a high quantity of merger control instructions, including cross-border transactions and Phase II proceedings, and have recently seen notable activity in the broadcasting, mining equipment, transport and electronics sectors. The team devises regulatory compliance programmes and training sessions on a regular basis, and is also acting in sanctions appeals before the Administrative Court for online gaming clients.

Practice head(s):

Peter Forsberg; Joakim Lavér

Key clients

Adapteo AB

Outotec Oyj

Mekonomen AB

Ramirent Plc

GlaxoSmithKline

Kinnevik AB

EQT

Fazer AB

Mellanskog ek. fören

Oriola Corp

AB Transitio

Capital markets Tier 4

In recent highlights for Hannes Snellman’s capital markets team, practice head Mattias Friberg and specialist partner Carolina Wahlby acted for bookrunner and issuer clients on high-yield bond issuances, while accelerated bookbuilds and direct issuances were handled by Christoffer Saidac on the equity side. Fredrik Olsson handles real estate listings and new partner Ola Åhman has regulatory expertise as a member of the Swedish Securities Counsel. New clients came from the industrial, financial services and medtech sectors.

Practice head(s):

Mattias Friberg

Other key lawyers:

Carolina Wahlby; Christopher Saidac; Fredrik Olsson; Ola Åhman

Testimonials

‘Expertise and in-depth knowledge of the capital markets. Quality minded and delivers on time.’

‘Maintains continuous dialogue with the client to proactively solve issues and mitigate and prevent legal risks.’

Key clients

Polygon AB

Triton Advisors

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

Logent Group

NP3 Fastigheter AB

Mekonomen AB

Infranode

OBOS BBL

Eltel AB

Melker Schörling AB

Intrum Justitia AB

Sampo Plc

Cramo Plc

BVF Partners

SpareBank 1 Markets

Pöyry Plc

Greiner Bio-One

Adapteo Plc

Optomed Plc

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB

Copperstone Resources AB

Employment Tier 4

Hannes Snellman’s employment practice provides the full spectrum of HR support, ranging from executive agreements, incentives and terminations to trade secret issues, union consultations and cross-border employee transfers. Practice head Jenny Lundberg and associate Josephine Lindgren regularly lend their expertise to M&A transactions, corporate expansions and cooperation agreements.

Practice head(s):

Jenny Lundberg

Other key lawyers:

Josephine Lindgren

Testimonials

‘Very practical advice, excellent service and prompt responses to queries.’

‘Jenny Lundberg and Josephine Lindgren are excellent lawyers who provide high-quality, practical advice.’

‘Provides hands-on advice which can easily be acted on. While being extremely skilled at the practice area as such, they also excel at communicating their expertise. When engaging Jenny Lundberg, I always know that I will get the answers I need, not only on the interpretation of the relevant provisions but of the situation at hand and advice on how to practically handle it.’

‘Jenny Lundberg, being head of the practice group, is everything I need in an employment lawyer and more. Always on top of any question I raise within the employment space, provides advice for the real world and I don’t need to know all the things to ask beforehand. She’s an excellent partner in guiding me to the right answers and pragmatic solutions.’

‘The employment team at Hannes Snellman consistently delivers top-quality advice quickly. Their availability is outstanding and they add value beyond that of most others.’

‘Jenny Lundberg is outstanding with her hands-on, pragmatic advice style in complicated situations. Josephine Lindgren is by all accounts a rising star as she continuously impresses with outstanding availability and very high-quality advice in relation to seniority.’

Key clients

Oy Karl Fazer AB

YIT Oyj

Calabrio Sweden AB

Stirling Square Capital Partners LLP

NEP Group, Inc

Pivot Fund

Eltel AB

Transdev Sverige AB

Funnel AB

Vitamin Well

Tata Steel Sweden Byggsystem AB

Charles River Laboratories Inc.

Hamilton Nordic AB

Globart Projects Sweden AB

Dustin AB

Nordic Growth Market NGM Aktiebolag

Impact Coatings AB

Tink AB

Digital Route AB

Påmind AB

Calabrio Inc.

Intellectual property and media Tier 4

Hannes Snellman’s IP and technology practice is increasingly active in the media space. The team, led by the highly praised Elisabeth Vestin and featuring counsels Caroline Sundberg and Anna Ribenfors, advises media, sports, gaming, e-commerce, retail and food and drink companies. Particular areas of expertise for the group include transactional IP matters, media and entertainment law issues including digital and film rights work, gambling mandates, trade secrets issues and freedom of information advice.

Practice head(s):

Elisabeth Vestin

Other key lawyers:

Caroline Sundberg; Anna Ribenfors

Testimonials

‘Hannes Snellman has a team of lawyers with excellent business acumen. They understand the businesses which they are advising and the work that they produce is flawless. They are an absolute pleasure to work with and as a client one can really feel that one is in a safe pair of hands. It is great that Hannes Snellman puts together a team of lawyers, each with relevant experience and expertise. Instead, therefore, of getting only input from one or two lawyers, one gets the benefit of a full range of experts.’

‘Elisabeth Vestin is a fantastic and driven lawyer. She is ambitious, works incredibly hard and has her clients’ interests at heart.’

‘The team contains an excellent mix of very experienced lawyers, senior associates and younger lawyers who all seem to be very committed and client driven. The team has special experience and knowledge in e-commerce, retail and franchising matters.’

‘The number of women that are part of this team makes it truly special.’

‘Elisabeth Vestin is outstanding. You couldn’t think of a better lawyer to take care of your interests. She is very energetic, focused, always ahead of the curve and delivers very pragmatic advice.’

Key clients

Kindred Group

Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Swedish Hockey league (HockeyAllsvenskan)

Unicef Sweden

AIK Fotboll AB

ELK Entertainment

Sanoma Group

Alma Talent Group

Vitamin Well Group

Plan International

Dustin

Card Group

AB Nordiska Kompaniet

Hiroshima Productions

House of Dagmar

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 David Ackebo david.ackebo@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 099
Capital Markets Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Competition & Procurement Joakim Lavér joakim.laver@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 037
Corporate Advisory Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Corporate Responsibility & Compliance David Ackebo david.ackebo@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 099
Dispute Resolution Pontus Ewerlöf pontus.ewerlof@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 013
Employment Jenny Lundberg jenny.lundberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 041
Environment & Natural Resources Martin Rifall martin.rifall@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 012
Finance Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Infrastructure & Energy Claes Kjellberg claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 082
IP & Technology Elisabeth Vestin elisabeth.vestin@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 009
Joint Ventures & Commercial Cooperation Richard Åkerman richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 005
Private Equity Claes Kjellberg claes.kjellberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 082
M&A, Private Richard Åkerman richard.akerman@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 005
M&A, Public Mattias Friberg mattias.friberg@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 007
Projects & Construction Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Real Estate Mikael Stabo mikael.stabo@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 034
Restructuring & Insolvency Fredrik Olsson fredrik.olsson@hannessnellman.com +46 760 000 006
Tax Heikki Vesikansa heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com +358 40 844 2117
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Richard Åkerman  photo Mr Richard Åkerman Partner
Mr David Ackebo  photo Mr David Ackebo Partner
Mr Ola Åhman photo Mr Ola Åhman Partner
Mr Pontus Ewerlöf photo Mr Pontus Ewerlöf Partner
Mr Peter Forsberg  photo Mr Peter Forsberg Partner
Mr Mattias Friberg  photo Mr Mattias Friberg Partner
Mr Claes Kjellberg  photo Mr Claes Kjellberg Partner
Mr Mikael Klang  photo Mr Mikael Klang Partner
 Joakim Lavér photo Joakim Lavér Partner
Mr Fredrik Olsson  photo Mr Fredrik Olsson Managing Partner
Mr Martin Rifall  photo Mr Martin Rifall Partner
 Paula Röttorp photo Paula Röttorp Partner
Mr Christoffer Saidac  photo Mr Christoffer Saidac Partner
Mr Mikael Stabo  photo Mr Mikael Stabo Partner
Ms Caroline Sundberg  photo Ms Caroline Sundberg Counsel
Ms Elisabeth Vestin  photo Ms Elisabeth Vestin Partner
 Johanna Wärnberg  photo Johanna Wärnberg Specialist Partner
Ms Carolina Wahlby  photo Ms Carolina Wahlby Specialist Partner
Number of lawyers : 220
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Other offices : Helsinki